What is the Movie Institute?
The Movie Institute (or “MI“) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young people for positive character growth and successful career development by providing mentoring and training for success. We also produce professional digital films and videos through the mentoring process for businesses, charities and individuals.
Using the disciplines and tools of the Motion Media (motion pictures/film, video, animation and video games), The Movie Institute accomplishes a three prong approach to executing its mission:
To train people in necessary life skills utilizing the disciplines of the Moving Image.
To find and train those that are interested and talented in the Motion Media Arts & Sciences industry for success in that field.
To create professional content as a training tool for both adults and youth.
Not to be confused as an arts/leisure program, The Movie Institute is a mentoring and training community charity focused on building skills in people to make them more employable and successful.
The Movie Institute is dedicated to the training of life and leadership skills in young people and adults by utilizing the creativity and discipline of the motion media arts & sciences.
The Movie Institute vision is for a community filled with people leading productive and successful lives.
The Movie Institute was founded in 2000 by Keith Randal Duncan with Martha Duncan. The first program was Kamp Hollywood, a moviemaking summer camp for children and young people.
Kamp Hollywood is the flagship program of MI and continues to operate successfully. Kamp Hollywood's 18th camp will be hosted in the summer of 2017. This program has helped hundreds of young people from all over the US and the world. Some have used their experience and training to go onto such schools as NYU, SMU, UCLA, Cal-Arts, Columbia University and USC Film Schools.
In 2008 MI became a nonprofit corporation with the state of Texas and in 2009 MI received a 501(c)(3) tax status from the IRS.
Now based in Frisco, Texas and growing into full time management and development of expanded program offerings, the charity will increase its scope of community assistance in North Texas to better intervene in the lives of people by helping them gain vital life skills for success.