Entertainment Connection, Inc. Places 72 Percent of Its Graduates



Los Angeles, California, August 14, 2007–The Entertainment Connection, Inc., offering certificate programs in all aspects of filmmaking, radio broadcasting and audio engineering, announced today that more than 72 percent of its graduates are placed in jobs.* Entertainment Connection provides educational apprentice (extern) programs for the entertainment arts including the film and TV, and music recording industries. With corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California the Entertainment Connection is the original Los Angeles film school where students learn from a working professional in the entertainment field of their choice, in a real studio, set or station in the town or city where they live. Over the last 24 years more than 6,000 students have graduated from Entertainment Connection programs. 

"As a student in Film Connection's I mentored under many line producers, assistant directors and producers. As part of my one-on-one training I went on many film sets and worked with John Malkovich, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Arnold. I loved this program," said Melissa Brown, an Entertainment Connection production school student from Los Angeles, California.

"Once the courses are completed, job placements are typically very high, said Chief Operating Officer Brian Kraft. Our graduates are in the right place at the right time to make industry connections and they continue to make names for themselves by working inside major media companies. Our programs put students face to face with those who hire you."

Radio Connection graduate Howard Parker got his first job through the Entertainment Connection. Today he makes millions of dollars voicing movie trailers. 

"During my course at Radio Connection in Philadelphia, I learned about everything in the radio business from news to on air production, commercial making, satellites, and computers. This on-the-job experience allowed me to get a job within two weeks after I graduated," said Parker. 

Today finding a good school is more about which school will provide an education that the industry will take seriously and the reputation of the school. Costs also play into the formula and often times it is very difficult to determine how much a degree will cost, because colleges and universities have formulas that they use. Applicants can be charged by the credit hour, by clock hour, or by semester. Then add in fees, books and supplies. Traditional film schools cost from $20,000 to $140,000, while an Entertainment Connection schools start as low as $8,800.

Entertainment Connection is an associate member of the National Broadcasters Association (NAB), The American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA), and the Society for Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS). Entertainment Connection is an associate member of the National Broadcasters Association (NAB), The American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA), and the Society for Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS). 

About Entertainment Connection, Inc. 

Founded in 1984, the Entertainment Connection has provided educational apprentice (extern) programs for the film, radio, television and the music recording industries in more than 100 U.S. cities in all 50 states. The schools, where graduates find their dream careers, provide the entertainment industry with apprentices and entry level employees. The Entertainment Connection offers a complete financial aid package from Sallie Mae, the nation's leading provider of student loans, and other financial aid programs.

Entertainment Connection has a reputation for having the finest radio school, music production and film making schools in the entertainment media industry. Unlike any other school, students learn from successful mentors in real world situations including active recording studio sessions, on real film sets and at actual on air radio stations as opposed to simulated classrooms where the pressures of client interaction and real deadlines do not exist. 

Applicants who wish to learn how to be a DJ, or talk show host, or radio announcer are screened and then re-screened by the mentors. Entertainment Connection’s programs can be completed in approximately half the time of degrees obtained from other schools.

The company is headquartered at Hollywood and Vine, by the historic Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. Visit www.filmconnection.com, www.radioconnection.com or www.recordingconnection.com. For additional information, please contract Brian Kraft at 1.800 295 4433 or 310 592 3780. 

Media Contact: 
Kristin Gabriel
T: 323.650.2838 
E: [email protected] 

Headquarters:
Entertainment Connection, Inc.
6253 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California  90028
E: [email protected]
T: 1-800-295-4433

* Job placement statistics represent the percentage of students who graduated between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 and found work related to their studies within six months of their graduation.