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Jackie Chan Brett Ratner Chris Tucker Jackie Chan, Brett Ratner, and Chris Tucker on the set of Rush Hour

Intensity is our hallmark Learn by doing, from day one, by making your own projects in a hands-on, immersion program We balance the study of the art form with technical training Students will write, produce, direct, and edit their own films Small class sizes that encourage and nurture our students’ individual creativity “Film is the literature of the 21st century” New York Film Academy: Our Philosophy THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY PHILOSOPHY International school with programs all over the world and a diverse student population Learn by doing from day one by making your own projects in hands-on, intensive programs Unparalleled programs in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Documentary Filmmaking, Producing, Screenwriting, and 3-D Animation “Film is the literature of the 21st Century”

What Makes Us Different? : 

What Makes Us Different? American school with prestigious locations all over the world Accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), the only accrediting body for Art & Design Schools approved by the US Dept. of Education Multi-lingual staff Diverse international student population Gain immediate production experience in a crew Own full rights to the films you produce WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? Intensive, full immersion, hands-on experience Balance the study of the art form with practical experience Write, produce, direct, and edit Average of 16 students per class Large equipment inventory accessible to all students How we teach: hands-on, practical experience, trial and error, feedback, and correction

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SUMMER: New York City Universal Studios, LA Harvard University Disney-MGM, Florida London, England Florence, Milan & Rome, Italy Bilbao & Madrid, Spain Paris, FranceSeoul, Korea Shanghai & Beijing, China Tokyo, Japan YEAR ROUND: New York City Universal Studios, Hollywood Abu Dhabi, UAE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY LOCATIONS

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Filmmaking Acting for Film Screenwriting Digital Filmmaking Documentary Filmmaking 3D Animation Producing Cinematography Photography Cinema Studies Editing Broadcast Journalism Continuing Education THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY PROGRAMS

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Program Length Two Year MFA Degree* Two Year Conservatory programs Two Year AFA Degree** Bachelor Degree Program*** One Year 8 Weeks 6 Weeks 4 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 Week 12 Week Evening *MFA offered at Universal Studios, California location only. **AFA program - first year can be in NY, Universal Studios, California or Abu Dhabi, 2nd year must be completed at Universal Studios. ***BA program offered through New School (NY), St. John’s University (NY), Antioch University (CA), Farleigh Dickinson University (NJ), Nova Southeastern University (FL), Lynn University (FL), Charter Oak State College (CT). Two Year MFA Degree* Two Year Conservatory programs Two Year AFA Degree** Bachelor Degree Program*** One Year 8 Weeks 6 Weeks 4 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 Week 12 Week Evening PROGRAM LENGTH *MFA offered at Universal Studios, California location only. **AFA program - first year can be in NY, Universal Studios, California or Abu Dhabi, 2nd year must be completed at Universal Studios. ***BA program offered through New School (NY), St. John’s University (NY), Antioch University (CA), Farleigh Dickinson University (NJ), Nova Southeastern University (FL), Lynn University (FL), Charter Oak State College (CT).

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Semester One Write, direct and edit four short non-sync 16 mm films Be a cinematographer, gaffer and assistant camera on your crew’s films Write a short script with dialogue (for 2nd semester production) Learn visual storytelling, including directing, cinematography, editing and post-production Fundamental training in acting craft and directing actors Immersion in screenwriting craft Semester Two Direct and edit a sync-sound narrative film of up to 15 minutes Participate as a crew member on fellow students’ films Shoot and edit 35 mm film using Panavision cameras and HD digital video Master of Fine Arts - Filmmaking

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Semesters Three & Four Feature Screenwriting Advanced Directing Line Producing Sound Stage Workshop Critical Film Studies Master’s Seminar: Industry Perspectives Documentary Filmmaking High Definition Workshop New Media Business of Filmmaking Production Design Advanced Cinematography Master of Fine Arts - Filmmaking

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Semester One WGA format and copyright law In depth study of classic screenplay structure, character arcs, theme, conflict, flashbacks, voice-over, subtext, style, tone, visualization, discipline and genre Critical concepts in film history Write a treatment and outline for a feature length film Write a first draft of a “spec” feature length screenplay Semester Two Fundamentals of film directing In depth look at treatment writing In depth study of the pitch Standard conventions of TV writing Revise draft of spec script from semester one Direct a short film or scene Write and perform a pitch Master of Fine Arts - Screenwriting

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Master of Fine Arts - Screenwriting Semester Three Examine principles theories of film Standard conventions of TV writing Write and polish a TV spec Write a short script Direct original short script Write an outline and first draft of thesis Semester Four Lecture series with cross-section of Industry professionals Challenges of writing and producing independent cinema Survey of studio system history Intense examination of scene writing Revise, rewrite and polish thesis project Revise and polish TV writing project

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Master of Fine Arts - Producing Semester One Introduction to roles, tasks and obstacles faced by film and television producers: optioning, developing material, film festivals, networks and ratings, pilot season, studio distribution and marketing, independent film financing and pitching Gain understanding of the entire physical process of pre-production: scouting, securing locations, permits, casting, budgets and scheduling Master concepts of storytelling: elements, conventions, structure, style and forms Basic principles of Entertainment Law Understand filmmaking from the perspective of director and screenwriter Develop a feature film project for Year-one final project Perform a pitch to audience of peers Direct a scene with actors on digital video and edit Break down a short script into shooting plan Prepare a budget and schedule from scratch

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Master of Fine Arts - Producing Semester Two Continue mastering key elements of producer’s craft Produce a reality show pilot Produce a news segment or short documentary Line-produce a short film Develop a feature film project

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Master of Fine Arts - Producing Semester Three In depth analysis of the television sitcom industry Explore story and storytelling through study of elements, conventions, structure and style of the art Analyze budgets and schedules of films and TV shows Overview of contract law and how it impacts the Entertainment Industry Survey of negotiations and drafting Explore the evolution of new media Semester Four Learn post-production workflow Further study of the strategies of financing, marketing and distribution Historical analysis of entertainment law In depth study of documentary production Produce thesis project

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Master of Fine Arts - Acting Semester One - Explore and learn principles of acting technique - Learn the vocabulary of filmmaking for actors - Recognize differences between film acting and stage performance - Understand how to break down a scene and analyze a character - Rehearse and tape film scenes to be analyzed and critiqued Semester Two - Learn to work for directors with varying styles on live film sets - Learn differences and demands on actors on film vs. TV production - Learn how to prepare for and present yourself for auditions - Understand the business side of the acting craft - Perform scenes and workshop exercises developed and rehearsed through instruction in the Meisner Technique - Develop, rehearse and perform in a fully-realized film scene shot in the studio or on location. - Break down, analyze & rehearse stage scenes and perform for invited audience

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Master of Fine Arts - Acting Semesters Three & Four - Advanced Scene Study - Stage to Screen - Acting for Camera Television Workshop I & II - Advanced Movement I & II - Physical Theatre - Advanced Acting Technique: The Method - Character Study - Voice-over Acting - Combat for Film - Voice/Speech: Dialects and Accents - Advanced Audition Technique & The Business of Acting - Putting together a reel

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Associate of Fine Arts - Acting Semester One Semester Two - Scene Study - Scene Study II - Meisner - Meisner II - Acting for the Camera - Voice II: Speech - Theatre to Film - Acting for Camera II - Art History - Film Craft - Monologues - Art History II - Improvisation - Movement II - Audition Technique - Shakespeare - Movement - Editing - Production Workshop - Stage Combat - Special Lecture: The Profession - Performances

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Associate of Fine Arts - Acting Semester Three Semester Four - Scene Study III - Scene Study IV - Movement III - Comedy Workshop - Playwrights - Playwrights II - New Media for Actors - Advanced Audition Technique - Critical Film Studies - Entertainment Industry - Production Workshop II: Acting for TV Seminar - Advanced Acting Projects - Advanced Acting Projects II - Dialect Workshop - Final Portfolio

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Associate of Fine Arts - Filmmaking Semester One Semester Two - Director’s Craft I - Director’s Craft II - Hands-on Camera & Lighting - Advanced Hands-on 16 mm Camera & Lighting - Screenwriting I - Screenwriting II - Student Producing I - Student Producing II - Editing - Sync Sound Editing - Directing Actors I: Acting for Directors - Directing Actors II: Casting - Production Workshop I - Production Workshop II: Sync Sound - First Semester Film Projects - Year One Final Film - Art History - Art History II - Script Supervision: Efficient Shooting - Cinematography I - Digital Video Projects - 35 mm Filmmaking - Hands-on Digital Camera & Lighting

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Associate of Fine Arts - Filmmaking Semester Three Semester Four - Aesthetics - Entertainment Industry Seminar - Screenwriting III - Screenwriting IV - Entertainment Business Affairs I - Entertainment Business Affairs II - Advanced Editing I - Advanced Editing II - Critical Film Studies - Cinematography II - Production Workshop III - Thesis Project - Advanced Film Projects

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Short-term Filmmaking Workshops One-Week One Film Three-Week Two Films Four and Six-Week Three Films Eight Week Four Films 12-Week Evening Three Films

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Filmmaking Curriculum All Filmmaking Programs learn the following: Director’s Craft Camera & Cinematography Screenwriting Editing Producing Directing the Actor One and Two Year Programs will also study: Documentary Filmmaking Advanced Directing Lighting Advanced Cinematography (including 35 mm) Sync-Sound Recording and Editing Sound Design Life after New York Film Academy

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Screenwriting Curriculum All Screenwriting Programs learn the following: Elements of Screenwriting Screenplay Analysis Screenwriting Workshop Cinema Studies Acting for Writers Filmmaking for Writers Treatment Writing One and Two Year Programs will also study: Advanced Elements, Analysis and Workshop TV Writing: Sitcoms and One-hour dramas Pitching Class Special Lectures and Guest Speakers Completion of one or more feature length screenplays Life after New York Film Academy

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Acting Curriculum All Acting Programs learn the following: Acting for Film and Television Acting Technique Audition Technique Film Craft Voice and Movement Scene Study Monologues One and Two Year Programs will also study: Comedy and Improvisation Shakespeare Meisner Technique Speech, Dialects, Accents and Voice-Overs Text Analysis Special Lectures and Guest Speakers Life after New York Film Academy

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Producing Curriculum All Producing Programs learn the following: Producer’s Craft Producer’s Roundtable Pitch Meetings Industry Speaker Series Directing for Producers Film Craft Entertainment Law Screenwriting Fundamentals Hands-on Producing: Reality Television Documentary and News Magazine Workshops Pre-Production of a Short Film Short Film Production One-Year Final Project Special Lectures Life after New York Film Academy

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One Year Broadcast Journalism Semester One Digital Journalism Hands-on Camera Hands-on Audio Production Workshop Editing Sound Design Production Meetings Special Topics Semester Two Broadcast Journalism Hands-on Broadcasting and Reporting Techniques Broadcast Production Workshop Live Communications and Sound Mixing Advanced Editing, Sound Design New Media Production Business of Broadcast Journalism

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4 & 8-Week Broadcast Journalism Workshops Curriculum Digital Journalism Hands-on Camera Hands-on Audio Production Workshop Editing Sound Design Production Meetings Projects Field Report The Interview News Segment (8-Week Only)

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3-D Animation Workshops Locations: - New York & Abu Dhabi (year-round) - Harvard University (summer only) Workshop Lengths: 1, 3 or 4 Weeks, One- Year One Week Programs (one topic per week): Three or Four Week Programs: - Lip Sync 101 - Modeling - Character Animation - Introduction to Shaders - Animating Quadrupeds - Rigging - Modeling the Human Face - Lighting and Cameras - Modeling the Torso - Introduction to Animation - Rigging Intensive - Rendering, Editing and Compositing

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One Year 3-D Animation Semester One Semester Two - Visual Development - Nurbs Modeling - Writing and Storyboarding - Mental Ray - 3D Modeling - Advanced Rigging - Texturing - Particle Dynamics - Rigging - Visual Effects - Animation - Apple Shake - Lighting - ZBrush - Rendering

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One Year Documentary Filmmaking Curriculum: - Documentary Craft - Film Dynamics - Camera and Lighting - Selling the Documentary - Editing - Writing Projects: - Observational Film - Character Film - New Media - Semester One Film: Social issue or topic - Reality Program - Thesis Film

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Summer Tween Programs (ages 10-13) 1 & 2 week Programs from July - August in: - Digital Filmmaking - Acting for Film - Intermediate Filmmaking (returning NYFA students only) - Intermediate Acting (returning NYFA students only) Courses taught at: - Universal Studios, Hollywood - New York, NY

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Summer High School Programs (ages 14-17) 1, 3, 4 and 6 week Programs from June - August in: - Filmmaking (16 mm) - Digital Filmmaking - Acting for Film - Screenwriting - Music Video - Broadcast Journalism Courses taught at: - Universal Studios, Hollywood - New York, NY - Disney-MGM Studios, Florida - Harvard University - Paris, France - Florence, Italy - London, England

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40% of our student body is international (Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, England, Chile, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Poland, Philippines, South Korea, Greece, Canada, Ireland, India, South Africa, The Netherlands, etc…) NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS

Hollywood Chooses The New York Film Academy : 

Hollywood Chooses The New York Film Academy The Academy is pleased to be the film school of choice among many Hollywood filmmakers and their families: Steven Spielberg (son) Mark O’Keefe, writer of Bruce Almighty and Click Pierce Brosnan, James Bond (son) Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins (son) Gary Ross, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville (son) Ron Underwood, City Slickers, Tremors, Mighty Joe Young (daughter) Actor F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus, Scarface (son) Director Peter Bogdanovich, Mask, The Sopranos (daughter) Director Luc Besson, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita (sister) Naomi Sheridan, Oscar Nominated writer of In America George Romero, Night of the Living Dead (daughter) However, most of the best films to come out of the New York Film Academy are from students with no connections to the film industry. HOLLYWOOD CHOOSES NYFA Steven Spielberg (son) Mark O’Keefe, writer of Bruce Almighty and Click Pierce Brosnan, James Bond (son) Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins (son) Gary Ross, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville (son) Ron Underwood, City Slickers, Tremors, Mighty Joe Young (daughter) Actor F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus, Scarface (son) Director Peter Bogdanovich, Mask, The Sopranos (daughter) Director Luc Besson, The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita (sister) Naomi Sheridan, Oscar Nominated writer of In America George Romero, Night of the Living Dead (daughter) However, most of the best films to come out of the New York Film Academy are from students with no connections to the film industry. The Academy is pleased to be the film school of choice among many Hollywood Filmmakers, actors and their families:

Internationally, The Choice is: The New York Film Academy : 

Internationally, The Choice is: The New York Film Academy Kyeong-Lim Park, aka“Katy Park” (TV Actress, “Nonstop”) South Korea Min Kim (Actress, “Love Story in Harvard”) South Korea Osvaldo Benavides (Actor & Soap Opera star, “Daniela,” “Locura de Amor”) Mexico Karolina Kakova (Model) Czech Republic Denise Quinones (Ms. Universe) Puerto Rico Nao Matsushita (Actress, Zankokuna Asa, Jiyu Renai aka “Free Love”) Japan Gonzalo Miro (Actor, son of Pilar Miro, “Corazon de…,” “Maracana 05”) Spain Kim Chapiron (Actor & Director, Sheitan, La Barbichette) France Max Fercondini (Actor, “Um So Corazao,” “Malhacao,” “Comecar de Novo,”) Brazil Josh Leonard (Actor & Director, Blair Witch) USA David Faustino (Actor, Married with Children) USA Kyung Lim Park (Emcee), South Korea Osvaldo Benavides (Soap Opera Star) Mexico Karolina Kakova (Model) Czech Republic Denise Quinones (Ms. Universe) Puerto Rico Josh Leonard (Actor & Director) David Faustino (Actor) USA Kyoko Hasegawa (Actress) Japan Nao Matsushita (Actress) Japan Gonzalo Miro (son of Pilar Miro) Spain Kim Chapiron (Actor & Director) France Max Fercondini (Actor) Brazil INTERNATIONALLY THE CHOICE IS NYFA

New York Film Academy Faculty : 

New York Film Academy Faculty All of our instructors are professionals who work in the industry They are working Directors, Actors, Producers, Cinematographers, Screenwriters, Editors, and Animators, etc. Our faculty hold MFAs from the most impressive and elite universities in the country, such as: New York University Columbia University Yale University University of Southern California Princeton University University of California Los Angeles American Film Institute California Institute for the Arts THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY FACULTY All of our instructors are professionals who work in the industry as: - Directors, Actors, Producers, Cinematographers, Screenwriters, Editors, Animators, etc. Our faculty hold MFAs from the most impressive and elite universities in the country, such as: - New York University - Columbia University - Yale University - University of Southern California Princeton University University of California Los Angeles - American Film Institute California Institute for the Arts Academy award winning actor Kevin Kline speaking at the New York Film Academy.

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Guest Speakers ACTORS: DIRECTORS: - Kevin Kline - Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) - Ben Stiller - Brett Ratner (Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3, X-Men 3) - Matthew Modine - Joel Schumacher (Flatliners, Batman Forever) - Jon Voigt - Janeane Garofalo WRITERS: - Dennis Hopper - Steve Faber & Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) - Gabriel Byrne - Anthony Quinn CINEMATOGRAPHERS: - John Favreau - Bill Fraker (Tombstone, Rosemary’s Baby) - Laszlo Kovaks (Easy Rider, Ghostbusters, PRODUCERS: Five Easy Pieces) - Paul Zaentz (Talented Mr. Ripley) - Hardy Justice (About a Boy) - Rene Bastian (Transamerica)

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Admissions Rolling Admissions Start-dates for programs are offered throughout the year How to Apply Online at www.nyfa.edu You may apply directly online You may also download an application By mail or fax Application can be found in brochure or online International Students For BA and MFA - TOEFL or equivalent is necessary The New York Film Academy will issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to qualified students For info on the BA or AFA program, please contact: Michael Young or David Klein at [email protected] For info on the MFA program, please contact: Brad Ben-Hain at [email protected] Open Enrollment No Experience Necessary High-School Diploma or its Equivalent, or College Degree For the BFA program, please contact Michael Young or David Klein at [email protected] For the MFA please contact John Nodilo at [email protected] International Students Conversational English Required NYFA will issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility to qualified students. How to Apply Online at www.nyfa.edu By mail (application inside brochure) By fax (download application from website) ADMISSIONS

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