Archive for February, 2011


Film School Fool?

I’m going to get in trouble for writing this post big time. But I have to say it. Recently I learned that an acquaintance of mine is attending the Art Institutes here in LA. I asked her how much she’d taken out in student loans and she said “About $90,000”. I asked her what she […]

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Is Film School Worth It?

The Truth: Is Film School Worth It? The question of is film school worth it has been debated all over the internet ever since the late 90s. The same arguments tend to get tossed back and forth. Go to school for connections and craft, but Spielberg and most other famous directors never went. This conversation […]

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The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes: $99,000 to Get a $30,000 a Year Job While New York Film Academy has really capitalized on the International Market, the Art Institutes have spring up all over middle America like Starbucks. Don’t want to move to LA or NY? You can attend film school at one of the Art Institutes campuses […]

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Film School History

Film School: A Multi Million Dollar Profit Machine Most people do not realize that film schools were an invention that did not exist before the middle of the century. Some of the most prolific and legendary filmmakers in the world, from Alfred Hitchcock to John Ford to William Huston, were making films back when the […]

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The Truth About NYU Film School (with pictures)

Do You Know the Truth About NYU Film School? NYU Film School, my alma matter, has long enjoyed a reputation as a prestigious and top film school in the US and the world. In 2008 I began meeting graduates of NYU Film School here in LA. Many kids were over $70,00 in debt and had […]

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A Note to Parents About Film School

Dear Parents, Congratulations on raising your child to college age successfully. Seriously, this is not an easy task! I know you care about your kid and want him or her to realize his or her dreams. If your son or daughter dreams of becoming a filmmaker and wants to attend film school, please check out […]

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The Real Deal About Film School & Film Jobs

Will Film School Help You Get Film Jobs? Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. Getting film jobs is like getting in line at a HUGE U2 CONCERT. How do you get film jobs? You get in line. There are literally thousands of people trying to get film jobs. And the people hiring do not care if you went to film school. […]

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