Today NYFA welcomes director/producer Jay Roach, who will be screening the hilarious comedy, AUSTIN POWERS!
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY HOSTS Q&A WITH RAMBO DIRECTOR TED KOTCHEFF
The New York Film Academy brings a special presentation to Brazil: Directing and Producing for the Big and Small Screen: Q&A with Ted Kotcheff, director of the iconic RAMBO, (starring Sylvester Stallone) and Executive Producer of the hugely successful series LAW + ORDER, SVU, moderated By Tova Laiter, Hollywood Guest Speaker program, New York Film Academy. NYFA will also be holding auditions and information sessions for potential students interested in attending the school.
On March 19th from 5:00pm-8:00pm Ted’s event will be in Sao Paulo at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Auditorio Flamineo Fâvero, Rua da Consolação, 930, Building N.9.
Then, on March 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm, Ted will be at Belas Artes, Auditorio Raphael Galvex Dazzani, Centro Universitario Belas Artes de São Paulo, Rua Dr. Álvaro Alvim, 90 – Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo.
“You can teach them craft, but you can’t teach them talent.” - Rob Reiner
This Thursday, the New York Film Academy welcomed Chinese director, Linshan Zhao, to screen his film The Assassins. The Chinese historical drama stars Chow Yun-fat as Cao Cao, a prominent warlord who became the de facto head of government in China towards the end of the Han Dynasty. Being that the film has yet to be released in the United States, our students were in for a rare cinematic treat.
Having ten years of commercial directing under his belt, Zhao had been writing a screenplay for four years. Once producers got their hands on his script, they knew it needed to be made. With that, Zhao raised nearly eighteen million dollars to shoot what would become his first feature film, The Assassins. “It has always been my dream,” said Zhao “Since I was little, I wanted to be a director, and that was my biggest inspiration.”
Zhao’s next steps are to release the film all over the world, starting with Asian countries and working his way toward North America. He’s also working on his next project, My Super Ex, based on a popular Chinese Twitter feed. Zhao jokingly commented on how we all have those stories from past relationships, and he’s willing to hear them all to help shape his next film.
“In the end, you will be more supported than slammed if you carry your end of the bargain on a day-to-day basis.”
NYFA would like to say a special Happy Birthday to Ron Howard!
The New York Film Academy will be screening 2011 Sundance Audience Award Winning film, Kinyarwanda. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Director Alrick Brown, NYFA Instructor / Producer Darren Dean, and NYFA Instructor / Actress Cassandra Freeman. Moderating the event will be NYFA’s Producing Dept. Chair, Ron Tippe. Be sure to join us for this exclusive event!
Director/producer Timur Bekmambetov, who has been called “the Russian Steven Spielberg,” recently visited students at New York Film Academy, following a screening of his film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Even the bad guys need direction.
The New York Film Academy had a chance to speak with director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, etc.)
Bob Z talks about his career and his return to live action in the new Denzel Washington film, Flight. Read the entire interview on The Movie Blog!