About Us



The Film Connection was established in 1983 and is the innovator of the mentor/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:

 

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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, RRFC the Recording Connectionthe Film Connectionthe Radio Connectionthe Chef Apprentice School of the Arts works because of the great team we have in place!

For business opportunities or to speak with an executive please email [email protected]

Please meet our staff below:

 

If you’re not yet an enrolled student:

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 to contact. However, if you have already spoken to an Admissions Representative and are waiting to meet your mentor for your open house interview, please click the next department listed.

Mentor & Student Placement Department

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

Financial Planning Department

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 Representatives are available to help you with your tuition ONLY after you have spoken with your Admissions Representative. Please do not contact this department unless you have spoken to an Admissions Representative first.

For currently accepted and enrolled students:

Student Services Department

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.

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.

Career/Mentor Services/Business Development

This department handles inquires about career services for students, and services for mentors.

EXECUTIVE / MANAGEMENT

Administration

This section contains information about RRFC’s Administration.

Regulatory Affairs & Compliance

This section contains information about RRFC’s Compliance and Regulatory Affairs department.

Board of Advisors

This section contains information about RRFC’s guiding members.

Media Relations and Business Opportunities

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Administration

 

Anthony Galang Anthony Galang
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433

Alissa Meihls Alissa Meihls
Student Records Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x234


 

Regulatory Affairs & Compliance

 

Joyce Mullen Joyce Mullen
Chief Compliance Officer
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433

 

Accounting Department

 

Zolita Estrada Zolita Estrada
Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x241

Bailey Licklider Bailey Licklider
Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x233


 

Director of Admissions Department

 

Matthew Johnson Matthew Johnson
Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x254

Korey La Rue Korey La Rue
Associate Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x227


Andrew Trivette Andrew Trivette
Associate Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x239

Benji Shapiro Benji Shapiro
Assistant to Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x267


Austin Gile Austin Gile
Assistant to Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x243

Orlando Mendoza Orlando Mendoza
Assistant to Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x268


Nathan Miller Nathan Miller
Assistant to Director of Admissions
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x264

 

Admissions Department

 

Joey Povinelli Joey Povinelli
Lead Admissions Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x270

Jason Boyce Jason Boyce
Admissions Supervisor
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x272


Daniel Bwinika Daniel Bwinika
Admissions Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x266

Miguel Tamez Miguel Tamez
Admissions Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x257


Marie Dela Cruz Marie Dela Cruz
Admissions Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x249

 

Student Services Department

 

Jon Bicchieri Jon Bicchieri
Lead Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x258

Alex Solis Alex Solis
Lead Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x222


Sam Zulfer Sam Zulfer
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x229

Elliot Campos Elliot Campos
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x228


Joslyn Rodriguez Joslyn Rodriguez
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x260

Zachary Sheets Zachary Sheets
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x226


Alex Torres Alex Torres
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x271

Dougy Rathje Dougy Rathje
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433


Roman Banuelos Roman Banuelos
Academic Facilitator
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x253

 

Career Services Department

 

Leslie Dupree Leslie Dupree
Career Services Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x238

 

Financial Planning Department

 

Kaitlyn Pugh Kaitlyn Pugh
Lead Financial Planner
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x256

Chris Weaver Chris Weaver
Financial Family Planner
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x231


Angelica Aguilar Angelica Aguilar
Family Financial Planner
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x261

 

Mentor Services

 

Lee Simes Lee Simes
TTP Representative
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433 x265

 

Design & Development

 

Blythe Norton Blythe Norton
Graphic Designer
 
[email protected]
(800) 295-4433

 

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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE FILM INDUSTRY

Learning About Film Is Easy With The Film Connection


by Brian Kraft
Consultant for Recording, Radio, Film Connection and CASA Schools

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 training 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.

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