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Information Session


209 East 23rd Street, Room: 502

Open to the public

Moderator: Valerie Smaldone

Principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist, live announcer: Drama Desk Awards; imaging voice: CHUP-FM Calgary, KVSF-FM Santa Fe; PBS host; podcast host and producer; private talent coach

What are the career opportunities in film and video in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.

Film and Video

The film industry is booming in New York City. Each year, more and more television and movie productions are being shot in New York, and that means more and more job opportunities. In addition to the entertainment industry, talented filmmakers are in demand in fields such as journalism, advertising and education.

So, if you’ve ever been interested in working in this field, now is a great time to start learning some new skills and build up your resume.


The film industry is booming in NYC. Take a course and start getting connections in the industry.

We offer courses covering pre- and post-production, including cinematography, lighting, sound, directing, production design and editing. And even a digital filmmaking course where you'll produce your own short.

We also offer courses in screenwriting for film and television—and how to pitch those ideas. We have acting and comedy improv courses. And for those of you interested in studying and analyzing, rather than making, films, we have courses for you in film appreciation and critique.

Our courses are taught by a faculty of directors, agents, producers, directors of photography, screenwriters and actors. They will all tell you that getting a break or moving up in the film industry is often about networking. Where better to start building a network than by signing up for a course and meeting like-minded people.

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