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In the Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program, you will study directing, producing and screenwriting as you develop your movie idea with a professional filmmaker. Then, upon meeting the necessary requirements, you will be given the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles or New York and pitch your film idea to an executive who could buy or get your movie made.

Film Production & Editing Details

In the Film Connection for Cinematography program, you will learn the techniques involved in capturing a moving image and will start to develop “the eye of the DP.” The cinematographer is literally the set ‘magician.’ DPs are responsible for the technological wizardry required to get the needed shots and to shape light to achieve the director’s desired artistic effect.

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The screenwriter is the person who creates, takes, or adapts an idea and formulates a screenplay. Without the writer, there would be no movie. Period. He or she is the starting gate. He or she is the person who gets the ball rolling down the hill.
In the Film Connection for Screenwriting workshop, you will learn the elements that make for a “Killer Script” by developing and writing your own feature length screenplay under the direction and mentorship of a working professional screenwriter.

Screenwriting Details

In many ways the film editor is the most misunderstood of all film professionals. Often considered just a film technician, a good editor is so much more than that. He or she is also a qualified storyteller of the highest order.
In the Film Connection for Film Editing workshop, you will develop your knowledge of storytelling and screenplay structure as the foundational blueprint of a film. You will also develop your technical understanding of editing as an extern to a professional editor in a post-production facility in-person or online.

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From directing to producing to editing and screenwriting, our mentor-taught programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary film schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry filmmaker at a film production company or receive direct one-on-one training online.


Film Connection’s mentor styled education is a cost-effective approach to real-world, curriculum backed education in film production and editing and cinematography.


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$22,000 Tuition
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$88,000 Tuition
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About Our Los Angeles Film School Alternative

Welcome to the Los Angeles Film Connection, the film school alternative that gets you training with a professional filmmaker inside of an actual Los Angeles film production company. Learn online via direct one-on-one lessons with a film professional or train as a film student extern. However you do it, we’ve got you covered. Learning directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production is all possible with us. Whether you want to learn what it takes to break into the Los Angeles film business through online training or to start inside of a Los Angeles film production company as an extern, Film Connection can help.

You don't have to spend 10-50 thousand dollars on film school tuition; you can go to our alternative to film school in a real production company for far less. Learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is a smart, affordable and effective way to get a quality film education.

Los Angeles, California is not only the 2nd largest DMA in the nation—it's also the film capital of the world. Every year, thousands of aspiring filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and film school graduates flock to Los Angeles looking for their chance to "break in" to the business. Countless films and major television productions are shot on Hollywood sound stages an on location throughout the Los Angeles area. Celebrity spottings are common occurrence.

With all this film activity and so much demand for talent, you might think it would be easy to find your way into this business, but the opposite is true. Whether you want to produce, direct, edit, run camera or write screenplays, breaking in just by knocking on the doors isn't the way its done in Hollywood. Most hiring is done from within, and getting noticed and making connections can be quite difficult. Sitting in a classroom isn't a viable path in either. If you want to work in the filmmaking and/or television industry, finding your way to where the action is happening is what it's all about.

That's where the Los Angeles Film Connection comes in. Get instruction from a pro online or receive curriculum-backed training inside of a real film production company. We provide you with the inside track, the competitive edge to get you building connections inside of the business and get you noticed. That way, when opportunity comes knocking, you can be perfectly situated to be the one who gets chosen.

How do we do it? Simple: Film Connection uses a mentored alternative to school of film. We provide each student with their own mentor, a working industry professional in the specific discipline chosen by the student. This mentor provides one-on-one training to the student. For students who choose the in-person externship option, they could be training on real film sets, or TV stations, and production companies. Externship students train two to three days (in accord with their schedule). For a period of six months, the student has the opportunity to acquire industry connections and contacts—connections that often lead to future work.

Check us out! You owe it to yourself to see what the Los Angeles Film Connection can do for your career!

Our fully-immersive curriculum
covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

Learn filmmaking in the real world with the Film Connection’s mentored externship-based approach. We make building relationships an integral part of what we do.

Hardware and Equipment

Film Connection mentors work in the real world where the competition is fierce and having the right gear matters. As an extern you have access to the latest hardware and tools of the trade.

On-Set Etiquette

Knowing how to handle yourself on the set is a prerequisite for careers in the film industry. Your mentor will guide you through proper etiquette during real film shoots.

Making Movies

We believe the whole point of going to any film school or certificate program should be to learn how to make movies—especially YOUR movie. Our Film Production & Editing curriculum is designed around this concept, from start to finish.

What is the Next Step?

We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:

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Meet our Mentors

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from the professionals?

Ryan E. Heppe Los Angeles Mentor

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Ryan E. Heppe Los Angeles Mentor


During his tenure at CCH, Heppe was hired by legendary producer David Foster (The Getaway, Short Circuit, The Mask of Zorro) and quickly climbed to the position of Head of Development where he became involved with Foster’s productions: Collateral Damage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hart’s War starring Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell, and The Core starring Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank.

As a hyphenate Producer/Director/Writer/Actor, some of Heppe’s work includes: Production of the docu-drama The Magic Was In The Music, a remake of Short Circuit, adaptations of the 80’s television mini-series V and cop series T.J. Hooker, among others. As an actor, he’s starred in such stage productions as You Can’t Take It With You, Life On The Bowery, Dracula and Picnic at Hanging Rock – several of which he directed. In the world of VO, he’s lent his voice to numerous commercials, both national and regional, and performs several characters on the animated series DaGeDar.

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Wade Marshall Los Angeles Mentor

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Wade Marshall Los Angeles Mentor


Since 2007, Millennium Studios has been servicing productions in Shreveport and throughout Louisiana.

Credits: True Blood, The Expendables 3, Olympus Has Fallen

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Jon Reiss Los Angeles Mentor

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Jon Reiss Los Angeles Mentor


Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss is also critically acclaimed filmmaker whose experience releasing his feature Bomb It with a hybrid strategy was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office: The Ultimate Guide to Film Distribution and Marketing in the Digital Era (TOTBO), the first step-by-step guide for filmmakers to distribute and market their films.  He also co-wrote Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul and Selling Your Film Outside the US.   He also teaches at the Film Directing Program at Cal Arts.

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Rick Dahl Los Angeles Mentor

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Rick Dahl Los Angeles Mentor


I’ve written for many of the major studios and networks. My first movie, “Red Rock West,” was nominated for Best Screenplay by the Independent Spirit Awards. 

I think this program is fantastic. I get to spend an hour a week, one-on-one with my students. We read over their material carefully. It affords me the opportunity to dig deep and get into the details of screenwriting – a deceptively complicated craft. We can cover various aspects of formatting, different styles of writing and how they impact the reader – which ultimately determines the filmic outcome and audience sees on screen.

The time allows me to get know my students so that I’m able to help them put some part of themselves into their stories. 

Once you get past the basics, screenwriting is about story. And we all have one to tell. The more personal that is, the more impact it will have.

The terrific thing I get to experience with Film Connection, because of the one-on-one time I have with my students, is the growth they achieve in their writing

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Jana Sue Memel Los Angeles Mentor

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Jana Sue Memel Los Angeles Mentor


“Students at the Film Connection receive the extraordinary benefit of a one-on-one mentoring relationship with highly experienced industry professionals. What an amazing way to learn your craft. Nothing could be better.” — Jana Sue Memel,

Films Jana have produced have been nominated for eleven Oscars and won three. They have also won Emmy’s, Director and Writer Guild Awards and numerous film festival awards. 

Credits:  So I Married An Axe Murderer, Tough Guys, Down Came A Blackbird, Duke of Groove

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Los Angeles Mentor

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Los Angeles Mentor


Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has been one of the most consistent actors in Hollywood and his amazing work has won millions of hearts all over the world. He was born in the year 1953 on 4th of September and this makes his age 61 at this time. At this age he has already been a legendary actor and he will be always remembered for his contributions. He was born in a place called New York City, which lies in New York of United States of America. He belongs to the ethnicity black and nationality American. He is very humble and always carries a smile on his face. He is an extremely tall man as he has a very impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches, which is around 1.87 meters. He went to the university called Wilkes University for his degree. A lot of information on him and his interesting biography can be grabbed from wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDb.

He has been very motivated in his career and to make the scenes look real he has given many shirtless scenes as well. He has been living a king’s life and all thanks to his hard work and dedication. He has poured perfection in almost all of his work. He has been earning good money also and has his net worth in millions of dollars. He has a net worth of 1 million dollars and this speaks his success story. Videos related to him are absolutely loved in YouTube. It does not seem like he is much into social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram and does not like to upload his pictures in those sites to share them.

After being so popular he has managed to keep his personal life very low profile. It does not seem like he is gay but, as he has not revealed his sexual preference nothing can be said with assurance. He has never talked about his wife and children but he looks like married. If he is not married also he has never revealed the person he is dating right now or his girlfriend. He has never talked about his current affair also if he is having any. It seems like he has not been through divorce.

He has played great roles in TV shows and movies and this has made him who he is today. He played the role of Charles in a movie called Claudine in the year 1974. He played the role of Cochise in a movie called Cooley High in the year 1975. He played the role of Floyd in a movie called The Annihilators in the year 1985. In the year 2004 he played the role of Anthony in a movie called 30 Miles. Other movies to his credits are Nocturnal Agony, Otis, Tamales and Gumbo, Indecent Behavior, L.A Vice, Chance and Youngblood.

He has been superb with his roles in TV shows and series as well. He appeared in a TV show called Welcome Back, Kotter from the year 1975 to the year 1979. Other TV series to his credits are Pointman, Ellen, Moesha and The Jacksons: An American Dream.

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Jim Fogarty Los Angeles Mentor

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Jim Fogarty Los Angeles Mentor


Jim Fogarty is a writer and producer, known for Waxing Gibbous (2001), Coffee & Donuts (2007) and A Legacy Reborn: The Rebirth of the W.D. Packard Music Hall (2014).

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Dale DeToni Los Angeles Mentor

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Dale DeToni Los Angeles Mentor


Owner/Producer, Dale DeToni, began his career thirty years ago when he brought his experience and education from some of Chicago’s largest recording studios to Springfield, with the dream of starting his own media production company.

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Damon Crump Los Angeles Mentor

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Damon Crump Los Angeles Mentor


The Millionaire Matchmaker, Risen, Broke Sky, Aliens on the Moon, Endings, Assault on Waco, Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators, Big Rich Texas

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Mark Gibson Los Angeles Mentor

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Mark Gibson Los Angeles Mentor


“As a screenwriting mentor I know that every student like every writer is different.  The Film Connection screenwriting program allows me to work one on one with my students, customizing the curriculum, allowing me to focus on each student’s needs by helping them raise the level of their writing whether it’s their first script or their fiftieth.”

As for credits, I think my two Disney films SNOW DOGS and THE WILD are certainly the most well known. 

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Conrad Denke Los Angeles Mentor

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Conrad Denke Los Angeles Mentor


“There is no replacement for actual hands-on experience, and The Film Connection provides opportunities to work closely with our production team and learn what it takes to make it in the production business.” — Conrad Denke

Conrad Denke, film producer/director and CEO/owner of Victory Studios has been in the film and video business for over 30 years. He was co-executive producer and director on the PBS series “National Desk.” Denke has worked on feature films including “Assassins” with Sylvester Stallone, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” with Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp,  “Santa Who?” with Leslie Nielson, “Boycott” for HBO, “Alone with Her” with Colin Hanks, “Cover” directed by Bill Duke, and “Mr. Warmth: Don Rickels” directed by John Landis. He is currently producing the television series “Band in Seattle” and has several projects in development including “Music for Young People” and “Daredevils and Disasters.”

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The Los Angeles, California Film Connection Film School Alternative


So, you have a great idea for a movie that you want to make. That’s excellent. But you’re unsure of your next step. That’s understandable. It’s also the reason Film Connection exists. We help you with the next steps.

Make no mistake about it, Los Angeles is a great place to pursue your dream. In fact, ever since filmmaking moved west in the early 1900s, Los Angeles (and Hollywood) has thrived as the movie capital of the world. This has created a great infrastructure for anyone wanting to learn filmmaking. Because the Film Connection film directing training is headquartered in Los Angeles, we can tap into the city’s film infrastructure in ways that most people can’t and help you pursue your dreams of making a movie.

In fact, a large number of Film Connection students come to us for just this reason—they have an idea for a movie and don’t know the next steps. First of all, having an idea for a movie is a great place to start. ALL movies start with an idea. If you’re passionate about your idea and determined to get it made into a movie then the Los Angeles Film Connection film directing externship (or online option) should be on your checklist of next steps. Our directing training is designed to guide you and help you transform your idea into a movie. Here’s how we do it.


The late, great filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey; A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut) once said “the best education in film is to make one.” That statement is the fundamental principal of the Film Connection film director methodology–you come to us with your idea for a movie and we teach all the steps necessary to get your movie made. Using the auteur theory of film directing, here’s how we do it.


Remember that idea you have for a movie? The first step in getting your idea made is to create a screen play for that idea. Why? Because ideas themselves are essentially meaningless (unless you are a movie titan)—they are a lot like opinions; everyone has one. In the movie business, ideas that are backed up with a screenplay are a valuable currency. Screenplays can be sold. Ideas can’t.

So, The Los Angeles Film Connection film directing mentored-externship pairs you with a professional screenwriter who has feature film credits to help turn your idea into a screenplay. Throughout the training you will work directly with your screenwriting mentor to flesh out and refine your screenplay.

The importance of this approach cannot be overstated—without the screenplay, there is no movie. A good screenplay tells a story in a way that translates into film. This sounds a lot easier than it really is which is why we team you up with a professional screenwriter. Here’s what a few people you may have heard of have to say about the art of screenwriting.

“People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.”
-Steven Spielberg (writer/director of The Sugarland Express, Poltergeist, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, AI: Artificial Intelligence.

“A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order.”
-Jean-Luc Godard (leading French New Wave director famous for the auteur theory of directing).

“If your goal is to become a film director, you must master screenwriting.”
-Akira Kurosawa (lauded Japanese filmmaker who wrote Seven Samurai, Rashomon and Last Man Standing and whose screenplays were adapted for The Magnificent 7 and A Fistful of Dollars.


In order to make your idea into a film, you will need an understanding of all aspects of filmmaking. While you take our structured course curriculum online, we immerse you in the filmmaking process by placing you (as an extern) into a Los Angeles film production company.

Not only will you be observing first-hand how professionals go about making films, you will be thrust into the real-world filmmaking environment. You’ll learn hands-on and over-the-shoulder how films get made, step-by-step. You’ll learn about “hurry up and wait” and how to thrive in absolute chaos. And you’ll be working on turning your screenplay into your vision of your movie as you go through our film directing training. If online is more your style, you’ll still receive direct, one-on-one lessons with your mentor, a working filmmaking professional who can guide you through the process. Have a question about something? All you have to do is ask them. We’re talking direct person-to-person, not lectures.

In addition, you’ll learn what it means to be a film director by learning all the skills necessary to becoming a professional director.

  • Storytelling: Without a story, there is no film.
  • Scene Settings and Look: The Magic Behind What’s in a Shot.
  • Working with Actors: Getting the Performance You Are Looking For.
  • Working with the Crew: Making a Movie Requires an Army
  • Working with the Editor: We’ll Fix It in Post.
  • Budget Considerations: The Business Side of Filmmaking

What makes the Film Connection film directing approach special is the way we connect you with a working professional inside of a Los Angeles film production company. Choose to do the in-person externship and you could be surrounded by film professionals while they work on real-world film projects. We believe the benefits of this disruptive approach to film school is obvious but in case they aren’t, here’s what people you’ve probably heard of have to say about traditional film schools.

“The real trouble with film school is that the people teaching are so far out of the industry that they don’t give the students an idea of what’s happening.”
-Brian De Palma (The Untouchables, Body Double, Mission: Impossible, Scarface)

“…the curriculum is often abstract and not relevant to real life, teachers and students don’t connect with resources and experts outside of the classroom, and schools operate as if they were separate from their communities.”
-George Lucas (American Graffiti, and the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises


Still remember that idea you have for a movie? By now, you will have been working with your screenwriting mentor for months to get your screenplay honed and sharpened and ready to be pitched. You will have learned a lot about film production and film directing and used that knowledge to make a sizzle reel—a short promotional video designed to sell your idea to those who can fund it.

Your mentors will prepare you for this pitch meeting, which will take place in Los Angeles in front of film and TV executives. You will go into the meeting armed with your elevator pitch, sizzle reel, screenplay, budget breakdown and plenty of guidance on what to expect from your mentors. If you’ve done it right and they love your idea and are impressed with you and the stars align, you’ll get the green light to make your movie.


Obviously, a lot of our students don’t get the green light to make their movie on their first try. Meanwhile, they’ve gained valuable experience on the screenwriting, production and pitching processes, made top level industry contacts and have gained a better understanding of how things actually work in the real world.

  • And sometimes magic happens, like it did with these students recently with the help of their mentors.
  • Film Connection graduate Anne Marie Cummings movie was optioned by Intrinsic Value Films.
  • Film Connection graduate Victor Cobb sold his script to a company in Atlanta that turned it into a Lifetime Original Film Project.
  • Film Connection graduate Ofu Obekpa sold his script and directed his own feature called Klippers starring WWE’s Kevin Nash.
  • Film Connection graduate Melissa Merkel flew to Los Angeles for her pitch meeting and her screenwriting mentor put her on a Lifetime Series Project he was working on the first week she was there.
  • Film Connection graduate Yuqing Chi wrote Lost in Love which is being directed by Emmanuelle Gallissi.


If you are serious about seeing your idea for a movie turn into reality, we encourage you to apply to the Film Connection film directing externship, or our online option for one-on-one film education.

If you work hard, are dedicated and passionate, you can do everything we’ve been talking about in as little as six months. The Film Connection film directing training is open enrollment, which means you can start anytime. Are you ready to make your movie?


1) Locations-Hundreds of Them.

Los Angeles is the undisputed heart of the film industry, but that doesn’t mean you have to study here. The Film Connection has locations all over the United States, from Houston to Atlanta to New York to Philadelphia, and many other cities. Your path to Hollywood can begin right near where you live. In fact, you can even get one-on-one, curriculum-backed lessons right at home. Ask about the online option to learn more.
Learn near where you live. Advantage: Film Connection.

2) Low Tuition, Graduate Debt-Free.

Don’t bury yourself in student debt to go to film school: you could kill your dreams before they ever take flight. We’ve developed a system of training you that is highly effective and affordable. Our tuition rate is so low that even if you finance, you can graduate with little or no student debt.
Low tuition, no add-on charges. Advantage: Film Connection.

3) On-the-Job Training.

Select the in-person externship option and we’ll put you in a real film production company to train. Your “classroom” is on-the-job, and on the set of real film productions. You can’t get any closer to the action than that! If online is the way you fly, you can still forget about classrooms and wasting time and money. Enroll with us and you will receive online lessons with a professional in the industry who will guide you through our industry-oriented curriculum. There’s no place for classrooms in our program. Whether you want to jump in and learn in Los Angeles where there are more real-world opportunities than any other town or want to do it all from the comfort of your own home or office, we can help you get going in months, not years. Many industry pros agree that connecting with a professional and learning in a real-world manner is the one of the best ways to learn.
Real-world experience, no classrooms. Advantage: Film Connection.

4) One-on-One Mentoring With a Real Pro.

As a film extern or online student you’ll be paired with a mentor, a seasoned industry professional with real film credits and connections. All training happens one-on-one, with no competition or interruptions from other students. Learn at your own pace. Ask any questions you like. Train with a mentor who can open doors for you.
One teacher to one student. Advantage: Film Connection.

5) Endorsements From Major Film Professionals.

Who endorses the Los Angeles Film Connection? We’re endorsed by the best in the business because they see our results!
Lots of endorsements from real film professionals. Advantage: Film Connection.

6) Real Job Placement Assistance.

Many of our externs don’t need any help finding work after graduation because they end up getting hired by the companies where they externed! We’re so determined to help you break into the film industry that every Film Connection (RRFC) student is automatically enrolled in our Stay Connected Program which offers active job placement assistance for up to 12 months after graduation.
We don’t just hand you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Film Connection.

7) You’re On the Inside at the Beginning

Whether you’re training in-person inside of a working extern in a real film production company or area learning via online delivery and one-on-one lessons with a filmmaking pro, we’re connecting you to the inside of the industry. This means you’ve got the opportunity to learn straight from a pro and prove your skills and dedication to a professional who has connections in the industry.
Get on the inside track of the film industry. Advantage: Film Connection.

8) One-on-One Tutoring.

Stumped with homework? Never fear. We offer tutoring to all students in good standing.
Tutoring for when you need it. Advantage: Film Connection.

9) Real Industry Connections.

In this business, connections are everything. Isn’t it ironic that you could spend 2-4 years in a Los Angeles film school and never make enough industry connections to get you started? That’s because the film industry pros don’t hang out in the classrooms—they’re working on the set. This is perhaps your biggest advantage to being a Los Angeles Film Connection extern—you’re learning on-the-job where the pros are working, and you can make the connections you need for the future.
Real world film industry connections. Big Advantage: Film Connection.

10) Pitch Your Own Film to Hollywood

Ask around and you’ll learn that it’s not enough to get a film education in Los Angeles: if you want to break into film, you need to have a film to pitch. The Film Connection’s curriculums are geared toward helping you develop your own original film idea, and when it comes time to graduate, we’ll arrange a meeting with actual L.A. film industry executives and give you the chance to PITCH YOUR FILM to them.
A real chance to break into Hollywood. Big Advantage: Film Connection.

Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

The Film Connection film school alternative is endorsed by filmmakers who are making movies, maybe even the movies you love.

Professionals in the film business—including famous producers, screenwriters and directors—endorse Film Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our real-world method works.

Mark Kohn

Marc is an accomplished executive with a consistent record of managing costs, measuring progress with metrics and creating operational efficiencies. He’s a thoughtful and enthusiastic professional possessing the ability to create a vision, gain executive alignment and effectively lead dynamic high performance teams for success.

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Jason Hewitt

Jason Hewitt, a native of Louisiana, left the technology industry to join the film and television industry. Hewitt was an early mover in the Internet economy, founding the website creation and marketing management company Planet Symphony in 1994.

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David Fuhrer

David’s stage and studio clients include: Bravo, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”, Sex & The City, American Cancer Society, Clairol, Law & Order – Criminal Intent, Amazon, Verizon, VH1, The History Channel, MTV, Director’s Guild of America and many many more.

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ICM Partners

and RRF have donated to the Hide & Seek Foundation’s SOAR (Support of Accelerated Research).

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Carl Millender

Carl Millender born in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 5, 1970 is a pioneer in the film and television industry. In 1990 Carl Millender became a cultural consultant for NBC’s new programs, including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-air”, “Seinfeld”…

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Brian Glazen

Equal parts MacGyver, Steven Spielberg and Gandhi, Brian has ideas. Ideas about marketing, ideas about communication and ideas about fixing just about anything that might be broken. When he’s not sharing his ideas with clients you can usually find him fixing things at his own home or eagerly searching for things that may need fixing…

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Sam Borowski

“Film Connection truly is the ‘Film School of Hard Knocks.’ It helps new students to gain experience and network and teaches one thing I always preach to young filmmakers: practicality. It gives new students and would-be filmmakers, writers and editors, a chance to connect personally with their mentors.”

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Alex Keledjian

Producer of Project Greenlight

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Richard Berg

Richard Berg is an Art Director’s Guild and Emmy nominated Production Designer. He is responsible for the Production Design of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Eleventh Hour, Miami Medical, Chase and Modern Family. Berg is also an architect.

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Jeff Kushon

Great program. I’m proud to be a part of it.” Jeff has worked on over 200 film sets and has been a Set Decorator on hit movies, “Dude Where’s My Car”, “Nurse Betty”, “Blade 2”, “Beautiful”, “She’s All That” as well as TV shows “Modern Family”, “Trust Me” and “Miami Medical”.

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Luis Estrada

“Our first extern in this program was put right in the middle of the action and it was amazing how he was able to learn by doing. This Film Connection is great for people with a sincere interest in this field. Our extern turned out to be a reliable resource and we hope his experience […]

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Matt Pellowski

“Being paired with working professionals and established companies allows up-and-coming artists to learn on the job, introduces them to the realities of film production, and helps them acquire the tools needed to become successful. Two of our current staff are graduates of the Film Connection.”

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Contact the Film Connection

6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #640
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(213) 374-1101

5111 Via Corona
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(213) 374-1101

503 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 200-1160

Email: [email protected]
Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 6:00PM

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