Get Hands-On Mentorship at our Michigan Film Production School. Learn from Industry Insiders.

Welcome to the only film school in Michigan that will actually connect you to the film industry! The Film Connection in Michigan creates opportunities that no other film school can offer. Instead of placing you in a college or trade school classroom with a bunch of other students, we put you in the heart of the action, in a real film production company, where you will learn one-on-one from a real film professional. Your classes occur on-the-job and on the set, giving you the chance to connect to the film industry while the other film school students are still sitting in those classrooms. Whether you want to work in film as a cinematographer, editor, producer or screenwriter, or whether you want to go all the way to Hollywood to pitch your own film, the Michigan Film Connection is the place to start!

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Learn Film Production Close to Home with a Michigan Film Industry Insider

If you think Michigan offers no opportunities to connect to the film industry, think again. Thanks in part to generous incentives offered by the state, major film productions come to film on location in Michigan on a regular basis! These are just a few examples: Gran Torino (2008), 8 Mile (2002), Road to Perdition (2002), The Ides of March (2011), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), The Five Year Engagement (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). This partial list doesn’t even speak to the many local film and television productions happening in Michigan at any given moment. Whether you live in Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Alpena, Traverse City, or anywhere in between, the Michigan Film Connection can get you close to the action where other film schools can’t.

Explore our Innovative Film Programs and Courses in Michigan. Get on a Streamlined Path to the Film Industry.

With our film training program, you’ll follow a structured curriculum—you’ll even have homework—but instead of studying in a classroom, you’ll be studying as an extern under a working film professional, learning one-on-one. The curriculum can be tailored to your interests in film, whether cinematography, directing, editing, etc. And if your dream is to make your own films in Hollywood, your mentor will guide you step-by-step as you develop your own film idea—and then we’ll arrange for you to pitch your film in Hollywood to REAL FILM EXECUTIVES! We’re not kidding. No other film school on the planet offers this kind of opportunity.

But there’s the question of price. How much does a one-on-one film externship cost? You’ll be surprised: it costs about 75% LESS than most film schools cost! Why? Because we know that student debt can kill your film career before it starts, and we want to help you launch your career. That’s why we keep our costs at a minimum, so you can focus on your career and not on your tuition bills.

Anyone in this business knows you need connections in order to break into film—and anyone with common sense knows you can’t make those connections sitting in a classroom. If you’re serious about launching a film career, your path to Hollywood starts with the Michigan Film Connection. If you’re ready to get started, APPLY NOW FOR FREE! We’re ready to help.



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