Get ready to celebrate the 4th Annual Spotlight Awards on June 29, 2023. Four alumni will be inducted into The Los Angeles Film School Spotlight Academy.

Every year the Spotlight Awards ceremony inaugurates a new class into #LAFSSpotlight on the final day of Spotlight Week. These individuals have shown their unyielding commitment to excellence in their professional careers and selfless contribution to our students. We are proud to announce Jeff Barnes, Paquita Hughes, Phillip Bladh, and Samantha Wilkins as our Spotlight Academy Class of 2023.

The 2023 Spotlight Award alumni: Jeff Barnes: The President of Record Plant Studios in Hollywood. Having been with the studio for his entire professional career, Barnes runs the day-to-day business operations and has worked with top musical talent including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Iggy Azalea.

Phillip Bladh: An Oscar-winning production sound mixer who is most known for his work on Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed. Bladh is also the recipient of the BAFTA, CAS, and AMPS award for best live-action sound mixing on Sound of Metal. He is the first-ever alumnus known to personally win an Oscar®.