School of Media Studies

Upcoming NYWIFT Programs – April 2019

New Date – Destination Co-Star! TV Tips for the Emerging Actor

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Are you an actor transitioning from theater, independent film, background work, or just starting out? This workshop is for those seeking practical advice in booking their first television co-star role, and more importantly, building a life-long career. Mellini Kantayya, actor, writer, and humorist, will cover casting directors, agents, creating a network vs. networking, audition best practices (and managing those audition nerves), and more!

Power Player Breakfast: Megan Cunningham, Founder and CEO of Magnet Media

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
How do you grow up to create a global content studio that helps some of the most exciting companies on planet Earth spread their stories and marketing messages? If there’s anyone who can answer that question, it’s Megan Cunningham. In the latest of NYWIFT’s Power Player Breakfasts featuring powerful women, Cunningham will discuss how she managed to rise from a NYWIFT intern (that’s right!) to where she is today: Founder and CEO of Magnet Media. Magnet Media is a studio for brands, and its mission is to tell stories that matter. The company’s clients include: Google, Adobe, Chase, Airbnb, IBM Watson, CitiGroup, The TED Talks, Politico, YouTube, National Geographic Kids, PBS, Fandango and MIT Tech Press. Cunningham will share personal stories about how she’s tackled various challenges as well as insights into what she’s learned over the course of her career.

Member Screening: Scripted Shorts

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for this month’s Member Screening showcasing the shorts Raghead (Nora Jacobson, Director), Unheard (Emilie Martel, Director), The Disenchantment of a Young Adult and a Wild Child (Hannah Roze (Co-Director/NYWIFT Member and Caryn Waechter, Co-Director), Anticipation(Heidi C. Bordogna, Director) and The Hanji Box (Nora Jacobson, Director). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

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