Film trade schools in California are starting to open their doors to students, hoping to help students learn the craft of filmmaking and how to get a job in the industry.
The California Film Stock Association is helping the schools, which are located at schools like the Venice Film School, and will provide a range of services to students.
The Association’s CEO and President, Rob Hulbert, said the schools aim to help those who can’t afford a traditional film school.
“We are here to help people get into the film business,” Hulberg said.
“We want to provide the kind of opportunities that we would not have had otherwise.”
The schools will also offer internships, travel and business development.
In California, there are more than 300 film schools, including many in Los Angeles, with nearly 2,500 students enrolled.
The schools are open to students from the U.S. and Canada.
In September, Hulberts daughter was awarded a scholarship at a film school in the U, and Hulbetts son has recently landed a job at a California-based production company.
Hulbers daughter also has a career in filmmaking.
Hulbert said the idea for the film trade schools came about after he received a call from a family member who had applied to attend a film trade school in LA.
The family member said they had no financial resources for tuition and he needed help.
Hudson Hulberger, a film industry veteran, is the CEO of the California Film Exchange.
He said he was able to help the family apply for scholarships and to recruit students.
Huzbacher said the community is already supportive of the schools and he’s optimistic that they will attract students from all over the country.
Huzbauer said he’s hopeful that the schools will help ease the transition for aspiring filmmakers who have not had access to a traditional school.