Virtual Learning at ECA

EEI Creative Arts School of Film & Entertainment provides online courses and cutting-edge curriculum designed for the filmmakers and artists of tomorrow.
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Fall 2021 Online Program

Pursue your dream. Develop your passion. Take the next step in your creative arts education and earn high school elective credits! 

The Big Open Winners!

Congratulations to our winners for The Big Open: Screenplay Teaser Competition!

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Student Highlight Reel

Students during our summer workshop merged live action footage with scenes created in Unreal Engine to visually tell the story of "A Hike to Remember"! 
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What Our Students Say

"I walked into the course with no knowledge about screenwriting, and the course helped put me on the right track. [Michael Tabb] has a teaching style that simplifies the information [to be] easily digestible for both beginner and experts alike... I can’t wait for the next Screenwriting class to start, and get the guidance needed for me to finish my story."
- Screenwriting Student
"I really appreciated every moment and the effort our instructor put in. I enjoyed the discussions and lectures...learned a lot and will try to keep learning from experienced mentors. I've been in love with movies since I was a kid, but never thought that I would be taught by professionals from Hollywood.”
- Post-Production Student

From Our Board of Industry Advisors

Andy Wolk

Acclaimed American Screenwriter, Television and
Theatre Director, Winner of Writer's Guild Award
"The EEI Creative Arts School is what I dreamed of when I was a kid thinking maybe I could be a writer, but I had no idea how to make it happen. The hands-on learn-by-doing approach to filmmaking -- which is what the school is about -- is exactly how you become a filmmaker. With working professionals as the faculty teaching committed young students, it will be a real gateway to careers in what is a very rewarding and challenging industry."

Bruce Eskowitz

COO of Red Light Management,
Former CEO of Live Nation North America
"The school has built a high-caliber arts curriculum with the objective of turning budding storytellers into the next entertainment leaders. ECA merges the latest technologies with practical experiences so students graduate with a current understanding of the world around them."

Michael Peyser

Producer & Professor (USC School of Cinematic Arts),
Former Sr. VP of Hollywood Pictures at Walt Disney Studios
"For the first time, you have a school that prioritizes academics and the arts in a way that empowers students to take charge of their creative journey and wholeheartedly pursue their passions."

Adam Kanter

Co-Head of Television Content &
Motion Pictures at A3 Artists Agency
"With emerging platforms and technologies revolutionizing the entertainment industry, there is a need for an equally transformative force in education. EEI Creative Arts is that force, bridging between the content creators of today and the innovators of tomorrow."

Our Founders

Sandy Climan has been providing media investment and strategic advisory work to global entertainment and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. Mr. Climan has represented and partnered with some of the most important creative talent in the film and television industries, and is an award-winning motion picture producer.
In his storied career, from Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios, to senior management team at Creative Artists Agency for 12 years, Sandy Climan’s influence on film has been ever-present. He was Executive Producer of the first digital live-action 3D feature film, “U2 3D,” and Producer of “The Aviator,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which Mr. Climan was awarded a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Mr. Climan received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2018.
Sanford R. Climan
ECA co-founder and founder of Entertainment Media Ventures
JP Park has been an innovator and leader in education since 1987 with the founding of Elite Education Group. Since then he has led the company to over 50 education centers in 6 countries around the world serving tens of thousands of students and families per year. He started a student talent search and scholarship organization called CFGL and has been driven to bring education to those who need it most.Most recently, he is again on the vanguard of education, founding Elite Open School (EOS) and the EEI Creative Arts as a part of his vision to bring creativity, critical thinking, and pursuit of passions to the developing lives of young people. As a leading educator in the 4th Industrial Revolution, and a member of the World Economic Forum, it is his mission to equip future generations with the skills and tools of tomorrow for lifelong success, while providing families with trustworthy education choices today.JP Park is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019, as well as honored recipient of countless other civic awards for his outreach and education efforts.
Jonghwan Patrick Park
ECA co-founder and founder of Elite Education Group

Our Program Advisors & Instructors

Ryan Saul
Manager/Producer, The Cartel
Ryan Saul has worked for over 25 years in the entertainment industry, as a literary agent, head of the Motion Picture Literary division at APA, an executive assistant, and in his earlier years as an actor, and director. Ryan has served as agent for clients who went on to write or direct such feature films as the Maze Runner, Planet of the Apes, Chronicle, Chicken Little, Curious George, and A Prairie Home Companion. He has also represented numerous writers and directors including Wes Ball (Maze Runner trilogy) , Zach Lewis & Jim Mahoney (Academy Award nominated KLAUS), and Oscar-nominated director Tim Reckart (Head Over Heels, High In the Clouds w/Paul McCartney.) Ryan was also with the Strategic Planning department of The Walt Disney Company. 
Michael Tabb
Screenwriter, Writers Guild of America
Michael Tabb is a working screenwriter, decade-long current and active member of the WGA, a multiple-award-winning screenwriting educator, and author of a film-festival-winning Best Screenplay. Michael has written two produced screenplays for Universal Studios and is rewriting another for Mystery Road Films. He has developed feature film projects for and with Disney Feature Animation, The Canton Company at Warner Brothers, Imagine Entertainment, Mandeville Entertainment, Intrepid Pictures, Paradox Studios, Producers Lawrence Bender, Branko Lustig, Paul Schiff, comic book icon Stan Lee, writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh, Director Mike Newell, and actor/producer Dustin Hoffman.  
Peter Hyoguchi
Award-Winning Director, Writer, Producer, & VFX Supervisor
Peter Hyoguchi is a director in production on Gods of Mars, a feature film employing the Unreal Engine and wall-sized LED screens similar to the technique employed by Disney's The Mandalorian. Peter started his career in entertainment at fifteen years-old when he won a George Lucas Youth Film Festival for his sci-fi short, The Future's Future. Peter also wrote and directed First, Last and Deposit which won Best Feature at the New York and San Francisco Independent Film Festivals. The picture was distributed on many platforms including Netflix and IFC.
John Inman
 3D Artist, Generalist, and Art Director
John Inman is a 3d Artist, Generalist, and Art Director with 20 plus years of experience specializing in VFX, commercials, games, real-time training simulations, theme park rides, augmented reality, and graphic design. Projects include the game “Arms of Redemption” by Elder God Games and an augmented reality project for the Chainsmokers. 
Bryan Yokomi
Emmy-winning Director and Editor 
Bryan Yokomi is an Emmy-winning filmmaker with more than thirteen years of experience in editing, producing, and directing for the entertainment industry. Currently on staff at FOX Sports as an editor for NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA highlights, Bryan also has experience working on features, shorts, branded content, and documentaries. During his time as the lead editor of Cars.TV, the show won the Outstanding Lifestyle Program Emmy. He also worked on the show FOX on MLB: The Postseason, which won 2 Emmys. 
Lee Michael Cohn
Award-winning Writer, Producer, Director, and Acting Coach
For over 25 years, Lee Michael Cohn has held an international reputation as an award-winning writer, producer, director, and acting coach. Lee started his career working with David Mamet and was an original member of the Atlantic Theater Company. Lee was profiled in Qualified Acting Coaches: NY (Smith & Kraus). He has taught in many major theatre programs, including NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, and the New World School of the Arts. Lee was also a full-time faculty member at the Los Angeles Film School where he taught film production, screenwriting, directing, and film history. In addition to his acting credentials, Lee has produced, written, and directed feature length films and TV shows.

Our Educational Partners

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 "We join with EEI Creative Arts’ School of Film & Entertainment by providing valuable resources from the American Cinematheque Archive and live filmmaker Q&A’s to add to the formal education that provides each student with an opportunity to realize their creative potential."
-Ken Scherer, Executive Director of The American Cinematheque
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