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Film School by Jason B. Kohl

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Chapter twoApplying to Film School: General Research

What’s the best film school? The one that brings you closest to your individual goals as a filmmaker.

The US film industry divides itself between New York and Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the undisputed center of the film industry, but if you look closely, a lot of young directing talent, especially those pesky Sundance filmmakers, come out of New York. Los Angeles is the home base of more mainstream commercial films, while New York tends to be the center of independent features. There are also a few smaller cities outside these two, such as Austin, that have vibrant independent filmmaking scenes.

This chapter will go more in depth on how to research film schools, as well as how to pick the ...

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