8 Tisch Alumni and Faculty Invited to Join the Academy


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the nation’s foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of motion pictures, has invited one current member of faculty and seven NYU Tisch alumni “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures” to join its membership.

8 Tisch Alumni and Faculty Invited to Join the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the nation’s foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of motion pictures, has invited one current member of faculty and seven NYU Tisch alumni “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures” to join its membership.

Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time, the Academy is an honorary membership organization whose ranks now include more than 6,000 artists and professionals. This year, the Academy extended invitations to 273 individuals worldwide.

"These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy."

Tisch Alumni invited to join the Academy include the following:

Cinematographer
Reed Morano ’01 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)
Alex Nepomniaschy ’80 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

Director
Todd Phillips ’94 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

Documentary
Christine Choy, Faculty

Executives
Jeb Brody ’99 (MA, Cinema Studies)

Public Relations
Jeff S. Elefterion ’96 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

Sound
Daniel S. Irwin ’92 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

Writer
John Hamburg ’96 (Kanbar, Film)


One of the world's leading centers of undergraduate and graduate study in the arts, the Tisch School of the Arts comprises 17 departments and programs offering the BA, BFA, MFA, MA, MPS, and PhD degrees. The School offers state-of-the-art facilities, a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members, internship opportunities with established professionals, and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City and Singapore.

The Tisch community encompasses the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, the Institute of Performing Arts, the Skirball Center for New Media, and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, creating a lively and diverse artists community that thrives on interdepartmental interaction and collaboration.

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