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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Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA.

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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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Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA.

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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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Virtual Reality in Documentary with Barbara Multer-Wellin – The NYFA Hour Episode 14

Chair of Documentary, Barbara Multer-Wellin has written and produced hundreds of hours of non-fiction television programming and web content. Her work has been seen on HBO, Showtime, PBS, Lifetime, KCET, The Discovery Channel, UPN, Lifetime, Fit-TV, TBS, HGTV, and TLC.

She won a 2013 L.A. Area Emmy for her work on the series television and web series Your Turn To Care which was also the winner of a 2013 Gracie Award. Ms. Multer- Wellin has produced two films for the acclaimed PBS documentary series Independent Lens. Taking The Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City, a documentary narrated by Susan Sarandon. The second film, Paul Conrad: Drawing Fire was also selected for the first digital release of Independent Lens films. She is a former Chair of the Documentary/Reality Committee of the Producer’s Guild of America.

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Bringing Out Great Talent with John Jencks – The NYFA Hour Episode 13

John Jencks is a Writer, Director and Executive Producer of indie films. His latest

picture, The Hippopotamus, is based off a novel by Stephen Fry, and stars NYFA

Board Member Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw, and Emily Berrington.

Please help us in welcoming Lamont Magee.

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Writing for Brian De Palma with Lamont Magee – The NYFA Hour Episode 12

Lamont Magee is a writer and Producer who is having a Hallmark year. He was a Consulting Producer on Saints & Sinners and is a Staff Writer on The Quad. He’s currently working on Lights Out with Jeffery Byrd for director Brian De Palma. If were luck perhaps he’ll even tell us a bit about the pilot he’s currently writing.

Please help us in welcoming Lamont Magee.

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Finding Inspiration with Jessica Oyelowo – The NYFA Hour Episode 11

Jessica Oyelowo has been acting for most of her life. From period pieces like Sleepy Hallow and A United Kingdom to summer blockbusters like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland she’s seen it all. But now she’s taking a turn behind the camera to direct her first film. Well talk with her about where she finds her inspiration and how she feels about her new role this week on the NYFA Hour.

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Getting Cast with Ken Lerner – The NYFA Hour Episode 10

Ken Lerner, if you don’t know the name you definitely know his face. He’s performed in film classics, The Running Man, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Unlawful Entry. He is perhaps best known for his role as Principal Bob Flutie on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rocco Baruffi on Happy Days, and Attorney Johnathan Saunders on Chicago Hope. The list of legendary and historic programming is extensive and includes Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs, Cagney & Lacey, The A-Team, The Twilight Zone, Family Ties, Hill Street Blues, The Fact of Life, The Golden Girls, L.A. Law, Beverly Hills 90210, JAG, The Practice, The Drew Carey Show, Will & Grace, Ally McBeal, Touched by an Angel, ER, Friends, Scrubs, Two and a Half Men, Weeds, American Crime Story: The OJ Simpson Story, Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, Grace and Frankie, Silicon Valley. Even just this past week he’s appeared on the hottest shows currently on air including This is Us, Legion, and Feud.

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Forming a Rock Star Production Team & Choosing the Right Festivals – The NYFA Hour Ep. 9

Hosts Pegah Rad and Joelle Smith talk with Industry Lab alumni Richard Selvi and Keline Kanoui to talk about their viral music video This is Our Time by Florian Picasso, social media promotion, and picking the right festivals to showcase a finished film. Plus we’ll be discussing Zero to Hero, their next project starring YouTube stars Logan Paul and Amanda Cerny.

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Out Loud and Proud Ru Paul’s Drag Race Music Video Creator – The NYFA Hour Ep. 8

Assaad Yacoub is a New York Film Academy alumni who quickly rose to success with his outlandish and visually captivating music video for NAME, a contestant on Ru Paul’s Drag Race. He’ll be returning this season to direct a music video for each contestant.

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Producer Extraordinaire on Getting Your Independent Film Made – The NYFA Hour Ep. 7

On Today’s Episode of the New York Film Academy Hour, we welcome Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd & Ashley Jackson in the studio to talk casting and filmmaking!

On Today’s Episode of the New York Film Academy Hour, we welcome Kimberly Ogletree in the studio to talk about getting your Independent Film Made!

Kimberly Ogletree is the Chair of the New York Film Academy’s Industry Lab. Her work history includes Producer for BET Films and Producer at Viacom Productions. She’s worked on numerous music videos, she is the owner of Karat Films and is chalked full of no excuses advice on how to make and finish you independent film. Please help me in welcoming Kimberly Ogletree.

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Casting Extraordinaire and Filmmaker on Getting Your Face Out There – The NYFA Hour Ep. 6

On Today’s Episode of the New York Film Academy Hour, we welcome Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd & Ashley Jackson in the studio to talk casting and filmmaking!

Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd is a Brooklyn-born and raised casting director with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Katy Perry are among the artists who have counted on Byrd to find talent who can bring their songs to life on the small screen. Byrd has the vision spot actors who can bring complicated and nuanced storylines for page to motion picture. Her work on Stomp the Yard, The Blind Side, Notorious, Jumping the Broom and Sparkle prove as much. Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd has spent decades channeling her super power of finding the perfect person for every character.

 

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British Rock Cinematography God Tony Richmond – The NYFA Hour Ep. 5

Tony Richmond, known better by his full name Anthony B. Richmond has been making movies since the early 1960’s and he’s got about as diverse a career as your likely to find.

His work includes David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, the Rolling Stones documentary Sympathy for the Devil, Legally Blond, The Sandlot, Men of Honor, Sean Penn’s directorial debuted The Indian Runner, John Tucker Must Die, Candyman, and 70’s classic Don’t Look Now. Please join us in welcoming Cinematography Chair of NYFA Los Angeles Tony Richmond.

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Adapting Classics For Film With Bart Mastronardi – The NYFA Hour Ep. 4

Good afternoon class. Today we’re welcoming Bart Mastronardi to talk about his most recent film as well as how to properly approach adapting classic pieces into film.

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Michael J Gallagher – The New York Film Academy Ep. 3

On the second episode of the New York Film Academy Hour, Hosts Pegah and Joelle welcome alumnus Michael J. Gallagher to talk about his career!

NYFA Alumnus Michael J. Gallagher rocketed to fame in the early days of YouTube with his channel Totally Sketch. After writing, directing, producing, and starring in hundred of shorts Gallagher went on to become a pioneer in YouTube’s next venture YouTube Red.

The monthly streaming service aims to bring quality scripted programming to the millennial already hooked on the site. Gallagher has already completed two projects Smiley and The Thinning.

Gallagher will discuss his rise to success, how to advertise your videos so that they find the right audience, and how to stay faithful to your vision when working with a studio.

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Rich Thorne Educates on VFX and its Usage in film – The NYFA Hour Ep. 2

Good afternoon class. I’m so excited you’ve decided to attend todays
lesson because our guest speaker has worked on nearly every major nerd franchise.
I’m talking Star Trek, Alien V Predator, X-Men, Planet of the Apes, Mighty Morphen
Power Rangers, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hitman, and Fight Club.
Some of his other works include indie darlings Hope Floats, The Slums of Beverly
Hills, Jingle All the Way, Never Been Kissed, Dude, Where’s My Car? Monkey Bone,
Shallow Hal, and Cheaper by the Dozen, Behind Enemy Lines, Ever After and a
Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Please join me in welcoming Chair of NYFA LA’s Producing Department Rich Thorne.

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January Syllabus – The New York Film Academy Ep. 1

Happy New Year! On the premiere episode of the New York Film Academy Hour, Hosts Pegah and Joelle give you this month class syllabus. In the coming weeks experts will be teaching you about how to make a successful adaptation, how to choose the right special effects for your film, the future YouTube Red and finding the right social media market for your product.

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