Better Youth Immersive Storytelling : The Future of Animation

Better Youth Immersive Storytelling : The Future of Animation

It’s no secret that technology rules when it comes to immersive storytelling, especially when it comes to animation! In this roundtable discussion, join LAFS Online Program Director Ken Norman along with: Emmy-Award winning director of Apple TV’s LUCK, Peggy Holmes Screenwriter of Apple TV’s LUCK, Kiel Murray and Better Youth Program Participant, Chrisie Morris!

Barrier Breaker: Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG

Barrier Breaker: Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG

Come by and meet alumni Alan Cao, Film and TV Licensing Manager for BMG. Alan a Military Veteran and LAFS alumni, he will speak to his experience as a Music Coordinator in the television, film, and music industry. Find out how his triple degree in music and a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business, helped him develop his skill set as an audio engineer, combined with social media engagement, artist relations, and staff coordination led to his career today.

Barrier Breakers with Marlon Rivas, moderated by LAFS Animation Program Director, Joffery Black.

Barrier Breakers with Marlon Rivas, moderated by LAFS Animation Program Director, Joffery Black.

Join us for a conversation with animation alumnus Marlon Rivas! Moderated by Animation Program Director, Joffery Black The two will chat about Marlon’s career as an AE Compositor, 3D Modeler, Tracking Artist, Rotoscope and Character Rigger. We will explore Marlon’s trajectory from the Military to his work on Aquaman to Where The Crawdads Sing, and his most recent work on Avatar 3: The Way of Water. You won’t want to miss it! Marlon’s other credits include: Westworld, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stranger Things, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw and more!

Q&A with filmmaker David Henry Gerson, Documentary – THE STORY WON’T DIE, Moderated by LAFS Alumna, Mario Novoa

Q&A with filmmaker David Henry Gerson, Documentary - THE STORY WON'T DIE, Moderated by LAFS Alumna, Mario Novoa

Rapper Abu Hajar, together with other celebrated creative personalities of the Syrian uprising, a Post-Rock musician (Anas Maghrebi), members of the first all female Syrian rock band (Bahila Hijazi and Lynn Mayya), a breakdancer (Bboy Shadow) and choreographer (Medhat Aldaabal), and visual artists (Tammam Azzam, Omar Imam and Diala Brisly), use their art to rise in revolution and endure in exile in this new documentary reflecting on a battle for peace, justice and freedom of expression. It is an uplifting and humanizing look at what it means to be a refugee in today’s world, and offers inspiring and hopeful vantages of a creative response to the chaos of war. THE STORY WON’T DIE premiered at 2021 Hot Docs, went on to screen at AFI Docs, Watch Docs and won Best Director at Doc LA and Best Feature Doc at FIC Autor Guadalajara

Stept Studios VFX Hiring Event

Stept Studios VFX Hiring Event

Don’t miss Career Development’s conversation with award-winning Stept Studios. Ron Blackman, Ryan Reeb, and Connor Sofield discuss what they’re looking for in new talent and how to prepare for your first job in visual effects! Oh, and did we mention that they’ve already hired eight of our grads?!

LAFS x Entertainment Partners Hiring Event July 2022

LAFS x Entertainment Partners Hiring Event July 2022

The Los Angeles Film School was thrilled to welcome back one of the biggest employers in Hollywood, Entertainment Partners this past July! Don’t miss this LAFS exclusive Zoom event with Hiring Managers and Recruiters who have already hired LAFS grads just like you and learn how YOU could be the next one to join their thriving team!

Alumni Relations Presents Vicente Peña: Music Industry Strategies

Alumni Relations Presents Vicente Peña: Music Industry Strategies

Alumni Relations presents former LAFS attendee Vicente Peña! Currently serving as the VP of Bungalo Records, which is exclusively distributed by Universal Music Group, Vicente has over 20 years of experience in the music industry and has been at the forefront of independent and major distribution! In this virtual industry webinar Vicente gives you tips and strategies on how to get a distribution deal – Indie or Major, which is better for your career, and how to market your music releases, along with so much more!