The New York Film Academy is now offering an 8-Week Photography program in Havana, Cuba!
Interested applicants can email Leah Smith, Leah@tafaritravel.com.
Japanese comedian, “BananaMan,” takes a tour of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles!
Last week, the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles hosted a full house at Warner Bros’ Screening Room with special guest Ken Kwapis. Students watched The Office, Season 2´s FINALE “CASINO NIGHT”- directed by Ken – followed by a 25 minute reel of Ken’s work. The reel included bits from (TV) The Office, Freaks & Geeks, Outsourced and (FILMS) Big Miracle, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, He´s Just Not That Into You, and License to Wed. Producer Tova Laiter moderated the Q&A with the long time film and television director/producer, who has also worked on hit shows like, The Larry Sanders Show, Malcolm in the Middle, and The Bernie Mac Show.
A short film called Buddy, directed by New York Film Academy’s Josh Winker.
Students at New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus were thrilled to receive a rousing commencement speech from Jamie Lee Curtis on Saturday. The actor and author is best known for her memorable roles in Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies, and Freaky Friday. The daughter of Hollywood legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis has spent over 35 years in the industry, garnering two Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She delivered a touching speech to graduates of MFA and AFA Acting, MFA and AFA Producing, MFA and AFA Screenwriting, and MFA Photography programs.
In her commencement address, Curtis spoke about her life in show business, saying, “This isn’t about a show. It’s about truth and integrity and honesty and communication, bravery and risk, and adjectives that should make you get out bed in the morning, excited to be what it is you choose to be.” She went on to share lessons she had learned throughout her career, as well as a passage from John Steinbeck, and tips from her husband, writer/director/actor Christopher Guest. “I am proud of all of your hearts,” she concluded, “and I hope that what you all do with them transforms the universe.” Congratulations to our new graduates, and special thanks to Jamie Lee Curtis!
The New York Film Academy is hosting a New Heights screening event tomorrow at its Union Square building on 100 E. 17th street. New Heights is a non-profit organization in New York City whose mission is to inspire promising inner-city youth to be leaders, champions and student-athletes. New Heights creates opportunities and provides support for promising youth to fulfill their potential in the classroom, on the court and in the community.
Doin’ it in the Park is an award-winning film that explores the history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer “b-ball” scene, the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs—within 75 hot summer days—to create their debut documentary.
The screening will be held Tuesday, June 11th at 6pm. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Director Bobbito Garcia.
For tickets, please visit HERE.
Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting New Heights programing.
*Tickets purchased online must be presented upon entry to event*
Bro Code recently premiered at the Cannes Court Metrage. The short film was written, produced, and starred New York Film Academy Acting student, Roope Olenius. Bro Code is a movie about a Finnish alpha male who decides to help his “artist friend” get laid. The short was produced via endless Skype calls between two different continents, filmed in Finland, and finally premiered in France.
This short animated film was created by Bindiya Bathija in June 2013 at New York Film Academy.
New York Film Academy Abu Dhabi student hanging out with one of Hollywood’s biggest directors, James Cameron.