Amsterdam: a creative capital
According to the newspaper NRC (in Dutch), the New York Film Academy plans to start teaching courses in the Beurs van Berlage, the former stock exchange building in the centre of Amsterdam.
Dutch film industry
The heart of the blossoming Dutch film industry lies in Amsterdam. Thanks to the presence of some of the largest independent production companies in the world (including Eyeworks and Endemol) and the rich tradition of a century of filmmaking in Amsterdam, the Film Commission can offer experienced crews, talented casts, excellent studio facilities and state-of-the-art post-production houses.
The choice of the New York Film Academy to start offering courses in Amsterdam furthermore illustrates that the city is emerging as a leading location for the development of television formats. Amsterdam-based media producers such as Eyeworks, Endemol and Blazhoffski develop formats that are being watched by billions of people all over the world: shows such as Big Brother and The Voice were developed here.