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SVA BFA Film
FACULTY

SVA Film and Animation draws its faculty from the NYC creative community: independent filmmaking, center of the universe for advertising and commercial production, and home of a steadily increasing number of TV studios. We have more than 100 faculty members, and many have achieved honors and accolades from their peers. They have impressive bodies of work, and also understand the complex needs of developing artists.

    • Profile photo of faculty member and BFA Film Chair Mary Lee Grisanti wearing a floral top and looking off camera at someone or something intently.
      Mary Lee Grisanti

      Acting Chair, BFA Film

    • Profile photo of faculty member Tom Fleischman sitting in front of an audio control panel with his arms crossed wearing a gingham short sleeve buttonup
      Tom Fleischman

      Re-recording Mixer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Chris Newman wearing a spiffy tux and holding an award with a banner for an awards ceremony behind him, smiling looking directly into the camera.
      Chris Newman

      Sound Producer

    • Dejan Georgevich, ASC

      Cinematographer, Director

    • Profile photo of faculty member David Black in an olive trench coat and black shirt standing outside in front of a pond with a group of people behind him.
      David Black

      Writer-Producer

    • Profile Photo of BFA Film faculty memeber CorTney Collins. Black and white photo of woman smiling at camera
      CourTney Collins (Yost)

      Editor, DP, Story-Producer

    • black and white photo of Faculty member Frank Prinzi standing in front of a large film camera, looking off to the side.
      Frank Prinzi, ASC

      Cinematographer, Director

    • artful Black and white headshot of Kay Hung looking directly into the camera
      Kay Hung

      Cinematographer, Director

    • Joan Brooker-Marks

      Documentarian, Writer

    • KAMIL DOBROWOLSKI
      Kamil Dobrowolski

      Editor

    • Alessandra Zeka sits in a chair under a text holding a drink in her left hand, resting it on a table. A group of people converse behind her.
      Alessandra Zeka

      Documentary Filmmaker

    • Deniz Demirer profile picture. He looks into the camera wearing a white open collar button up and a blue blazer.
      Deniz Demirer

      Director, Writer, Cinematographer

    • Stacy Herman smiles at the camera in a close up that only shows her face and her long blonde hair.
      Stacy Hope Herman

      Producer

    • Black and white headshot of Charles Kpps wearing a black mockneck sweater and pinstripe blazer.
      Charles Kipps

      Screenwriter/Producer/Author

    • Andre Degas wearing an all black shirt with a blue background.
      Andre Fuad Degas

      Filmmaker, Professor

    • Profile photo of faculty member Ian Holden Looking directly at camera in closeup with black t shirt on.
      Ian Holden

      Film Editor

    • Profile photo of faculty member Miah Artola in closeup with a big smile, gold necklace and purple hair ties holding her hair back.
      Miah Artola

      Editor/Artist

    • Profile photo of faculty member Jenna Ricker smiling in closeup wearing a necklace, with green outerwear covering a white shirt
      Jenna Ricker

      Writer, Director, Producer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Bill Hopkins taken outside a busy street. A bag strap hangs across his black jacket as he looks into the camera with a sun setting behind him.
      William Hopkins

      Film and Television

    • Profile photo of faculty member Erik Anjou in close up looking into the camera with a friendly expression while wearing a light blue button up with the collar open.
      Erik Anjou

      Director, Screenwriter, Producer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Nana Simopoulous playing a musical instrument with a concentrated expression, wearing a black jacket over a black shirt.
      Nana Simopoulos

      Musician, Composer, Sound Designer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Charles Nuckolls in a closeup with a black background and wearing a black shirt that blends into the background creating a dramatic look.
      Charles Nuckolls

      Producer, Writer, Director

    • Profile photo of faculty member done as an artistic style, possibly watercolors, showing just Paul's face in profile.
      Paul Cronin

      Historian/Filmmaker

    • Profile photo of faculty member Audrey Rapoport looking intently into the camera wearing a turquoise top and a blurred out background that appears to be some kind of vegetation behind her.
      Audrey Rapoport

      ACTOR, IMPROVISER, WRITER

    • Profile photo of faculty member Kerry Fulton looking directly into the camera with a dark blazer over a dark shirt and a silver colored necklace and clear glasses.
      Kerry Fulton

      Producer - CEO of Evenfield Entertainment

    • Profile photo of faculty member Steve Rogers wearing headphones and a casual button up shirt, smiling and looking directly into the camera.
      Steven J. Rogers CAS

      Production Sound Mixer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Sal Petrosino sitting at his desk with his hand on his chin, wearing a dark suit looking at the camera. A lamp from the desk behind him illuminates the background.
      Sal Petrosino

      Director of Operations

    • Black and white Profile photo of faculty member George LaVoo his head turned to the right, looking at the camera with a button up shirt
      George LaVoo

      Writer, Director

    • Profile photo of faculty member Ed Bowes standing outside with sunglasses on and a button up shirt with the collar unbuttoned looking directly into the camera.
      Ed Bowes

      Director, Cinematographer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Michael Goldfried smiling and looking directly into the camera in a close up. The collar of a shirt just barely visible, and a beige background behind him.
      Michael Goldfried

      Writer, Director, Actor

    • Profile photo of faculty member Mihaela Mihut looking intensely into the camera with a black shirt and a red background behind her.
      Mihaela Mihut

      Actress

    • Profile photo of faculty member Simona Migliotti Auerbach in black and white wearing a dark coat outside with her back to the camera and head turned to the right looking at the camera smiling.
      Simona Migliotti Auerbach

      Producer, Set Designer

    • Profile photo of faculty member Todd Stephens in front of a turquoise building with a brown button up over a black shirt standing with his
      Todd Stephens

      Writer, Producer, Director

    • Profile photo of faculty member Igor Sunara
      Igor Sunara

      Cinematographer/Director

    • Gary Richards
      Gary Richards

      Writer, Director, Actor

    • Richard Pepperman
      Richard Pepperman

      Editor

    • Dr. Amresh Sinha

      film theorist