Learn from Famous Filmmakers
Our approach is simple, really. As you learn the technical aspects of filmmaking (directing, cinematography, editing) in your hometown at a local film production company close to where you live, you will also be paired with a Hollywood legend who will help you in private sessions to develop you movie idea into an idea that could get made into a movie.
Currently, our students are working side-by-side in private sessions with these well respected filmmakers:
Screenwriter, Liar Liar, The Little Rascals, Hearbreakers
Sundance Award-winning Producer of the Academy Award-winning film, The Sessions
Producer, Being John Malkovich and Velvet Gold Mine
Producer, Project Greenlight
Screenwriter, The West Wing, Meet Joe Black, Duckman
Producer, Cabin Fever and Fanboys
Screenwriter, The Relic, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Screenwriter, Sweet Home Alabama, The Hollywood Pitching Bible
Producer, Defendor, The Art of the Steal
Set Decorator, Dexter, Modern Family
Development Executive, Screenwriter, Director
Screenwriter, The Wild, Snow Dogs, The In Crowd
Screenwriter, Child’s Play, Babylon 5, 10.5
Fred Fox Jr.
Writer/Producer, Family Matters, Happy Days
Writer – Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Married with Children
Screenwriter – The Wild, Snow Dogs, The In Crowd
The Film Connection is a unique learning experience.
Our approach is simple. You start in your hometown, apprenticing inside a film production company to learn and understand the technical aspects of directing, cinematography, editing, shot blocking, story creation, and so on. While you are doing this, you are also learning screenplay writing, pitching, and outlining of idea for your best Hollywood movie via ongoing Skype collaborations with your Hollywood mentor.
In other words, you’ll work one-on-one with famous Hollywood producers as you apprentice (extern) in your hometown on the technical side of things. Upon completion of your apprenticeship (externship), as part of your tuition, you will fly out to Los Angeles to attend a Hollywood pitch meeting. In this pitch meeting, you will pitch your idea to an award-winning producer who in the worst case will offer you some constructive criticism, and in the best case, greenlight your movie.