OVERVIEWThe New York Film Academy is pleased to announce our Filmmaking, Acting and Photography Workshops located on Lincoln Road, the epicenter of South Beach, Miami Beach's world famous art-deco neighborhood. Miami is a melting pot of cultures, glamour, language, and unbeatable weather. A city rich with culture, home to the most extraordinary examples of the Art Deco style in South Beach and host of the Basel Art Fair — the largest contemporary art fair in the world, it is a world-class destination and inspiring environment for our film and acting students.
The Film and Television industry in Miami has experienced a terrific growth recently, making Miami one of the largest production centers in the United States. The Miami-Dade Office of Film, Print and Television encourages local productions and supplies the industry with no-cost location scouting and permits. This will be a great benefit to Film Academy students. Films such as Casino Royale, Miami Vice and There’s Something About Mary were shot in Miami, as well as a plethora of television commercials and music videos. Throw in the annual Miami International Film Festival, the countless Playhouses and Performing Arts Centers, and it is easy to see why Miami is rapidly becoming a mecca for the arts and the ideal location for the study of filmmaking and acting.
Miami, a gateway to Latin America, has attracted a fantastic variety of people from all over the region including Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentinians, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. It has hosted the MTV Video Awards and Latin Grammy Awards Show and draws celebrities and dignitaries from all over the world. Numerous Latin Films and Television shows are currently in production in Miami including Las dos caras de Ana (FV Productions), Mega Street Packages (Spanish Broadcasting System), Escandalo TV de Ano Nuevo (Telefutura Network) and numerous Telemundo productions (including Seguro y Urgente, Dame Chocolate and La Viuda de Blanco).
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
While the chic restaurants, clubs, and cafes of Miami Beach will attract some students in their free-time, they should also take the time to explore the bustling and aromatic streets of Little Haiti, or enjoy the festivities of Viernes Culturales in Little Havana, one of the most colorful and entertaining cultural events in Miami. In addition to the natural attractions of Florida’s white sand beaches, within an hour students can reach natural wonders like Everglades National Park or the beginning of the Florida Keys.