Wheeling, West Virginia
The Wheeling, West Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Wheeling Film School Alternative

There’s nothing like sitting in a dark movie theatre when the lights come down. There’s just not. It’s a magical experience.

Do you long for a career in the movies? Are you lost for where to start?

Well, the Wheeling Film Connection Film School can help you out.

The Film Connection finds currently working Hollywood filmmakers and introduces you to them. It’s ostensibly an apprenticeship (externship) program for aspiring filmmakers.

Do you have the next great blockbuster film franchise? Well, the Film Connection wants to help you make it a reality. We’ll team you up with a screenwriter, an editor, and two mentors to help make your dream a reality.

We’ll also set you up with a meeting with a Hollywood studio executive. When would you ever have a chance at a meeting with a studio executive?

Yeah, stew on that. Think about it. You done thinking?

Yeah, that’s what I thought you’d say. You’re totally right. It is the chance of a lifetime.

To APPLY for our Wheeling Film School, click here.

Located in the northern tip of West Virginia along the Ohio River, the town of Wheeling is home to around 29,000 people. Although small in size, this town has a fairly strategic location, being close to plenty of beautiful scenery as well as convenient to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the north–making it a great area for location filming as well as a pleasant small-town alternative to living in the big city. A number of entertainment professionals have ties to Wheeling, also–including actors John Corbett, Bobby Campo, Joanne Dru and Joyce Dewitt. 

Numerous movies, documentaries and television shows are filmed in West Virginia, thanks in part to generous financial incentives offered by the state to filmmakers. Wheeling is no stranger to this filming activity; some of the movies that have been shot in Wheeling and surrounding regions include Unstoppable, Reckless, Courier, and The Night of the Hunter, to name a few. If you're pursuing a film career as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Wheeling offers more opportunity than you might think.  

The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working film or TV professional who personally instructs you on real film and video shoots.  This puts you close to the action in ways other film schools can't match, helping you make valuable industry connections that can lead to future work. In fact, we see over 70% of our graduates go on to permanent jobs! You could be next! Enroll in Wheeling FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you started. 

To APPLY click here.

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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