October 17, 2013

The New York Film Academy is proud to announce its new, exciting location in South Beach, Florida. The 3,500 square feet campus, located at 420 Lincoln Road, is located in the heart of the colorful city known for its glamour and culture.

To kick off the opening of the new location, NYFA will be holding an open house on Saturday, November 2nd from 12:00-2:00pm. Those interested in applying for workshops in Filmmaking, Photography, and Acting, at the Miami location, are encouraged to attend. The first classes will begin this upcoming January, 2014.

Miami has recently become a hub for the entertainment industry, partially given to the fact that the The Miami-Dade Office of Film, Print and Television encourages local productions and supplies the filmmakers with no-cost location scouting and permits. These incentives are a major plus for NYFA students and a key factor for NYFA’s expansion to Miami. Film and TV productions such as Magic City, Casino Royale, and Pain & Gain were shot in Miami, as well as a number of television commercials and music videos. Not only that, there is a popular film festival held every year called the Miami International Film Festival.

The Academy is also known for its diverse population of students from all over the globe. “We hope to attract not only students from the United States, but also international students from Europe, South America and elsewhere,” said executive vice president, Jeremy Snepar. “South Beach is a very attractive location. It’s very international, and we think these students will be interested in taking our classes.”

Miami is often nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America,” given its population of Latin Americans coming from regions like Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico. The city has also played host to the Latin Grammy Awards Show and is home to a number of Spanish productions, like Las dos caras de Ana (FV Productions), Mega Street Packages (Spanish Broadcasting System), Escandalo TV de Ano Nuevo (Telefutura Network) and numerous Telemundo programs.

In addition, NYFA frequently invites guest speakers from the entertainment industry to speak to students, like Steven Spielberg, and Ron Howard, who happens to be a Miami native. The goal is to continue this model and invite local industry leaders to speak at the new Miami location.

“We’re very excited to be in Miami,” said Mr. Snepar. “Our goal is to come in and offer a very high-quality education. We focus on hands-on learning. Our students get cameras in their hands the very first week.”

The New York Film Academy looks forward to working with a new crop of talent and encourages those interested in honing their creative crafts in the culturally rich city to drop by and see exactly what NYFA has to offer.