Ever wonder what it’d be like to direct a master director? Emmy winning professor Tony Gerber speaks to New York Film Academy students about working with James Cameron on National Geographic’s documentary about the Titanic.
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New York Film Academy Professor Gets Final Word on Titanic
New York Film Academy’s Emmy-winning professor, Tony Gerber, teams up with National Geographic to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking with a two hour documentary featuring James Cameron. The Master Class professor’s documentary will air this Sunday on NAT GEO and is titled,Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron.
The countdown to the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, will be marked by a few key moments:
- 4/6: Titanic 3D releases. The record-shattering, eleven Academy Awards-winning, mega blockbuster now plays in 3D.
- 4/8: NAT GEO airs Titanic: The Final Word w/ James Cameron at 8:00P.M.
- 4/12: Director Tony Gerber will screen it on the big screen for the first time at New York Film Academy in New York City, sharing his behinds-the-scenes lessons and secrets with the NYFA Documentary students - just as soon as the traditional premiere embargo is lifted.
- 4/14: Marks the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Community Highlights: #NYFA On The Oscars
The 2012 Oscars came and went last Sunday, with Billy Crystal hosting for the ninth time, Sacha Baron Cohen spilling Kim Jong’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest, and Angelina Jolie peculiarly exposing her leg. Our followers were all abuzz throughout the week, sharing their opinions, complaints, and own Oscar ambitions. After combing through thousands of interactions via our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we sorted out the highlights from this past week. Some were happy for Meryl Streep’s 3rd Oscar win, others were hoping to give someone new a chance. Speaking of women, a few of our followers suggested female hosts for next year’s Oscars. Kristin Wiig anyone? Plus, we share some of the love from our New York Film Academy faithful. Oh, and did @ScarletCarpet say she dyed her hair red just to see Titanic?
Thanks for staying connected with us! Stay tuned every Monday to see if you make our Community Highlights.
Win a Scholarship to New York Film Academy through Cast Away Short Film Competition!
New York Film Academy is proud to sponsor Cinemagic’s Cast Away International Podcast Challenge for young people. The contest is organized by Cinemagic Film Festival and Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Creative young people worldwide, under 25, are invited to submit a short video/film pod-cast, themed around Titanic. The genre of the pod-cast can take any form - fact or fiction, contemporary or period drama, news programme or documentary. New York Film Academy is sponsoring the prize for the 18-25yr old category, which is a one week scholarship to any of its programs worldwide.
Tim Husbands, Titanic Belfast’s CEO, comments, “Titanic has been celebrated in film for the past century, with the first Titanic movie produced in 1912. Titanic’s story has captivated generations because it works on a variety of levels, from incredible stories of heroism and survival to the ingenuity of the men who built her. This is a great opportunity for a new generation using new technology to be inspired by Titanic’s legend and I’m looking forward to seeing how 21st century creativity compares with what’s gone before.”
To learn more, visit http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/worldwide.aspx
New York Film Academy Offering Scholarships and Special Workshop in Ireland!
New York Film Academy representatives will visit Ireland on Wednesday, November 16th for a special workshop in collaboration with Belfast’s Cinemagic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from NYFA’s Director of Acting Admissions Roger Del Pozo about what it takes to audition for jobs in film, theatre and television. Outside of his work at New York Film Academy, Roger is a seasoned casting director whose credits includes hundreds of national campaigns for Apple, Microsoft, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sony, General Electric, AT&T, Fisher Price, Nickelodeon, Cheerio’s, Verizon, IKEA, Nintendo, Toyota, Mercedes and Heineken. Learn how to figure out and cultivate your “type,” how to get seen for an audition, what is expected of an actor at an audition, and how to book the job! The event will be held at Odyssey Cinemas from 10am-12pm and tickets can be booked through the Cinemagic Office at 028 90 311900 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYFA offering scholarship to winner of Titanic Podcast Competition
NYFA has also partnered with Cinemagic on the Cast Away - International Podcast Challenge. Young filmmakers (18-25) are invited to submit a short video pod-cast (5min max) around the theme “Titanic.” The challenge will run through Friday, January 27th, 2012 and entry to the competition is free. The winning prizes include a one-week scholarship to any NYFA program worldwide. To learn more, view the contest rules and requirements here! Filmmakers from around the globe are encouraged to apply!