Faculty Interviews

nyfa screenwriting faculty
April 22, 2024

NYFA New York Screenwriting Faculty: Interview with Randall Dottin

Randall Dottin, Chair of Screenwriting at our NYFA New York campus, believes in the power of storytelling. While his first passion was acting, Randall quickly found his purpose in filmmaking…

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nyfa cinematography faculty
February 9, 2024

NYFA Los Angeles 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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NYFA New York
January 20, 2023

NYFA New York Musical Theatre Faculty: Interview with Kristy Cates

There’s something inimitable about the experience of sitting in the audience as a soaring piece of musical theatre plays out onstage in front of you. It was just such an…

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NYFA Los Angeles
January 20, 2023

NYFA Los Angeles Acting Faculty: Interview with Lynda Goodfriend

Most of the time, if a famous New York stage director looked you in the eye and told you your acting was terrible, it might convince you that performing wasn’t…

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January 20, 2023

NYFA Los Angeles Screenwriting Faculty: Interview with Nunzio DeFilippis

The purpose of a writer is to elicit emotion. For Nunzio DeFilippis, Chair of Screenwriting and Dean of Faculty at NYFA’s Los Angeles campus, a story hasn’t served its purpose…

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3d animation school nyfa
October 14, 2022


Whether it’s a creepy monster in a horror movie, slithering a tentacle out from under a bed, or an otherwordly creature the size of a skyscraper, if it’s made you…

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nyfa photography faculty
October 13, 2022

NYFA Los Angeles Photography Faculty: Interview with Naomi White

Photographer Garry Winogrand once said, “I look at a photograph. What’s going on? What’s happening photographically? If it’s interesting, I try to understand why.” As an abolitionist feminist, artist, and…

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October 11, 2022

NYFA New York Filmmaking Faculty: Interview with Andrea Swift

As many of the most influential filmmakers know, the key to making a great film is telling a good story. For Andrea Swift, NYFA Filmmaking Chair, who has over 20…

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broadcast journalism programs
October 6, 2022

NYFA Broadcast Journalism Faculty: Interview with Fred Silverman

From the legendary Walter Cronkite to modern names like Lester Holt, broadcast journalism has a long and storied tradition of investigating, uncovering, and disseminating information to the public. Though the…

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