The reel world Brooklyn: New film school opens at Steiner Studios

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And they’re rolling!

Brooklyn College called “action!” on its new graduate film school at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Tuesday.

The school is the first motion-picture-making academy in the country housed in a working film lot, which means students will get first-hand experience in showbiz and a foot in the door of the city’s movie and television industry while they’re studying, officials said.

“They get the opportunity to see the work being done and to do it themselves hands-on,” said Mayor DeBlasio, who helped cut the ribbon for the new school alongside local pols and college officials. “This is what’s going to make them so able to go right into this extraordinary job market around film and TV.”

The school also boasts a star-studded cast — “Repo Man” director Jonathan Wacks will be the institution’s new director, while Boerum Hill actor Ethan Hawke, “Magic Mike” director Steven Soderbergh, “Black Swan” director and Manhattan Beach native Darren Aronofsky, and Dumbo actor Fisher Stevens will serve on its advisory panel.

The inaugural class of 69 students will start studying at the school in the fall, and at least one local pol is already making awards-season predictions.

“I look forward to seeing the Emmys, Oscars, and other awards that this school’s future grads will amass,” said Borough President Adams.


Reach reporter Harry MacCormack at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @HMacBKPaper.

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Reasonable discourse

Sue from Fort Greene says:
WAS Hank guttman there… has he bought himself a millionaire condo at the navy Yard yet?
I am sure he will feather his personal nest again if there is such an opportunity. After all he was on
the BBP Board and bought himself one there. He is on the Brooklyn Public Library board and is probably looking over plans for the millionaire condos to be built after he and his gang destroy the library.
What a great public sevant. thank you Mayor
DeBlsaio for making him a big man on our local campus..
Oct. 9, 2015, 11:23 pm

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