Why a degree isn’t needed in the film industry

A lot of people struggle to decide if film school is worth their time and money. They wonder if spending tens of thousands of dollars will help them achieve their film industry goals of becoming a director or producer. We had the opportunity to speak with A-lister Jocelyn. A-list enabled her to quickly quit her successful corporate-world career as a commercial real estate agent in Atlanta. She loves to share her insight about her rapid rise to assistant director since joining the A-list mentorship program. Jocelyn dreamed of working in film. She believed she would easily land film industry work with an expensive film degree. Instead, she found the A-list method before spending tens of thousands of dollars on traditional schooling. Breaking into and advancing upwards in the film industry…

Is film school worth it?

First of all, I love learning. I know how valuable it is and I’m not saying that you won’t learn anything in film school. If there is something you want in your life, a class can jumpstart you to do all the right things to make it happen. But a lot of people assume that film school is the only way in and even worse, they think film school will somehow give them an edge in the film business. This just isn’t true. Film school requires a massive investment. Most film school graduates spend upwards of $60,000 on their degrees with no guarantee that they’ll ever get enough work to pay that off. The payment plan can easily amount to $600 per month… for 20 years! A debt of $60,000…

Online film school

Is it possible to go to online film school, and have it lead to paid professional work as a director, or screenwriter or producer? The answer is yes. In fact, what Friends in Film is teaching is how to get the professional work, which is the OUTCOME that people are going for when trying to choose the best film school. They really just want to make sure they start right. They want to have all the help or accreditation they can get. However, is the student debt that you get into, worth it? The cost of film school is typically $40,000 to 100,000 per year including room and board. So, film school can take 20 years to pay off, and the monthly payments can easily be $600 per month… for…