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  • ILM COMPOSITOR SHERRY HITCH AT IAFT
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    IAFT was pleased to welcome 3D Compositor Sherry Hitch to a talk at the beginning of the New Year. One of the first questions asked, on the tips of everyone’s tongues—Why does C3PO have a red arm in the latest Star Wars installment? Sherry’s answer: unfortunately, she doesn’t know! (Evidently nobody knows outside a certain […]

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  • STORIES – SIMPLY TOLD
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    by Michael Chasin   Netflix recently announced that their service will soon be available in 130 new countries – bringing the total to 190 – with talks with China in process. CEO Reed Hastings called this, “The birth of a global TV network.” Netflix, once only an exhibitor, now also produces original content such as […]

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    by Frederick Bailey   Last week, the COO of our new partner, Hanhai Studio, Kelly Zhang, and I went to visit the special effects shop, CREATURE EFFECTS INC., over near Universal. What a blast we had! We met with the founder, Mark Rappaport, and Jean Horihata, and it was genuinely fascinating.  We got to see […]

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    by Michael Chasin   Although being a promising junior hockey prospect—and then pre-med student—Laszlo Thomas Nador didn’t find his true passion—until he found film. From humble beginnings as an editor and then camera operator, Mr. Nador went on to create a highly successful full-service production company that boasted national commercial clients—and earning him eighteen Telly’s […]

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    Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict!  Sorry about that!   A mixer hosted by our Admissions Rep JAKE KOWALKE   Stay busy in film! Here at IAFT, we are a community of filmmakers and actors, first and foremost. Our students come together to learn and work on projects together. Teamwork is […]

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    An Acting Workshop with MAX SCHLOSSBERG   What we used to say out west… “Any stick to kill a snake.” What the heck does that mean? It means you pick the scheme that works best for you to get the job done. You don’t need a special high-gloss snake-killer. In this exciting workshop, you’ll analyze […]

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    by Michael Chasin     What happens when satire, sketch comedy, and pathos meet in a romantic comedy? Trainwreck. Or—a train wreck. Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer, gives its heroine, Amy, a serious, sympathetic backstory for her self-destructive behavior. Trainwreck then veers into a disruptive mix of pop culture satire, TV sketch comedy, […]

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    IAFT invites Writer/Producer/Actor MARK HENTEMANN to sit down with us for a funny and informative, in-depth conversation about story-telling and what it takes to be a showrunner on a hit network comedy. When: Wednesday evening, January 27, 2016, from 7 to 9 pm. Where: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION, at our new location at […]

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    A Two-Day In-Depth Voice-Over Workshop with ROY SAMUELSON   IAFT Acting Mentor Roy Samuelson is conducting a full-weekend workshop at the end of January. That’s two full days of intensive Voice-Over. You’ll do readings of voice-over copy of all kinds. And then… Listen to your playback. Get valuable feedback. And hear from a true pro on […]

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    by Michael Chasin   Trumbo has all the ingredients to be great. It’s about a troubled time in American history. It boasts multi-Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as the man who was victim to it. It gives us an inside peek—into Hollywood itself. Yet Trumbo ironically feels sanitized in the same way that movies—and freedom—were in […]

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