In March 2021, we had the pleasure of welcoming NYFA Cinematography instructor and Director of Photography Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, ASC as part of The 20/20 Series, created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein.

Tommy Maddox-Upshaw is currently lensing the sixth season of Fox’s hit series “Empire” for creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. He recently wrapped shooting the third season of FX’s “Snowfall,” chronicling the crack cocaine epidemic in 1980s Los Angeles. Previously, Maddox-Upshaw shot the second season of Netflix’s breakout hit “On My Block” and the first season of “Huge” in France, also for Netflix.

Read more about this event here.