Anne del Castillo
Anne del Castillo is the acting commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), which comprises four divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which coordinates film and television production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the largest municipal television and radio broadcasting entity in the country; workforce and educational initiatives to support the development of NYC’s creative industries; and the Office of Nightlife, supporting the sustainable development of New York City’s nightlife industry.
Anne has over 25 years of experience in film production, public media, and arts and nonprofit administration. Prior to joining city government, she was vice president of development and business affairs at American Documentary, producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV, where she developed innovative partnerships to maximize distribution opportunities for independent documentaries. She also served as associate director of the Austin Film Society, where she oversaw administration of the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, successfully advocated for formulation of media arts panel at City of Austin’s Arts Commission, and was part of the initial task force that led the development of Austin Studios. She has worked on numerous film projects, including the Sundance Award-winning documentary Imelda, about the former First Lady of the Philippines, served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts, Center for Asian American Media, and New York State Council on the Arts, among others, and presented at industry events, including South by Southwest and the Sithengi Film and TV Market in South Africa.
A native of New York City, Anne received her BA in English literature and BS in mass communications with honors from Boston University. She earned her JD at Brooklyn Law School and was honored with a Rising Star Award in 2017.