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Film Connection
Film Connection
Thank you for applying to the Film Connection apprenticeship program. We are very proud of our school and look forward to proving ourselves to you and your hardworking family. We know that you have choices and we understand that we must earn your trust.
The Film Connection is like no other film school. Here’s our approach:
We have spent the last 30 years redefining education in the arts. And that's the reason we are backed by the legends that make the movies that you watch. Please read everything below and share with your family and friends. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. We are very serious about working hard for you and breaking you into your dream career.
James Petula, CEO and Brian Kraft, COO


James Petulla, CEO
Brian Kraft, COO

IconFilm Connection partners with legendary film composer Hans Zimmer!

Hans Zimmer

Icon Legendary producer, director and writer Oliver Stone has partnered with Film Connection. Read more...

Oliver Stone

Film Icon RRFC partners with maverick filmmaker David Lynch
Read about it here!

David Lynch


Our tuition is intentionally kept low to help your family afford our program.

With us you learn from a structured course as an apprentice in a real place of business.
This puts you in the right place to get hired.

Check out our Film Curriculum here!

Take our Director Producer Screenwriter Program

Learn Film Editing

Learn Cinematography

Shameka Cole

Our Apprenticeship Programs put you right next to the professionals who can hire you.

Shameka Cole is a Film Connection apprentice who is already turning heads with her work on a Tracy T music video and a Coca-Cola commercial.
Shameka served her apprenticeship at Radiant3 Productions in Atlanta, Georgia and reflects back on her time at Film Connection. "I love it. I've never been through a program, even in college, that has opened up so many doors for me."

Evan Astrowsky "I went to a good film school, but the day I graduated I had no idea what to do. No one wanted to hand me thousands of dollars to direct or produce anything so I had to figure it out on my own. The Film Connection does the figuring out for you. Learn while you network, I don't understand why more film schools don't adopt this type of program. It makes a ton of sense."
- Evan Astrowsky, Producer of Cabin Fever, FanBoys, ZomBeavers


Hans Zimmer "The Film Connection apprenticeship program is a very smart approach to breaking into the film business. I endorse this school."
- Hans Zimmer, Grammy Award winning Composer for films including The Lion King, Madagascar, Inception,
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator, Batman Begins,
The Dark Knight
and The Dark Knight Rises.


Oliver Stone "This is a great way to learn and get into the business."
- Oliver Stone, Oscar-winning Director of Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers,
and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


Legendary broadcaster Larry King of CNN and other esteemed networks, invited us on to his show to talk about what we do at Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools! In the interview, Mr. King gives us his full endorsement. Why? Because Larry King knows that this is a smart way to break into a career in audio, radio, culinary or film..... That's why.

Watch us on Larry King here:

Larry King Now! Play

Celisa Meals Having the one-on-one opportunity with my mentor really put me in a valuable place within the facility [where] I did my apprenticeship. Knowing Luis Estrada on a personal basis allowed me to feel more comfortable and confident in my working environment, and presented more opportunity for me as an individual based on my skill set. Although I did complete three years of the traditional RTVF program at the University of North Texas, nothing has been more beneficial to my film and photography career than the Film Connection."
- Celisa Meals, Dallas, Texas

The program has recently been featured on Larry King Now! and Dr. Drew's Lifechangers and is endorsed by some of the biggest names in Entertainment and Media.

Watch us on Dr. Drew’s
TV program Lifechangers

Dr Drew - LifeChangers Play
Watch us on Grammy Award winner
Dave Pensado's hit show Pensado's Place

Pensado's Place Play
Here's what President Barack Obama has to say about

Dr Drew - LifeChangers Play
Check out this report on student debt:
Pensado's Place Play

Click here to watch videos about how our mentor/apprentice educational method works.

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