Senior Joseph Key was one of just 31 students chosen statewide to participate in Pitch NY – a program for aspiring filmmakers, producers, and writers. During the day-long interactive workshop, the students heard from industry leaders, pitched their ideas, and got advice. The workshop took place at NBCUniversal’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios.
While Joseph is a Nursing major, he explains that he has two passions in life – nursing, which he finds very fulfilling, and filmmaking, which allows him to express his creativity. Before attending Dominican College, he spent one year at the New York Film Academy. In his free time, he produces videos and short films and shares them on the internet.
Joseph is very grateful that he was given the opportunity to participate in this workshop. “I didn’t realize the stakes until I actually got there and they told us that they received hundreds of applications, “ he said.
The event, hosted by the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development and NBCUniversal Studios, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, is the latest State initiative to promote the inclusion of diverse voices in the entertainment industry.