The Paley Center NY is working with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) for PaleyFest: Made in NY.

This year it’s a special take on our annual celebration: all of the TV series featured are filmed and produced in New York City in honor of MOME’s fiftieth anniversary.

  • 10/6 Homeland

    7:00 pm

    In Person: Claire Danes, F. Murray Abraham, Mandy Patinkin, Lesli Linka Glatter, Alex Gansa
    Moderator: Josh Elliott, Anchor, CBSN

  • 10/8 Elementary

    6:00 pm

    In Person: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill, Rob Doherty
    Moderator: Mike Hale, Television Critic, New York Times

  • 10/9 The Path

    6:30 pm

    In Person: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Hugh Dancy, Jessica Goldberg
    Moderator: Michael Ausiello, Founder and Editor-in-Chief,

  • 10/10 Younger

    6:30 pm

    In Person: Sutton Foster, Nico Tortorella, Miriam Shor, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, Darren Star, Dottie Zicklin
    Moderator: Cynthia Littleton, Managing Editor, Television, Variety

  • 10/13 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

    8:30 pm

    In Person: Trevor Noah, Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, Hasan Minhaj, Jordan Klepper, Adam Lowitt, Jen Flanz, Steve Bodow
    Moderator: Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • 10/14 Madam Secretary

    6:30 pm

    In Person: Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Keith Carradine, Zeljko Ivanek, Bebe Neuwirth, Lori McCreary, Barbara Hall
    Moderator: Norah O’Donnell, Cohost, CBS This Morning

  • 10/17 Quantico

    7:00 pm

    In Person: Priyanka Chopra, Blair Underwood, Aunjanue Ellis, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine al Massri, Russell Tovey, Joshua Safran
    Moderator: Richard Lawson, Columnist, Vanity Fair

  • 10/19 Gotham

    8:00 pm

    In Person: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Michael Chiklis, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Drew Powell, Cory Michael Smith, Chris Chalk, Benedict Samuel
    Moderator: Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine


Courtesy of The Paley Center for Media and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, the first 50 RSVPs to the closed-circuit viewing space (not in the main theater) for PaleyFest: Made in NY events will be free.

Events and participants are subject to change.


Made in NY Special Events

  • 10/13: Media RX

    8:00 to 9:30 am ET

    Media RX: Breaking Down Stereotypes of Mental Illness on TV

    Dr. Gary Belkin, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Warren Leight, Writer and Showrunner, Law & Order: SVU; In Treatment
    Aparna Nancherla, Comedian, Writer
    Gloria Reuben, Actor, Singer, Producer
    Moderator: Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic, New York magazine; Coauthor, TV: The Book

    New York magazine declared that 2015 was the year that “mental health finally got some respect on television.” The trend has continued in 2016 with complex and controversial portrayals of mental illness in critically acclaimed series like Mr. Robot, Orange Is the New Black, Homeland, UnREAL, Empire, and Lady Dynamite. This panel discussion will examine the evolution of depictions of mental health on television from the earliest days of the medium to the present, with an emphasis on how media can help to break down stereotypes and common tropes. Clips from the vast Paley archive of landmark programs, ranging from Sybil to The Sopranos, will be used to provide context and catalyze conversation.

    For more information, please contact Megan Marcus at

  • 10/15: From STEM to Screen

    11:00 am to 1:30 pm ET

    From STEM to Screen: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators

    STEM skills are key to some of entertainment’s most exciting careers. This special networking event will connect New York City high school students with media professionals who use STEM in various fields of production and post-production. In a “speed dating” style, attendees will rotate the room and visit with up to ten different professionals to learn more about the technical and scientific aspects of the different careers, as well as the educational and training requirements for entry. The event will conclude with a group networking session and interactive technology demos.

    For more information, please contact Megan Marcus at


PaleyFest events often sell out to Paley Center Members.

Become a Paley Member TODAY for presale access AND ticket discounts ($50 General Public; $40 Paley Members):

9/20 & 21 at noon—Tickets on sale to Paley Supporting & Patron Members and Citi Cardmembers

9/22 at noon—Tickets on sale to Paley Individual Members and Citi Cardmembers

9/23 at noon—Tickets on sale to General Public

Individual Membership starts at $75
Supporting Membership starts at $250
Patron Membership starts at $1000


If you already enjoy the benefits of Paley Individual Membership, maybe this is the year to upgrade!

Supporting & Patron Members—Tickets go on sale in advance of Individual Member tickets.

Patron Members—Enjoy “insider access” at intimate receptions through the year with panelists and high-profile guests.

Talk to a Membership representative today at 212.621.6780.



Named for William S. Paley, founder of CBS and The Paley Center for Media, PaleyFest is a must-see pop cultural event produced by the Paley Center that brings fans together with the stars and creators of their favorite shows for panel discussions with audience Q&A. PaleyFest takes place both in LA & NY. The next PaleyFest LA takes place spring 2017.

New York Venue
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
NYC Subway: E or M to Fifth Avenue and 53 Street; N or R to 49 Street and Seventh Avenue; 1 to 50 Street and Broadway; B, D, F, or M to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center.