“I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.” - Sarah Jessica Parker
“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 trouble with movies as a business is that it’s an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it’s a business. - Charlton Heston
“People are making movies for 20 bucks. We’re living in a golden age of Hollywood.” Read more from mega producer, Joel Silver.
“Seven Acts of Mercy is representative of the way I like to shoot movies and it is strongly connected to what and how I teach here at New York Film Academy.”
Students who attend after-school programs at East Side Community High School and Marte Valle Secondary School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan participated in a Time Warner Cable Connect A Million Minds workshop with the New York Film Academy on May 23. Students learned about important technical roles in movies and how STEM impacts the world of filmmaking. We had a wonderful time with the youngsters!
Tweet us @NYFA if you’re a high school student interested in filmmaking.
Photo credits: Shahar Azran Photography
Last week we announced the winner of our 1 week filmmaking workshop @bounjourkatia. Our followers sent their congrats and best wishes to the Mexican native. Plus, we heard from our Twitter Party’s winning country, Turkey. We can’t wait to meet everyone. We also received early reviews from the much anticipated movie, The Hunger Games. Not a single negative review in the house. No wonder the movie is raking in at the box office.
Lastly, we felt the love from our loyal @NYFA followers. Thanks for staying connected with us!
New York Film Academy’s Weekly Roundup
“The movie has more butt-groping than anything this side of the Rio Grande. And the other side.” - Roger Ebert on Casa De Mi Padre.
- ‘Game of Thrones’ Romantic Twist HBO released a new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer aimed to attract female viewers. Well ladies, are you hooked yet?
- The Martin Scorsese Film Lesson Scorsese narrates highlights from some of his ‘must see’ pictures. A great video for all film junkies.
- Bob Marley Documentary To Release on 4/20 Kevin MacDonald announces the release of his documentary on the famous reggae legend, Bob Marley. Hmm, wonder if there’s any significance behind that date?
- Broadway’s Heiress Academy Award nominee David Strathairn will play opposite Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain in the Tony Award winning play The Heiress. Maybe the nominee team will win a Tony.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
DiCaprio & Scorsese Again? Director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for a fifth time in the film, The Wolf of Wall Street. Is DiCaprio the new De Niro?
As an executive and producer, Mark has brought more than 300 pictures to the screen. As President of Worldwide Theatrical Production at Warner Bros., he was instrumental in creating the Lethal Weapon and National Lampoon’s Vacation franchises. It was during this time that Mark hired Tim Burton, then only 27 years old, to direct Batman.
As chairman of the Columbia/TriStar, Canton greenlit numerous award-winning films, including As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire, and Men in Black. He went on to produce hit films including 300, Letters to Juliet, and Spiderwick Chronicles. Students were excited to hear that Mark would soon be headed to New Orleans when production starts on The Tomb, an action film starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mark will then head to Eastern Europe, where they will be shooting the follow-up to 300.
Students in the packed theater asked about Mark’s impressive career. His advice? “If you believe in things and are relentless, that’s when things happen. You have to have the confidence and durability to hang in there because nothing happens fast.”
New York Film Academy Open House in India!
India has produced some amazing filmmakers and actors, not to mention many extremely entertaining Bollywood films. New York Film Academy is an institution of excellence which prides itself in having hands-on intensive programs which gives students real experience. We would enjoy your company at either of our Open Houses in Delhi and Bangalore. To RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat at the Open House. See below for the exact times and location. Film students shoot on 16mm, HD, Red One, Super-16mm and 35mm cameras depending on the program. Students in all filmmaking programs and workshops edit using Final Cut Pro on Apple computers. The production equipment is comparable to that of the leading degree programs in the United States.
Students learn in an hands-on environment using this equipment from the very beginning. NYFA’s model has proved successful throughout the globe, boasting an international group of alumni who are thriving in all areas of filmmaking and acting.
NYFA Delhi Open House
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: The Oberoi New Delhi @ The Connaught Terrace
NYFA Bangalore Open House
Date : Feb 22, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: The Oberoi Bangalore @ The Hibiscus Room