You guys are coming in loud and clear.
New dispatches (and street team materials) coming soon.
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From: MFA NYFA STUDENT
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" ; "email@example.com" ; "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:42 PM
Subject: A LETTER TO THE ADMINISTRATION - FROM MFA STUDENTS
Dear Administration, (Particularly Sonny Calderon, Dan Mackler and Jean Sherlock)
We are MFA students from the September 2010 Acting for Film Department. We have been trying to be heard about grievances that we have, but nobody seems to be listening. We keep getting the "run around" and find ourselves very frustrated. We feel that we are lied to so often, and we're quite frankly sick of it. Please have a meeting with us. AND PLEASE INCLUDE OUR FACULTY. LET THEM HEAR WHAT YOU TELL US.
We truly feel that they are frustrated by orders that you give them, but they won't let on that it's a problem. We can tell that they all fear for their jobs. We're not happy with ALL the faculty...
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Before I start my complaint, I would like to qualify this by saying that I am a United States Military Veteran. My life experience as well as my respect has been disrespected more than once at this institution.
First lets start with the Admin Department, particularly the Financial Aid portion. Not only do they NOT have the proper staff to handle the processing and distribution of Financial Aid (There's only one financial aid office and it's in NY, i'm in LA), they are at least a semester behind in paperwork. The ONE person Brian Kaplow that works in the FA Office screens calls and DOES NOT return calls promptly, if at all. I've seen students receive threatening emails from the Bursars office because of their Financial Aid not being taken care of when in all actuality, the students are waiting on the one person who controls all the proper paperwork for financial aid in the first place. I'm STILL waiting the overage of my invoice to be paid to me and they take forever when they owe you.
Second, let's talk about the Bursars Office Staff. These women has the shittiest attitudes i've ever seen in any administrative profession. If you have a question and walk into their office, they give you the "Look of death" as if you're not suppose to bother them with questions that they are suppose to be qualified to answer. One of them barely knows how to print an invoice correctly and i'm still to this day waiting on it.
Third, I was once told by a staff person (I believe her name was Janice) that this is how the real world is going to be (Referring to their unorganized schedule and problems we were having with the staff). I defended this country for 6 years plus and
Just to let all of you know, John Nodillo was one of the biggest DOUCHE BAGS that most of us have ever met.
I have seriously never met a single person who worked with him who didn't share that sentiment. He was so FULL OF SHIT that it literally came out of his ears.
Pretty much everything the dude said was a lie. so I guess, good for him.
And then he conned this douche NFL player into working for him. The two of them shall be very happy pretending to one day make it "big" in the industry.(Photo by Sister72 on Flickr.)
Nodillo I suppose, has the bullshit ability to make it in the industry... but anyone who knew him, knows that he has absolutely NO talent to make it.
Hot damn. 4 weeks of complete utter shit. I feel deep sincere apologies for those that have signed up for the adult programs and wasted years of their life at this "business". See what I did there? I didn't say school.
This place is like working at MacDonalds, except you have to pay them thousands and thousands of dollars to attend.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker that is planning to graduate and break into the industry? Good luck. Chances are, at auditions and idea pitches, when you say that you graduated from solely NYFA, they'll spit in your face and promptly drop kick you out the nearest exit.
It's like going into the military, and saying "Hey guys, I am very experienced and trained at this, chill!. I've played Call of Duty for 2 years before, so respect me!"
It is good for short-term workshop, but useless for long term programs especially if u looking for to get MFA credits, just a couple of Colleges in New York accept credit from N.Y.F.A u can have a better education if u go to community colleges all around the country.