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

While there’s a lot of interest in the film industry, people who are looking to build a career for themselves in film or television often end up asking, “Where do you start when you’re trying to break into the film industry?” It can be a difficult question to answer. When it comes to becoming gainfully employed working in film production, television, or new media, knowing the right people i.e. people who are actively working in the industry can be hard to do. In fact, many film school graduates who live in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, or other filmmaking hubs throughout the United States might have a hard-earned degree yet they never actually find their “in” and get their face and name known to the very same people who do the hiring, who produce, line produce, crew, or simply have a lot of contacts who are calling them, looking to hire the crewmembers for upcoming shoots.

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

You’ve most definitely heard it before: You’ve got to know the right people to break into the industry. It’s true, but not for the reasons many assume. When you know the right people and the right people know you and they hire you on for a shoot or recommend you to someone else who’s got a project in the works, they’re basically vouching for you. So if you’re someone who’s serious about building a career for yourself in film, understand that such a career requires years of hard work and commitment, and you’re willing to go the distance, Film Connection in Bowling Green can get you started as a student extern who learns via our blended education model, comprised of one-on-one lessons with your mentor at their production studio or place of business and online coursework in our industry-oriented curriculum. Film Connection’s purpose is to get you in the industry and to get you working.

The Film Connection will set you up with a professional screenwriter and editor, two mentors (a screenwriting mentor and your main filmmaking mentor), as well as an Academic Facilitator located at our Online Education & Administrative Offices in Los Angeles, CA. All of these cohorts will assist and guide you through the numerous creative and professional challenges you’ll face as you build your skill set and real-world know-how.

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Bowling Green

By the end of our program, you’ll have a full-length feature screenplay, two polished scenes, and a trailer for a feature film.

Granted, you complete writing that feature-length movie and you remain in good standing with RRFC, you will also have the opportunity to pitch your movie to a studio executive who makes movies for a living.

Located in south-central Kentucky, the town of Bowling Green hosts a population of over 55,000 people. Although relatively small in size, this is a fast-growing community, having grown by nearly 15 percent in the past decade, despite the recession. The beauty of the surrounding natural scenery, as well as close proximity to the Appalachians and major cities like Cincinnati and Nashville, make Bowling Green a good spot for location filming. If you want to become a film director, film editor, or film producer, Bowling Green can be a surprising alternative to relocation to other areas like New York or L.A.–and Film Connection can help.

Our Bowling Green Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Bowling Green and surrounding regions have seen location filming for numerous movies, including The Perfect GiftStripesElizabethtownSecretariatThe InsiderDemolition Man, and the classic James Bond movie Goldfinger, just to name a few.

When you enroll in Bowling Green Film Connection, you will be trained one-on-one by a mentor who is a professional in the film or television industry. In six months, you will graduate with plenty of on-the-job experience as well as vital industry contacts. Just read our newsletter or our website to find out how so many of our students and graduates have gotten hired and launched careers they love. Come find out what we can do to help you build your career!

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

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Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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