Official website of multi Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker and Author of "What You Don't Learn in Film School" 

"Impressively informative, exceptionally well written, organized and iconoclastic and invaluable course of usable information that is unreservedly recommended as a film school curriculum textbook, as well as professional, community, and academic library Cinema Technology collections and supplemental studies lists. It should be noted for personal reading lists of film students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject."  

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief


"Hollywood filmmaker Shane Stanley writes a book anyone and everyone should read if they want an entertainment industry insider's professional guidance on how to create a movie. This book is an especially invaluable tool to those who have, or plan to, attend a college or university film school." 


"A unique and personal perspective from a well-rounded, solid vantage point. A quality reference for anyone interested in independent filmmaking. Film school curriculums would do students a services to include Stanley's book on a required reading list. A very valuable resource which needs to be in everyone's bookshelf from the beginning actor to the accomplished director/producer."

Carol Davala



Many filmmakers have never been taught the key fundamentals that only come from real-life experience, trial and error when producing motion pictures. Knowing how and where to apply these elements is crucial to ensure getting the most bang for your buck whether your budget is twenty grand or two million. I'm here to share what I've learned in my three decades working as an editor, camera-man, writer, producer, and director to help save you valuable time and money. Learn how to prepare your project from concept to delivery and avoid unnecessary setbacks that will cripple your production and minimize its chances of success in the worldwide marketplace.


Shane Stanley is a lifer. His career began in front of the camera at 9 months old before becoming a multi-Emmy Award-winning filmmaker with #1 Box Office hits, top rated TV shows and over 200 commercials, PSA's and music videos to his credit.

Shane offers a wealth of knowledge from several aspects of the industry and spends time between production as a consultant to both independent and studio productions and teaching at film schools across the country. His primary focus is educating future storytellers and helping to bridge the gap between what's taught in the classroom and what's experienced in the real world.  

Shane's book, "What You Don't Learn in Film School: A Complete Guide to (Independent) Filmmaking" is available now and quickly landing on the syllabus of educators at many respected universities. 

Shane Stanley takes you to a film school that only years of practical experience can teach. He covers both the business of independent filmmaking as well as the hard earned secrets of a successful production.”
Jeff Sagansky 
CEO Platinum Eagle Acquisitions Corp.                          
Former President SONY Entertainment & CBS Entertainment
Shane knows how to deliver a quality production, puts it all on the screen - and without compromise.”  
Jane Seymour
2-Time Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Actress/Producer
What I would have given to have Shane's knowledge at my fingertips to help me from stepping on the landmines of this industry.
Adam Kane
Director/Producer Damnation, Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods
Shane reveals important information on the business of the business. These points are often missed by film school students and new film-makers in their educational process.”  
Frank Kay
Marketing Director, JL Fisher, Inc.

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