November 4, 2010 – NYU is more impressive--and expensive--than it was in my day. When I transferred from upstate Hamilton College --having run the film society and disc-jockeyed at WHCL-FM-- to Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, my father was furious that I was giving up my hard-won scholarship aid for full-freight tuition. I had to work part-time at the Bleecker St. Cinema to make up the difference. But I loved it. Read More
November 4, 2010 – The Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced the winners of the 2010 Chris Columbus/Richard Vague Film Production Fund awards for alumni filmmaking. The Production Fund supports annual awards to recent alumni of the Kanbar Institute’s Graduate and Undergraduate divisions to direct their first feature film, either narrative or documentary. Due to the excellence of the submissions this year the selection panel decided to give awards of $50,000 each to four filmmakers. Read More
October 9, 2010 – Enrolling in film school used to be a pursuit of one's inner artist, not one's inner accountant.
But the lines between creativity and commerce have increasingly blurred in the film biz, especially the independent production realm, and three years ago, New York U launched a joint MFA/MBA degree program to meet those overlapping needs. Its first class is set to graduate this spring. Read More
May 4, 2007 – USC's Peter Stark Producing Program will soon have competition. Beginning in fall 2008, NYU will offer a dual-degree, three-year graduate program for aspiring film producers. Read More
May 9, 2007 – These days being a film producer is as much about raising capital as about artistic creation. Now there is a degree to help aspiring film producers do both. Read More
November 15, 2012 – Bloomberg Business Week features MBA/MFA student, Wyatt Rockefeller, in a video about the Stern School of Business.
The video highlights the MBA/MFA degree as well as other aspects of Stern’s dual degree programs. In the video, Wyatt discusses the structure of the program and how it provides both creative and business skills. Tisch provides the training and resources to learn how to make films, while Stern provides the knowledge and business acumen to master the business side of the film industry. View Video
June 5, 2012 – GreenLight Music, (www.greenlightmusic.com), the music industry's first online sync licensing solution for popular music, and EMI Music Publishing, the world's leading publisher of popular music, have entered into an exclusive partnership with the legendary New York University Tisch School of the Arts' Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television to give student filmmakers in the school's premier film program preferred access and unprecedented, affordable, pre-approved pricing to quickly and easily secure usage rights to thousands of iconic songs from the EMI catalog for use in their film projects. Read More
October 6, 2011– Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal — "When Mr. Heller set his sights on a career in the film and television industry, he decided he needed to get an M.B.A. to learn about finance, marketing and business strategy. But he also thought a graduate degree in film would be useful, considering he didn't have a background in that field. 'I felt the combination of these two degrees was going to make me a little more unique and give me that extra look for a job,' says Mr. Heller." Read More
May 29, 2007 – It is a decades-old move industry cliché -- the maverick director strives to bring their personal dream to life on celluloid, while the penny-pinching, non-artistic producer counts costs and lobbies for a lowbrow box office smash. Read More
Bridging the gap between the ‘cre-atives’ and the ‘suits,’ New York University (NYU) offers a dual-degree graduate programme that provides aspiring film producers the knowledge to navigate the fast-changing landscape of financing and film-making. The joint MBA/MFA degree is a partnership between NYU’s Stern School of Business and Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School ofthe Arts. Read More