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New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

Deniese Davis


The New York Film Academy hosted Producer, Deniese Davis, at the Los Angeles campus. She spent more than an hour with the African and Black American Film Club answering questions about the industry, her career, and how to craft great stories.

Davis began her career like many of the students who currently attend NYFA, by working on short films. She soon found herself working with New York Film Academy alumna Issa Rae on her YouTube show “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” She was also the associate producer on the film “Burning Sands” which focused on the hazing culture within college fraternities. The film was an official selection at Sundance this year and is a Netflix Original Film. Davis continued her work with Issa Rae as Co-Producer on HBO’s “Insecure.” She is also working on a new television series titled “Minimum Wage.”

Notable Credits
Insecure, Minimum Wage, Burning Sands, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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