NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY TO HOLD AUDITIONS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS IN ISRAEL
The New York Film Academy will be in Israel conducting filmmaking workshops, in addition to information sessions for potential students interested in attending the school. NYFA professor, Dr. Kathy Curtiss will teach the hands-on workshop for interested participants. The events will start in Ramallah, West Bank on April 3rd, 2013 at 3:00-6:00pm at the Red Crescent Society Hall.
From there, NYFA will head to Tel Aviv on April 4th, 2013 from 12:00pm-8:00pm at the Ganei Tarucha (Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center) Rokach Boulevard, Pavilion #10. Then, on April 5th 12:00pm-1:30pm and then 1:30-3:00pm at the David Intercontinental Hotel, 12 Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv.
Joining Dr.Curtiss will be NYFA’s Director of General Admissions, Tami Alexander and NYFA’s Director of Outreach and Development, Jack Newman.
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Photo of Tel Aviv by Eli Itay
NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY TO HOLD AUDITIONS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA
The New York Film Academy will be in Saudi Arabia conducting filmmaking and photography workshops, in addition to information sessions for potential students interested in attending the school. NYFA professor, Brian Dilg will teach the hands-on workshop for interested participants. The events will start in Jeddah on April 13th, 2013 at 8:00pm (Exact location TBD).
From there, NYFA will head to Riyadh on April 16th, 2013 from 1:00pm-1:50pm at the Riyadh International Exhibition & Convention Center, Room A. Then, on April 17th 11:00am-11:50am at the Riyadh International Exhibition & Convention Center, Room C.
Joining Professor Dilg will be NYFA’s Director of General Admissions, Tami Alexander. This will be Tami’s fourth trip back to Saudi Arabia. “I cannot believe the level of talent every time I come to Saudi Arabia,” said Tami. “We recognize the overwhelming enthusiasm for acting, filmmaking, and photography in Saudi Arabia and we welcome students from all around the world.”
The New York Film Academy is listed as a recommended school by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education and is considered the best hands-on film school in the world by many of today’s top filmmakers. NYFA is honored to be the school of choice for many Hollywood filmmakers, actors, and figures from the entertainment world who have sent a son, daughter or a family member to study with us. They include: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Robert Downey Jr., Warren Beatty and Al Pacino.
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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.
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Village Roadshow Studios neighbors Warner Bros Movie World and has housed the making of several hit films such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Daybreakers, Fools Gold, and Peter Pan.
Interested? Start your filmmaking career in the land down under with NYFA. Apply today!
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Congrats to Nick Wuagneux for winning a signed Joe Namath and Chad Pennington helmet during New York Film Academy’s sports photography school promotion at the New York Jets game!
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