Kyla Milberger


New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Master’s in Journalism: News and Documentary - December 2020

College For Creative Studies
Bachelors in Fine Arts: Photography 


Official Selection DOCNYC Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection REEL RECOVERY Film Festival, 2021

Audience Choice Award Winner at Soo Film Festival, 2021

New York University’s News and Documentary Film Festival, 2021

Facing Change: Documenting Detroit Exhibition, 2018

New York Times Portfolio Review, 2018

Imre J. Molnar Artistic Achievement Award, 2018

CDS Documentary Essay Prize Semifinalist for Photography, 2018

Stand Under None Exhibition, 2018

Re-Document Detroit Exhibition, 2017

Unspoken Exhibition, 2017

CCS Exhibition - 2015, 2018

U25 Gallery, 2016

Journalism Experience

ABC News 20/20 + Longform & HULU:
Associate Producer, coordinating and organizing field shoots, logging, researching video, stills and editorial information, create and implement organizational systems for long-term production, field reporting & media management, supplemental shooting of elements for productions for long form documentary.

The Silent Disease:
Produced, shot, and edited a 30 minute documentary film showing addiction as a disease. 

A Place To Feel Safe:
Founder of multimedia platform that provides stories and resources for those dealing with mental health issues, grief, and or substance use.

Firelight Media:
Production Assistant, helped in pre and post production of Documentary films,edit promotional videos, work with archival edits, put together pitch decks, transcribe interviews, etc.

McGee Media:
Production and historical research for the PBS show,Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Pavement Pieces
Pitch, shoot, write scripts and edit multimedia news and feature stories

Safer Streets:
Pitch, shoot, write and edit feature story covering gang afilation in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The Cost of Being Free:
Shoot and edit photo story covering my brother’s everyday struggle with substance use.

Facing Change: Documenting Detroit Fellowship:

Shoot and edit photo story,  covering urban farming in Detroit, Michigan.

Re-Document Detroit:
Shoot and edit photo story for the Detroit Historical Society showcasing Detroit’s adult special education school, Charles R. Drew Transition Center.

Other Work Experience

Michael Berman Production
Editing Intern, work on editing ‘99 Snapshots, a feature length film produced and shot by Michael Berman.

International Center of Photography: Digital Media and Teaching Assistant,  
aided students in multimedia class projects,taught darkroom printing, oversaw and maintained digital media labs.

Scheimpflug Lighting and Equipment: Light & Grip Technician, managing and maintaining lighting and grip for photography and cinema equipment.

Pier 59 Studio:Photography Lighting and Grip Equipment Technician, managing studios, building/staging studio lighting/gear for photo and video shoots, inventory, estimates, rentals, client relations.

DaySpace Studio:
Studio Manager, overlooked the studio and equipment rentals,handled estimates and billing, managed client relations, photo/lighting assistant and digital technician on-set.  

Mary Ellen Mark Studio: Studio Intern, reviewing, organizing, and archiving negatives & prints from Mary Ellen Mark’s photo collection and transcribing interviews.
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