Bigfoot Entertainment Acquires Miami and Palm Beach Film Schools - Jim York appointed COO

This partnership will add two new locations to the IAFT’s growing roster of film schools. Bigfoot has appointed Jim York, founder and director of the schools, as the chief operating officer of the IAFT.
By: Jolson Creative
 
June 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Bigfoot Entertainment, Inc. has agreed in principle to acquire the Miami Film School and Palm Beach Film School as part of the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) umbrella. Bigfoot also has appointed Jim York, founder and director of the schools, as the chief operating officer of the IAFT. This partnership will add two new locations to the IAFT’s growing roster of film schools, which includes campuses in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Cebu, Philippines. Plans are already in motion for a sixth location, in Las Vegas.

“With his success in Florida at the Miami and Palm Beach Film Schools, Jim is the perfect person to oversee the always-growing initiatives of the IAFT” said Kacy Andrews, CEO, Bigfoot Entertainment and International Film School Holdings, Ltd. “We feel he will not only channel our efforts to put a network of IAFT schools on the map, but also guide their operations effectively due to his successful track record with other film schools.”

The International Academy of Film and Television offers the latest resources in film production technology, including state-of-the-art soundstages and post production facilities. Through Bigfoot Entertainment, the IAFT offers students an opportunity to be a part of feature film productions, such as the recently released “Deep Gold,” an action-adventure film shot on location in Cebu, Philippines, which employed the help of many IAFT graduates.

"It has been an honor to work with the creative individuals at the Miami and Palm Beach Film Schools including teachers, staff and students." said Jim York, COO, International Academy of Film and Television. "I now look forward to working with Kacy and IAFT to help aspiring filmmakers from around the world learn to write, shoot, direct and edit their own films. IAFT provides real-world filmmaking opportunities to students by allowing them to gain hands-on experience by working on actual films. With our new partnership, we will continue the commitment to train quality filmmakers, while opening new locations across the U.S. and abroad."

For more information about Bigfoot Entertainment and its affiliated film schools, please visit: http://www.bigfoot.com/ and http://www.iaft.net/.

About Bigfoot Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Los Angeles with studios in Cebu, Philippines, Bigfoot Entertainment is an international entertainment company producing independent films for the global marketplace. The company finances and develops feature films and reality TV shows. Bigfoot Entertainment produces many of its projects at Bigfoot Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary that encompasses six sound stages and on-site state-of-the-art post-production facilities. For more information, visit www.bigfoot.com.

About the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT)
Founded in 2004, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) is a film school providing a new generation of aspiring filmmakers with a globally competitive education under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. The school offers each student hands-on experience using state-of-the-art HD equipment and facilities at a fraction of the cost of comparable institutions. The IAFT offers short-term and long-term programs in Filmmaking, Sound Design and Acting that combine theory and application, and are designed for both new filmmakers as well as industry professionals looking to advance their skill set. The school also offers internships and opportunities to work on commercially viable projects. Located in the heart of Asia on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, the IAFT’s tropical campus has facilities for filming and post-production as well as housing, with additional campuses in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Miami and Palm Beach, and plans for a sixth location in Las Vegas in 2012. The IAFT’s mission is to nurture the creativity and individual talents of every student while cultivating today’s global filmmakers, and to build upon the entertainment traditions of Hollywood and other film capitals of the world.

The International Academy of Film and Television is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bigfoot Entertainment.  For more information, please visit http://www.iaft.net/.

Media Contact:

Elgin Zulueta
Business Development Director
(310) 593- 4988
elgin@iaft.net
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