Connect with and learn in the entertainment capital of the world
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School operates across three cities, including the ASU California Center in the newly renovated ASU Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center in downtown Mesa, Arizona, and ASU's Tempe Campus. The Los Angeles space gives film students from every background an opportunity to connect with and learn in the entertainment capital of the world. L.A.-based faculty include the school's founding director and former President of the Motion Picture Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs; primetime Emmy Award winner, showrunner and deputy director Peter Murrieta, and MacArthur Grant Fellows and founders of the Borderlands Cinema Lab Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra.
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Powered by industry connections and experiences
The Poitier Film School has established relationships with Los Angeles-based companies that are eager for ASU students to fill their internship positions. Our students have worked with companies such as 3 Arts, Josephson Entertainment, Resonate Entertainment, Mar Vista Entertainment, NALIP, Amasia Entertainment, Rain Management, Roddenberry Entertainment, Painless Productions, The Hideaway Ent. and Avenida Studios.