Green Bay-Appleton, Wisconsin
The Green Bay-Appleton, Wisconsin Film Connection Film School

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Your Green Bay-Appleton Film School Alternative

Film is an incredibly hard industry to break into. It’s so hard most people don’t even know where to start. How do you find people to work with? How do you meet people that can hire you? How do you sell a script?

The Greenbay-Appleton Film Connection Film School can help you with all of these problems.

The Film Connection operates in much the same way that an apprenticeship (externship) program works. We find out what area of the film world you would like to become involved in and then we pair you with a mentor who is currently working in that field or genre.

Then you’re shown the ropes. You’re given a crash course in how to make movies. You learn on your feet.

We want you to learn, sure, but we also want you to make. So we pair you with a screenwriter who will help you mold your ideas into a finished screenplay. We will team you up with an editor who will help you assemble the footage you shoot. We will also provide two different mentors to help you make the right choices.

And the cherry on top? We set up a meeting with a studio exec. A real, living studio exec. And what are you going to do in this meeting? You’re going to pitch. You’re going to pitch the idea that you’ve been working on for the duration of the program.

It’s a chance, right? There’s no guarantee that the studio exec will green light your project. But there’s a chance.

And what more could you ask for?

To APPLY for our Green Bay-Appleton Film School, click here.

Located along the bay of the same name as the city, Green Bay, Wisconsin is a port city hosting a greater metro population of over 300,000. Home to NFL team the Green Bay Packers, this city is not only the smallest city to host an NFL team, but it also carries the nickname ÒTitletown USAÓ because the Packers have won a record 12 Superbowl titles in its history. About 30 miles to the southwest, the smaller community of Appleton is home to about 70,000 people.  Taken together, the Green Bay-Appleton area offers much in the way of natural beauty, waterfront scenery and urban landscapes, making this area well-suited for location filmmaking.

Major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed throughout Wisconsin on a regular basis, including in the Green Bay-Appleton area. Some of the films that have done location shooting in and around the region include Loose Cannons: The Movie, Ed Gein: The Musical, Project Solitude, and the documentaries Slacker Uprising and Supersize Me, to name a few. Television production is no stranger to this area, either; TV shows and series that have done filming in and around the Green Bay-Appleton area include WWF Raw, Independent Lens, The Bachelorette, and of course regular live television coverage of the Packers.

With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, FILM CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other film schools can’t. Our secret is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, where you are paired with a working film or television professional who personally instructs you during real film and video shoots, helping you make industry contacts of your own. Whether your interest is in film direction, film or television production, post-production or special effects, Green Bay-Appleton FILM CONNECTION can greatly increase your chances for success. Enroll today, and let us get you started!

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
Fill out the information below and we’ll be in touch: