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The entertainment industry influencers sit down with the New York Film Academy to discuss the world of filmmaking to share their experience and knowledge. Hear from legends of the industry like Al Pacino, Bryan Cranston, Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and many more.

The entertainment industry influencers sit down with the New York Film Academy to discuss the world of filmmaking to share their experience and knowledge. Hear from legends of the industry like Al Pacino, Bryan Cranston, Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and many more.

Location:

United States

Description:

The entertainment industry influencers sit down with the New York Film Academy to discuss the world of filmmaking to share their experience and knowledge. Hear from legends of the industry like Al Pacino, Bryan Cranston, Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and many more.

Twitter:

@NYFA

Language:

English


Episodes

Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos

4/12/2021
Listen as Paramount Pitcures CEO Jim Gianopulos talks about his professional path from being an aspiring lawyer for the Rolling Stones to head of Fox and then Paramount.

Duration:00:24:09

Basurero Writer, Director, and Producer Eileen Cabiling

3/29/2021
Writer, Director, and Producer Eileen Cabiling discusses her creative process and her inspiration for the critically acclaimed short film Basurero.

Duration:00:26:42

Cobra Kai, Taken, and The Transporter Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen

3/15/2021
Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen discusses working with Luc Besson on The Professional (Leon), The Fifth Element, Kiss of The Dragon, the Taken series, and his inspiration for and work on The Karate Kid.

Duration:00:33:36

Nollywood Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi

2/26/2021
On this episode of The Backlot, we sit down with Nollywood filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi as he discusses the rise of Nollywood and the direction he hopes the industry will take.

Duration:00:31:41

Actress Nathalie Emmanuel Talks Game of Thrones

2/22/2021
Nathalie Emmanuel discusses her iconic role as Missandei on Game of Thrones as well as her more recent roles, including starring along side Kevin Hart in Quibi's Die Hart and Mindy Kaling's Four Weddings and a Funeral reboot.

Duration:00:34:58

Academy Award Nominated Actress Juliette Lewis

2/15/2021
On this episode Academy Award nominated actress Juliette Lewis recounts her start in the industry, her experience filming "Cape Fear" with Martin Scorsese and "Kalifornia" with then boyfriend Brad Pitt.

Duration:00:38:37

Vilmos Zsigmond

2/1/2021
Listen to cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, whose work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind garnered him an Academy Award, as he speaks on his career and his experience filming McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Deer Hunter, and working with Steven Spielberg.

Duration:00:35:13

Actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

1/18/2021
Since he was an acting student at NYFA, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has worked in Hollywood hits such as "The Magnificent Seven", "Widows", and "Murder on the Orient Express". On this Episode of The Backlot, he takes time to come back to his alma mater and discuss how he got started, his career, and his experiences on set.

Duration:00:18:53

Actor and Director Lou Diamond Phillips

1/4/2021
After breaking onto the scene with a Golden Globe-winning performance for his role in Stand and Deliver (1988), Lou Diamond Phillips remains a strong name in Hollywood. Listen to our interview with him as he discussing directing, acting opposite Denzel Washington, and more.

Duration:00:35:02

Head of Animation Amy Smeed

12/21/2020
Get to know Amy Smeed, head of animation on Disney's Moana and Raya and the Last Dragon. Smeed discusses the process of creating the character of Moana and the importance of truly understanding and knowing your character as well as acting out scenes.

Duration:00:33:35

Academy Award-Winning Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski

12/7/2020
In this episode, we sit down with Janusz Kaminski, an Oscar-winner from his work as the cinematographer on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Listen along as he speaks about his start in the industry and working with the legendary Steven Spielberg.

Duration:00:31:07

Director Kelly Fremon Craig

11/23/2020
Kelly Fremon Craig gathered an impressive reputation after working as the writer and director of The Edge of Seventeen (2016) and takes the time to discuss her experience on the film with us, including working closely with Oscar-winner James L Brooks.

Duration:00:24:33

Actor Hayden Szeto

11/9/2020
On this episode, NYFA alum Hayden Szeto discusses how he got his start in the industry, the auditioning process, and what it was like filming "The Edge of Seventeen" (2016).

Duration:00:32:24

Actor Beanie Feldstein

10/26/2020
After playing prominent roles in hit films "Lady Bird" and "Booksmart", Beanie Feldstein recently worked as the star on "How to Build a Girl." Talking to Eric Conner from NYFA, Feldstein takes times to discuss her experience on Broadway and her challenges as Johanna in "How to Build a Girl".

Duration:00:44:18

Actor Alec Baldwin

10/12/2020
Former Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin has made his mark all over Hollywood, such as starring in the popular sitcom "30 Rock", his role in the action-filled "Mission Impossible" series, and his legendary monologue in "Glengarry Glen Ross." Listen as he recounts his acting career.

Duration:00:25:38

Director and Producer Regina Hudlin

9/14/2020
Reginald Hudlin, director of "House Party" and producer of "Django Unchained," "Marshall," and Netflix's "The Black Godfather", discusses his experience working with the award-winning Quentin Tarantino on Django.

Duration:00:31:06

Peter Rainer: The Life of a Film Critic

8/24/2020
Noted film critic and author Peter Rainer joins The Back Lot to discuss the profession of film critic after working for The New Yorker, The L.A. Times, and currently the Christian Science Monitor.

Duration:00:40:01

Actor Jonah Hill

8/3/2020
From comedies such as 21 Jump Street and Super Bad to Oscar-nominated performances in Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill has carved out an impressive career in Hollywood. Take a listen as he discusses how he became an actor and his experiences working with living legends such as Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt.

Duration:00:25:20

King Cohen: Discovering Larry Cohen

7/20/2020
On this week's podcast, we sit down with Steve Mitchell and Matt Verboys, the directors of "King Cohen", to discuss the career of legendary Sci-fi and horror screenwriter Larry Cohen.

Duration:00:42:46

Oscar-Winning Director Ron Howard

7/6/2020
Ron Howard joins us to discuss his acting and directing career in Hollywood, including his Oscar-winning work on A Beautiful Mind and other classics such as Apollo 13 and American Graffiti.

Duration:00:32:01