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  • New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking & Photography Alum Paquita Hughes Works on Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

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    Paquita Hughes, Navy veteran and alum of New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking and Photography schools, has added Little Fires Everywhere to her growing list of Hollywood credits. 

    Little Fires Everywhere, which debuted on Hulu on March 18, stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, who both also served as executive producers on the dramatic miniseries. The show is adapted from the 2017 novel of the same name by Celeste Ng and tells the story of two mothers from diametric socioeconomic backgrounds in Shaker Heights, Ohio during the 1990s.

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    Hughes is a
    veteran of the United States Navy and first attended NYFA’s 1-Year Filmmaking conservatory in July 2011 at our Burbank-based campus in Los Angeles. After completing the program, she then enrolled in the 1-Year Photography conservatory. Her thesis project was a pilot for the dramedy web series Sugar, which dealt with the sex industry and included strongly written, complicated female protagonists.

    Since filming Sugar and graduating, Hughes has been very busy working in Hollywood working in various positions, including as location manager on hit productions like Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Marvel’s Runaways. Additionally, Hughes is working as location manager on the new period-set reboot of Perry Mason, starring NYFA Guest Speaker Matthew Rhys.

    “I had an epiphany when I was in the Navy,” Hughes says in a NYFA video spotlighting her success as an alumni, “and I thought to myself if I could succeed at serving my country during a time of war, I could succeed at following my dreams attending film school, so I decided to get out and study film.”

    New York Film Academy congratulates NYFA Filmmaking and Photography alum Paquita Hughes on her prolific work on Hollywood productions and encourages everyone to watch Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu!

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  • NYFA Acting Instructor Lands Role on Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’

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    Michelle Best

    Michelle Best, who teaches acting classes at the New York Film Academy, will be appearing in the new Amazon original series Alpha House starring John Goodman. Michelle is playing the role of Constance. The series is Amazon’s first major attempt to break into the world of original streaming content, much like its competitors Hulu and Netflix. So far the reviews have been positive and a second season is looking very promising, especially considering it’s Amazon’s number one watched show.

    “Writing and acting are the strengths of Alpha House, with Trudeau’s keen satiric sensibility brought to life through engaging performances from a veteran cast led by Goodman and Johnson.” – David Zurawick, Baltimore Sun

    Be sure to look for Michelle toward the tail end of the first season and hopefully in a second season!

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    November 22, 2013 • Acting • Views: 5637