This isn’t a boring Baton Rouge film school classroom. This isn’t an overcrowded college laboratory. This is life. Real Life. YOUR LIFE.

Can you get red beans and rice during your film school lunch break? Now you can. Because we’ve brought film school to Baton Rouge. We’ll partner you up with a real-life working show business mentor who will be your personal tour guide through your courses. At the end of the eight months, you’ll know more than any of your film school buddies who spent tons of cash and time sitting through lectures and discussing film theory under fluorescents. Film Connection. No lectures. Just skills.

Get Real World Film Production Experience in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana, situated in the southeast part of the state and hosting a metro population of nearly three-quarters of a million people. The warm climate, urban environment and proximity to interesting natural scenery make this city a great spot for location filming. Additionally, the state of Louisiana is aggressively film-friendly, offering some of the most generous tax incentives available for filmmakers. Numerous film and TV production companies make their home in Baton Rouge, and major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over the area, making it ideal for those filmmakers and film students who want to be part of the industry but would rather not relocate to Los Angeles or New York. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Baton Rouge is an excellent choice for you–and FILM CONNECTION can help.

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Adam Weber

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Our Baton Rouge Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Some of the well known movies that have been filmed in Baton Rouge and vicinity include: Dead Man Walking, Failure to Launch, Ray (the biopic of Ray Charles), The Dukes of Hazzard, Sex, Lies & Videotape, and classics such as The Long, Hot Summer and Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte–just to name a few. Additionally, several films are already scheduled or are in production in the area, including the next installment of the Twilight movies and Battleship.

Don’t Spend More on your Film Education if You Don’t Have to

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities here in Baton Rouge for film students and filmmaking professionals to connect–and that’s a key part of our strategy.  We place you for mentoring with a working film or television professional who gives you valuable hands-on experience while enabling you to make vital industry connections. Come find out why many of our graduates get hired! Enroll in our Baton Rouge Film School today.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

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