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NYFA Alum Eve Hewson Stars in Robin Hood New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting Alum Eve Hewson Stars in Robin Hood November 15, 2018 Sherwood Forest is about to get a visit from a New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum — Acting for Film camp graduate Eve Hewson, who is starring as Marian in Hollywood’s...
NYFA Welcomes Cedric the Entertainer As Guest Speaker New York Film Academy Welcomes Cedric the Entertainer As Guest Speaker November 15, 2018 On Wednesday, November 7, the New York Film Academy hosted actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer after a screening of Barbershop...
NYFA Cinematography Instructor's “Restoring Tomorrow” Gets Release New York Film Academy (NYFA) Cinematography Instructor Tim Nuttall’s “Restoring Tomorrow” Gets Theatrical Release November 12, 2018 Restoring Tomorrow, the feature documentary about Los Angeles’s first synagogue, a subject that is especially relevant in today’s sociopolitical climate, is getting a national release in...
NYFA Inaugurates New Florence Location New York Film Academy (NYFA) Inaugurates New Florence Location October 26, 2018 The Florence evening sky was lovely and the energy at New York Film Academy’s (NYFA) new facilities on Via Torta, steps away from the historic Basilica di Santa Croce...
NYFA Alumni Head to Camerimage New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alumni Head to Camerimage With Thesis Film “Simón” October 11, 2018 It’s been a dream of New York Film Academy (NYFA) Cinematography Alum Romas Usakovas to go to the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage for some time, and this November...
NYFA Animation Student Rayt Kiya Receives Full Scholarship New York Film Academy Animation Student Rayt Kiya Receives 2018 NYFA Burbank Community Scholarship October 8, 2018 New York Film Academy (NYFA) Los Angeles has a close relationship with its home city of Burbank, California, as well as with Burbank’s...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Star Keeps on Rising New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Mark O'Connor's Hit Film "Cardboard Gangsters" Premieres in U.S. October 2, 2018 This weekend, American audiences finally got the chance to catch up with Irish moviegoers, who have been raving about New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum Mark O’Connor’s film Cardboard Gangsters...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Star Keeps on Rising New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Star Keeps on Rising October 1, 2018 How many movies can you co-star in with Hollywood A-listers before you’re considered part of the A-list yourself? As New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo keeps adding big roles in major films...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Claudio Casale Premieres Film at Venice Film Festival New York Film Academy (NYFA) Airs 5 Movie Musicals in the TBAE Film Showcase September 25, 2018 Five movie musicals from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) were selected by the Tampa Bay Arts & Education (TBAE) Network to premiere on Tampa Bay cable channels...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Claudio Casale Premieres Film at Venice Film Festival New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum Jeff Sullivan Starring in National Tour of "Finding Neverland" September 18, 2018 New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum Jeff Sullivan has a new happy thought he can use if he ever needs to fly to Neverland — he’s just been cast as the lead in the national tour of the Broadway hit musical...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Claudio Casale Premieres Film at Venice Film Festival New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Claudio Casale Premieres Film at Venice Film Festival August 30, 2018 New York Film Academy (NYFA) Filmmaking Alum Claudio Casale came to New York City to study filmmaking, but it’s his home country of Italy where he’s already making a name for himself...
New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Lana Condor Stars in Netflix Original Film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Alum Lana Condor Stars in Netflix Original Film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before August 28, 2018 New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum Lana Condor has already had an incredible amount of success in her acting career considering both the competitive nature of the industry and the fact that she’s only 21...
Inclusion Toolkit: 5 Ways You Can Support Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry Inclusion Toolkit: 5 Ways You Can Support Inclusion in the Entertainment Industry July 31, 2018 With the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards around the corner, the entertainment industry is continuing the conversation around inclusion and equality of opportunities, with diversity in the spotlight throughout nomination categories...
TIME Magazine Cover Features a Composite Image Created by New York Film Academy Senior Photography Instructor Nancy Burson TIME Magazine Cover Features a Composite Image Created by New York Film Academy Photography Instructor Nancy Burson July 19, 2018 Legendary photographer and New York Film Academy (NYFA) senior faculty member Nancy Burson’s thought-provoking image is the current cover of Time magazine...
Emmy Award Nominations Recognize Incredible Achievements of New York Film Academy Community Emmy Award Nominations Recognize Incredible Achievements of New York Film Academy Community July 18, 2018 In a history-making year, the New York Film Academy is exceedingly proud of our alumni, guest speakers, and faculty members whose work has been represented in this year’s list of Emmy Award nominations....
5 Emmy Award Nomination for New York Film Academy Alum Bill Hader 5 Emmy Award Nomination for New York Film Academy Alum Bill Hader July 16, 2018 New York Film Academy alum Bill Hader picked up an impressive five Emmy nominations for his work on the comedy-drama Barry and his return to Saturday Night Live....
New York Film Academy Acting for Film Alum Hannah Quinlivan Takes on The Rock in Skyscraper New York Film Academy Acting for Film Alum Hannah Quinlivan Takes on The Rock in Skyscraper July 13, 2018 Summer is the time for epic, action-packed blockbusters, and they’re all the better when starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson -- alongside New York Film Academy alum Hannah Quinlivan...
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Features New York Film Academy's Matthew Modine & Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Sicario: Day of the Soldado Features New York Film Academy's Matthew Modine & Manuel Garcia-Rulfo July 6, 2018 The much-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Sicario, which earned three Oscar nominations, premiered at Cannes, and banked $78.5 million worldwide, finally hit theatres this week.
Broadway Stars Unite in We Are The World Produced by Tony Award-winning Musical Theatre Alum Yael Silver Broadway Stars Unite in We Are The World Produced by Tony Award-winning Musical Theatre Alum Yael Silver July 2, 2018 The world today can feel like a divided place. For Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and New York Film Academy (NYFA) alum Yael Silver, this sense of division presented a challenge and an opportunity to create unity...
Adam Driver Speaks With New York Film Academy (NYFA) Students New York Film Academy Welcomes Star Wars’ Adam Driver as Guest Speaker at the New York Campus June 28, 2018 On Tuesday, June 26, Adam Driver spoke with a theatre full of exhilarated New York Film Academy (NYFA) students following a screening of his film, Paterson, at the New York City campus in downtown Manhattan.
Best Revival Tony Award-Winner Once on this Island Co-Produced by NYFA Musical Theatre Alum Yael Silver Best Revival Tony Award-Winner Once on this Island Co-Produced by NYFA Musical Theatre Alum Yael Silver June 11, 2018 The 72nd Annual Tony Awards were an incredible highlight in this year’s busy award season calendar, and the New York Film Academy couldn’t be more proud of our very own Musical Theatre Conservatory alum Yael Silver, who co-produced Best...
A Peek Behind The VFX of 'Avengers: Infinity War' with New York Film Academy Alum Francesco Panzieri A Peek Behind The VFX of "Avengers: Infinity War" with New York Film Academy 3D Animation Alum Francesco Panzieri May 17, 2018 Francesco Panzieri is no stranger to big hits, both in television and film. Panzieri's name has been included in the credits for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Men, True Detective, Westworld, and many others.
The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy Presents Reclaiming Our Time: An Empowerment Revue The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy Presents Reclaiming Our Time: An Empowerment Revue May 15, 2018 In a watershed year for equality, inclusion, and human rights, with #MeToo and TIME’S UP™ gaining momentum in industries from Hollywood to higher education, The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy...
BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlists Film by NYFA MFA Documentary Filmmaking Student Drama Del Rosario BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlists Film by New York Film Academy MFA Documentary Filmmaking Student Drama Del Rosario May 8, 2018 In This Family, a short documentary film by current New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking MFA student Drama Del Rosario, has made it onto the short list for BAFTA’s Student Film Awards!
New York Film Academy Named by Variety as a Best Film School of 2018 New York Film Academy Named by Variety as a Best Film School of 2018 May 3, 2018 Each year, Variety reviews educational institutions and selects the cream of the crop to feature in its Education Report, and the New York Film Academy (NYFA) has been honored to be included in Variety’s competitive shortlist of premier institutions from...
Cannes International Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Selection Life in Color Stars New York Film Academy Acting Grad Ioanna Meli Cannes International Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Selection Life in Color Stars New York Film Academy Acting Grad Ioanna Meli May 1, 2018 Life in Color is an official selection in the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers category, starring New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film alum Ioanna Meli.
Riverdale Sneak-Peek and Q&A With Ashleigh Murray (Josie MCoy) and Casey Cott (Kevin Keller) at New York Film Academy Riverdale Sneak-Peek and Q&A With Ashleigh Murray (Josie MCoy) and Casey Cott (Kevin Keller) at New York Film Academy April 23, 2018 This week, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) was delighted to host a special sneak-peek screening of hit series Riverdale at its New York City campus, featuring a lively Q&A with series leads Ashleigh Murray (Josie MCoy) and Casey Cott (Kevin Keller).
New York Film Academy Welcomes Marvel Star Hayley Atwell as Guest Speaker New York Film Academy Welcomes Marvel Star Hayley Atwell as Guest Speaker in New York City April 18, 2018 As a part of its ongoing Guest Speaker Series, the New York Film Academy recently welcomed someone very special to Marvel Universe fans: actress Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter herself.
Peabody Award Nominations for Documentary Films by New York Film Academy Instructor & Alum Peabody Award Nominations for Documentary Films by New York Film Academy Instructor & Alum April 16, 2018 The Peabody Award nominations are out for the best work of 2017, and among the nominated documentaries are two films with New York Film Academy (NYFA) pedigrees.
Motion-Capture Actor and NYFA Grad Jason Liles Stars in Rampage with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Motion-Capture Actor and NYFA Grad Jason Liles Stars in Rampage with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson April 11, 2018 At 6’9’’, New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film alum Jason Liles has said he was sometimes told that he was "too tall" for Hollywood. Yet the Tennessee native never gave up.
Gender Inequality in Film Infographic by the New York Film Academy Updated in 2018 Gender Inequality in Film Infographic by the New York Film Academy Updated in 2018 March 8, 2018 The New York Film Academy (NYFA) has updated its original infographic from 2013 to present current research on the representation of women in the entertainment industry, released in early 2018..
New York Film Academy Alum Aubrey Plaza's Ingrid Goes West Wins Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature New York Film Academy Alum Aubrey Plaza’s Ingrid Goes West Wins Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature March 7, 2018 New York Film Academy alum Aubrey Plaza has won the prestigious Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, along with the cast and crew of Ingrid Goes West.
Avenue Q’s Jeff Marx Visits New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Students Avenue Q’s Jeff Marx Visits New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Students March 6, 2018 Jeff Marx, the composer and lyricist who won a Tony Award for his puppet-centric musical Avenue Q, visited students of the New York Film Academy’s Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre (PCMT) in late February, speaking with them at length at NYFA’s New York City Theatre.
Award-Winning Actor and NYFA Board Member Matthew Modine's Full Metal Diary Photography Exhibit at Axiom Contemporary Award-Winning Actor and NYFA Board Member Matthew Modine's Full Metal Diary Photography Exhibit at Axiom Contemporary February 26, 2018 Matthew Modine, award-winning actor, activist, director, and New York Film Academy (NYFA) Board Member, shares his fresh photography exhibit at Axiom Contemporary in Santa Monica on Friday Feb. 23.
ASC's American Cinematographer Magazine Features New York Film Academy MFA Alum Egor Povolotskiy ASC's American Cinematographer Magazine Features New York Film Academy MFA Alum Egor Povolotskiy February 26, 2018 In its February issue, American Cinematographer magazine spotlights New York Film Academy MFA Cinematography grad Egor Povolotskiy.
Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Announces New York Film Academy Alum Warina Hussain Will Star in Loveratri Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Announces New York Film Academy Alum Warina Hussain Will Star in Loveratri February 12, 2018 Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, reported in Forbes as the 9th highest-paid actor in the world, rocked the Twitterverse this week with a cryptic message...
	
Indonesian President Vows Total Cleanup Thanks to New York Film Academy Alum's Chitarum River Docs Indonesian President Vows Total Cleanup Thanks to New York Film Academy Alum’s Citarum River Docs February 5, 2018 Indonesia’s President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has made a public commitment and begun the process to clean up the Citarum River, largely thanks to a series of "micro-docs" created by New York Film Academy (NYFA) Documentary Filmmaking alum and environmental activist Gary Bencheghib with his brother, Sam.
'Heroin(e)' with NYFA's Kristen Nutile is Nominated for Academy Award "Heroin(e)" with New York Film Academy's Kristen Nutile is Nominated for Academy Award® January 30, 2018 As USA Today put it, "It was a better day for women in Hollywood." Some history has been made with the official nominations announced for the 2018 Oscars®; Rachel Morrison is the first-ever female nominee in the Best Cinematography category, and Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman ever...
NYFA Filmmaking Alum Eric Demeusy Wins Emmy for Stranger Things Title Design Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Little Bitches" Co-Stars NYFA Acting for Film Alum Adrian Voo January 29, 2018 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release "Little Bitches" January 23 across major digital platforms, featuring the work of co-star and New York Film Academy (NYFA) Acting for Film Conservatory alum Adrian Voo.
NYFA Filmmaking Alum Eric Demeusy Wins Emmy for Stranger Things Title Design NYFA Filmmaking Alum Eric Demeusy Wins Emmy for "Stranger Things" Title Design January 16, 2018 If you’re one of the millions of viewers who’ve had the "Stranger Things" theme stuck in their head at some point in the last two years, New York Film Academy (NYFA) filmmaking alum Eric Demeusy is partly to blame.
Shanghai Film Week 2018 in New York City Shanghai Film Week 2018 in New York City December 19, 2017 This January, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) hosts Shanghai Film Week at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown New York, with screenings to follow at the NYFA Theatre.
Official Sundance 2018 Selections Feature Work by New York Film Academy Faculty & Master Class Instructors Academy Award Shortlist Film "Heroin(e)" Edited By New York Film Academy Instructor Kristen Nutile December 14, 2017 With the 90th Academy Awards approaching, the entertainment industry is buzzing over the recent announcement of the Academy Awards' shortlist of possible nominees in the Best Documentary Short category.
Broadway's 'Once on This Island' Co-Produced by NYFA Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre Alum Broadway's "Once on This Island" Co-Produced by NYFA Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre Alum December 12, 2017 In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the devastation of a massive storm is a familiar story in the news. Now, thanks to the first-ever Broadway revival of Ahrens and Flaherty’s musical "Once on This Island," Broadway audiences can glimpse another powerful...
Official Sundance 2018 Selections Feature Work by New York Film Academy Faculty & Master Class Instructors Official Sundance 2018 Selections Feature Work by New York Film Academy Faculty & Master Class Instructors December 7, 2017 Sundance Film Festival recently released their official selections for the 2018 festival, with a lineup that includes documentary and narrative films featuring the work of New York Film Academy (NYFA) faculty members and master class lecturers.
Sony Pictures Television Selects New York Film Academy Filmmaking Alumna Tiffany Paulsen for Diverse Directors Program Sony Pictures Television Selects New York Film Academy Filmmaking Alumna Tiffany Paulsen for Diverse Directors Program December 5, 2017 Sony Pictures Television has announced its 2017 class for the competitive Diverse Directors Program, and among its chosen fellows is New York Film Academy (NYFA) Los Angeles Filmmaking alumna Tiffany Paulsen.
New York Film Academy Documentary School Featured in IDA's Documentary Magazine New York Film Academy Documentary School Featured in IDA's Documentary Magazine November 22, 2017 The New York Film Academy’s Documentary School is honored to be the subject of a feature in Documentary magazine's Fall 2017 issue. Documentary magazine is the major international publication of the prestigious International Documentary Association (IDA).
NYFA Broadcast Journalism Alumni George Colli and Alyssa Taglia at WTNH/TV8 Connecticut NYFA Community Outreach Spotlight: BAFTA LA November 22, 2017 As part of New York Film Academy’s dedication to give back to the community, NYFA LA has been running a filmmaking program in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) for youth in need.
NYFA Broadcast Journalism Alumni George Colli and Alyssa Taglia at WTNH/TV8 Connecticut NYFA Broadcast Journalism Alumni George Colli and Alyssa Taglia at WTNH/TV8 Connecticut November 6, 2017 ABC-affiliated station WTNH/TV8 in New Haven, Connecticut, the first television station in New England, now features two NYFA Broadcast Journalism School graduates.
NYFA Acting for Film Alumnus Matty Cardarople is in Season Two of 'Stranger Things' NYFA Acting for Film Alumnus Matty Cardarople is in Season Two of "Stranger Things" October 24, 2017 Season two of "Stranger Things" premieres Friday, October 27th on Netflix and will feature one of NYFA’s very own, Matty Cardarople.
NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award NYFA Photography Alum Rutvik Katuri Wins Rangefinder Contest 2017 September 19, 2017 NYFA photography alumnus Rutvik Katuri has made a splash in the Rangefinder Photography Annual Contest, winning first place with his series "Holi Colors" and "Fashion Forward."
NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award NYFA VR Alumnae and Faculty Join Industry Leaders at Inaugural Jump Into VR Fest September 19, 2017 For the first time in New York's Lower East Side, the world has a chance to experience Jump Into VR Fest, a premier film festival striving to bring cutting edge VR/VX (virtal reality/extended reality) developments to light through showcases, performances, parties, workshops, product launches, demos, and panels...
NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award NYFA Doc Faculty Member Lizzie Gottlieb Wins Excellence in Documentary Award August 29, 2017 New York Film Academy Documentary Filmmaking faculty member Lizzie Gottlieb's film "Romeo Romeo" was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Documentary Award by the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (NLGJA).
New York Film Academy Shines Brighter Than Ever in its 25th Year New York Film Academy Shines Brighter Than Ever in its 25th Year August 24, 2017 The New York Film Academy was founded on the idea that the best way for aspiring filmmakers to learn is through intensive hands-on programs. This year signifies a milestone in the school’s history as students and faculty continue to flourish and NYFA expands its worldwide influence.
NYFA Musical Theatre Alumnus Jaspal Binning's Independent Series Doomsday Qualifies for Emmys Race NYFA Filmmaking Alumnus Ruchir Garg's "It's Gawd!" Screening in New York City, and Available on Amazon August 11, 2017 New York Film Academy filmmaking alumnus Ruchir Garg’s film "It's Gawd!" starring Tommy Chong, Luke Perry and Rebecca Maden, has been released on Amazon and is screening August 24 at the AMC in Union Square, New York City.
NYFA Musical Theatre Alumnus Jaspal Binning's Independent Series Doomsday Qualifies for Emmys Race NYFA Musical Theatre Alumnus Jaspal Binning's Independent Series "Doomsday" Qualifies for Emmys Race August 2, 2017 New York Film Academy musical theatre alumnus and Netflix’s "Brown Nation" star Jaspal Binning has made a big splash with his directorial debut, "Doomsday," which qualified for Emmy nominations and received a write-up in Emmy magazine.
NYFA Alumnus Todd Leatherman is Camera Operator on Netflix Original Series Daughters of Destiny NYFA Documentary Alumnus Todd Leatherman is Camera Operator on Netflix Original Series "Daughters of Destiny" August 1, 2017 New York Film Academy 1-Year Documentary Filmmaking Program alumnus and former Teacher’s Assistant Todd Leatherman served as camera operator on the Netflix Original Series "Daughters of Destiny," which premiered worldwide...
Chief Technology Officer of Dreamworks, Jeff Wike, Speaks to NYFA Animation Students Chief Technology Officer of Dreamworks, Jeff Wike, Speaks to NYFA Animation Students July 24, 2017 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles recently welcomed Jeff Wike, Chief Technology Officer of DreamWorks, for a Q&A with NYFA animation students and summer campers.
NYFA Acting Student Mitchell Slaggert Thrills In 'Wish Upon' NYFA Acting Student Mitchell Slaggert Thrills In "Wish Upon" July 13, 2017 Mitchell Slaggert may not have originally intended to seek out an entertainment career, but the model-turned-actor is working up a storm in 2017. "Wish Upon," the much-anticipated thriller about a teen girl who discovers a magical but sinister wish-granting box...
NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Acting for Film Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo for Special Screening of 'Magnificent 7' NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Acting for Film Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo for Special Screening of "Magnificent 7" July 6, 2017 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles recently welcomed acting for film alumnus and international film actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as the guest of honor in a Guest Speaker Series event. Garcia-Rulfo is perhaps best known for his work in...
NYFA New York Welcomes 'Brown Nation' Team to Guest Speaker Series NYFA New York Welcomes "Brown Nation" Team to Guest Speaker Series July 7, 2017 NYFA New York City recently welcomed a part of the team behind the Netflix Original Series, "Brown Nation" to our Guest Speaker Series. NYFA musical theatre conservatory alumnus Jaspal Binning stars in "Brown Nation," which is directed by NYFA filmmaking graduate Abi Varghese.
NYFA New York Welcomes 'The Magicians' Actress Jade Tailor as Guest Speaker NYFA New York Welcomes "The Magicians" Actress Jade Tailor as Guest Speaker July 3, 2017 With Season 2 of Syfy's fantasy series "The Magicians" now available on Netflix, New York Film Academy's New York City campus welcomed actress Jade Tailor to a recent Guest Speaker event, moderated by NYFA Acting for Film Chair Glynis Rigsby.
NYFA 3D Animation Conservatory Graduate Francesco Panzieri is Digital Compositor on 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' NYFA 3D Animation Conservatory Graduate Francesco Panzieri is Digital Compositor on "Spider-Man: Homecoming" July 3, 2017 With the release of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" on July 7, New York Film Academy goes behind-the-scenes with Marvel Studios In-House Digital Compositor and NYFA Alumnus Francesco Panzieri.
NYFA Alumnus Assaad Yacoub Featured in NYLON Magazine for 'Cherry Pop' NYFA Filmmaking Alumnus Assaad Yacoub Featured in Nylon Magazine For "Cherry Pop" June 27, 2017 New York Film Academy filmmaking alumnus Assaad Yacoub’s feature film "Cherry Pop," starring Bob the Drag Queen from "Rupaul’s Drag Race" along with Tempest DuJour, Latrice Royale and Lars Berge, has created buzz during Pride Month -- and caught the attention of NYLON magazine,...
NYFA Instructor Bill Duke's 'Created Equal' to Premiere at American Black Film Festival NYFA Instructor Bill Duke's "Created Equal" to Premiere at American Black Film Festival June 14, 2017 New York Film Academy Los Angeles Instructor Bill Duke's film "Created Equal" will have its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival on Thursday, June 15, at the Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL).
NYFA Photography Graduate's 'Coming Out Stories' Featured on BuzzFeed NYFA Photography Graduate's "Coming Out Stories" Featured on BuzzFeed June 7, 2017 New York Film Academy MFA Photography alumnus Alejandro Ibarra’s “Coming Out Stories” came from a personal experience that many in the LGBTQ+ community can empathize with.
Vogue India Highlights New York Film Academy's New Mumbai Location Vogue India Highlights New York Film Academy's New Mumbai Location June 1, 2017 With cinema’s popularity at an all-time high in Mumbai, India, filmmakers continue to flock to the region to begin their careers. As noted in a recent Vogue India article, the New York Film Academy recently held its first two programs in Mumbai...
NYFA Screenwriting Alumna’s The Dark of Night Directed by Robin Wright Premieres at Cannes NYFA Screenwriting Alumna’s "The Dark of Night" Directed by Robin Wright Premieres at Cannes May 30, 2017 Denise Meyers began her career in Los Angeles as a literary agent assistant at the William Morris Agency in 1982. While she knew she didn’t want to pursue the career of an agent, she soon realized that screenwriting was her true calling.
NYFA LA Hosts Versatile Actor Christopher Meloni NYFA LA Hosts Versatile Actor Christopher Meloni May 22, 2017 Known as an incredibly versatile actor, Christopher Meloni paid a visit to the Los Angeles Campus of the New York Film Academy to speak on his long-running career in acting for film and TV.
NYFA Producing Instructor Darren Dean’s The Florida Project to Premiere at Director’s Fortnight at Cannes NYFA Producing Instructor Darren Dean’s “The Florida Project” to Premiere at Director’s Fortnight at Cannes May 19, 2017 New York Film Academy Producing instructor Darren Dean's new film “The Florida Project,” directed by Sean Baker, will be screening in the Director's Fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
New York Film Academy Launches Mumbai Location New York Film Academy Launches Mumbai Location May 18, 2017 The New York Film Academy proudly introduces its newest location in Mumbai, India, which welcomed its first students this month. Mumbai is located in the heart of the world’s largest film industry and is the home of Bollywood.
NYFA Alumnus Rakesh Varre Appears in Biggest Blockbuster in the History of Indian Cinema NYFA Alumnus Rakesh Varre Appears in Biggest Blockbuster in the History of Indian Cinema May 12, 2017 The Indian blockbuster “Baahubali: The Conclusion” opened April 28 across 9,000 screens worldwide — including 6,500 in India in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi language versions — and has already amassed an estimated $81.2 million.
NYFA Photography Student Rutvik Katuri’s Photo I Project Makes Cover of Imirage NYFA Photography Student Rutvik Katuri’s Photo I Project Makes Cover of Imirage May 5, 2017 New York Film Academy Photography School student Rutvik Katuri’s final project for his Photo I class is currently the cover of Imirage, a monthly magazine that applauds relevant and visually stunning features on art, design, writing, film, music, photography, style and other creative genres.
New York Film Academy Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Week NYFA Listed in Variety’s Entertainment Education: Stellar Film Schools in 2017 May 2, 2017 Now in its 25th year, the New York Film Academy has established itself as one of the premier visual and performing arts schools in the world. Its reputation has not gone unnoticed, as shown in Variety’s “Entertainment Education: Stellar Film Schools in 2017” article, which listed the 30 most “stellar” entertainment...
New York Film Academy Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Week NYFA Musical Theatre Alumna Sophie Kim Becomes First Korean Actress Cast in American Musical “Sister Act” May 2, 2017 New York Film Academy Musical Theatre alumna Sophie Kim So-hyang became the first Korean actress to be cast in an American production after landing a supporting role in the U.S. production of the hit Broadway musical "Sister Act."
New York Film Academy Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Week New York Film Academy Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Week April 27, 2017 Every April, the U.S. recognizes an especially important and difficult topic by observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The official site of SAAM states: "Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it."
Variety Highlights NYFA Musical Theatre Programs Variety Highlights NYFA Musical Theatre Programs April 26, 2017 With "La La Land" putting movie musicals back into the limelight of modern Hollywood cinema, more and more aspiring musical theatre actors are turning to the New York Film Academy Musical Theatre program, as Variety noted in a recent article.
NYFA Hosts Duane Michals: Photography and Reality NYFA Hosts Duane Michals: Photography and Reality April 21, 2017 The Photography Department at the New York Film Academy recently hosted an evening with Duane Michals, one of the great photographic innovators of the last century widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text.
Alumnus John Jencks Returns to NYFA Los Angeles to Screen His Feature The Hippopotamus Actor Dolph Lundgren Screens "Rocky IV" at NYFA LA April 14, 2017 Students from the New York Film Academy Los Angeles welcomed actor Dolph Lundgren to an exclusive screening of “Rocky IV” at theater 12 on the Warner Bros. lot. Lundgren’s Q&A that followed the film was moderated by NYFA Admissions Director Chris Devane.
Alumnus John Jencks Returns to NYFA Los Angeles to Screen His Feature The Hippopotamus Alumnus John Jencks Returns to NYFA Los Angeles to Screen His Feature "The Hippopotamus" April 13, 2017 Having grown up in the U.K., New York Film Academy filmmaking alumnus John Jencks recalls his time as a teen, hitting up three movies a day at the local theater.
Award-Winning Actor and NYFA Board Member Matthew Modine Holds Master Class for Acting for Film Students Award-Winning Actor and NYFA Board Member Matthew Modine Holds Master Class for Acting for Film Students April 6, 2017 Award-winning actor and New York Film Academy Board Member Matthew Modine delighted Acting for Film students with his intimate master class, held at NYFA’s theater in Battery Park.
NYFA Acting for Film Alumnus Appears in Judd Apatow's Netflix Series Love NYFA Acting for Film Alumnus Appears in Judd Apatow's Netflix Series "Love" March 30, 2017 Jongman Kim was an actor who had been in a few big studio films in South Korea and even had his own theatre company. However, he says it was when he first saw Robert De Niro and Al Pacino's performances on the big screen that he aspired to learn "true acting" in America.
NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Announces Season Two of HBOs Insecure NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Announces Season Two of HBO's "Insecure" March 17, 2017 After a successful first season of the HBO comedy "Insecure," New York Film Academy alumna Issa Rae has announced the release date for the second season of the series, which she writes, produces, and stars in.
Academy Award-Winning Director Mel Gibson Screens “Hacksaw Ridge” for NYFA Veterans Academy Award-Winning Director Mel Gibson Screens “Hacksaw Ridge” for NYFA Veterans March 10, 2017 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles recently welcomed Academy Award-winning director, Mel Gibson, to screen his Oscar-winning film, “Hacksaw Ridge,” to a group of student veterans.
New York Film Academy Embraces ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Outside New York Campus New York Film Academy Australia Celebrated the Grand Opening of the Gold Coast's Newest Location & State-of-the-Art Facilities! March 10, 2017 On February 28th 2017, New York Film Academy Australia (NYFA-AU) celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest Gold Coast campus at Southport Central.
New York Film Academy Embraces ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Outside New York Campus NYFA Student Takes Part in Women in Film Panel at Sundance March 10, 2017 This year’s Sundance Film Festival included a panel discussion on Women in Film, a topic that the New York Film Academy has discussed often and broken down in an infographic.
New York Film Academy Embraces ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Outside New York Campus New York Film Academy Embraces ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Outside New York Campus March 8, 2017 While the New York Film Academy’s New York City location at 26 Broadway has become accustomed to the iconic Charging Bull statue at its doorstep, a staple for the Wall Street community, early this Tuesday morning, the students and staff noticed a refreshing addition to the campus...
NYFA South Beach Faculty’s Short Film “Scenes From Our Young Marriage” to Premiere at Miami Film Festival NYFA South Beach Faculty’s Short Film “Scenes From Our Young Marriage” to Premiere at Miami Film Festival March 6, 2017 Film enthusiasts in South Florida have gathered once again for the Miami Film Festival, which runs from March 3–12.
NYFA Australia Gold Coast Alumnus Makes TV Debut on ABC TV's Newton's Law NYFA Australia Gold Coast Alumnus Makes TV Debut on ABC TV's "Newton's Law" February 13, 2017 New York Film Academy Australia Gold Coast alumnus Makwaya Masudi will make his television debut on ABC TV’s latest legal drama “Newton’s Law.”
Congratulations to NYFA Alumna Raphaela Neihausen on Her Academy Award Nomination for Joe’s Violin Congratulations to NYFA Alumna Raphaela Neihausen on Her Academy Award Nomination for “Joe’s Violin” February 9, 2017 New York Film Academy alumna Raphaela Neihausen’s short documentary film, “Joe’s Violin,” which she produced, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
NYFA Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Cast in Fox's Murder on the Orient Express NYFA Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Cast in Fox's "Murder On the Orient Express" February 7, 2017 Coming off the Antoine Fuqua film "The Magnificent Seven," New York Film Academy Acting for Film alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has recenlty been cast as Marquez in Fox's "Murder On The Orient Express."
NYFA Alumnus Hayden Szeto Stars in Award-Winning Film "The Edge of Seventeen" NYFA Alumnus Hayden Szeto Stars in Award-Winning Film "The Edge of Seventeen" February 3, 2017 One of the critical darlings of 2016 was “The Edge of Seventeen,” which is reminiscent of John Hughes classics such as “Sixteen Candles” and “Breakfast Club.” The film earned first-time director Kelly Fremon Craig a New York Film Critics Circle Award...
SAG Best Ensemble Award Win for Master Class Lecturer and New York Film Academy Board Member Matthew Modine SAG Best Ensemble Award Win for Master Class Lecturer and New York Film Academy Board Member Matthew Modine January 30, 2017 With the 23rd Annual SAG Awards complete, the New York Film Academy would like to extend congratulations to NYFA Master Class Lecturer and Board Member Matthew Modine, who, together with his “Stranger Things” castmates, won the...
Congratulations to NYFA Alumnus Jean de Meuron on the Academy Award Nomination for 'La femme et le TGV' Congratulations to NYFA Alumnus Jean de Meuron on the Academy Award Nomination for "La femme et le TGV" January 24, 2017 The New York Film Academy would like to congratulate alumnus Jean de Meuron, who was executive producer on the Academy Award-nominated short film, “La femme et le TGV.”
NYFA Alumnus Themo Melikidze Stars in "Patriots Day" with Mark Wahlberg NYFA Alumnus Themo Melikidze
Stars in "Patriots Day" with Mark Wahlberg
January 11, 2017 New York Film Academy Acting for Film alumnus Themo Melikidze plays the role of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, in the film “Patriots Day.”
Award-Winning Film Critic Peter Rainer to Teach Seminar at NYFA LA Award-Winning Film Critic Peter Rainer
Joins NYFA LA Faculty
January 3, 2017 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles is delighted to welcome its newest faculty member, Peter Rainer, who has 30 years of professional experience as a film critic. “There is still nothing like seeing a movie in a theater on a big screen and being awed by the whole experience..."
NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Nominated for Golden Globe Award NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Nominated for
Golden Globe Award
December 14, 2016 With announcements coming out this week for the 2017 Golden Globes Nominations, the New York Film Academy paid special attention to alumna, Issa Rae, who was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical for her performance on HBO's “Insecure,” a show she writes, produces, and acts in.
NYFA Alumna Issa Rae Nominated for Golden Globe Award New York Film Academy Speaks Candidly with Actress Kim Cattrall December 12, 2016 The New York Film Academy’s New York campus opened the doors of its brand new theater for an exclusive talk with award-winning actress, Kim Cattrall.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Episode Revolves Around NYFA Alumna Alanna Masterson AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Episode Revolves Around NYFA Alumna Alanna Masterson November 29, 2016 Since season four of AMC’s mega-hit show “The Walking Dead,” New York Film Academy alumna Alanna Masterson has played the role of Tara Chambler.
Conversation and Q&A with Eric Goldberg: “Moana” Conversation and Q&A with Eric Goldberg: “Moana” November 16, 2016 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles welcomed Disney animator Eric Goldberg to its theatre this week. The Guest Speaker Series event included an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Disney's latest project, “Moana,” for an enthusiastic audience of NYFA students. Animation Chair Mark Sawicki moderated the event.
Four New York Film Academy Documentary Thesis Films Screen at DOC NYC Four New York Film Academy Documentary Thesis Films Screen at DOC NYC November 14, 2016 For the second year in a row, the New York Film Academy Documentary Department held a screening at the prestigious DOC NYC at the IFC Center in New York City.
NYFA Alumnus Jaspal Binning Stars in Netflix’s “Brown Nation” NYFA Alumnus Jaspal Binning Stars in Netflix’s “Brown Nation” November 8, 2016 Since graduating from NYFA’s Musical Theatre program, Jaspal Binning has found success acting in theatre and television. In 2013, Binning appeared in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom,” and, beginning this month, will be playing the lead in Netflix’s original new series, “Brown Nation.”
Col. Jack Jacobs Guides Broadcast Journalism Students on NBC News Tour Col. Jack Jacobs Guides Broadcast Journalism Students on NBC News Tour November 8, 2016 For the third time, Colonel Jack Jacobs hosted an exclusive tour of NBC News for the NYFA 1-Year Broadcast Journalism students and program Chair Bill Einreinhofer.
NYFA Welcomes New Cohort of International Fulbright Students NYFA Welcomes New Cohort of International Fulbright Students November 7, 2016 Enrollment for the 2016 Academic Year at the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) includes a cohort of 10 outstanding international graduate students attending the Academy under the Fulbright Foreign Student Program.
Student Life Presents a New York Film Academy Halloween Student Life Presents a New York Film Academy Halloween October 31, 2016 In an effort to embrace the festive Halloween spirit that enraptures the entire city of New York, the NYFA Student Life Department held a full week of events, which included student horror films, a pumpkin painting contest, and a "Spooktacular Halloween Party."
NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Director Paul Feig Actress Rose McGowan Screens Her Directorial Debut "Dawn" October 28, 2016 This week, the New York Film Academy welcomed actress and director Rose McGowan to its theater at 17 Battery Place in lower Manhattan.
New York Film Academy Partners with Johns Hopkins University’s SWAN Group to Host Documentary Film Forum New York Film Academy Partners with Johns Hopkins University’s SWAN Group to Host Documentary Film Forum October 21, 2016 The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Women’s Alumni Network (SWAN) of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the New York Film Academy (NYFA) have joined forces to...
NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Director Paul Feig NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Director Paul Feig October 21, 2016 The New York Film Academy Los Angeles held an exclusive fifth anniversary screening of the hit comedy, “Bridesmaids,” with special guest, director Paul Feig.
Golden Globe-Winning Actress Jacqueline Bisset Screens “The Last Film Festival” Golden Globe-Winning Actress Jacqueline Bisset Screens “The Last Film Festival” October 20, 2016 The New York Film Academy welcomed Golden Globe-winning actress Jacqueline Bisset to its Los Angeles campus. The Guest Speaker Series event, moderated by producer Tova Laiter and Acting for Film instructor Phil Kaufman, began with a screening of director Linda Yellen’s “The Last Film Festival.”
NYFA LA Instructor Joe Burke Stars in Upcoming Film “Dependent’s Day” NYFA LA Instructor Joe Burke Stars in Upcoming Film “Dependent’s Day” October 14, 2016 The upcoming film “Dependent’s Day,” which will be released on VOD on October 18, 2016, stars New York Film Academy Los Angeles Directing instructor Joe Burke.
Sanzhar Madiyev Stars in Kazakhstan’s Oscar Nom for Best Foreign Film Sanzhar Madiyev Stars in Kazakhstan’s Oscar Nom for Best Foreign Film October 5, 2016 New York Film Academy alumnus Sanzhar Madiyev has become one of the most sought-after actors in his home country of Kazakhstan. Madiyev has appeared in both film and television projects, including “Khod Konem” (Armenia/Kazakhstan) directed by Gor Kirakosian...
NYFA Acting Alumnus Stars in Iceland’s Best Foreign Film Nom NYFA Acting Alumnus Stars in Iceland’s Best Foreign Film Nom September 29, 2016 New York Film Academy Acting for Film alumnus Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, an Icelandic native, starred as “Ari” in the feature film, “Sparrows,” which is Iceland’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Acting Alumnus Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Stars in 'The Magnificent Seven' 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 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” 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 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 Top Films 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 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 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 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 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.
NYFA Student Film Showcase at Venice Film Festival 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 and alumnus Michael Soccio 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” 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 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. 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
ICM Agent Boaty Boatwright at NYFA 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 Director & Producer Garry Marshall 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.
Sony Entertainment Chair Michael Lynton Speaks at NYFA 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 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.
NYFA Graduate Directs Roberto Duran Biopic Starring Robert De Niro 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.
NYFA Los Angeles Welcomes Rich Thorne to Producing Chair 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 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 thumbnail 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 thumbnail 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.
NYFA Musical Theatre School Presents Cabaret thumbnail 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 thumbnail 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 thumbnail 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 ...
NYFA makes Variety's list of 'Best Showbiz Programs' 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 at Tribeca Film Festival 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.
NBC Studios Tour With Colonel Jack Jacobs 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 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 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 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 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 at TEDx Fulbright 2015 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 Graduate Chris Lofing's The Gallows screens in theaters worldwide 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 ...
TEDx Fulbright Santa Monica sponsored by the New York Film Academy 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 ...
Gratitude Diaries Father's Day Contest Results 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 ...
Drugs in Film 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 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 masterclass with X-Files writer Glen Morgan 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 ...
NYFA Los Angeles earns Gold for Best Tenant Improvement 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 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 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 Republic of Azerbaijan 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? 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 with Al Pacino ‘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.
NYFA's Steam Initiative featured in Popular Astronomy 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 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.
NYFA Musical Theatre students shine in The Wedding Singer 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 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.
NYFA Musical Theatre Dept. presents Summer New Works Reading Series 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 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.
New York Film Academy Memorial Day 2014 Winners 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 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 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.
New York Film Academy hosts talk with a NASA scientist 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 Spring Awakening at the American Theatre of Actors 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 Animation School on RTVi 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.
New York Film Academy Los Angeles Student Live on the Ellen Show 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.
NYFA presents Black Inequality in Film Infographic 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.
NYFA collaborates with NASA to raise awareness for space telescope 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 on Good Morning America 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 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).
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