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Programs

In the Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program, you will study directing, producing and screenwriting inside a real film production company in your city 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.

Cinematography Details

Workshops

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.

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Film Connection Locations

Our "Near Me" Los Angeles Filmmaker Locations

  • Hollywood
  • Santa Monica
  • Beverly Hills
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Malibu
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Venice
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Westwood
  • West Adams
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Laurel Canyon
  • Redondo Beach
  • Baldwin Hills
  • Bellflower
  • Boyle Heights
  • Calabasas
  • Castaic
  • Cerritos
  • Century City
  • Chatsworth
  • Simi Valley
  • Compton
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An Immersive
Film Education

From directing to producing to editing and screenwriting, our externship-based, 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.

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

 

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$12,750** Tuition
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$22,000 Tuition
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$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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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 inside an actual Los Angeles film production company as a film student extern learning directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. One of the smartest ways to break into the Los Angeles film business is to start inside a Los Angeles film production company as a film extern. And 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. By placing you as an extern for one-on-one. curriculum-backed training in a real film production company, we provide you with the inside track, the competitive edge to get you in the door and noticed, so when that opportunity comes knocking, you can be perfectly situated to be the one who gets chosen.

How do we do it? Simple: Filml Connection is the mentored-externship alternative to school of film, and 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 on real film sets, or TV stations, and production companies. While externing two to three days a week around the student's schedule over 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 any successful career in filmmaking. 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?

Tabitha Hartbauer Los Angeles Mentor

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Tabitha Hartbauer Los Angeles Mentor

Background

The BSP editing facility sets the standard for editing in Colorado. Three video edit suites utilize “Premiere Pro CS6”, “Final Cut Pro” and “DaVinci” and project Panasonic High Definition 1080p images on to 110” Stewart Screens.

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Jason Hewitt Los Angeles Mentor

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Jason Hewitt Los Angeles Mentor

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Odd Thomas, 13 Sins, Blood Out, Left Behind, Season of the Witch, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, The Outsider

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Steve Riach Los Angeles Mentor

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Steve Riach Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Steve is an award winning producer, director and writer of over 250 films, documentaries, television shows and home video properties, including specials from the Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, NBA and NCAA Championships, and college football bowl games.

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Avery Williams Los Angeles Mentor

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Avery Williams Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Avery O. Williams works steadily in both the film and theater worlds. He is the co-writer of the feature film Directing Eddie starring Valerie Perrine and Jade Barrymore, directed by Lawrence Kaldor which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and was voted Best Comedy at the 2001 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. He wrote and directed the industrial film for the City of Atalanta entitled Surviving Domestic Violence and he wrote and co-produced the film short The Willie Witch Projects, which was showcased at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and is distributed by Trimark Pictures in their compilation entitled The Bogus Witch Project. Other short subject screenplays that have been made into films include Notes In A Minor Key, The Willie Witch Projects and The Chocolate Factory, Part 1.

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Harry Findysz Los Angeles Mentor

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Harry Findysz Los Angeles Mentor

Background

“The Film Connection Program uses real world people to mentor real world jobs.”

-Harry Findysz, Tucson, Arizona, Southern Arizona Video Productions

Producer of Live Television, Music Videos, Documentaries, Winner of Ashbury Best Music Documentary 2016 Linda Chorney The Cantina

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Greg Freeman Los Angeles Mentor

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Greg Freeman Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Greg Freeman is an award-winning Director of Photography with nearly two decades in news, sports, entertainment, special programming, documentaries, and commercials. Greg has directed projects for nearly every major television network including ABC, Discovery, ESPN, HBO, HGTV, NBC, PBS, and more.

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Tom Malloy Los Angeles Mentor

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Tom Malloy Los Angeles Mentor

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The Alphabet Killer, Love N’ Dancing, The Attic, Hero of the Underworld, Law & Order: SVU

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Jason Jackson Los Angeles Mentor

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Jason Jackson Los Angeles Mentor

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Past productions include LMN’s Monstresses; Investigation Discovery’s Cuff Me If You Can; America’s Most Haunted and UFO’s Crashed my Vacation; America’s Most Secret and I Faked My Own Death for Discovery; National Geographic’s 42 Ways to Kill Hitler and Don’t Try This At Home; Vampire Secrets and Ancient Ink for The History Channel; Las Vegas Bikers for truTV; Weather Channel’s Full Force Nature; True Confessions for WE-TV as well as Beyond Death and Investigative Reports for A&E.

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Matthew Temple Los Angeles Mentor

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Matthew Temple Los Angeles Mentor

Background

“All aspects of filmmaking are primarily experiential, so a program like this one gives the students what they need most- the opportunity to DO.” — Matthew Temple, Producer of “The Advocate” and Universal’s “Dragon Nest: Warriors’ Dawn”

Matthew Temple has long stood at the crossroads of art and social action–his work and passion split between telling stories and participating in the creation of new paradigms wherein new stories for the future can be created. As a storyteller, he works as a screenwriter, director, producer and actor.  As a social entrepreneur, he is the founder and president of the non-profit WeStrive, where he is the executive director of the Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival. Temple is currently VP of Production and Development for Mili Pictures Worldwide.

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Nick Kielhold Los Angeles Mentor

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Nick Kielhold Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Nick is your basic military brat. Except for the fact that neither of his parents were actually in the military. But, like many military families, his family moved several times during his youth, living in Omaha, Chicago, and Minneapolis among other places. And although he wasn’t living on military bases, he developed a deep interest in History, and all things military. Ask him about the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and you may just get an entire lesson on the Pacific Theater of World War II. When he’s not painting tanks for his war game simulations, Nick works here. He shoots video. He edits video. He talks about World War II. A lot. Anyone who comes into contact with Nick will become much better versed in the history of mankind and all the wars it has produced over the years. Nick provided 50% of the formula that founded Full Effect Productions over 18 years ago, and has played a vital role in its success. Nick is a 1987 graduate of the University of South Dakota, and his previous experience includes working at a local TV station as Commercial Videographer/Producer. Not taking a cue from his parents, Nick has decided to keep his family in one city, and has called Sioux City, Iowa home since 1988. He has a wife of 29 years and an adult son and daughter. In his free time, Nick can be found studiously painting small military ships, tanks and airplanes. He has amassed large numbers of these items that comprise entire military units used for battles at the MAGECON gaming convention. He’s a film buff who’s recently installed home theater has him positively giddy, and hardly ever seeing daylight.

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Logan Hale Los Angeles Mentor

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Logan Hale Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Logan is a lifelong filmmaker. With 8 years of experience in Event and Experiential Marketing, Logan has a passion for communicating the brand message and essence with artistic quality and creativity.

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The Los Angeles, California Film Connection Film School Alternative

FILM DIRECTING LOS ANGELES
SO, YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A MOVIE AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT?

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 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.

HOW THE FILM CONNECTION TEACHES YOU TO BE A DIRECTOR

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.

SCREENWRITING.

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.

FILMMAKING AND DIRECTING: LEARNING SCREENWRITING.

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.

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 something we alluded to earlier—we place you inside a Los Angeles film production company, as an extern, where you will be surrounded by film professionals while they work on real-world film projects. The benefits of this disruptive approach to film school should be obvious, but in case they aren’t, here’s what a few people, you’ve probably have 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

THE PITCH MEETING: WHERE YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS CAN BE MET.

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.

DOES THE FILM CONNECTION APPROACH TO DIRECTING WORK?

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.

THE NEXT STEP IS UP TO YOU

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.

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?

THE LOS ANGELES FILM CONNECTION FILM SCHOOL ADVANTAGE

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.
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.

Forget about classrooms: there’s no place for them in our program. Los Angeles has more real-world opportunities than any other town, and many industry pros agree that working on-the-job is the one of the best ways to learn. So we put you in a real film production company as an extern. 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.
Real-world experience, no classrooms. Advantage: Film Connection.

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

As a film extern, 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. Your mentor 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

Even in a major film town like Los Angeles, breaking in can be difficult if you’re not already on the “inside.” With the Film Connection, you’re on the inside from day one of your training because we place you as a working extern in a real film production company. You’ve got the opportunity to learn on-the-job and prove your skills to the people who matter.
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

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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 immersive hands-on 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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