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While our Accelerator program is by selection, Dogfish School is for anyone and everyone looking to learn new navigation skills through the changing content industry. Dogfish has built a new model for the industry and this is our initiative to open source our practices to the community. The school will provide like-minded creators and producers the tools to run their content like startups and be revolutionary in their practices.

There is so much awesome, amazing content out there, but we’re all still stuck in the same broken modes of making, financing, distributing and marketing it – we want us ALL to be breaking the mold and reshaping the industry.

We are presently developing a curriculum, launching in 2015 with a series of on and offline classes, workshop events, course work and community opportunities.


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James Belfer - Founder & CEO

James founded Dogfish in 2009 to produce and invest in independent film (in which he made 6 films). He was named by Deadline Hollywood as one of 2012′s 10 Producers to Keep Watching. In 2013 he launched the Dogfish Accelerator program after an inspiring experience working for TechStars in Boulder, Colorado. He’s a Northwestern University graduate and received his MBA from NYU Stern in 2013. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he teaches Strategies For Independent Producing. James aspires to be one of the world’s most renowned hermits. He tends to spend most of his free time in South Williamsburg watching cartoons and googling “best Texas BBQ in NYC.” He also runs a monthly meetup called A Presentation of the Deplorable, Bizarre, and Terrible in which he binge watches 10 films in a row that most of the world has never seen (most of the time for glaringly obvious reasons). As of July 2014 only 3 people have attended.