New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy

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New York Film Academy - School of Film and Acting (NYFA) is a film school andacting school based in New York City, Universal City, California, USA and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NYFA offers short-term film-making and acting courses, as well as one- and two-year conservatory and Master of Fine Arts programs. NYFA offers instruction in Film Making, Producing, Screenwriting, Digital Filmmaking, Computer Animation, and Film Acting Programs at various locations throughout the world.

History

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 by Jerry Sherlock, a former film, television and theatre producer.Jerry Sherlock produced:
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990, film)
  • Lolita (1981, Broadway play)
  • Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981, film)
  • Amal and the Night Visitors (1980, television)


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Originally located at the Tribeca Film Center, NYFA moved in 1994 to Union Square, in a large building once housing the New York political machine Tammany Hall. As of 2009, the school had 350 employees and over 6,000 students per year.

Philosophy

The New York Film Academy's philosophy is based on a "learning by doing" approach with intensive hands-on training. Most students work outside their specialities to learn the art of film-making by doing various jobs associated with making films.

NYFA founder Jerry Sherlock explained to the Times in 2005 that he opened the school after hearing interest from parents and older...
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