A Commitment to Diversity, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema

The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is transforming the film and TV industries. Located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the Steiner Studio Lot, two-year-old Feirstein is already grabbing attention with its commitment to elevating diverse voices that are often left out of the traditional Hollywood world.

Feirstein is the first public graduate film school in New York City and the only film school in the country built on a working film lot. It currently has about 200 students enrolled, of which 50% are women and 45% are from underrepresented groups. Feirstein will graduate its first class in 2018.

GZ&A placed feature stories showcasing the school’s diversity efforts in national publications like the New York Times and Worth Magazine. We also manage Feirstein’s social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 “We want to turn on the Academy Awards and see one of those films written by one of our graduates, directed by one of our graduates,” said Jonathan Wacks, founding director of Feirstein. “I want to see our people making socially relevant and politically powerful statements because there’s important work to be done.”

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