The Film Connection Relocates to World Famous Los Angeles Center in the Film Capital of the World

LOS ANGELES, CA(December 1, 2011)–The Film Connection, a division of the Mentor Apprentice School of the Arts (MASA), providing certificate programs in all aspects of filmmaking, announced the company has moved its corporate headquarters from its prior Hollywood and Vine location to the world famous Los Angeles Center Studios at 1201 West 5th Street, Suite M130, Los Angeles, CA 90017. The corporate offices are open Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM PST.

“We outgrew our location at Hollywood and Vine, and when space opened up in the Los Angeles Center Studios we jumped at the opportunity,” said the Film Connection’s Consultant Brian Kraft.  “We stress the importance of connections throughout our curriculum, and what better place to nurture new and important film industry connections than in the Los Angeles Center Studios where so many of the top movies and television shows are made.”

The Film Connection’s new corporate offices in Los Angeles at the  Los Angeles Center Studios houses six state-of-the-art sound stages on-site used by many well-known industry leading productions  including: Anchorman, Constantine, Coyote Ugly, ER, Fear Factor, Janet Jackson, Mad Men, Mission: Impossible 2, Panic Room, Planet of the Apes, The Ring 2, Terminator 3, West Wing, and many more.

Film Connection is an immersive private film school offering structured course curriculums in directing, producing, editing, screenwriting and more. The company’s film courses offer real world settings with one on one instruction from a professional filmmaker including: Program 1 – Learn Where You Live, available in a film production company in your city or town. Students study directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, camera, and general film production from a filmmaking professional .Program 2: Learn in Los Angeles, CA, an intense, six month externship program only available in Los Angeles, CA, for those students looking to make it as a major film director or producer.

The Film Connection is the innovator of the mentor/apprentice method of education and is a member in good standing with the following prestigious nonprofit advocacy groups:  Independent Film Alliance, Film Independent, The National Guild for Community Arts Education and The Grammy Awards.

About The Film Connection (

Founded in 1982, the Film Connection, a division of the Los Angeles, California-based Mentor Apprentice School of the Arts (MASA), provides hands on mentor extern programs for the film and television industries in over 100 U.S. cities.

The Film Connection has a reputation for providing the finest film making programs in the entertainment media industry. Students learn from successful mentors in real world situations at film companies including hands on experience on film sets in cities where the students live. They learn under a working filmmaker who has been making movies, TV shows, commercials, documentaries, and/or videos for a living for at least 10 years. Completed in approximately half the time of degrees obtained from most schools, job placements are typically high.

The Film Connection, The Recording Connection and Mentor Apprentice School of the Arts (MASA) are headquartered at 6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #640, Los Angeles, CA 90048. T: 800.755.7597 or 310-456-9623. E: [email protected]  Visit: or

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