Working with Robert Redford After NYFA


Acclaimed actor, Robert Redford has announced his first television series. Guess who just got hired as his Production Coordinator? None other than New York Film Academy Documentary Department grad, Andrea Blake!

Andrea graduated just over a year ago. In that short time, she interned and freelanced for NYFA Doc prof, Hilla Medalia, on Dancing In Jaffa. After that, she picked up and moved to Chicago where she scored a much sought-after internship with Academy Award-nominated / Sundance-winning director, Steve James (Hoop Dreams). She interned and then worked for his company Kartemquin Films on several documentaries – including his highly anticipated Roger Ebert picture.

Now, with their backing, Andrea just won the new gig on Chicagoland from Robert Redford, his Sundance Productions and the producers of the critically acclaimed AMC series, Brick City.

Congrats to Andrea – they are lucky to have her!

-Andrea Swift, New York Film Academy Documentary Chair


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