Want to go to Film School?

Want to go to Film School?

The website with film school information and links to topics based around learning film and television.

Creative , Arts & Entertainment Workshops, is an educational facility specializing in hands-on Workshops and Classes in Film & Television, the Performing Arts and Audio & Music. The workshops are available for beginners to professionals with day, week and 1-year class schedules to suit a variety of student needs. All workshops are taught by working industry professionals. The Film & Television Workshops and Film & Television Apprenticeship Programs are structured around a working television studio and film & video production facility.

Film and Television Apprenticeship Program:The Film & Television Apprentice will be given a key production role for the length of time they choose to participate in the program. Apprentices will be supervised and instructed by working industry professionals. Apprentices are given working credits on all productions and actively fulfill day-to-day duties associated with their position while actually working in the industry for a year - This is NOT just instructional classes. The Apprenticeship Program is the ultimate hands-on instructional program that results in real experience within a working broadcast television station and film & video production company. Apprentices will be immersed in the industry from the very first day.

The Purpose of Film.

Screenwriting 101-part 1

You've got a great idea for a film or TV show? The next step is to get it down on paper. AND there is a format to follow for the typical 120 page feature film screenplay. Then you must copyright it...and shop it... and pitch it and...

The purpose of the film is to tell a story. And We are responsible to tell Our stories because no one else can, quite the way we do. No one sees what We see, the way We see it.. This is Our responsibility. Of all the producing and directing roles to be played in the making of a movie, it is the first storyteller's steps that begin the journey for all that are to follow.

Simple does not mean easy.

You've gotten your first draft down on paper. Will that be enough to sell your script to Hollywood? No--simple really does not mean easy. Before you send that script off to whomever you were sending it to, consider this: once a studio has read and done coverage on your script and rejected it (for whatever reason)-your script is dead forever at that studio.

Why might a studio reader reject your great script? Wrong genre, wrong audience, wrong budget, wrong screenplay format, or bad cold.

Why might a studio reader NOT reject your great script? Great writing, great idea, unique story with complete plot execution, castable characters, attached funding, budgetable implementation or attached known talent.

Increase your odds by networking and investigating the types of projects the studios are interested in purchasing. Increase your odds by joining workshops to rehearse your marketing techniques. Increase you odds by getting an agent to represent your work.

But first things first. Ensure that your script is as good as you can make it. Learn to take the advice of the business machine without changing your vision of your story.

Finally, remember: past success does not equal future interest. You go to work everyday....

Can you be successful? Yes, as have a number of people working as writers in television today including: Judith Norman and Kevin Arkadie (NYPD Blue), Antonia March (The Smart Guy), Jacqueline McKinley (The Smart Guy), Kriss Turner (The Gregory Hines Show), Michael Ajakwe (Built to Last), Lammont Ferrell (Parent 'Hood), Meg DeLoatch (Family Matters), Clayvon Harris (Living Single), and Michael Carrington (The Gregory Hines Show).

More Questions answered on Independent Film Making

The Writers Guide of America offers Mentor Services for the serious-minded only. Check it out at their Web site: www.wga.org