About Us

The Film Connection was established in 1983 and is the innovator of the mentor/apprentice (extern) method of education. The following are some facts you might find helpful while researching which film school or film program is right for you.

Credentials and Endorsements

We are members in good standing of these prestigious nonprofit advocacy groups:

About our Main Offices in Los Angeles

Our corporate office in Los Angeles location houses six state-of-the-art sound stages on-site, which are used by many well-known industry leaders, with production credits 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

Check out the complete list of production credits for our corporate office studios.

Your classroom is a real film company in the city or town in which you live. Our corporate offices are open Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM PST. Please feel free to give us a call at 310-456-9623 if you should need our assistance, or feel free to make an appointment and come into the office.

Meet the Film Connection Film School Alternative’s Team

Please click one of the links below to meet our staff:


Admissions Department

The mission of this department is to help you with your educational goals. If you want to apply or follow up on an application already submitted, this is the department you would contact. However, if you have already spoken to an Admissions Counselor, and are waiting to meet your mentor for your open house interview (it costs nothing to interview), please click the next department listed.

Mentor & Student Placement Department

Please feel free to contact this department if you’ve already spoken to an Admissions Counselor and have already been approved to meet a mentor.

Financial Aid & Student Loan Department

Please contact this department if you need assistance in paying for your tuition, or are interested in in-house financing or other loan options. Please note, do not contact this department before speaking to an Admissions Counselor first. Financial Aid Counselors are available to help you with your tuition only after you have spoken with your Admissions Counselor.


Student Services Department

This department is for accepted and enrolled students only, and is dedicated to helping you successfully complete our program. Please feel free to contact the Student Services Department for any questions about your homework, transfers, scheduling, and other challenges you may be experiencing. This department also houses our Stay Connected program, our employment assistance for graduates.

Administration Department

This department handles already accepted or current students who have questions about enrollment, books and materials, or other questions.

Accounting Department

This department handles inquires about tuition/payments for already accepted students or current students and mentor-related payments.


Executive Staff

These music, film and radio professionals who currently sit on The RRFC Board of Advisors are an integral part of the RRF family and fully approve our method of education and courses.

Board of Advisors

This page contains information about the Film Connection film school alternative’s founding and guiding members, the President, Vice President, Head of Admissions, and the Board of Advisors.

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Learning About Film Is Easy With The Film Connection

Brian Kraft

by Brian Kraft
Chief Academic Officer and COO
for Recording, Radio, Film and Culinary Connection

The Film Connection was established with one purpose in mind: to help young and aspiring film industry hopefuls break into the biz and make connections. We’re here to help you create a career. We want you to be successful. We want you to be a powerhouse. Some of the students that come to us have experience in the film world, some don’t. Well, we’ve developed a curriculum that is flexible enough to accommodate anyone’s needs. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a seasoned vet, we can help you grow and get your foot in the door. How do we do this? Simple. Mentorship. The Film Connection helps people from all walks of life get their foot in the door of the film industry by apprenticing with someone who is already doing what they want to be doing. That means if you’re looking to be a producer, we pair you with a producer, and you learn the craft of producing one-on-one. If you’re looking to have a career as a writer/director, then we pair you with a writer/director who will teach you how to take a story from inception through filming. Our program’s goal is simple: educate you, help you gain experience, and then get you a job. We place you in a real production company, we pair you with industry pros, and we help you write a screenplay. We’re there for you every step of the way. We want you to be the absolute best there is at what you do. We want you to be next Kevin Smith or the next Charlie Kaufman. The Film Connection knows that nothing is a sure thing, and that’s why we’re putting up as many safety nets as possible. We want you to be able to have support networks already in place for when you need them. Not after. We have a job placement program already set up to help you find work after you graduate. That’s correct. You’ll be working with pros and networking for the duration of the time you’re enrolled in our film school alternative. After you graduate, if you’re not hired by your mentor, a contact, or other person that you’ve met, we’ll help you find work. We’ll scour the earth for all the film jobs that we can find, and then we’ll help you apply for them. The Film Connection’s goal is simple. Get you started on your career path.