New York Film Academy Graduate: From Media Librarian to Top-Rated Producer

August 18, 2011

Miriam EryanNYFA Graduate Miriam Eryan, now a producer in Australia for The Morning Show

Miriam Eryan was formerly a media librarian at the Seven Network in Sydney, Australia. In July 2010, she enrolled in a four-week Broadcast Journalism workshop at New York Film Academy, which she comments was one of the “greatest opportunities” of her life. Eryan explained, “not only did it equip me with career confidence through its technical lessons in camera operation and editing but it also gave me access to one of the greatest cities in the world.”

Miriam Eryan posing with Joe AlicastroMiriam Eryan poses with NYFA Broadcast Journalism Chair Joe Alicastro at graduation

Eryan’s New York education gave her opportunities to enter the production field when she returned to Sydney, moving through the ranks as a researcher to a production assistant to a booking agent and producer for the highest rated morning program in Australia. As a producer for The Morning Show, Eryan’s chases and captures have included securing Australia’s first interviews with Piers Morgan, Perez Hilton, Linda Hogan, and Nadya Suleman (Octomom). Eryan explained, “I attribute this success to the tenacity that I discovered I had in New York. Being placed out of my comfort zone taught me how much I love and thrive off being challenged. It taught me to think creatively and taught me that I can survive the industry.”

Miriam Eryan posing with her NYFA ClassmatesMiriam Eryan with her New York Film Academy classmates

Eryan adds that she felt “inspired by both the dedicated and professional staff” and touched by the friendships that she formed. “I still keep in contact with half of the class and love that I can travel anywhere in the world and have a place to stay and a journalist to share tales with.” Eryan comments that she regularly keeps up with classmates including Samantha Steffan who now works for E Online, Lizzie Muse who works for Elle Online, Bruna Sinhorini who works for a Brazilian TV Show, Olivia Duncan who reports for a local news station in LA, and Ashley Anderson who now works for The Voice Tribune in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow Miriam on Twitter @MiriamEryan.