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The film Black Panther (2018) laid to rest the myth that Black (especially dark-skinned) leads could not carry feature films to box-office victory. The film earned $1.348 billion at the box office…

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January 3, 2023 | Academic Programs

New York Film Academy Looks Back at the 2022 Highlights

As the clock winds down on 2022 and ushers in a brand new year, now is the perfect time to take stock of our accomplishments. New York Film Academy (NYFA)…

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New York Film Academy (NYFA) had the honor of hosting a live video Q&A with actress and producer Emmy Rossum to discuss her career and Peacock TV limited series Angelyne with NYFA students and alumni. Tova Laiter, Director of…

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Daughter of Legendary Actor Burt Lancaster Shares Stories of Her Father Trending
September 3, 2015

Daughter of Legendary Actor Burt Lancaster Shares Stories of Her Father

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the New York Film Academy Theater to attend an evening centered on the life and work of legendary actor-producer Burt Lancaster. The event opened…

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Remembering Actor, Director, and Producer Carl Weathers
February 2, 2024

Remembering Actor, Director, and Producer Carl Weathers

NYFA mourns the loss of Carl Weathers, an acclaimed and accomplished actor, director, and producer. Beginning his career as a standout football player at San Diego State University later playing…

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New York Film Academy Looks Back at the 2022 Highlights Trending
January 3, 2023

New York Film Academy Looks Back at the 2022 Highlights

As the clock winds down on 2022 and ushers in a brand new year, now is the perfect time to take stock of our accomplishments. New York Film Academy (NYFA)…

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NYFA Students, Faculty, and Alums Partner with Sony and Cooke Optics on The Thing’s “Country Song II” Music Video
October 4, 2023

NYFA Students, Faculty, and Alums Partner with Sony and Cooke Optics on The Thing’s “Country Song II” Music Video

NYFA proudly announces a groundbreaking collaboration with Sony, the renowned technology giant, and Cooke Optics on the music video “Country Song II” by The Thing, a four-person rock band. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York,…

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Academic Programs

The 5 Stages of Blocking a Scene Trending
June 18, 2009

The 5 Stages of Blocking a Scene

By Peter D. Marshall – When a first time Director steps on a set, blocking a scene can be one of the most frustrating and terrifying parts of their job….

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February 9, 2024

NYFA Cinematography Faculty: Interview with Anthony Richmond, ASC, BSC

For cinematography students, learning from seasoned professionals such as BAFTA award-winning Anthony Richmond, ASC, BSC is nothing short of taking a masterclass in excelling behind the lens. Chair of the…

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Student & Alumni Spotlights

Must-See Netflix Shows and Films Trending
June 20, 2023

Must-See Netflix Shows and Films

With great shows like Wednesday and Better Call Saul in its library, Netflix is a huge contender in the streaming space. If the shows released in 2023 are any indicator,…

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February 1, 2024

Film Festival Successes of the New York Film Academy Community

Each year, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) community–including our students, alumni, and faculty–find a great deal of success on the film festival circuit, including fests around the globe like…

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Diversity

Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Trending
May 18, 2023

Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May heralds Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — celebrating the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and the Pacific Ocean. The shape and…

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DEI Bridge Grant Awardees Receive Financial Support to Champion Diversity in their Work
November 22, 2023

DEI Bridge Grant Awardees Receive Financial Support to Champion Diversity in their Work

2024 UPDATE: New York Film Academy is excited to announce our new partnership with ArmyIgnitED. NYFA prospective students who are Soldiers, DOD Civilians, and Cadets can utilize Tuition Assistance (TA)…

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Community Highlights

The 2023 Oscars: Highlights & Full List of Nominees (Updating Live) Trending
January 25, 2023

The 2023 Oscars: Highlights & Full List of Nominees (Updating Live)

The nominations for the 2023 Oscars were announced on Tuesday, January 24th, with Riz Ahmed, who won the Oscar for best live-action short last year, and Allison Williams, who currently…

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2024 Lunar New Year Celebration at the New York Film Academy
February 16, 2024

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration at the New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy’s (NYFA) New York Campus recently celebrated the 2024 Lunar New Year of the Dragon. This event, organized with the support of the school’s China Office…

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