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Instagram Favorites from the 11th Annual New York Television Festival

In it's 11th year, the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) welcomed thousands of tv producers, stars and fans across three venues in New York City. The HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater hosted panels, pilot screenings, happy hours, and networking receptions helping to honor stars in the industry and serve as a meeting place for industry veterans and newcomers. 

Participants flocked to Instagram and Twitter to post about the event, leaving an entertaining coverage trail. We picked out a few of our favorite attendee photos and features:

Signage & Event Branding was on point

The 'Big Orange TV' Photo Prop was well-loved

...As Was the Photo Booth

& The Lighting was mesmerizing

Panelists were "SO GOOD"

...Best of All, Even the Men's Bathroom Got a Call Out

About NYTVF Founded in 2005, The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands.

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AICP Week's 2015 Base Camp Explores & Honors Creativity

  AICP Week's 2015 Base Camp at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

The Event

Last week, HELEN MILLS was home to the Association of Independent Commercial Producers's (AICP) Week 2015 Base Camp, complete with hands-on virtual reality demos, panels featuring industry-leaders and visionaries, and of course ample networking. Panelists included executives and directors from GE, BBDO, Johannes Leonardo, 72andSunny, Facebook, BBH and more. Topics ranged from content development, creative partnerships, consumer marketing and logistical considerations for production.

In the same week, AICP held their Next Awards and AICP Show in NYC, honoring industry leaders in categories ranging from Direction to Animation to Humor to Student Work. For more information and a full list of the winners, see here.

 Presentation during AICP Week 2015 Base Camp in the HELEN MILLS Theater

Presentation during AICP Week 2015 Base Camp in the HELEN MILLS Theater

Virtual Reality Immersion

In addition to the impressive speakers as well as talent showcased, the event featured five companies on the vanguard of Virtual Reality (VR) production and technology. Guests were able to explore first-hand the work of industry leaders Framestore, M ss ng P eces, Mirada, Tool of North America, and VRSE.works.

 Virtual Reality Showcase at AICP Week's 2015 Base Camp at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

'Walking New York' by VRSE.Works

As part of the VR experience, Virtual reality production company VRSE.works showcased their recent collaboration with the New York Times, a film called 'Walking New York.' Guests were able experience intimate brainstorming sessions with the producers as well as stunning aerial views of the city from the edge of a helicopter seat. If you'd like to experience the project and film on your phone, check it out on Google Play or in iTunes App Store.

 Virtual Reality Showcase at AICP Week's 2015 Base Camp at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Virtual Reality Showcase at AICP Week's 2015 Base Camp at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Learn More

For more photos of the week's event at HELEN MILLS, check out AICP's Flickr page and select the 'Base Camp' albums.

More about AICP: Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today's AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media - film, video, digital - for advertisers and agencies. AICP members account for 85 percent of all domestic commercials aired nationally, whether produced for traditional broadcast channels or non-traditional use. See AICP's website for more information.

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TV One Upfront Showcases Talent Over 5 Days

 TV One Upfront at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater. View of the signage in the front of the venue.

TV One showcased their new programming during their 2015 Experience Upfront at HELEN MILLS, which spanned five days of events including a fashion show, whiskey tasting, performances, and celebrity-filled music events.

The invite-only crowd got a first look at both new shows and upcoming seasons for returning shows including: Hollywood Divas, Fatal Attraction, Born Again Virgin, and The Weekly Show. See here for Ad Week's coverage of the event

Photos from the event below highlight how the team expertly transformed the venue to reflect the TV One brand and to suit the various types of events that were held  - from fashion show to dining experience to cocktail reception.

Photos from the Event

  The Entryway  , the space exuded luxury and comfort. Images of icons flanked each of the walls. The TV One team made great use of the venue's gallery molding to hang lighting and set up gobo projections. 

The Entryway, the space exuded luxury and comfort. Images of icons flanked each of the walls. The TV One team made great use of the venue's gallery molding to hang lighting and set up gobo projections. 

  The Bar  , TV One's branding was prominent throughout the venue. The bar was flanked by high stools to add extra comfort without limiting access for guests.

The Bar, TV One's branding was prominent throughout the venue. The bar was flanked by high stools to add extra comfort without limiting access for guests.

  Seating for VIP Lunches  Guests were treated to intimate meals for some of the presentations. The tables were set with gorgeous flower centerpieces, delicate chargers, and crisp white linens. 

Seating for VIP Lunches Guests were treated to intimate meals for some of the presentations. The tables were set with gorgeous flower centerpieces, delicate chargers, and crisp white linens. 

  The Lounge Area  was a great place for guests to mingle and talk about the presentations. The scene was set with comfortable couches, decorative sculptures, inspiring books and photographs along the walls.

The Lounge Area was a great place for guests to mingle and talk about the presentations. The scene was set with comfortable couches, decorative sculptures, inspiring books and photographs along the walls.

Want to know more?

About TV One: TV One is a fast growing cable network that now serves 57 mllion households. Combining hit sitcoms, big studio movies, irrverent reality television and newsworthy specials, TV One delivers real life and entertainment programming from the African American point of view.  See more on their website.

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Sci­‐fi Noir Short Film to Debut at Helen Mills Theater

Calling all film enthusiasts! Threshold Films will host the debut of their Sci-fi Noir Short Film "Selected" on Nov. 14, at the Helen Mills Theater. "Selected tells the story of a young man seeking revenge for the murder of his mother in a society with a crime-deterrent system that limits civil liberties. The film stars Tim Abell from “We Were Soldiers,” and “Soldiers of Fortune,” Ron Millkie of “Friday the 13th” and Zachary Karem.

Selected Short Film Debuts at HELEN MILLS Theater

The film debut is free to all invited - email zachary@thresholdfilms for your chance to attend. There will be a brief introduction and keynote about Threshold Films presented by the filmmakers. After the screening of the film, there will be a Q&A.

About Threshold Films: Founded in 2011 by Zachary Karem, Brennan Karem and Renes Rivera, Threshold films is a production company that specializes in independent film making as well as commercials, editing, and TV production. Read more on the "Selected" website or Twitter page.

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Wildlife Conservation Film Festival @ HELEN MILLS Oct. 13-19

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) has made HELEN MILLS one of its homes for the event which features over 75 short and feature films from 30+ countries. The films are grouped into 18 separate series and are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and/or conservationist that helped create the film. The WCFF aims to to inform, engage and inspire audiences while advancing awareness of the need to protect global biodiversity. The festival features two children's series on October 18th and 19th with both animated and gorgeously filmed shorts. Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Below are a few films to check out for the children's series:

World Conservation Film Festival Childrens films at HELEN MILLS Theater
World Conservation Film Festival Childrens films at HELEN MILLS Theater
World Conservation Film Festival at HELEN MILLS Theater

For More about WCFF & The Festival, please see here for the full schedule and here to buy ticket.

Planning a Screening or Film Festival? Contact Us for more information about the HELEN MILLS Theater or see here for more information.

3rd Annual CBGB Music and Film Festival at HELEN MILLS

CBGB Music and Film Festival Venue Helen Mills Theater

The HELEN MILLS Theater is excited to be a part of the 3rd Annual CBGB Music and Film Festival this week! There will be two film screenings on Thursday, October 9th and talks on Friday, October 10th. Below is the schedule for the upcoming CBGB events held at the HELEN MILLS Theater.

Thursday, October 9th (screenings)

  • 7:30PM – “It’s Who You Know” (episodes) More information and tickets are available here.
  • 9:30PM – “Find Your Way: A Busker’s Documentary” More information and tickets are available here.

Friday, October 10th (talks)

  • 6:00PM – Music Discussions with Galadrielle Allman; Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn Jr.; and Stephen Trask. More information and tickets are available here.

More information about the CBGB Music and Film Festival can be found on their website – cbgbfest.com

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New York International Film Festival Screenings at HELEN MILLS

This past weekend, the HELEN MILLS Theater was home to two New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) film premieres. The following are short descriptions of the films that premiered at HELEN MILLS Theater on May 30th through June 1st.

LAZARUS: Day of the Living Dead 1957 Hollywood CA. A telegram arrives at the office of George Lazarus, an Insurance Investigator to investigate a suspicious claim that was just put in by Deadly Sin Cigarette Company. Lazarus begins to schedule routine interviews with the twelve employees that are named on this claim. He learns that they all had just gotten fired for being sick at the job. …He never makes it back to the office.

Rooftops A young artist's work flow grinds to a halt when his teenage sister confides in him her unwanted pregnancy, dredging up memories from his past that have long gone ignored. So begins an intimate journey into a young man's past and the bond between brother and sister, taking them on a road trip from the hills of Pennsylvania to Ricky's old college town near Baltimore, where they search to bridge the gap between Ricky's past and his present.

About NYCIFF: NYCIFF is in its 5th year and is taking place from May 29th to June 5th, 2014. This year, the festival features 77 film premieres with filmmakers from 27 countries. To find out more about the festival and to buy tickets, visit nyciff.com.

Looking for a Venue to Screen Your Film? Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and among the many Chelsea Galleries, HELEN MILLS is the perfect place to host your next screening event in NYC! The venue features a 140-seat theater and screening room, state-of-the-art projection and sound systems, a large green room, and experienced A/V technicians to ensure your event runs seamlessly. For more information, Contact Us or call 212-243-6200.

PovertyCure International Short Film Festival

We were honored to have the PovertyCure International Short Film Festival and pre-Awards reception at our Event Space and Theater last night. The festival gave out an impressive $30,000 of awards to film makers including:

  • Grand Prize $10,000
  • Best Narrative Film $5,000
  • Best Documentary Film $5,000
  • Audience Choice Award $3,000
  • Best Student Narrative $2,500
  • Best Student Documentary $2,500
  • Best Music Video $2,000

See here for submissions from the finalists that competed for the awards. For more information about the winners, stay tuned at PovertyCure.org.

About PovertyCure: PovertyCure is an international network of organizations and individuals seeking to ground our common battle against global poverty in a proper understanding of the human person and society, and to encourage solutions that foster opportunity and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that already fills the developing world. PovertyCure Twitter & Facebook.

Having a Film Festival or Screening? Please Contact Us for more information or visit our Screenings page for more information. HELEN MILLS features a 140-seat Theater / Screening Room and a 4,000 square foot event space, perfect for pre- or post- festival or screening receptions.

SPLIT/SCREEN Play Premieres at the Helen Mills Theater!

HELEN MILLS is excited to announce the premier of SPLIT/SCREEN at the HELEN MILLS Theater! The multimedia play  features performances by Alex Montaldo, jazz composer and pianist Ben Rosenblum, and recording artists Dev Avidon and Alida Rohr. The piece is directed by Michael Williams and written by Monique Witt, a retired international finance attorney turned writer and producer. For a summary of the performance and to learn more about the cast, visit the official play site or see BroadwayWorld.com’s article on the performance.

The HELEN MILLS Theater is a 140-steat theater, screening room and performance space with state-of-the-art projection, sound and lighting systems. See here for more information or contact us about renting the theater.

Location Helen Mills Theater 139 W 26th Street New York, NY 10001 Directions

Dates: November 21st - November 23rd 2013

Tickets: Purchase Tickets Here ($18 General Admission)