The New York Film Academy recently had a special presentation in Rio and São Paulo, Brazil: Directing and Producing for the Big and Small Screen: Q&A with Ted Kotcheff. Ted was the director of the iconic Rambo and Executive Producer of the hugely successful series LAW & ORDER: SVU. Moderating the event was Tova Laiter, Hollywood Guest Speaker program, New York Film Academy. Ted went into detail about his work and answered questions about his long film and television career.
“The events with Mr. Kotcheff were amazing,” said Director of Acting Admissions, Roger Del Pozo. “It was incredibly inspiring to hear from someone who has had so much success in all aspects of the industry.”
In São Paulo, Ted spoke with students at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Belas Artes. Overall, the crowd was very entertained and Ted had a wonderful rapport with the students.
In Rio de Janeiro, NYFA visited the Brazilian television station, GLOBO, which gave us a tour of their facilities, followed by a discussion with Ted to about 200+ attendees. Among the crowd were fellow writers, directors, and producers. The final stop in Rio was at the beautiful Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras, where NYFA held its 4-Week Filmmaking and Musical Theatre Workshop this past January.
Thanks to all who joined us down in Brazil. We hope to see many of you again soon!