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Guest Speaker Series: Amy Smeed (Head Animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios)

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Head of Animation for Walt Disney Studios Amy Lawson Smeed gave a rousing Q and A at the Los Angeles campus of the New York Film Academy, after a screening of her latest work “Moana.” Smeed’s work includes “Treasure P...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Dolph Lundgren

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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. The screening was followed with Lundgren’s Q&A, moderated by NYFA's Ch...

Guest Speaker Series: Matt Ross

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Actor, director, and screenwriter Matt Ross visited the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. His latest work, “Captain Fantastic” stars Viggo Mortensen as Ben Cash, a man who raises his six children in the wilderness...

Guest Speaker Series: Allan Heinberg

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Allan Heinberg has written for "Party of Five," "Sex in the City," "The OC," "Grey’s Anatomy", and "Gilmore Girls". He is also the creator and showrunner of "The Catch". Outside of television, Heinberg has worked for ...

New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series Highlights

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From Steven Spielberg to Henry Winkler to New York Film Academy alum Aubrey Plaza, NYFA has had no shortage of guest speakers with star power. Take a look at some of our guest speaker highlights over the years. Then c...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Paul Feig

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Famed comedy director, Paul Feig, came to the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his beloved film Bridesmaids. Feig’s prolific film and television directing credits includ...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Seth Rogen

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Popular actor, writer, producer, and director Seth Rogen stopped by the New York Film Academy Los Angeles campus on Wednesday, August 17th to show his new R-animated movie Sausage Party and talk about his long acting ...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Gordon Smith

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"Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" writer visited New York Film Academy in Los Angeles to discuss his career with Screenwriting instructor David O'Leary. Read more about his visit on our blog.

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Adam Driver

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Following a screening of his film "Paterson," Adam Driver participated in a Q&A with producer Tova Laiter. Driver discussed his career from military to film. He talked to students about the importance of the colla...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series: Bryan Cranston

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Following a screening of his film "Trumbo", Bryan Cranston participated in a Q&A with producer Tova Laiter. Cranston spoke of the journey to becoming an actor. He counseled students from all disciplines with words...

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