Choosing the right school for film or television studies is a challenge. You must evaluate everything: location, size, academic opportunities, access to equipment, curriculum, general philosophy, and reputation. In this generous guide, distinguished film teacher and director Ernest Pintoff lists 639 undergraduate and graduate schools in America that offers programs in cinema and television. He details curricular emphasis, facilities and equipment, special activities, degrees offered, and the strengths of individual schools, as well as a glossary of technical terms. Including insider advice on how to get the most out of film school from acclaimed directors such as Paul Mazursky and writers such as Stu Silver, as well as from current students and recent graduates, this invaluable guide will steer anyone who wants to get into filmmaking in the right direction.
“Like Dr. Johnson’s dictionary, Professor Pintoff’s book is a publishing first—all the information that an aspiring film student needs to make an informed decision about his education can now be found between the covers of this book.” – Robert Towne, screenwriter
“Learning your craft is Priority One if you want to be a filmmaker. This book beckons you to an indispensable first step.” – Jack Valenti, President, Motion Pictures Association of America