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Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!® series has helped thousands of filmmakers worldwide perfect their craft. In Save the Cat!® Writes for TV, Jamie Nash shows screenwriters how to craft pilots that sell. His credits include Exists, V/H/S/2, The Night Watchman, Altered, Lovely Molly, Santa Hunters, and...
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Deb Patz went to York University (Ontario) after years of experimenting with writing, editing, and directing films. As one of only six graduates in her B.F.A. program, Patz went on to fulfill her dream of working with household names like George Lucas and Steven Speilberg. Patz’s credits include...
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Chris Kenworthy's fiction writing background became the springboard for a 15-year career in the film industry. He directed and produced his feature film, The Sculptor, in addition to numerous short films and music videos. In 2007, he received the Award For Directing (WA Screen Awards), and in...
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Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2 hour interview with the Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Department of Admissions. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews...
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Rising to number 4 on the Hollywood Reporter's annual rankings of the best U.S. film schools, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University is a hidden gem outside of Hollywood. Notable alumni include the Duffer brothers (Stranger Things), Justin Simien (Dear White People), and...
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In the heart of Tallahassee is the hidden gem of the film industry: Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts. Ranked among the top 15 best film schools in America by the Hollywood Reporter, the CMPA offers top-notch facilities and equipment. Most recently, their Torchlight...
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Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2 hour interview with the FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts admissions office. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews like this one would not be...
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Even in the days before the Delta strain wreaked havoc from coast to coast, we already knew that COVID-19 has altered the film industry — and permanently, some might argue. But it’s not just the method of film production and where films are being released that have changed. Going to film school...
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On August 6, 2021, the Biden Administration enacted a second extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections until January 31, 2022. The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that this will be the final opportunity for more than 40,000 borrowers to delay making...
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If you're trying to decide on whether or not to go to film school, especially for a master's degree, affordability likely plays a major role. The high cost and less predictable ROI on a film degree makes some aspiring students nervous to apply. Take the Wall Street Journal's recent report that...
For more than 25 years, the Michener Center for Writers has attracted top talent for its selectivity (only ~2 screenwriters are admitted per cycle) and full funding through a $29,5000 annual scholarship. Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, the Michener Center is widely regarded as one of the...
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Ask anyone about where to go to film school, and you’re bound to hear the American Film Institute Conservatory. First established in 1967, AFI is world renowned for producing pioneers and trailblazers in the film industry. In 2020, the Hollywood Reporter ranked AFI as the top film school in...
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Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2.5 hour interview with the AFI Admissions Office. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews like this one would not be possible. Supporting Members also...
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Keenan Kunst (FilmSchool.org user @KeenanDK) sits behind a cluster of canyons and valleys. His Zoom background reflects his longtime passion for Spaghetti films, old West gunslingers that have more plot points than bullets. Watching 20th century classics and “constantly reading scripts” has...
“I've always loved film and television — TV has been my dream job ever since I was pretty young,” Andrea Zevallos (FilmSchool.org Member @itsallhappening) says, leaning back in her desk chair. Behind her is a wall-sized bookshelf, and beneath it is a tiny replica taco truck labeled El Gato...
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Nolan Lampson (Filmschool.org Member @kukichiyo3) sits in his dorm room with his roommate, who is folding laundry and listening to Air pods. Their walls are covered in posters for hit indie films like The Florida Project. Lampson has spent all of his freshman year working out of their small...
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Established in 1989, Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts is located in Tallahassee and aims to help students master filmmaking basics from day one. CMPA offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Production or Writing. Around 30 students are...
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Located in Los Angeles, CA, the hub of the film industry, Loyola Marymount University is ranked by Hollywood Reporter as the 7th best film school in America. LMU School of Film and Television has a 12:1 student to faculty ratio with 758 undergraduate and 220 graduate students enrolled. Notable...

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