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Producing School at the New York Film Academy Los Angeles

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Producing School LA Overview

Review Of The Producing Program

As one of the best Los Angeles producing schools, NYFA’s film production program in Los Angeles strives to imbue its students with creative and practical skills to pursue their craft as a producer

At NYFA’s Los Angeles campus, students receive an immersive and hands-on education that not only stresses the fundamentals of film and television production, but also allows students the opportunity to learn on set as they guide a film project from storyboard to distribution. After all, producers occupy a unique role when making a film. When pursuing one’s craft as a producer it helps to understand the role of every person working on your set—whether it be lighting, sound, or acting. When enrolling in a workshop or program at the Academy’s producing school in Los Angeles, students are constantly working on their own original films and building skills while assisting other projects.

Our producing school in Los Angeles, California allows students the opportunity to study in the heart of the film industry. Film production students supplement their education with exposure to life in Hollywood. Through in-class instruction, faculty-supervised workshops, and on-set experience, students enrolled in the producing school learn both the business and creative sides to best learn how to pursue their passion as a producer. The Academy’s emphasis on practical skills has led to our reputation as one of the best film producing programs in Los Angeles.

Producing Courses LA

Upon enrolling in the Academy’s producing school in Los Angeles, students are able to take a diverse and comprehensive producing course load that includes some of, if not all, the following courses.

Producer’s Craft Introduction to Line Producing
Producer’s Roundtable Entertainment Law: Contracts, Intellectual Property, Negotiations, Drafting, and Ethics
Pitch Meetings
Industry Speaker Series Screenwriting Fundamentals
Directing for Producers Hands-on Producing: Reality Television
Film Craft Documentary and News Magazine Workshops
Editing for Producers Pre-Production of a Short Film
Short Film Production Television Producing & Developing the TV Pilot Treatment
Creative Producing Developing the Feature Film Treatment
Developing the Pitch Developing the Feature Film Business Plan & Television Show Bible
Industry Speaker Series Writing the Situational Comedy or Drama for Television
Industry Practices Producing Commercials, Web Series & Music Videos
Business Affairs Advanced Production Crafts
New Media Writing the Feature Screenplay
Script Collaboration Advanced Backlot Workshop
Advanced Pitching Finance, Marketing & Distribution Case Studies
EP Budgeting/Scheduling Branding & the Production Company Website
Cinema Studies The Post-Production Process

Producing Classes LA

Students can enroll in a producing class at the Academy’s LA producing school throughout the year. To see the different start dates and tuition information, please click here.

Producing Degrees LA

The Academy’s Los Angeles producing school offers a range of producing degree programs.

Producing Workshops LA

In addition to offering long-term programs, producing school students can also choose to enroll in one of the following short-term film production workshops to learn the fundamentals of film and television producing in an immersive, hands-on environment.

Producing Programs LA

For students aiming to spend a year studying producing at the Academy’s producing school in Los Angeles, we offer a one-year conservatory program that provides students with a foundation in producing in an amazing location.

Producing Faculty LA

Part of what places the producing school at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles amongst the best producing colleges is the fact that it is host to a distinguished faculty of experienced and professional instructors who remain active as producers of film, television, and new media. Having worked on such noteworthy films and television shows as Ali, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and CSI: New York, the producing faculty in Los Angeles instruct students in both the creative and business sides of producing. Unlike the faculty at most producing schools, the Academy’s faculty is comprised of working professionals that remain active as producers. Their real-life insight is integral to helping students in their pursuit of their craft. Some of the prestigious faculty members who students study under include the following.
Jenni Powell Jenni Powell: The Emmy Award-winning producer of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, Lonelygirl15, Emma Approved, and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy. For two years, Jenni was Director of Content and Social Media for VidCon and was a producer at Felicia Day's YouTube Premium channel Geek & Sundry, where she produced the Geekie Award-winning Talkin' Comics Weekly. Most recently, Jenni was Head of Production for NewMediaRockstars, before founding her own production company Discourse Productions.

NYFA Producing School LA chair Lydia Cedrone Lydia Cedrone: Lydia earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA from Boston College. She is a former executive at The Walt Disney Co., Trimark Pictures, and Savoy Pictures, where she managed finances on more than two-dozen studio films. She oversaw company operations for filmmaker Michael Mann and for the film Ali, starring Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Voight. Her credits include the MGM release The Betrayed, starring Melissa George. She was the longtime Chair and current Interim Chair of the NYFA Producing Program in Los Angeles. She also serves as Head of NYFA MFA Feature Tracks. Lydia has developed extensive producing workshop curriculum and has travelled internationally to conduct producing workshops abroad.

NYFA Producing School Los Angeles faculty member Tony Schwartz Tony Schwartz: Having gained prolific experience over the course of twenty-five years serving as an assistant director and line producer for such films and television shows as Tank Girl, Ally McBeal, Freaks and Geeks, and Firefly, Schwartz has formed his own production company Kohler Schwartz Productions, which currently has several projects in development.

NYFA Producing School Los Angeles faculty member Denise Carlson Denise Carlson: Denise is a former Disney executive, overseeing more than 40 Disney Channel movies, including the megahit High School Musical. She earned her BFA from Rollins College and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Ryokan College.

Producing Alumni

After completing the Academy’s producing school in LA, some of producing alumni have gone on to a number of prestigious producing positions around the world in film, television, and new media. Some of the films and that our LA Producing alumni have worked on and companies include the following.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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