Charleston, South Carolina
The Charleston, South Carolina Film Connection Film School

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Your Charleston Film School Alternative

The fastest way to get hired in the film industry? Get experience. Films schools don’t give it to you, but we can. We’re Charleston Film Connection. We partner you up with mentors in the filmmaking world that are your industry connections. Choose our behind the scenes program to learn the technical aspects of filmmaking or the directors track. Aspiring directors work with screenwriting, acting, editing, and directing mentors to learn the nuts and bolts of the entire process. They even get to go to L.A. to pitch their idea to an industry executive. How’s that for experience?

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Located along the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, the city of Charleston is recognized as the oldest city in the state, dating back to the late 1600s.  Currently it hosts a population of about 125,000 but anchors a metro area several times that number. Its proximity to the coast, the mountains and several major cities makes Charleston a great central hub for filmmaking locations.  Additionally, Charleston benefits from generous tax incentives offered by the state to attract filmmakers to South Carolina.  Major movies, TV shows, documentaries and specials are regularly filmed in and around Charleston on a regular basis.  Whether you aspire to be a film producer, film editor, film director, lighting tech, cameraperson or otherwise, you'll find Charleston to be a welcome alternative to relocating to the craziness of somewhere like New York or L.A.  Plenty of opportunity awaits here, and FILM CONNECTION can help you maximize the opportunity.

Some of the well known movies that have been filmed in Charleston include Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Notebook, Dear John, The Patriot, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and Cold Mountain, to name only a few. Television production is no stranger to the area, either; some of the TV shows that have done filming here include Army Wives, The Amazing Race, TV classic Columbo, and the TV mini-series Scarlett (the sequel to Gone With the Wind).

The significant amount of location filming that takes place in Charleston makes it an ideal connection point for filmmakers and film students–and that's where FILM CONNECTION comes in.  Our unique mentor-apprentice (extern) approach places you with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one training on real film and video shoots, helping you make valuable connections along the way. Come find out why over 70 percent of our graduates get hired in the industry, many times before they even finish our program. Enroll in Charleston FILM CONNECTION now, and let us help you get started on the path toward your dreams. 

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