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NFL Jets Team Up With N.Y. Film Academy To Create New Workshops For '12 Season

The NFL Jets and the N.Y. Film Academy are launching the Sports Media Academy, which will offer two 16-week workshops in Sports Photography and Sports Broadcasting for fans and aspiring media professionals. As part of the program, students will create a media portfolio while covering the Jets at select events during the '12 season and throughout the calendar year. Jets Senior VP/Corporate Sales, Marketing & Stadium Development Marc Riccio said, “We are looking forward to working with the N.Y. Film Academy to develop this unprecedented relationship between professional sports and the arts.” Beginning Sept. 5, the Sports Media Academy will offer students the opportunity to refine their craft and cover the Jets at home games, practices, media events, organized team activities, training camp, draft events and other team activities. Jets Senior Dir of Broadcast & Multimedia Production Rich Gentile, entering his fifth season with the team and 16th with the NFL, will be joined by long-tenured official team photographer Al Pereira and N.Y. Film Academy’s award-winning faculty to provide expert instruction in every aspect of the field.
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