Film & TV Connection
Derek Koen has landed a position with Wesley Snipes company Amen RA Films. "Within a week I was on set of 'Disappearing Acts,' and I met Mr. Snipes for the first time!" says Derek. He is now working on a new project with St. Clair Bourne: one of today's best documentary filmmakers.
Smash it Up Productions in Alberta, Canada has hired Film & TV Connection student Amanda Michiel as a Production Coordinator on their current feature "Jet Boy."
Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina -- home of television program Dawson's Creek -- hired Film & TV Connection student Amy Gill. Through her mentor, Ed Blakely at The Telemedia Group, Amy had done numerous shoots for E! Entertainment Television.
The day Dan Witkowski finished his training at H-Gun Labs in Chicago, Executive Producer (and Dan's mentor) James Deloye picked up the phone and called his friends to set up an interview for Dan at NBC in Chicago. Dan was hired on the spot to a full-time staff job on the Jerry Springer show.
Only two months ago, Sara Gollier began her training with Owner Ben Moon at Moon Coaches Productions in Detroit. She was immediately hired as Production Coordinator for their upcoming feature film. Sara has since quit her 9-to-5 job to join the staff of Moon Coaches full-time.
Carl Landan of Big Cat Productions in Toronto Canada has hired on his student Andrea Colby to an Assitant Editor position.
Even though she has not yet completed the Film & TV Connection course, The Working Group in San Francisco has hired on Dara Reali to work in their Computer Animation and Special Effects department for their upcoming animation feature film, affirms mentor Ryan Miller.
Tyrone Dixon of Redbird Prodcutions in Los Angeles reports that 90 days after Rick Proto began his Film & TV Connection course he was offered a position as a Gaffer in the upcoming John Singleton film. Redbird Prodcutions just completed Cool Women: a project executive produced by Debra Allen for Show Time Network.
Barlow Prodcutions has hired on Film & TV Connection student Eric Griffith to work in their Camera Department. "Your program is like having an uncle who is in the business!" says Eric.
Jim Humphries, Owner of Digital Film & Video in Colorado Springs, CO has offered a position to student Jennifer Caress. Jennifer is Editing a Documentary for the company.
10 months ago Fernando Gaspar enrolled in the Film & TV Connection even though "mom" disagreed with his film ambitions. Murray Hill Studios in New York just hired Fernando on as a Camera Operator. Good thing he stuck to his guns!
Theresa from Lions Gate Pictures in New York reports: "Our student Donna Keller survived when we threw her in the trenches on Gus Van Zandt's current project, so we decided to hire her on our production staff. The fact that she already had a couple of independent features under her belt certainly helped."
"Only 3 months into your course Shayna Webber's interest in casting actors for features has paid off," says Alyson Horn, president of Alyson Horn Casting. "I have hired to work full time in our Casting office here in Los Angeles."
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