Bloomberg to honor De Niro, Streep, Whoopi, Stiller and more
The legendary husband-and-wife comedy team of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara will receive the mayor's "Made in NY" lifetime achievement award tonight.
Other stars to be honored at the seventh annual awards gala at Gracie Mansion include Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep Whoopi Goldberg and Kelly Ripa.
The "MINs," which are hosted by Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, honor people and organizations that make significant contributions to the city's digital and entertainment industries. Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects, and content producer @radical.media also will be recognized.
Last month, Bloomberg said that the film and TV industry generated $7.1 billion while employing 130,000 people -- an increase of 30,000 jobs since 2004 -- in the city last year.
"Our entire media landscape -- from digital media to advertising -- has shown growth throughout the economic downturn," he said after a Boston Consulting Group report showed growth in Gotham's entertainment sector.