YJP Film, Television, & Theater Production Forum
Adina Sales is founder of Blacklist, an animation and mixed-media technique production company focused on the US Commercial market. Founded in 2006 alongside sister company Psyop, Adina has grown a boutique roster of exceptional award winning international talent. Blacklist work has been nominated for an Emmy, a Visual Effects Society Award, Sundance accolades, and many Advertising industry award prizes including permanent placement in the Museum of Modern Art archives.
Early career ambitions to bridge an interest in Anthropology and Environmental education gave way to exploring the documentary world and an unlikely job offer in Advertising. With a passion for photography, writing, art creation, and international travel, a career path was cemented. Sales spent 11 years within Advertising Agencies as a Producer and Executive Producer. The legacy of strong agency connections, client relationships, and an international network of creative resources has translated well into growing a collaborative and multi-disciplinary production company.
In 2018, Sales took on an additional role to oversee the sister company Psyop. As the current Managing Director of both Blacklist and Psyop NY, Sales career continues to evolve in a more managerial role, helping the company to pivot in an evolving marketplace where everyone needs content on every platform yesterday at half the budget.
Adina lives in Brooklyn with her beloved children, husband, and dog.
Julie Menin is an attorney and civic leader who has over two decades of experience in the legal, regulatory and public sectors. She currently serves as the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, an agency encompassing the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, nightlife, and digital content. In total, these portfolios account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion. Commissioner Menin also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV channels and a radio station with a reach of 18 million viewers in a 50-mile radius. As Commissioner of MOME, Menin manages all regulatory functions of the agency. She is also regularly called upon to address proposed legislation related to industries in NYC's creative sector. In addition to her role at MOME, Menin serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs where she teaches a course on the legal role cities play as regulators.
A candid and intimate discussion with Julie Menin, the NYC Film Commissioner, who oversees 385,000 jobs and over $9 Billion dollars in commerce in NYC. Since assuming office in 2016, Mayor DeBlasio expanded her office's role, which she has used to grow the industry and advocate for gender equality.
To Be Announced
This event starts on December 10th at 6:00 PM.