The New Jersey Film Connection

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Your New Jersey Film School Alternative

The New Jersey Film Connection is hands-down the best film school in the state, offering you the chance to connect to the film industry in ways no other film school can.  How?  Simple: instead of sticking you in a classroom with a bunch of other film students, we put you in a real film production facility as a working apprentice (extern), where you’re taught one-on-one by an actual film industry professional.  While those other film students are sitting in their classrooms, you’re gaining valuable work experience, making real industry connections, and generally becoming an “insider,” which gives you a real advantage when job openings occur.

Let’s face it: if you really want to be a cinematographer, film editor, film producer, director or professional screenwriter, you have to have more than just an education.  You need CONNECTIONS, and that only happens by getting involved in real film productions.  That’s why our film school gives you the edge: by the time those other film students graduate and start knocking on the doors, you’ll already be inside the door!  In fact, if you play your cards right, you’ll be the one opening the door to tell them the job is taken—by you.

The great part is that you don’t have to wait to get to Hollywood to connect to the film industry—you can get connected right here in New Jersey.

Just take a look at this partial list of many major film and television productions that have filmed on location in the state:

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Stepford Wives (2003)
The Dark Knight Rises (2011)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
The Sopranos (TV series, 1999-2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2006)
Big (1987)
Goodfellas (1990)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
National Treasure (2004)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
…and many, many others!

As a film-friendly state within driving distance of New York City (the second largest film industry hub in the world), New Jersey offers plenty of opportunities to get connected to the film business—but it won’t happen for you if you’re sitting in a classroom.  You have to be where the action is happening, and the New Jersey Film Connection gets you closer to the action than any other film school can.

With our film school, your classes take place on-the-job.  You are placed as an apprentice (extern) in a real film company, and paired with a film industry pro who becomes your personal mentor and instructor.  Our structured curriculum is tailored to fit your needs and interests—if you want to be a cinematographer, we pair you with a cinematographer; if you want to be a screenwriter, we pair you with a screenwriter, and so on.  And if your dream is to make your own films in Hollywood, we provide an opportunity no other film school in the world will offer.  Your mentor will guide you through the steps of developing your own film idea, and then we’ll arrange a meeting for you in Hollywood with real film industry executives to pitch your film!

If you think this kind of opportunity costs a lot of money…think again.  We know that student debt can kill your new film career before it ever starts, and our goal is to help launch you, not break you financially—so we keep our tuition rates incredibly low, at around 75% LESS than our competitors!

Imagine: the chance to learn film from a real filmmaker, the chance to learn by actually getting on the set, the chance to pitch your own film to Hollywood—all for 75% less than other film schools charge!  If you’re serious about a film career, you have no excuse not to give us a look. To find out more about this one-of-a-kind apprenticeship (externship) opportunity, APPLY FOR FREE right now. 

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