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:
- Independent Film Alliance (http://www.ifilmalliance.com)
- Film Independent (https://www.filmindependent.org)
- The National Guild for Community Arts Education (https://www.nationalguild.org)
- The Grammy Awards (http://www.grammy.com/)
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
Like anything else, the Recording ConnectionFilm ConnectionRadio ConnectionChef Apprentice School of the Arts works because of the great team we have in place!
Please meet our staff below:
If you’re not yet an enrolled student:
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 to contact. However, if you have already spoken to an Admissions Counselor and are waiting to meet your mentor for your free open house interview, please click the next department listed.
Please contact this department if you’ve already spoken to an Admissions Counselor and have already been approved to meet a mentor.
Please contact this department if you need assistance in paying for your tuition, or are interested in our in-house financing or other loan options. Please note: Financial Aid Counselors are available to help you with your tuition ONLY after you have spoken with your Admissions Counselor. Please do not contact this department unless you have spoken to an Admissions Counselor first.
For currently accepted and enrolled students:
This department is for accepted and enrolled students only, and is dedicated to helping you successfully complete your program, as well as job placement when you graduate. 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.
This department handles already accepted or current students who have questions about enrollment, books and materials, or other questions.
This department handles inquires about tuition/payments for already accepted students or current students and mentor-related payments.
This department handles inquires about career services for students, and services for mentors.
EXECUTIVE / MANAGEMENT
This section contains information about RRFC’s Management.
This section contains information about RRFC’s Compliance and Regulatory Affairs department.
This section contains information about RRFC’s guiding members.
Media Relations and Business Opportunities
Founder and Chief Executive Officer-A successful film writer, producer and former radio broadcaster. Petulla came up with his take on the mentor/apprentice (mentor/extern) method of education while working as an instructor for the world famous and now defunct Columbia School of Broadcasting. He believed that the people who worked there were great but that overall it was… Read More
Brian Kraft is Chief Academic Officer and COO for Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools. Kraft attended The University of Santa Monica (USM) in Santa Monica, CA. to study Transpersonal Psychology and is a career counselor and mentor to adults… Read More
Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Director of Admissions Department
Junior Admissions Representative
Student Services Department