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About NYFA’s

Curated and moderated by Hollywood Film and TV Producer and Executive Tova Laiter, the Q&A-List is an interview series focusing on Hollywood’s A-list talent imparting their experiences and expertise to NYFA students.

NYFA’s Q&A-List has hosted some of the most talented names in the business from actors, to directors, writers, managers and casting directors, including Marvel Chairman and Producer Kevin Feige, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Nancy Meyer, Beanie Feldstein, Seth Rogen, Cedric the Entertainer, J.K. Simmons, Jonah Hill, Edward James Olmos, Josh Brolin, Nia Vardalos, Alec Baldwin, Mena Suvari, Richard Dreyfuss, and Kathleen Turner, and many others.

Meet Tova Laiter

Moderator and Curator of the Q&A-List Series:

Hollywood Film and TV Producer, Film Executive and Curator/Moderator of NYFA ’s Q&A-List, Tova Laiter, was first introduced to Hollywood on the set of The Godfather Part II, working with movie giants such as Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duval, Diane Keaton, and James Caan.

From such a magnum opus of an opportunity, she soon became a part of the first wave of women executives in Hollywood studios, landing as VP at WB Studios, supervising a staff of 37. From there on, she became President of Freddie Field Production, supervising the development & production of Glory, for which Denzel Washington won an Oscar; became Co-President of Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment, and President of Production at Cinergi Pictures, supervising the development and production of studio A-list movie star movies such as Varsity Blues, The Scarlet Letter, Nixon, Murder in Mississippi, and more. Via her Avida Entertainment, Tova Laiter has produced films at Warner Bros, Universal, Bravo, and NBC among others. In 2011, Laiter started a popular Q&A series for New York Film Academy, attracting top Hollywood Stars, Directors, Producers, and Executives. She also wrote a series of humor articles for the HuffPost “Fifty” blog and for other film industry publications on being a female executive and other related subjects.

To learn more, visit Tova Laiter's website

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