Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania
The Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania Film Connection Film School

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Your Wilkes Barre-Scranton Film School Alternative

At Wilkes Barre-Scranton Film Connection, we present what overpriced overhyped big-city film programs can’t: a mentorships with local filmmaking professionals. When you’re looking for a job in film, degrees matter nothing next to real-world experience. Wouldn’t you rather spend six months under the guidance of people who work in the industry instead of hearing lectures in a stuffy classroom? Wouldn’t you prefer to develop your industry network? We offer these benefits and more in two programs.

The first is a 6-month program for students who want to be trained for behind the scenes work. The unique facet of our program, the professional mentorship, will find students working with professionals in their area of concentration. The second track is for those of you who want to be true visionaries. For eight months, you will write, direct, and edit your project with your local mentors. You’ll also coordinate with a dream mentor in Los Angeles and visit them (on us, of course) before pitching your idea to an industry executive. This is the chance that other schools wish they had thought of and it’s all yours once you apply.

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Located about 20 miles apart in northeast Pennsylvania, the two cities of Wilkes Barre and Scranton anchor a greater metro area of over half a million people, forming the 54th largest DMA in the nation. The area is strategically located within driving distance of plenty of beautiful natural scenery, including mountains and waterfronts; plus major cities such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York are also in range, making this a prime area for finding film locations. If you're looking at a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, lighting technician, cameraperson or otherwise, the Wilkes Barre-Scranton area provides plenty of opportunity and is an excellent alternative to relocating to the craziness of L.A. or New York City. 

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed all over Pennsylvania, including in the Wilkes Barre-Scranton area. Some of the movies that have been filmed in and around this area include Gentleman Jack, Blue Valentine, The Trouble with Cali, Deal, and the movie classic The Miracle of the Bells, just to name a few. 

The secret to FILM CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we hook you up with a working professional in the film or TV industry who serves as your personal instructor. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll gain valuable hands-on training and make important industry connections that can lead to future jobs. Our system works! Over 70 percent of our graduates find permanent industry employment. Enroll in Wilkes Barre-Scranton FILM CONNECTION today, and let us put you on the road to your dreams. 

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