New York Film Academy
1-800-611-FILM  |  1-212-674-4300
New York Film Academy About Us


Digital Editing Department

Marina Catala Marina Catala

New York-based Producer and Editor Marina Catala has developed, produced and edited hundreds of hours of television content for networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and The CW. She received an MFA in Editing from the AFI Conservatory in 2003, and for six years she worked as an Editor on shows like The Biggest Loser and The Amazing Race before a desire for more creative input took her out of the editor’s chair. For several years, she oversaw the post departments of shows like Ink Master and I Used to be Fat, and then took her command of post-production and applied it to all aspects of production – from development to field producing – as an Executive Producer of the hit comedy Impractical Jokers on TruTV. Most recently, she was the showrunner and executive producer of its spin-off series After Party.

Tarek Bouraque Tarek Bouraque

Tarek Bouraque is a documentary filmmaker, journalist and educator. Born and raised in Morocco, his work focuses on social justice, migration, First Nation rights, and identities. His films have screened at the Docfilm Institute in San Francisco, the Rory Peck Trust Awards in London, Anthology Film Archive in New York City, the Academy of Film/HKBU in Hong Kong and other venues. As a journalist, Bouraque has been directing and producing for international media outlets including Al Jazeera English, AJ+, AFP, National Geographic and others. Since 2016, Tarek has taught Film, Cinematography, Documentary Production and Emerging Media at Hunter College, York College, Downtown Community Television Center, Juilliard School and Educational Video Center. He is the founder of Global Fronteras Films, a production company and film laboratory. Bouraque holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College and a BA in Journalism and Television from ESJ Paris/Casablanca.

Lindsey Phillips Lindsey Phillips

Lindsey Phillips is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. In her work, she celebrates unique traditions and idiosyncrasies of place, culture, and communities, finding the humor and humanity in complex places. She is known for directing and editing The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium, a film about the significance of costuming in New Orleans, My Name Is Marc, And You Can Count On It, about Cleveland’s late-night commercial cult icon Marc Brown and, recently, Rhythm’s Gonna Get Ya, a city symphony of the challenges NYC subway commuters face.

Her award-winning films have screened at numerous festivals across the country, appeared on PBS's Reel South and MailChimp, and her editing work has been featured on The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Vox, CNN’s Great Big Story, and The Washington Post. Phillips was part of the 2019 UnionDocs Collaborative Studio residency, holds a Certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Digital Media Production

Lisa Shreve Lisa Shreve

Lisa Shreve is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker. She has edited and produced over one hundred television documentaries, narrative films, newsmagazine segments, music videos and corporate films.

Shreve’s work has appeared on PBS, HBO, MTV, ABC, NBC, CBS as well as many other cable channels. She has worked with such figures as Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, John Stossel, Linda Ellerbee, Mike Wallace, Peter Jennings, Michael Bay, and Lisa Ling to name a few.

A native of Philadelphia, Shreve moved to New York to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from New York University School of the Arts (now Tisch School of the Arts), where Martin Scorcese was her professor. Prior to her career in television and films, she acted in Off-Off Broadway theatre, worked as a still photographer, and sang backup in The Stilettos, a seventies New York rock group.

In addition to teaching the History and Theory of Film Editing at the New York Film Academy, Shreve is a producer/editor on the independent documentary Miracle on 42nd Street, winner of the 2020 New York Regional Emmy® Award for Best Documentary. She is the associate producer and supervising editor on the feature documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, which premiered in theatres nationwide and aired on PBS in 2020.

Fabrizio Fama Fabrizio Fama

Born and raised in Catania, Sicily, after 14 years of experience in narrative film editing, Fabrizio Fama decided to leave Italy and move to New York City. Shortly after arriving in the U.S., Fama was hired by Thin Edge Films to be the senior editor on the musical feature Thirsty, winner and nominee in film festivals around the globe.

Since he moved to the U.S., Fama works as video editor for shorts, features, commercials and online videos for top-notch production companies such as MTV, LogoTV and VH1 to mention a few. As an experienced film editor, Fama has gained the trust and admiration of his colleagues through his creative, passionate and collaborative style. While living in New York City, he is also sharing his knowledge and expertise teaching Film Editing at The New York Film Academy for all departments (Filmmaking, Cinematography, Documentary, Post Production, Producing), getting incredibly positive reviews from students and co-workers every day.

Jonah Bleicher Jonah Bleicher

Jonah Bleicher is a filmmaker and post-production specialist based in NYC with over 15 years of experience in editing, animation, motion graphics, and color grading. Bleicher holds a BFA in animation from RISD and an MFA in film production from Columbia University. He has worked extensively on narrative, experimental, music videos, and commercial media projects. His films have screened in dozens of film festivals worldwide. He is the recipient of the Sloan Production grant for his film The King’s Pawn and was twice a semi-finalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Award. He currently teaches video editing and animation at Wagner College and New York Film Academy.

New York Film Academy Disclaimer
New York Film Academy Disclaimer