Anne del Castillo has been appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as commissioner of the Mayors Office of Media and Entertainment. She has served as MOMEs general counsel and COO since 2015, and has been acting commissioner since Julie Menin stepped down from the post in February.
“Media and entertainment are central to New York Citys economy and identity,” said de Blasio in a statement. “Anne has the vision and experience to continue to strengthen the industry during this time of unprecedented growth and change. Her commitment to diversifying our entertainment sector and piloting innovative programs will ensure New York continues to be the media capital of the world.”
Said del Castillo, “This is an exciting time for our agency to engage a broad cross-section of industry, community and other key stakeholders to advance an inclusive, sustainable and thriving creative economy that benefits all New Yorkers and reflects the diversity that defines our city.”
In the announcement, del Castillo is tasked with the mission to “amplify MOMEs efforts not only to strengthen the citys media and entertainment economy, but to ensure that the workforce in those industries is as diverse as New York City itself.”
“I am honored to accept the Mayors appointment, and grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with MOMEs dedicated team to support the development of New York Citys creative sectors and nightlife industry,” said del Castillo.
The announcement also noted the Administrations effort to “capitalize on the burgeoning augmented reality and virtual reality industries,” pointing out that del Castillo will “lead outreach to the advertising industry to help foster career pathways for New Yorkers of all backgrounds, and oversee the work of the recently formed Office of Nightlife to ensure the sustainable development of nightlife in New York City.”
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