Arthur J. Samberg, the former head of what was at one time the world’s largest hedge fund and a generous donor to charitable causes such as hospitals and institutions of higher learning, takes an interest in supporting the arts in the New York community. In fact, Art Samberg serves on the boards of several arts organizations, including the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab.
The Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab, a non-profit educational institution, promotes film literacy and the role of film productions in the life of the community. Its flagship facility houses a theater complex and film lab and hosts numerous classes and events, including the upcoming Westchester Jewish Film Festival.
In the summer of 2014, the Jacob Burns Film Center’s lab will host a number of classes for students in grades 3 through 10. The lab camp’s workshops feature everything from scriptwriting and lighting to music production, video game design, and three-dimensional computer organization. A staff-to-student ratio of one to five, combined with a maximum group size of 10, ensures everyone receives personalized attention.
The classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the months of June, July, and August. Parties with family memberships at the Center receive discounts on the registration fee, as do early registrants and siblings of registrants.