Real World Exposure For Film School Students

ShortFestTop film schools often fail in transitioning their students from the academic world into the real business world of filmmaking. Most of the professors at even the best film schools have very little experience themselves working as professionals in the movie industry.

The Palm Springs International ShortFest film festival is working to help those students by giving them exposure and feedback to real audiences and industry professionals.

Festival Film Curator & Director of Industry Programming Kathleen McInnis said she wants to make the festival a link between film schools and the film industry. Contestants in the festival have won a total of four Academy Awards in the last four years. [Read more…]

Chinawood Beats Them All

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Yesterday I wrote about Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, which I think by now is the second biggest producer of films in the world. I’m talking number of films produced in the case of Nigeria. If you want to know about the largest studio in the world then you need to travel to the other side of the world where the Chinese easily have everyone else beat. [Read more…]

Film Schools In Los Angeles – Dream vs. Reality

Film Schools in Los Angeles

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Film Schools In Los Angeles – The Dream

What aspiring filmmaker hasn’t dreamt of attending one of the top Los Angeles film schools, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as George Lukas, then being hired into the glamorous lifestyle of a Hollywood big shot?

Here’s an article that discusses the dreams of attending film schools in Los Angeles as a stepping stone to fame and fortune and the reality of what most graduates find in the real world of today’s film industry. [Read more…]

Searching NY Film Schools

NY Film Schools

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I just finished an article on 4filmmaking.com about NY film schools. I wish I had some good news to report.

NY Film Schools = Expensive

My experience with visiting New York is that you can get really fine if you spend enough, but even mediocre cost a lot. (Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE N.Y. but it is expensive any way you look at it.) The same seems to hold true for the film schools there. NY film schools are subject to the same high costs as any other business trying to operate in the Big Apple.

Grad Reports High Cost, Poor Instruction

What’s that all about? [Read more…]

Surprising Top Film Schools List

Not Your Average Top Film Schools List

Top Film Schools

Danny Devito - Hollywood Mogul

When you picture Danny Devito do you think “movie actor”? Did you know that he is one of the most powerful business men and producers in the film industry?

If your goal is success in Hollywood would it make more sense to pursue a degree in business rather than in camera angles?

If you’re looking for a top film school to get into the film business you aught to have a look at this new list of the top ten film schools. These aren’t the top film schools you’ll see on any other list.

Top Film Schools For FREE?

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