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

If you’re serious about launching a career in film as a film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor or director, the South Carolina Film Connection gets you closer to the film industry than any other film school can. How? By placing you in a real film production company as an extern. With our one-of-a-kind training program, your entire education occurs on-the-job and on the set, working one-on-one with a real film professional who serves as your mentor. This approach not only gives you a better education than you could ever get in a classroom, but it also gives you valuable work experience and the chance to make career-advancing connections with lots of industry professionals.

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Do you doubt?  Check out this partial list of major film and TV productions that have filmed on location in South Carolina:

  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • The Patriot (2000)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Dawson’s Creek (TV Series, 1998-2003)
  • The Notebook (2004)
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
  • Leatherheads (2008)
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
  • Revolution (TV Series, 2012-present)

Between the partial list of studio films and TV shows mentioned above, along with a thriving indie film scene and plenty of local productions, you can see that South Carolina affords many opportunities to get plugged into the film industry—IF you have the right connections.  You won’t make those connections sitting in a college or trade school classroom, but you CAN make them as an extern with the South Carolina Film Connection.

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

Whether you live in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia or anywhere in between, we have film mentors available to teach you one-on-one in a real film production facility near where you live.  We can also pair you with a mentor who specializes in your area of interest (i.e., cinematography, film editing, producing, directing, etc.), and our curriculum can be tailored to fit your needs.  If your future plans involve breaking into Hollywood with your own film—guess what? We can help you!  Your mentor will guide you step-by-step through the development of your own film idea from concept to completion, and then we’ll arrange for you to meet with REAL FILM EXECUTIVES IN LOS ANGELES to pitch your film!  Can you name any other film school that offers this kind of opportunity?  We bet you can’t.

What about the cost?  Would you believe it actually costs MUCH LESS to train you as a film extern than it would in a classroom?  How much less? Try 75% LESS.  While most other film schools charge such high tuition that you’re buried in student debt before your career ever starts, we offer a high-quality education at a price that helps you graduate with little or no debt, ready to start your film career.

Whether you want a successful career in the South Carolina film industry, or whether you want to go straight to Hollywood, the South Carolina Film Connection is your place to start!  If you’re serious about breaking into this business, you owe it to yourself to see what we can do for you!  APPLY NOW FOR FREE.



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