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“Made in NY” Industry Series: The World of Stunts and Stunt Performers


The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment kicks off its “Made in NY” Industry Series with an illuminating conversation with local stunt performers at Museum of the Moving Image. The panel includes stunt performers, coordinators, and drivers who have worked on some of the most popular productions to have shot on location in New York City. They will share insights into what it takes to drive the getaway car, throw a punch, and leap between buildings—all within the safety of a film set. They will also discuss how they first broke into the industry and the exciting career opportunities available in the field.

Among the featured stunt artists to appear are Cort Hessler (Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, The Good Wife, Tower Heist), Jeff Gibson (Person of Interest, Smurfs, New Year’s Eve, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Stephen Pope (Boardwalk Empire, The 2-2, Louie, Man on a Ledge), and Jodi Pynn (Sherlock Holmes, I Am Legend, The Departed, The Sopranos).

Free Admission. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP by emailing by Wednesday, November 2.