Golden Pipes to Silver Screen | NYFA Hour Episode 44

Recounting some of the best singers turned actors throughout Hollywood’s history with film critic Peter Rainer.

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90th Oscars Recap With Peter Rainer | NYFA Hour Episode 43

Peter Rainer is back to discuss the 90th Oscars with host Joelle Smith. What impact did Jordan Peel’s speech have on our hosts? Between a Whoopie and the Franco/Hathaway year, how do they rate the Kimmel? And how do they really feel about that Shape of Water win?

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Photographing Rock Stars with Aaron Rapoport | NYFA Hour Episode 42

Commercial, editorial, television, cinema, rock stars, and models. No matter the medium, Aaron Rapoport is prepared to photograph it.  The legendary photographer has shot everyone including Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Tom Petty, Lil’ Wayne, and Tom Waits. He even shot the famous Star Wars bikini pin up of the late great Carrie Fisher. Join host, Joelle Smith, as she talks with Rapoport about his incredible career.

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The Business of Writing with Adam Finer | NYFA Hour Episode 41

This week, host Joelle Smith chats with New York Film Academy’s Co-Chair of Screenwriting Adam Finer about the business of screenwriting. Once a script is finished, how can you sell it? Should it go to an agent or to a manager? How much should you be paid to write on spec? We ask all these questions and more on today’s NYFA Hour.

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How to Get Accepted to Film Festivals with Crickett Rumley | NYFA Hour Episode 40

Film Festival Liason, Crickett Rumley, sits with host Joelle Smith to discuss how filmmakers can improve their chances of being accepted to a film festival. What can be done on set to make application easier? Is there a perfect length for a short? How much money should be set aside in pre-production to get through applications? How many laurels is too many? Will answer all these questions and more.

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NYFA Hour: 90th Oscars Preview with Peter Rainer | NYFA Hour Episode 39

On today’s show, host Joelle Smith sits down with film critic Peter Rainer to discuss the 2018 Oscar nominations. In it’s 90th year, The Academy of Film and Television celebrates excellence in cinematic achievements. This year’s most talked about films included Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”, Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” Paul Thomas Anderson “Phantom Thread”, and Luca Guadagnino “Call me by Your Name”.  Comment and share your thoughts on all the nominees below.

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2017 Year in Review | NYFA Hour Episode 38

Peter Rainer is back to discuss some of his favorite films of the year including Faces Places, 13 Billboards, Call Me By Your Name, The Post, The Shape of Water, The Big Sick, The Phantom Thread, The Last Jedi, Kedi, Ex Libris, The Breadwinner, The Florida Project, Get Out, and Mother.

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Recap Best Christmas Movies of All Time with Peter Rainer | NYFA Hour Episode 37

 Film Critic and author or  Rainer on Film returns to the show to discuss his favorite Christmas movies throughout the ages.

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The Counter: 1960 – Getting Your Film In front of an Audience | NYFA Hour Episode 36

Producer, Kim Ogletree, and Director, Twinkie Byrd, return to the New York Film Academy Hour to discuss the release of their latest project “The Counter: 1960”, a short film that depicts what a sit-in was like. They talk to Popcorn Talk host, Joelle Monique about the post-production process, applying to film festivals,
and how they’re getting their move in front of people.

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Tony Schwartz and Perfecting Assistant Director | NYFA Hour Episode 35

Tony Schwartz talks to host Joelle Monique about how he broke into the movie industry and what makes a great assistant director.

Tony Schwartz built his career working in projects like Firefly, The Unit, The Chicago Club, Freaks and Geeks, Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, Tank Girl, Romy and Michelle’s Highschool Reunion, Inherit the Wind, and Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

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Students Journey Through NYFA with Gabriela Egito | NYFA Hour Episode 34

Gabriela Egito is a Brazilian filmmaker and journalist based in Los Angeles. Three of the films she wrote and directed won coast to coast across America.

Her short film Stuffed won six awards and three nominations, including Best Foreign Short at the Las Vegas Film Festival. Synergy won the Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest Houston and the Merit Award at the Awareness Film Festival (LA). Taken for Granted won the Special Jury Remi Award in Houston and was nominated Best Foreign Project at Central Florida Film Festival.

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Vimeo Video of the week: Jumpy With Creator Anthony Falleroni | NYFA Hour Episode 33

New York Film Academy alumnus Anthony Falleroni began making live action shorts, but it was his animated short about a bunny with can-do spirit that earned him a coveted Staff Pick at Vimeo.

-JUMPY

-The Creation of Jumpy

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25 Years of NYFA – NYFA Hour Episode 32

For 25 Years the New York Film Academy has been at the forefront of hands on training the next generation of filmmakers. Alumni like Issa Rae, Jessica Sharzer, and King Bach that legacy is forever cemented in global cinematic history. Today hosts Joelle and Pegah will recap great moments in NYFA history.

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Intolerance with D.W. Griffith and Peter Rainer – NYFA Hour Episode 31

Explore D.W. Griffith’s classic, it’s effect on the film industry, and how it
changed the course of story telling. Film critic Peter Rainer breaks it all down.

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Your Favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Creatures in Film – NYFA Hour Episode 29

Craig Caton has worked in visual effects, special effect, makeup, animation, but it perhaps best known as a master puppeteer. His work includes films like Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Batman Returns, Tremors, Predator, Disney’s Tangled, Disney’s Meet the Robinsons, Apollo 13, and Edward Scissorhands. Today he’s in the studio with some of his most famous props to talk about how he creates these puppets.

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Denise Meyers – Getting into Cannes – NYFA Hour Episode 26

New York Film Academy alumnus Denise Meyers is the only writer in the six year history of the Athena Film Festival to have two screenplays make it to the finals; LUCKY 13, an Athena Finalist, is about the first American women to fly military aircraft in wartime Lucky 13 is one of three winners of the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival screenplay competition. Meyers film, RIDE THE WIND: The Bessie
Stringfield Story is about the only African American woman to serve as a motorcycle dispatch rider in World War Two was an Athena List winner. Robin Wright directed her film, The Dark of Night, which stars Sam Rockwell and premired at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Heather Mathews: Exploring Intersection of Queer and Undocumented Immigrants – The NYFA Hour Episode 25

Today we’re incredibly excited to have New York Film Academy instructor and documentarian Heather Mathews in the studio. She’s here to talk to us about her latest project Forbidden: Gay and Undocumented in Rural America which will be showing on LOGO.

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Some Like It Hot Deep Dive – The NYFA Hour Episode 24

Film critic Peter Rainer is back this week to help us wrap up Pride Month with one of the earliest queer representation in cinema Some Like it Hot. Starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe and directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like it Hot killed the Hayes Code and is listed in the top 100 films of all time by AFI. Join us as we explore the historical implications of this iconic film.

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Directing for Story with Mason Richard – The NYFA Hour Episode 23

Mason Richards has acted on Broadway, he’s directed several films including a short that is currently playing at the Liminal Space Exhibit at the Caribbean Cultural Center in Harlem. Mason is the 2012 recipient of the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship and an instructor at NYFA LA. He’s here to talk about his latest film “The Seawall” and directing techniques.

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Making Movies With Pride: Cinema with a Message – The NYFA Hour Episode 22

In the past three years New York Film Academy alumnus Todd Lien has scored four films, written two films that he also produced. He’s acted in thirteen.

This is just the beginning. Mr. Lien. He’s here today to talk to us about his journey into film and his explosive film “You Have More Friends Than You Know”, a powerful love letter to the queer community and a friend who is gone too soon.

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How’d That Get There? VFX, SFX and Puppetry with Craig Caton – The NYFA Hour Episode 21

New York Film Academy Chair of Animation and Visual Effects Craig Caton has had his artistic finger print on such Hollywood classics as Jurassic Park, Tangled, Apollo 13, Fright Night, Beetlejuice, Tremors, Batman Returns, Ghostbusters, Meet the Robinsons, Interview with a Vampire, Big Trouble in China, Predator 2, Shark Tale, Edward Scissor Hands, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

He’s worked all over the effects department including Special Effect, Visual Effect, Character Design, and even puppeteering. He’s here today to talk to NYFA Hour host, Joelle, about his amazing career.

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Producing for Television in the age of YouTube with Jenni Powell – The NYFA Hour Episode 20

Jenni Powell is a producer and casting director, known for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012), The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy (2014) and Emma Approved (2013). She’s produced one successful TV show after another on one of the largest growing platforms in history, YouTube.

She’s a pioneer in using the platform and Executive Produced one of the first major web-series, Lonelygirl15. She’s here to tell us how to cultivate an audience, why YouTube better than TV, and how to create content people actually want to watch.

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The Great Marlon Brando as Detailed by Peter Rainer – The NYFA Hour Episode 19

Welcome to the New York Film Academy Hour. If this is your first time joining us we’d like to introduce you to Peter Rainer one of the most prolific and exquisite reviewers of cinema alive today. His work has appeared in the LA Times and New York magazine and he currently is film critic for The Christian Science Monitor and NPRs Film Week. His latest book is the essay collection Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era.

Today, Mr. Rainer joins us, so that he may educate us on one of the greatest actors ever committed to celluloid. A titan of the stage, Marlon Brando was a revelation. Not just a beast of an actor, but an early and loud voice against racism and oppression within the Hollywood system.

Today Rainer will walk us through some of the greatest moments in Brando’s career including The Wild One, A Street Car Named Desire, On the Waterfront, Last Tango in Paris, and Reflections in a Golden Eye.

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Acting Techniques with Lynda Goodfriend – The NYFA Hour Episode 18

Chair of the Acting Department Lynda Goodfriend cemented her role in history when she played Lori Beth Cunningham, Kim, AND Ginger on Happy Days. She’s also appeared in Pretty Woman and Beaches with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. Goodfriend is in the studio tonight talking about acting techniques.

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May The Force Be With The New York Film Academy – The NYFA Hour Episode 17

Welcome to a very Star Wars episode of the New York Film Academy. Today we’ll be talking about the major milestones in cinema that can be traced back to Star Wars, the notable alumni and staff from the New York Film Academy who have worked on the incredible series, and what we’re looking forward to in the coming years. Stay tuned.

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Cracking the Horror Code with Richard Friedman – The NYFA Hour Episode 16

Richard Freidman is a writer, director, and editor who have been working in the industry for over three decades. He’s worked on everything from television including Tales from the Darkside, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Baywatch Nights. He’s directed legend Billy Joel in his music video You’re Only Human (Second Wind). His 2000 film Can’t Be Heaven starred a young Michelle Trachtenberg and Ralph Macchio. Today, he talks to Joelle Monique about his latest film Christmas Eve and the enduring passion for the horror genre that runs through all cinephiles.

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The Art of Film Review with Peter Rainer – The NYFA Hour Episode 15

Often quoted never duplicated Peter Rainer is a master of film critique. Having worked for major publications such as Vulture, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor. He joins host Pegah Rad to discuss the art of film critique and how cinema has changed since he started writing about the movies. 

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