The 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards
Get ready to celebrate the 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards on September 2, 2021. Six alumni will be inducted into The Los Angeles Film School Spotlight Academy. Watch the ceremony on YouTube!
Every year the Spotlight Awards ceremony inaugurates a new class into #LAFSSpotlight on the final day of FAME 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 Kevin Atkinson, Corey Drake, Angelina Faulkner, Alex Ferrufino, Ari Levine, and Daniel Zaidenstadt as our Spotlight Academy Class of 2021.
L.E.A.D. Presents: Breaking into The Business - An Actress Perspective
Join us for this virtual panel featuring Grammy® nominated actress and singer Antonique Smith, actress, and writer Nia Fairweather, Emmy® nominated actress Crystal Lee Brown and multi-talented Keena Ferguson! The event will focus on not only breaking into the business but the art of building multiple creative streams of income while making a name for yourself in the industry.
Breaking the Sound Barrier with Phillip Bladh
Join us TODAY for an exclusive chat with Oscar-winning sound production mixer, Phillip Bladh. Phillip is an alumnus of the Recording Program and will share a behind-the-scenes look at his work on Sound of Metal.
Barrier Breakers: Women in Post-Production Sound
Join us for a virtual event celebrating women in post-production sound featuring Alumni Mehrnaz Mohabati and Angelina Faulkner. The ladies will be displaying how they “clean things up” using compression and EQ. They’ll share some of their most recent projects and detail how a professional goes about constructing their work. We’ll get into the challenges and differences with working in ADR vs production audio and working in documentary vs studio film and other specifics.
Ladies Who Launch: A Panel Discussion with Women in Digital Media
The digital media space is a multi-billion-dollar industry and growing faster than ever. With the rise of diverse female driven content, these stories have directly contributed to the presence and overall growth of the digital media landscape. In this panel discussion, we’ve invited ladies from FBE/REACT, Buzzfeed and All Def Digital to talk about how they are shaping female voices and influencing female driven narratives in digital media.
Barrier Breakers: The Art of Time Management with Paquita Hughes
In this installment of our Barrier Breakers series, we discuss the art of time management with military veteran, alumna and location manager Paquita Hughes. Between her work on 100 IMDB credits, including HBO’s Golden Globe nominated show Perry Mason, and running her own production company, Paquita joins us for a conversation about balancing creative projects with daily responsibilities and making the most of every hour in the day.
EB Presents: A Conversation with Jacques Thelemaque
Jacques Thelemaque is an American screenwriter and director best known as the president of the Los Angeles film collective Filmmakers Alliance. He previously served on the board of directors for The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (now Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival) and currently sits on the advisory board of the IFP Emerging Filmmaker Labs as well as the boards of the Downtown Film Festival and the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
Barrier Breakers: Alumni Edition with Jason Beale
Join us for a chat with Alumni Jason Beale! Jason is the Director of Post Production for Legendary Pictures and has worked on Thor: Ragnorak, Godzilla vs Kong, and the upcoming Dune among many other projects.
Barrier Breakers : Alumni Edition with Sean Cooper
Join us for a chat with Alumni Sean Cooper! We’ll hear about Sean’s experiences while working with artists including Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Mary Mary, Musiq Soulchild, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jennifer Hudson and Kanye West. We’ll also talk about how he’s giving back in his community through music.