Screenwriting

Creative TV & Movie Adaptations Featuring NYFA Alum, Faculty, and Rising Stars
July 14, 2023 | Alumni

Creative TV & Movie Adaptations Featuring NYFA Alum, Faculty, and Rising Stars

Remember back in the 1990s when Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, and Reese Witherspoon starred in an adaptation of Pierre Coderlos de Laclos’ seminal French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous…

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Fleabag Analysis: A World in One Character
June 6, 2023 | Industry Trends

Fleabag Analysis: A World in One Character

If you prefer romantic comedies with a sweet “will they or won’t they” dynamic, high fashion, and Coldplay on the soundtrack, Fleabag might not be your cup of tea.  From…

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Shonda Rhimes’s Scandal: Breaking Down The Iconic Political Drama
June 2, 2023 | Industry Trends

Shonda Rhimes’s Scandal: Breaking Down The Iconic Political Drama

Shonda Rhimes is, without a doubt, one of TV’s biggest stars. Her first TV show Grey’s Anatomy, debuted in 2005 and is still on the air today. But it was…

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Q&A with NYFA Instructor and ‘Batwoman’ Writer Jerry Shandy
May 31, 2023 | Faculty Highlights

Q&A with NYFA Instructor and ‘Batwoman’ Writer Jerry Shandy

The instructors at the New York Film Academy are extremely talented people, from editing Oscar-winning documentaries to winning BAFTAs in Cinematography. We were very lucky to sit down with Jerry…

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moviescriptswheretodownload
April 13, 2023 | Screenwriting

Where To Download Movie Scripts: 10 Great Sites

If you want to write movie scripts, you need to read movie scripts – it’s just as essential as batting practice for professional baseball players. As you read scripts, you’ll…

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amazon prime harlem
March 7, 2023 | Filmmaking

Harlem on Amazon Prime: How It Levels Up The Four Girl Formula

In season one of Harlem on Amazon Prime, Camille, the protagonist, asks, “Why is everything always about men?”  By the end of the season, we have our answer. For our…

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the blackening trailer
March 1, 2023 | Filmmaking

NYFA Alum Tracy Oliver’s ‘The Blackening’ Trailer Released

If the Black character always dies first in a horror movie, what happens when all of the characters are Black? It’s a question that NYFA Alum Tracy Oliver poses with…

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The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Pilot: Our Take on The Show’s Story Engine
February 15, 2023 | How To's

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Pilot: Our Take on The Show’s Story Engine

“To be clear, I didn’t move here for Josh, I just needed a change‘Cause to move here for Josh, now that’d be strangeBut don’t get me wrong, if he asks…

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the best movies about time travel
February 2, 2023 | Filmmaking

The Best Movies About Time Travel

When it comes to the best movies about time travel and time warps, everyone immediately thinks of the iconic 1993 film Groundhog Day. From the cute little groundhog to watching…

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