New York Film Academy Collaborates with Wounded Warrior Project on Family Workshop

The New York Film Academy announced that the College is providing a unique intensive hands-on workshop to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) warriors, their caregivers, and families. This special program is being offered by the New York Film Academy Foundation free of charge in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project and will take place on May 6, 2015 at their Los Angeles campus.

The daylong event will feature a tour of the New York Film Academy's state-of-art Burbank facilities, a filmmaking and acting workshop taught by the Film Academy's esteemed faculty that includes internationally recognized filmmakers and actors. In addition to the workshops, NYFA will screen "True Romance" featuring award winning actor Tom Sizemore. A Q+A with Mr. Sizemore will follow the screening.

The New York Film Academy (NYFA), a nationally accredited and degree-granting College, has been privileged over the last few years to enroll hundreds of veteran students at our campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The honorable Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and on-air military strategists for NBC/MSNBC, is the Chair of the NYFA Veterans Advancement Program.

"We at NYFA consider it an honor to work with the Wounded Warrior Project on this event to support injured servicemembers and their families," said New Film Academy's Director of Veterans Services, John Powers. "Many of the veteran students and dependents that have taken programs at the New York Film Academy have used their life experiences as a way to tell stories within the visual and media arts fields that may not have ever been told."

About the New York Film Academy:

An award-winning Top Military Friendly School, the New York Film Academy is dedicated to helping veterans achieve their educational and career goals. Many of NYFA programs are approved for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the New York Film Academy proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. New York Film Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and provides students with a variety of options to access a performing and visual arts education. With locations all around the world, the New York Film Academy has grown into an international film and performing arts school with a focus on learning by doing, providing its students with hands-on instruction. Students can choose to enroll in one of the Academy's MFA, MA, BFA, BA, and AFA degree programs and short-term workshops in filmmaking, acting for film, photography, producing, 3D animation, cinematography, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, game design, digital editing and more.

With more than 6,000 students from 108 countries this past academic year, NYFA offers courses all around the world, including New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Gold Coast, Florence, Paris and more.

For more information on NYFA's programs and services, please visit our Veterans website or contact John Powers at john.powers(at)nyfa(dot)edu / 818-333-3558.

About the Wounded Warrior Project:

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit

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