Omaha is getting a film school

Omaha filmmaker Jack Young has announced plans to start a film school, starting with four daylong seminars on Saturdays in April and continuing with spring and summer classes.

Young said members of the Nebraska Film Association, which meets monthly to discuss film production, encouraged him to provide training after he gave a recent hourlong presentation. Young wrote a book a year earlier, “Indie Filmmaker Producer’s Guide: The Nuts and Bolts of Independent Film Production.”

The four seminars will be held at the Omaha Film School, 1103 Galvin Road South in Bellevue. The cost is $239 for all four sessions; individual Saturdays are $85 each.

The April seminars, each from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will cover pre-production April 4, film production April 11, hands-on training April 18 and post-production April 25.

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Young, who has a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Bellevue University, has managed Young Films LLC since 2001, when he wrote, executive produced and co-produced “Love Wine,” a romantic comedy. Additional credits include “The Darkening,” a suspense/horror film (2012) that he wrote, produced and directed, and the short film “Manimals,” which he wrote, produced and executive produced (1997).

“The film school is an attempt to help build some of the needed film production industry infrastructure in Nebraska,” Young said. “We will solicit suggestions from students as to what additional film courses they might find interesting.”

He said he hopes to arrange for other industry professionals to join in offering classes in the future.

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