|Acting Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Stars in “The Magnificent Seven” September 21, 2016 Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who graduated both the One-Year Filmmaking and One-Year Acting Programs at NYFA, will be one of the "seven" actors in the Antoine Fuqua movie, “The Magnificent Seven,” which stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'onofrio.|
|NYFA Representing in 2016 Toronto International Film Festival September 13, 2016 With the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival underway, the New York Film Academy is proud to have both an alumnus and an instructor screening their films at this year’s festival.|
|NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Stars in Her Own HBO Series “Insecure” September 12, 2016 New York Film Academy alumna, Issa Rae, star of the popular web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" and HBO's upcoming series "Insecure," has landed a two-year deal with the network.|
|MFA Acting Alumna Stars in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Youtube Video September 1, 2016 New York Film Academy MFA Acting for Film alumna Ionna Meli has now been seen by over 1.5 million viewers in Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's video announcement of his new YouTube channel.|
|Student and Alumnus Representing NYFA in Weekend’s Box Office Top Films August 29, 2016 Two very noteworthy films that were released this past weekend were "Hands of Stone," directed by NYFA alumnus Jonathan Jakubowicz, and "Don’t Breathe," with music composed by MFA Filmmaking student Roque Baños and number one at the box-office, earning $26 million over the weekend.|
|NYFA Game Design Instructor Creative Director of Niantic's "Pokémon Go" August 26, 2016 With Pokemon Go now one of the most talked about games in the industry, the New York Film Academy Los Angeles Game Design program hosted its first ever Pokémon Go hunt.|
|NYFA Producing Grad's "Gods Acre" to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival August 24, 2016 Former New York Film Academy Producing student Eric Janvier produced the short film, "Gods Acre," which will have its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.|
|New York Film Academy Screens "Sausage Party" with Special Guest Seth Rogen August 18, 2016 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles had the privilege of hosting an evening screening of "Sausage Party" with the incredibly talented Seth Rogen.|
|NYFA Los Angeles Instructor to Debut "Summer of 8" August 16, 2016 New York Film Academy instructor Ryan Schwartz's debut feature film, "Summer of 8," is scheduled to be released in select theaters and all VOD platforms on Sept. 2, 2016. The film stars: Shelley Hennig, Carter Jenkins, Matthew Shively, Natalie Hall, Michael Grant, Bailey Noble, Nick Marini, Rachel DiPillo, and Sonya Walge.|
|New York Film Academy Student Film Showcase at Venice Film Festival August 3, 2016 The New York Film Academy will be presenting a student showcase screening event at this year’s 73rd Venice Film Festival.|
|NYFA Welcomes Kevin James, NYFA Alumnus Michael Soccio, and Producer Leo Severino July 26, 2016 Students were delighted with the most recent Guest Speaker Series event, which welcomed comedian and actor Kevin James, along with former New York Film Academy student Michael Soccio. Also joining the panel was producer Leo Severino.|
|Photography Students’ Work Featured in “Luxury Living” July 26, 2016 Recently, photography students were able to get a glimpse of the lavish life while photographing The LakeHouse restaurant located at Bay Shore.|
|NYFA Grad Amy Wright’s Documentary Wins Best Short Award at White House July 25, 2016 Former New York Film Academy Documentary student Amy Wright’s film Legacy won Best Short at the March on Washington Film Festival, which was held at the White House in Washington D.C.|
|NYFA Broadcast Journalism Student & Alumna join NATO Summit as part of The White House Press Corps. July 22, 2016 I live my life by a quote from Napoleon Hill, "What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." So it should not have come as a surprise when Urvashi Barua and I received an invitation from the White House to travel with President Barack Obama|
|Legendary Talent Agent Boaty Boatwright Speaks at New York Film Academy July 21, 2016 The New York Film Academy recently welcomed ICM Talent Agent, Boaty Boatwright, to its Guest Speaker Series in New York. Moderated by producer Tova Laiter, Boatwright spoke about her career in the entertainment industry, which spans across six decades.|
|New York Film Academy Remembers Filmmaker and Actor Garry Marshall July 20, 2016 With the passing of Hollywood's legendary writer, director, actor and producer, Garry Marshall, the New York Film Academy remembers the kindhearted and thoughtful man who once took the time out to meet with, and inspire, our students.|
Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment Michael Lynton Speaks at New York Film Academy
July 12, 2016
The New York Film Academy New York had the honor of hosting an exclusive question and answer session with Michael Lynton, Chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
NYFA Doc Grad Wins Italian Golden Globe
June 28, 2016
Considered one of the top honors for Italian filmmakers, the Italian Golden Globe is awarded annually by the Foreign Press Association in Rome. This year, New York Film Academy Documentary graduate, Valerio Ciriaci, won Best Documentary for his feature doc, If Only I Were That Warrior.
New York Film Academy Graduate Directs Roberto Duran Biopic Starring Robert De Niro
June 20, 2016
Former Filmmaking graduate from 1997, Jonathan Jakubowicz, has represented both the Venezuelan community and the New York Film Academy well with both his feature film Secuestro Express and now with his upcoming biopic of Roberto Duran, which premieres at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmaker Rich Thorne Becomes Chair of NYFA LA’s Producing Department
June 15, 2016
This month the New York Film Academy Los Angeles welcomed its new Producing Department Chair, Rich Thorne, who has been working closely with Lydia Cedrone, Interim Chair of Producing. Cedrone will continue to teach and to serve as Head of MFA Feature Productions at NYFA LA.
New York Film Academy May 2016 Graduations
June 6, 2016
The month of May celebrated numerous graduations at the New York Film Academy—from Los Angeles to New York and South Beach— in a variety of programs including Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Musical Theatre, Broadcast Journalism, Game Design, 3D Animation, and Photography. Each department showcased their final projects, which included ...
Broadcast Journalism Students Attend White House News Conference
June 1, 2016
Two 1-Year Broadcast Journalism students, Urvashi Barua and Alisa Rajkitkul, from the New York Film Academy had the honor of visiting the White House to cover President Barack Obama's meeting with the NCAA Champion Villanova University Men's Basketball Team.
NYFA Screenwriting Graduates Celebrate with Industry Pitch Fest Event
May 25, 2016
Graduating MFA, AFA and BFA New York Film Academy Screenwriting students recently attended their culminating Industry Pitch Fest Event, held at the penthouse ballroom of the Andaz Hotel up on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
New York Film Academy Musical Theatre School Presents "Cabaret"
May 18, 2016
Life was a Cabaret this past weekend for the New York Film Academy Musical Theatre School. From May 13th through the 15th, 2016, at the historic ATA Theatre in Manhattan, the NYFA Musical Theatre program put on its fifth main-stage musical production.
NYFA’S John Reilly Accepted to PGA Student Program
May 12, 2016
The New York Film Academy proudly recognizes producing student John ‘Six’ Reilly for his official selection into the Producers Guild of America Student Membership Program.
New York Film Academy Welcomes Award-Winning Actor Bryan Cranston
May 9, 2016
Not too many actors have been able to achieve the success and versatility that Bryan Cranston has accomplished. Just when you thought Cranston couldn’t break the mold of his iconic character as the dentist, Tim Whatley, on Seinfeld or Hal the father from Malcolm in Middle, he went and dominated ...
New York Film Academy Makes Variety's List of "Best Showbiz Programs"
April 29, 2016
As an accredited college that continues to expand its visual and performing arts curriculum while sticking to the core of its original foundation of learning by doing, the New York Film Academy has recently landed itself on Variety’s "Entertainment Education 2016: The Best Showbiz Programs" list. The list included ...
Adam Nimoy’s ‘For the Love of Spock’ Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
April 18, 2016
To further ensure Leonard Nimoy’s legacy, both personally and in television, his son, Adam Nimoy, produced a documentary For the Love of Spock, which made its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend.
Broadcast Journalism Students Tour NBC Studios with Colonel Jack Jacobs
March 22, 2016
A group of broadcast journalism students from New York Film Academy were given a very special behind-the-scenes tour around NBC studios and newsrooms. The "tour guide" for the day was Colonel Jack Jacobs, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, America's highest military honor.
New York Film Academy Hosting Workshops in Saudi Arabia
March 17, 2016
In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the New York Film Academy Foundation, in collaboration with the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA)
Screenwriting Panel: Life in Feature Films
March 10, 2016
The New York Film Academy Screenwriting Department, in cooperation with Final Draft, hosted the first in its second annual series of "Life In" panels.
NYFA Guest Speaker Series Highlights
February 15, 2016
As a college that prides itself on the motto of "learning by doing," the New York Film Academy frequently hosts a Guest Speaker Series, which provides students and alumni an opportunity to learn from those who are truly out there doing well at the top echelons of the industry.
NYFA Documentary Graduates to Premiere at Prestigious DOC NYC Film Festival
October 27, 2015
The New York Film Academy Documentary Department is proud to officially announce five of its recent graduates will premiere their new films at DOC NYC.
|New York Film Academy Puts on a Show at TEDxFulbright 2015 October 5, 2015 The New York Film Academy College of Visual and Performing Arts (NYFA) was proud to be the principal partner and sponsor of this year's TEDxFulbright 2015, presented by the Fulbright Association and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Fulbright Association.|
|NYFA Grad Chris Lofing’s The Gallows Screens in Theaters Worldwide August 7, 2015 It’s the dream of every filmmaker who graduates from our programs to have a manager sign you and produce your feature film. That alone is a major accomplishment. In the case of One-Year Filmmaking graduate Chris Lofing, he tackled both feats and, just recently, released his horror feature ...|
|New York Film Academy Partners with the Fulbright Association for TEDxFulbright 2015 July 20, 2015 The New York Film Academy is proud to be a partner and the principal sponsor in this year’s TEDxFulbright 2015, presented by the Fulbright Association and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Fulbright Association. As an institution that prides itself on promoting creativity and innovative ideas, the ...|
Father's Day Scholarship Winner Announced
June 18, 2015
The New York Film Academy partnered with acclaimed author Janice Kaplan, whose upcoming book The Gratitude Diaries is an inspiring memoir backed by pioneering research.
In her new book, Kaplan explores how being grateful can ultimately transform your life. NYFA worked with Kaplan to create a Mother’s Day video, thanking mothers for ...
|Do Movies Encourage Drug Use? May 29, 2015 Since the dawn of modern film, the MPAA, FCC, and concerned mothers everywhere have argued over the harmful and direct effects of seeing drugs on film and television. This videographic, which was created by the New York Film Academy from our previous infographic on the subject, investigates the relationship between drugs, film, and society and how each ...|
|Veteran Student Filmmaker Nick Jones, Jr. Interviewed on Fox & Friends May 21, 2015 One of the shining features of the New York Film Academy is that it boasts a number of military servicemembers and veterans who have decided to learn the craft of filmmaking in order to provide first-hand storytelling of what it’s really like to serve.|
|NYFA Australia Masterclasses with X-Files Writer Glen Morgan May 5, 2015 As a college that continually challenges itself on being current and relevant in today’s entertainment world, the New York Film Academy not only provides the most state-of-the-art equipment to its students, but also frequently invites Hollywood insiders and elites to its campuses to provide invaluable insight into ...|
|NYFA Veteran Students Work with Actor Joe Mantegna April 27, 2015 The New York Film Academy has attracted numerous industry elites for lectures and guest speaker events over the years including Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Ron Howard and more. Our students have found tremendous value in these events, as not only are they insightful, but they provide an ...|
|New York Film Academy Los Angeles Earns Gold for Best Tenant Improvement March 27, 2015 As the New York Film Academy continues to grow and expand its reach both domestically and internationally, its Los Angeles campus has made significant efforts to improve its facilities and overall academic experience.|
|BFA Screenwriting Student Appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 12, 2015 They say kindness goes a long way, especially in the entertainment business. Therefore, being recognized as a Good Samaritan on national television is probably a good thing to add to New York Film Academy BFA Screenwriting student Cedric Beard’s resume.|
|Banky W Releases Unborn Child, Co-Produced and Co-Directed by NYFA January 20, 2015 Back in November 2014, the New York Film Academy collaborated with Nigerian R&B sensation, Banky W, to film his largest music video production to date for his latest single, Unborn Child featuring hip hop artist, Lynxxx. Today, Banky W officially released the video on his Youtube channel, which has close to 38,000 subscribers.|
|NYFA Establishes Relationship with Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan January 16, 2015 As the New York Film Academy continues its commitment to enrolling a diverse student body and expanding its international reach, earlier this month, Jim Miller, New York Film Academy’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, traveled to Baku for a week of high-level meetings to establish relationships with Azerbaijan.|
|Has Female Equality in Hollywood Progressed in 2014? December 22, 2014 A year on from when we last looked at gender inequality in Hollywood, recent events have forced the issue of disparity in pay between female and male actors into view. As the Sony hack revealed, Jennifer Lawrence—the second highest paid actress of 2014—alongside her co-star ...|
|‘Pacino Day’ at New York Film Academy December 8, 2014 In what should be declared "Pacino Day" at the New York Film Academy, this past December 4th, 2014, we had the honor of not only having iconic actor Al Pacino screen his latest film, but also had his daughter, and former NYFA Union Square student Julie Pacino, screen her feature film, Billy Bates, which she produced.|
|Shooting For Space: New York Film Academy’s STEAM Initiative Highlighted in Popular Astronomy November 20, 2014 NYFA continues to aim for the stars as the Academy is featured in the November-December issue of Popular Astronomy. While astrophysics and acting are not generally related in most peoples’ minds, the magazine highlighted NYFA’s STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) ...|
|NYFA Filmmakers Awarded Honorable Mentions for "Be Bold for Girls" Video Campaign October 10, 2014 Following our partnership with the online creative community, Zooppa, New York Film Academy students immediately began pitching ideas for the "Be Bold for Girls" campaign. The goal of the campaign, started by Plan USA, was to bring awareness to the challenges young girls face due to their age and gender.|
|Musical Theatre Students Shine in ‘The Wedding Singer’ October 8, 2014 Coming off the huge success of our first musical production, Spring Awakening, the New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Department put together another magnificent performance in The Wedding Singer. A complete contrast from the former, The Wedding Singer is a comedic piece based on the ...|
|NYFA Industry Lab Provides Students with Real World Experience September 30, 2104 As a part of New York Film Academy’s ongoing effort to make its curriculum even more hands-on, we’ve started a new initiative called NYFA’s Industry Lab. Headed up by NYFA Los Angeles Directing Instructor Craig Ross, Jr., the Industry Lab offers students real world experiences, working on major productions for professional clients.|
|Summer New Works Reading Series at New York Film Academy July 29, 2014 New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre department is gearing up to present their first ever Summer New Works Reading Series! The Series was designed to promote relationships between our students and emerging composers, writers, and directors. It's an exciting opportunity for ...|
|Making Movies and Making History: NYFA Over the Years July 25, 2014 Maybe it’s the gorgeous weather we’re having this summer in New York City or maybe it’s just that’s it’s a Friday, but today we found ourselves digging up an old New York Times article about the Academy from 2005. Written after the school had been open for thirteen years, the piece had us smiling not only because it reminded us of our humble beginnings, but also marveling at how many talented and incredible future filmmakers, actors, and other talented individuals have passed through the New York Film Academy over the past twenty-two years.|
Memorial Day Scholarship Winners Announced
July 16, 2014
In honor of the brave men and women who serve or have served in the military, the New York Film Academy set aside two scholarships to its 4-Week Acting for Film Workshop and 4-Week Filmmaking Workshop.
Military members and veterans interested in the scholarships were asked to submit a 90-second video detailing their military background and why he or she was passionate about pursuing acting or filmmaking at NYFA.
|NYFA LA Launches Weather Balloons to Detect Climate Change in SoCal June 12, 2014 Despite some of the obvious changes in climate, unanimously being documented by scientists across the globe, the issue of climate change has yet to become a truly global concern. This is primarily why the New York Film Academy has recently set forth on a new venture, stemming from its S.T.E.A.M. initiative headed up by Rajiv Uttamchandani, Director of S.T.E.A.M. Education Initiatives at NYFA.|
|NYFA Instructors’ Films to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2014 The New York Film Academy prides itself on its international student body and faculty. As such, the Cannes Film Festival is beheld as one of the premier film festivals to be associated with. It’s with great pleasure NYFA finds a few of its own instructors represented in the prestigious international film festival. Since its very beginnings in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has been a Launchpad for numerous filmmakers – from Federico Fellini to Quentin Tarantino.|
|NYFA Hosts Joint Talk with NASA Scientist May 9, 2014 The New York Film Academy will be holding a joint talk with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Warner Bros Studios on Tuesday, May 20th 2014 at 4:15pm PST. In an effort to raise awareness on the development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the talk aims to showcase the programs, products, and overall results of the Academy's initiatives to merge STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) fields with the Visual Arts. Rajiv Uttamchandani will be representing the New York Film Academy while Dr. Matthew Greenhouse will speak on behalf of NASA.|
|NYFA Premieres Musical Spring Awakening May 2, 2014 As part of a continuing effort to encourage and showcase our amazing talent in New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre Program, last night was our first ever, staged theatrical production. To push the envelope, producers Kristy Cates and Mark Olsen wanted to do something brave and edgy. The Tony award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, felt like the perfect fit for a new generation of performers.|
|New York Film Academy’s 3D Animation Class Airs on RTVi April 25, 2014 Recently, the New York Film Academy in Battery Park welcomed Russian Television International (RTVi) to document a hands-on 3D Animation lecture taught by Animation Chair, Robert Appleton and Cinematography Chair, Sal Interlandi. The television piece was part of a half-hour program, which highlighted 3D animation, and aired on RTVi television March 15th, 2014. RTVi is an international Russian-language television network with studios based in Moscow, New York City, and Tel-Aviv.|
|Ellen DeGeneres Brings New York Film Academy Los Angeles Student Live onto Her Show April 17, 2014 It is often said in the world of show business, you never know when or where you will be discovered. Such was the case today for one of our New York Film Academy Los Angeles Acting students, Peter, who was stopped on the street by a rather clumsy magician. After the magician spills his entire bag of tricks, Peter decides to lend a helping hand, even though he was on his way to acting class at NYFA.|
|Looking at Black Inequality in Film: An Infographic April 03, 2014 2013 was a landmark year in Black film with such box office smashes as The Best Man Holiday and Lee Daniel’s The Butler and critical darlings like 12 Years A Slave and Fruitvale Station making a significant mark on mainstream culture. After a decade in which black cinema has been limited to just a few established filmmakers, there appears to be real momentum in Hollywood towards encouraging new and daring voices in Black film, as epitomized by 12 Years a Slave’s Academy Award for Best Picture last month.|
New York Film Academy Collaborates with NASA
to Raise Awareness for The James Webb Space Telescope March 20, 2014 The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is embarking on a unique collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Northrop Grumman to introduce visual storytelling into the development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
|The New York Film Academy live on GMA Live! March 4, 2014 The New York Film Academy was challenged by the team at ABC's Good Morning America to create a short parody "mash-up" video that incorporates all nine of the Best Picture Nominee's at the 86th Academy Awards.|
|NYFA to Open Brand New Campus in Sydney, Australia January 24, 2014 The New York Film Academy, an international, hands-on film, acting and photography school, will open the doors to a brand new campus in Sydney, Australia at the end of this month. The modern facility, currently undergoing final stages of completion on the corner of Pitt Street and Liverpool Street, is already taking enrollments for the government-accredited One-Year Acting and One-Year Filmmaking diploma courses, as well as short and evening courses.|
|NYFA Grad’s ‘The Square’ Nominated for an Oscar January 16, 2014 The Square, shot and co-produced by New York Film Academy graduate Muhammad Hamdy, has been nominated as one of five documentaries for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film, directed by Jehane Noujaim, originally premiered at The Sundance Film Festival where Hamdy ultimately accepted the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary.|
|New York Film Academy Expands to South Beach, Florida October 17, 2013 The New York Film Academy is proud to announce its new, exciting location in South Beach, Florida. The 3,500 square feet campus, located at 420 Lincoln Road, is located in the heart of the colorful city known for its glamour and culture.|
|New York Film Academy Students are Now Eligible for Financial Aid October 16, 2013 The New York Film Academy is delighted to announce that students enrolling in its Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degrees (BFA) are now entitled to financial aid under the Free Application for Federal Student Aid’s (FAFSA). Currently, NYFA offers a BFA in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Screenwriting, Producing, Animation, Photography, and Game Design ...|
New York Film Academy Photo Students to Exhibit at Ed Freeman Chinatown Gallery
August 30 to September 15, 2013 September 16, 2013 Students in the ONE YEAR PHOTOGRAPHY Certificate program at the Los Angeles Campus of the New York Film Academy will show their work at the prestigious Ed Freeman Gallery, 945 Chung King Road, Los Angeles.
|New York Film Academy Continues to be Top Military Friendly School September 15, 2013 "If I can succeed at serving my country during a time of war, I can succeed at following my dreams at attending film school," says NAVY Veteran and NYFA graduate, Paquita Hughes. If you served time in the military, you too can follow your dreams by pursuing an education in the arts at the New York Film Academy.|
|New York Film Academy Hosts Press Conference with Acclaimed Korean Directors September 11, 2013 The Korea Society and New York Film Academy co-presented a press conference, moderated by NYFA Senior Director David Klein, with Korean directors, Chung Ji-young (National Security), Lee Ji-seung (Azooma), and Jeon Soo-il (El Condo Pasa).|