The New Film Schools Are Trade Schools

“Rather than a breeding ground for auteurs, film school — and there are now some 114 colleges that offer a major in film studies, according to the College Board — has become a path to a professional career in Hollywood, a foot in the door and a place to make connections. With the announcements of this year’s Oscar nominations due Tuesday morning, U.S.C. boasts on its Web site that at least one alumnus has been nominated for an Academy Award every year since 1973.”