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Gotham Alumni at SXSW 2023

by Zach Mandinach on March 8, 2023

An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Congratulations to all 11 Gotham alumni films at …

Sidney Poitier Initiative

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on March 7, 2023


The Sidney Poitier Initiative (SPI) aims to honor the legacy of Sidney Poitier, a groundbreaking actor, director, and activist, by supporting equity programs that further the film and media careers of students, professionals, and organizations from historically excluded backgrounds.

Through this initiative, we will fuel the careers of and expand …

Gotham Alumni on Screen – March 2023

by Zach Mandinach on March 1, 2023

Welcome to Alumni on Screen, March 2023 edition! To champion and signal boost our Gotham-supported projects, at the top of each month we’ll have a rundown of alumni making their way into the world on screens both big and small.

MARCH 1So Late So SoonThe Criterion Channel

Half a century into their …

Owning It Alumnus Kate Downey on the Accountability Challenge

by The Gotham Staff on February 17, 2023

Kate Helen Downey

The Gotham’s March Owning It Accountability Challenge: Pitch Decks is almost here! Read an alum’s thoughts on the program below, then be sure to apply by the February 23 deadline.

Can you share a little bit about your background?

I came up in theater and live events, as an Assistant …