On November 10, 2016, over two hundred and fifty New York Film Academy students packed the lobby of the Riverside building in Los Angeles for our Student Networking Night. The event was run by Industry Outreach Chair, Barbara Weintraub.
The event brings together students from diverse backgrounds and allows students from different programs to meet. Students discuss their projects and can find collaborators from all across the school. This Networking Night was the largest one so far.
Representatives from Film Independent were on hand to let students know about the opportunities the organization offers including voting for The Independent Spirit Awards, screenings and celebrity Q & A’s.
Students ate pizza and sipped cola as they pitched new plays, scripts, and games. Sarah, a filmmaking student looking to cast her second film came to the event looking for a specific kind of actor. “My next project is deeply personal to me,” she said. “It was really important to me that whomever I cast cares about the project beyond just giving a good performance. I’m glad I came today. I met three actresses today that I think can carry the film and I’m so excited.”
This event was a tremendous success and New York Film Academy would like to thank all the students who came out and participated. We’d also like to thank Film Independent for helping to register students.