Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Anne del Castillo is the acting commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), which supports the economic development of the city’s creative sectors and 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. As associate director of the Austin Film Society, she oversaw the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund and was part of the initial task force that led the development of Austin Studios. She has 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. Anne received her BA in English literature and BS in mass communications with honors from Boston University and earned her JD at Brooklyn Law School. She was honored with a Rising Star Award in 2017 and currently serves on the board of women.nyc.