Career Day is a rare and highly practical opportunity for students (between ages 13-18) who are interested in careers within film and media fields. The event, which was started in 2001 by NYU Industry Liaison Jeremiah Newton presents the opportunity for first-hand communication with highly respected professionals.
SELECT participants have included...
Elmer Bernstein - 14 time Oscar® nominated composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Trading Places, The Great Escape, Far From Heaven)
Bruce Beresford - Director (Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy)
Ellen Chenoweth- Casting director for The Coen Brothers and many others.
Giancarlo Esposito - Actor, producer (Breaking Bad, Do the Right Thing)
Leon Gast - Oscar® winning documentary filmmaker (When We Were Kings)
Rachel Grady - Oscar® nominated documentary Filmmaker (Jesus Camp, Boys of Baraka)
Tim Hutton - Oscar® winning actor (Ordinary People)
Barbara Kopple - Oscar® winning documentary filmmaker ( Harlan County, USA)
Ellen Kuras- Oscar® Nominated director (The Betrayal), & cinematographer (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Ballad of Jack and Rose )
Melissa Leo - Oscar® winning actor (The Fighter, Frozen River, 21 Grams )
Ron Nyswaner - Oscar® nominated screenwriter (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil, A Soldier's Girl)
Bingham Ray - As president of United Artists (No Man's Land, Bowling for Columbine, Personal
Velocity, Nicholas Nickleby, Pieces of April, and Hotel Rwanda)
Norman Reedus - Actor, director (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints)
Doreen Ringer Ross - Vice President of Film/TV Relations of BMI Music licensing
Zachary Sklar - Oscar® nominated screenwriter (JFK, Feast of the Goat)
John Sloss - Executive producer / attorney (Before Sunrise, The Fog of War, Boyhood)
Haskell Wexler - Oscar® winning cinematographer (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Bound For Glory, Medium Cool)
CLICK HERE to see photos of CAREER DAY events throughout the years