NYFA invites you to THE 20/20 SERIES: A Conversation with Songwriter and Producer Peter Zizzo

Peter Zizzo

The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation and artistic vision. This series is created by Liz Hinlein and presented by the New York Film Academy.

Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20-minute Q&A from YOU, the audience. This event is open to the public, as a means of promoting global connection and creativity, a key mission of NYFA.

The second 20/20 webinar is tomorrow at 21:00 CAT, click on the link below to register.

Date: Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Time: 21:00 CAT

Link to register: https://nyfa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HjoNPzTFRpGP80Dgw8Va4A?timezone_id=Africa%2FHarare

Peter Zizzo is an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, whose work has sold, in excess, over one hundred million records worldwide. He has written songs for, and with, artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Billy Porter, Jason Mraz, M2M, Brie Larson, Diana Ross, Pixie Lott,and many, many more. His songs have also been featured in many major films and television shows. As a talent developer, he was instrumental in the early careers of Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton, Billy Porter, and Pixie Lott. As a composer for children’s television, he has written and produced the theme songs for hit Nickelodeon series such as the smash Blue’s Clues reboot, Rusty Rivets, Middle School Moguls, and Fresh Beat Band of Spies, as well as countless other songs for TV shows including Peter Rabbit and Winx Club. A native New Yorker, he recently moved from Manhattan to LA, and currently resides in Marina Del Rey.

Liz Hinlein is an award-winning director and cinematographer. She is the creator of The 20/20 Series and is the Creative Director of Filmmaking & Cinematography at New York Film Academy. Over the course of her career, Hinlein has made a name for herself in a traditionally male-dominated industry as a passionate, talented filmmaker and director of photography whose work has spanned the fields of feature film, advertising, music video and VR/AR/XR.

Hinlein’s debut feature film, Other People’s Children, earned several awards on the film festival circuit—including Best of the Fest at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival and Best Director at the NYLA International Film Festival—and is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Recently, her VR film for Byton Auto was nominated for Best Branded Entertainment/Commercial at the 2019 CES VR Fest and in 2018, she directed Accenture’s VR film, Behind the Style, winning that same award.

Most recently, Hinlein spent time in China writing and directing The Dream Factory and she is currently in pre-production on OSAGE '85, a groundbreaking immersive documentary experience. Her visual expertise comes from a background of directing commercials and music videos for top brands, including Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, and MAC Cosmetics. Additionally, Hinlein has created films for superstar musicians such as Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears, and has been commissioned to photograph Quincy Jones, Incubus, and Fishbone.

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