Alumni Spotlight Interviews
Sal Perez '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) is the first Latinx Executive Producer for 'Sesame Street'. NYU Tisch Alumni Relations spoke with him to learn more about his time as a student and his journey into the role.Read More.
Cornelius Smith Jr. '07 started his career as an actor on the stage, and after many years on camera, he has returned to his roots as Frederick Douglass in Charles Randolph-Wright's 'American Prophet'.Read More.
When Dan Erickson '10 was living and working temp jobs in LA, he found himself wishing he could just fast forward through the work day. Ten years later, he turned that one idea into the new AppleTV+ smash hit, 'Severance'.Read More.
As Natalie Jasmine Harris ’20 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) began to envision and write her thesis film as a senior in NYU Tisch’s Film & TV department, she had no way of knowing how this film would propel her career after school, nor the events that would unfold over the next two years.Read More.
Alle Hsu’ 16 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film) is no stranger to a good story. Hsu, a graduate of the final class to go through Tisch Asia, is the great-granddaughter of famed romantic Chinese poet, Xu Zhimo 徐志摩. Today, Hsu is a director and producer living in Orange County, CA, looking to tell her own story while still maintaining ties to her family history.Read More.
Hinda Miller ’76 (MFA, Design for Stage & Theater) & Polly Smith ’75 (MFA, Design for Stage & Theater)
In 1977, alumnae Hinda Miller and Polly Smith created one of the most revolutionary athletic garments for women - the sports bra. Miller, Smith, and their co-creator Lisa Lindahl will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2022. Read their interview with NYU Tisch Alumni Relations.Read More.
For producer Leah Thomas '00/'11, it was always her intention to use film as a medium with which to inspire change. Read her interview with NYU Tisch Alumni Relations about how her time as a student here helped shape that path.Read More.
Tisch alumnus Richie Jackson ’87 (BFA, Drama), Executive Producer of "Nurse Jackie" and Co-Executive Producer of "Shortbus", has established a fellowship program in conjunction with the Tisch Office of Career Development to assist alumni make the transition from the classroom to a life-long career in the arts. Richie sat down with the Tisch Alumni Relations Office to talk about his career in the arts, and why it’s so important to give back to alumni who are just starting out.Read More.