Film Lab October 2015 Group Shot at Time Warner
- Dec. 19, 2015
-- The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (The “MCC”) has awarded the Asian American Film Lab (The “Film Lab”) another grant for its programming focused on diversity initiatives in the arts. This is the fourth grant The MCC has awarded the Film Lab since December 2012 and the funds constitute critical support for the Film Lab’s diversity, educational and outreach programming, which is generally offered to the public free of charge via live monthly programs and through the Film Lab’s production AAFL TV, which creates contemporary entertainment with positive and prolific portrayals of women and people of color. One of the upcoming movies AAFL TV is producing, The Opposite of a Fairy Tale
brings the topic of elder abuse to the foreground. “We are honored by this recognition and grateful to The MCC for its continued support of diversity and arts initiatives, which is much needed,” Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen said.
The MCC is a non-profit member organization, which serves as a primary resource and help for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. The MCC represents the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with over 300 diverse business organizations. The MCC supports the business community through advocating for positive business legislation, hosting 3-4 monthly networking events and seminars, expanding marketing opportunities and international outreach. The MCC’s mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan. The MCC is also focused on providing opportunities for women and minority business owners (http://www.manhattancc.org/business_resource_guide/mcc_mw...
), veterans (http://www.manhattancc.org/Business_Resource_Guide/Vetera...
) and workforce development.
The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that provides free or low cost programming to promote and support ethnic and gender diversity in film and television. Its programs and newest production arm, AAFL TV, have been featured on CUNY TV (http://youtu.be/
, Time Warner Cable and CrossingsTV. Film Lab’s programming includes filmmaking workshops with industry professionals, screenwriting contests, public performance readings, and film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, which has inspired hundreds of diverse filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. For more information, please visit www.asianamericanfilmlab.org.