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  • Appear in a Promotional Campaign for Spider-Man 2

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    spider man 2Attention Spider-Man fans! ACTION CASTING is looking for knowledgeable and enthusiastic Spider-Man super fans from the New York Film Academy to audition for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Visit one of their regional fan search events and you may get an opportunity to swing like Spidey, meet a cast member, or go behind-the-scenes of the new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

    Five people will be selected to be featured in a promotional campaign which will air across the networks of NBCUniversal.

    TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST…

    • Be an avid Spider-Man fan and knowledgeable about all things Spider-Man.
    • Attend one of the regional selection events, happening in various cities across the US at the date & location outlined below. COME IN COSTUME!! POINTS FOR EFFORT AND STYLE!!
    • Be available to fly to Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY March 31st-April 7th 2014 (exact dates tbd) to participate in a special Spider-Man experience and agree to be documented on film during this experience.
    • Agree to appear in a national promotional campaign across the properties of NBCUniversal related to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film release.

    IF SELECTED, AS PART OF YOUR PARTICIPATION YOU WILL DO THE FOLLOWING…
    You’ll travel to either Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY for two days with all expenses paid in the first week of April to film a national promotional campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

    If you are under 18 years of age you are required to have a parent/guardian accompany you at the audition.

    DATE: Wednesday, 03/12/14
    TIME: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    LOCATION: MIDTOWN COMICS
    64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
    (Corner of Gold St.)

    For questions and all other inquiries please contact us at beamazingspiderfan@gmail.com.

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    March 11, 2014 • Community Highlights • Views: 3124

  • An Update From Musical Theatre Chair Mark Olsen

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    I have finally come up for air and have some time to write a few words to share more of the amazing whirlwind of joy that we have experienced this summer. Many of the faculty who were away on summer professional gigs have now begun to return, while others in pre-Broadway tryouts are beginning new rounds of rehearsals. The second year students are in the early planning stages for their Movie Musical and are continuing to hone their audition, vocal performance, acting, and dance skills. The second semester group, growing by leaps and bounds, will take a break from their intense schedule to see the Broadway musical Kinky Boots tomorrow. (As a side note, one of my former students, Caroline Bowman, was in the show until recently when she left to play Evita in the national tour.) Soon, the second semester students will be preparing to put together the materials for their end of semester showcase that will be performed at the June Havoc Theatre in September.

    Our summer high school group was the biggest and the most talented group we have seen in a long time. Their final showcase, directed by faculty member Chad Larabee, with music directed by Kevin White, was a wonderful celebration. In this photo you can sense the joy and authentic exuberance.

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    Our four-week adult intensive was an extraordinary collection of talented performers from around the world. They all recognized early on that they were a special group capable of creating memorable moments of excellence and making life long friends. Their work ethic was infectious and the whole academy could feel their focus and dedication. Their end of term performance, directed by D.J. Salisbury and music directed by Daniel Lincoln, was also an extraordinary celebration that allowed for an amazing display of talent and growth. This photo, taken moments after they received their diplomas, captures their uninhibited spirit.

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    Joining us once again was our much-anticipated Pastudio group from Buenas Aires, Argentina. Their leader, Cris Hansen, has reason to be proud since they continue the tradition of bringing serious, open, and receptive students. The group worked hard for a full week and on the eighth day presented a very enjoyable “open class.” They are pictured here with Mr. Hansen, and their Musical Theatre teachers Frank Lindquist, Sara Antkowiak, and Neva Rae Powers who also directed their showing.

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    All in all, a very successful summer filled with great memories, good times, excellent performances, and the simple joy of doing what we love and loving what we do.

    Cheers,

    Mark Olsen, New York Film Acdemy Musical Theatre Chair

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    August 14, 2013 • Musical Theatre • Views: 3814

  • The Collaborative Process of Storytelling

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    Meet Peter Allen Stone, an actor and teacher at the New York Film Academy who helped create the successful play Unnatural Acts. Receiving 3 Drama Desk Nominations including “Best Play”, it played to sold out houses at Classic Stage Company in New York City and its run was extended three times due to popular demand. Based on a true story about Harvard University in the 1920’s, five academic deans set out to eradicate the homosexual population at the school. The play exposes the inquisition of students and the struggles young men faced as sexual minorities. A native of San Joaquin Valley in California, Peter Stone decided to become an actor at age four after seeing a production of Annie. At age 18, he obtained management and had a small role in a television show called Saved by the Bell: The New Class. After taking coursework at California State University in Long Beach, his professors who were also veterans on Broadway encouraged him to pursue it fully. As he says, “[They] really taught me that acting was about ‘doing’ and not just saying lines.”

    What has been your experience working with the Plastic Theatre Company? 

    Working on Unnatural Acts has been the most fulfilling time in my life. We worked on the play for a period of time with no money or guarantees. This story is one that came from the heart. We knew this story needed to be told. There were three suicides. I feel honored to be a part of it, and blessed that the ghosts of these students are finally having their stories told. Working as a collective was interesting and challenging at times. However, the group that was assembled knew that the play was bigger than any one of us. We debated, argued, and challenged each other–but always for the sake of the play. We started with the source material from Harvard. We had over 450 pages of handwritten material written by the Deans from their interrogations of the students. As a group, we went through it all and tried to connect the dots while honoring the truth. Some of the writing was barely legible and difficult to read. I felt like an archaeologist discovering a secret world.

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    June 20, 2012 • Acting, Community Highlights • Views: 4018