According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lady Gaga is one of newest ambassadors of New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)! As an ambassador, Gaga is expected to serve as representative of the city's media and entertainment industries for the next year, promoting individual contributions to the city's cultural identity and economy.
As part of celebrating the office's 50th anniversary of what was originally the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday (June 8th) a number of high-profile figures across the entertainment industry as MOME ambassadors. It includes Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal.
"New York City becomes a character all its own in the films and television shows that are made here," de Blasio said Wednesday. "This landmark anniversary is an opportunity to look back and delight in all of the incredible cultural moments that the entertainment industry here in New York has made possible. I thank our MOME ambassadors for helping us ring in this spectacular year of events, and look forward to sharing in these celebrations with New Yorkers in all five boroughs."
According to MOME commissioner Julie Menin, the entertainment industry generates nearly $9 billion annually for the City’s economy and employs over 130,000 hardworking New Yorkers with good-paying jobs.