Indie Film Media Strategist, Former Commissioner of Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
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Cynthia López is a media strategist, executive producer, content advisor and creative consultant developing national and global engagement strategy. She is the former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and was the steward of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. López implemented strategies to support production of film and TV. During her tenure, New York City’s entertainment industry increased its direct annual spend from by 21 percent. Television production in NYC, increased from 29 episodic series to 46 series and feature film production rose from 192 to 253 films. A series of initiatives were put into place to assist with diversifying NYC's creative community including editors and writers. TV She joined the City of New York from American Documentary | POV, where she had worked since 2000 as executive VP and co-executive producer of the award-winning POV documentary series. Responsible for the organization’s development, she worked with key stakeholders in education, public policy and community development. Her ability to forge strategic partnerships among corporate and public interest media has been a signature of her work.
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