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July 2018
July 19, 2018
Screening of By the People: The Election of Barack Obama with Director Amy Rice
July 19th, 2018
at 6:45 p.m.

17 Battery Place,
1st Floor Theatre
New York, NY 10004

NYFA's New York campus is excited to host a screening of By the People: The Election of Barack Obama in its 1st floor theatre.

By the People documents what led to the historic election of the nation's first black president. Nearly a year before Barack Obama announced his candidacy for the presidency, two filmmakers began to roll cameras on the senator. Over the next 19 months, across the USA, daily events that led to Obama's presidency are chronicled. Director Amy Rice will be discussing the process and answering student questions. The Q&A will be moderated by Documentary Chair Andrea Swift and Producing Chair Neal Weisman.

Please RSVP here by filling out the form. All guests must provide a FIRST and LAST name and will need to provide a valid photo ID.

July 20, 2018
Q&A with Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos Following a Screening of The Innocents
July 20th, 2018
at 2:30 p.m.

Netflix Theater

To inquire about availability, please RSVP here by filling out the form, or at All guests must provide a FIRST and LAST name and will need to provide a valid photo ID. RSVPs are on a first come, first served basis. RSVP does not guarantee access to events.

Synopsis of The Innocents:
When a teenage girl discovers she is capable of shapeshifting, she and her boyfriend run away to escape capture by a mysterious scientist and to try to understand this strange new power. The star-crossed lovers find their way to Norway, the home of the girl’s ancestors and the location of her estranged mother.

About Ted Sarandos:

Ted has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. Since 2013, he's led the company's transition into original streaming content with the launch of House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is the New Black, among numerous other series. In his role, Sarandos oversees the teams responsible for the acquisition and creation of both original series and original films, globally.

Ted, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013, is recognized in the industry as an innovator in film acquisition and distribution. Before Netflix, he was an executive with more than 20 years' experience in home entertainment. Ted also has produced or executive produced several award-winning and critically acclaimed documentaries and independent films, including the Emmy-nominated Outrage and Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. He is on the boards of Exploring The Arts, a nonprofit focused on arts in schools, the Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals, the American Cinematheque, the American Film Institute, and as an Executive Committee Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
July 24, 2018
An Evening at NYFA with Jeff Mermelstein
July 24th, 2018
at 4:30 p.m.

17 Battery Place,
Room 508
New York, NY 10004

The New York Film Academy Photography department is thrilled to host a Q&A with acclaimed NYC photographer Jeff Mermelstein.

Mermelstein is one of the most prolific street photographers working today. He is the inspiring “real thing” and is always shooting, regardless of the weather. The son of Holocaust survivors, he is the author of three published books of his quirky, yet poignant images. He is the recipient of an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship and the European Publishers Award for Photography.

His work has been published in many magazines including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Artforum, Aperture, Double Take, Japanese Vogue, Esquire, and British GQ. He has also done ad campaigns for Comme des Garçons, Topshop, and Adidas.

Jeff’s photographs are featured in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the International Center of Photography.

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