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Filmmaking Graduate Julie Pacino
Julie Pacino, daughter of Al Pacino, formed production company Poverty Row Entertainment with writer/director Jennifer DeLia. Her feature film, Billy Bates, will screen at Sunshine Cinema in April 2013.

Filmmaking Graduate Philip Dorling
Philip Dorling wrote and directed short film Predisposed as his thesis project for New York Film Academy's One-Year Filmmaking Conservatory. Three years later, he is directing the expanded feature film version with Oscar Nominated Actor Jesse Eisenberg, Oscar Winning Actress Melissa Leo, and Emmy Nominated Actor Tracy Morgan.

Filmmaking Graduate Samantha Waite
Samantha Waite received a 2011 Oscar Nomination for her short live action film Wish 143. She also worked on the Academy Award Winning documentary Man on Wire.

Filmmaking Graduate Shaquille Oneal
Shaquille O'Neal is one of the most famous basketball players in the world. He is also a graduate of the filmmaking conservatory program. He received private instruction in directing and cinematography at our campus on Universal Studios. Trading his basketball for the camera, he is now a color commentator and analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA.

Acting Graduate Analeigh Tipton
Analeigh Tipton placed third on America's Next Top Model cycle 11. She made her film debut in The Green Hornet alongside Cameron Diaz and Seth Rogen. Tipton is also signed on to play a babysitter with a crush on Steve Carell's character in Crazy, Stupid, Love alongside Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. She appeared as a guest star on The Big Bang Theory and has done runway fashion modeling for Los Angeles Fashion Week, the Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Show, Ticket Fashion Show, and Guess. Tyra Banks claimed Analeigh did "the best CoverGirl commercial in the history of America's Next Top Model" and has been labeled a "face to watch" by the New York Times.

Acting Graduate Chord Overstreet
Chord Overstreet is starring as Sam Evans on TV Series Glee.

Musica Theatre Graduate Pati Amoroso
New York Film Academy graduate Pati Amoroso starred as Sophie in Brazil's production of Mamma Mia!

Documentary Graduate Frederik Boll
New York Film Academy Graduate, Frederik Boll shoots with Whoopi Goldberg, The Philadelphia Eagles and a variety of music greats.

Producing Graduate Lisa Cortes
Lisa Cortes co-produced the Oscar winning film Precious and worked on Monster's Ball, The Woodsman and Shadowboxer.

Photography Graduate Ivan Blasser
May 2011 Photography graduate Ivan Blasser won a Judge's Choice Award in a nationwide photo contest run by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP.) The competition was open to all professional, serious amateur, and student photographers residing in the United States.

Animation Graduate Francesco Panzieri
Francesco Panzieri has done visual effects for films Clash of the Titans, For Colored Girls, and Madea's Big Happy Family. He also created 3D animatics for the All About Steve DVD (starring Sandra Bullock).

Screenwriting Graduate Chika Anadu
Chika Anadu was accepted to the Cannes Cinefondation Residence with the screenplay treatment she completed while studying at New York Film Academy. She was also granted a $10,000 2010 Focus Features Africa First Program award for completion of her next short, presented by Focus Features.

Broadcast Journalism Graduate George Coli
George Colli is a Fox CT reporter and has covered several major breaking news stories including the Cheshire home invasion trial of Steven Hayes, where he tweeted live from the courtroom and received a mention in the New York Times for his journalism. Colli previously worked as a researcher for NBC Olympics at the 200 Sydney Games.

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