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

If you want to break into the film industry, here’s a hint: you can’t do it sitting in a classroom.  That’s why the Nevada Film Connection won’t put you in one.  Unlike any other film school, we get you in the door of a real film production facility, where all your classes take place on-the-job and on the set!  Furthermore, your instructor will be an actual film industry professional with years of experience, and he/she will train you one-on-one as a film extern.  Not only will this give you valuable work experience you won’t find in any other film school, but you’ll also have the chance to meet and connect with lots of industry professionals who can help you advance your career.

Whether you want to forge a successful career in the Nevada film/television industry, or whether you want to break into Hollywood directly, the Nevada Film Connection is your starting point to get there.  Whether you want to be a screenwriter, cinematographer, film editor, director or producer, we have a mentor in Nevada who can train you in your field of interest.  And the best part is, you don’t have to move to Los Angeles to get started, because we can place you in a film production company not far from where you live!

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

If you think Nevada offers no opportunities in film, think again.

Here’s just a partial list of major film productions that have filmed on location in Nevada:

  • Casino (1995)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Into the Wild (2007)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Misery (1990)
  • The Island (2005)
  • Get Him To the Greek (2010)
  • Con Air (1997)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  • Now You See Me (2013)

Between these major productions, a thriving independent film scene and ongoing local production activity, there are plenty of opportunities to connect to the film business right here in Nevada—but you can’t do it sitting in a college or trade school classroom.  You can only get that kind of connection and experience by being an extern on-the-job—and that’s exactly where the Nevada Film Connection puts you.

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

Our one-of-a-kind externship training program has been endorsed by hundreds of industry professionals, many of whom teach for us.  Why? Because they understand the nature of this business, and they know our school gets you closer to the action than any other film school can.  From your first day of class until you graduate, you’ll be learning one-on-one from a seasoned professional in a real-world production facility, combining a structured curriculum with real, on-the-job experience and regular contact with other industry pros. No matter what your field of interest in film (whether editing, screenwriting, cinematography or directing), we can pair you with a mentor who specializes in that field.  We can even help you make your big break into Hollywood: your mentor can tailor your curriculum to help you develop your own film idea, and then we’ll arrange for you to go to Los Angeles and pitch your film to REAL HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES.  (Yes, we have plenty of connections there, too.)

At the Nevada Film Connection, we give you the direct contact and work experience you need with the real film industry—but what we don’t do is load you up with a lot of debt.  Other film schools charge so much in tuition that you’re practically forced into crushing amounts of debt right when you’re trying to launch a career.  Not us.  Our rates are consistently 75% LESS than those of our competitors!  That way, you can focus on your filmmaking, and not on your debts.

So, how about it?  Are you serious about breaking into the film industry? Are you ready to get started for real?  We have externship openings available now!  APPLY FOR FREE TO LEARN MORE



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