Career Development Presents | Careers in Television with Nathan Varni

Career Development Presents | Careers in Television with Nathan Varni

Do you want to pursue a career in television? LAFS Career Development is thrilled to invite you to watch an exclusive virtual chat with Nathan Varni, Executive Director of Current Programming at Disney ABC Television. An entertainment industry veteran executive whose credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and The Connors, to name a few, Nathan will be sharing his experiences and answering your questions about breaking into the exciting world of television.

 

Career Development Presents | Distro Kid Webinar

Career Development Presents | DistroKid Webinar

Check out Career Development’s exclusive webinar event featuring DistroKid!  Learn how to distribute your music worldwide to all streaming platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and much more. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to get discovered all over the world!

Women In The Art Department Webinar

Women In The Art Department Webinar

Calling all artists and designers! We’ve assembled an all-star panel of professionals in the art department hosted by Production Designer and LAFS Instructor, Barbara Dunphy. Learn about the various roles within the art department and how these incredible ladies got their starts at The Los Angeles Film School! You won’t want to miss it! Featuring: Katie Byron–Production Designer (Book Smart, C’mon C’mon, Zola) Lane Cheek–Set Design, Art Coordinator, and Assistant Prop Master (Modern Family, The Vampire Diaries, The Bachelor) Brittany Hites–Art Director (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Dear Evan Hansen, The Suicide Squad)

Making Beats on a Budget (w/ Better Youth)

How To Produce Your Student Film Under The SAG/AFTRA Micro Budget Agreement

Did you know that the iconic Lil Jon song, “Some Cut” used a squeaky chair to create the most memorable part of the beat? How about that Timbaland’s famous baby sound effect in “Are You That Somebody” almost didn’t happen? Also, LARS Alumni Ari Levine used egg crates and packing bubbles to create some of Bruno Mars’ biggest hits. In this interactive conversation, we chat with music producers and executives on how to utilize budget friendly, everyday household items, to use in your songs. Panelists: Vanessa Spinetti (LAFS Alumni & Sound Designer) Ruben Garcia (BY alumni and Guitarist) Jason Griffin (formerly of Apple Music and Producer of Live Events)

Herb Trawick, Creator, Executive Producer  

How To Produce Your Student Film Under The SAG/AFTRA Micro Budget Agreement

How To Produce Your Student Film Under The SAG/AFTRA Micro Budget Agreement

The Los Angeles Film School along with the Screen Actors Guild present:
“How to produce your student film under the SAG/AFTRA Micro Budget Agreement”

Introduction by Donna Loyd, Liberal Arts Instructor & SAGAFTRA member. In this workshop students will learn how to produce a student film under the SAGAFTRA Micro budget. This will help the indie producers working with extremely limited budgets. A truly viable, informative workshop encompassing all aspects of production considerations including but not limited to: Qualifications for Student Film and Micro Budget Agreement, SAG-AFTRA Signatory Process, Use of Minors, Use of Animals, Use of Stunts, Nudity & More

Career Development Presents | Entertainment Partners Hiring Event

Career Development Presents | Entertainment Partners Hiring Event

Los Angeles Film School is thrilled to partner once again with one of Hollywood’s largest employers – Entertainment Partners! Join us on Zoom on April 7th at 11am PT and connect directly with Talent Acquisition and Hiring Executives from Entertainment Partners! Learn about current opportunities, participate in a live Q&A session, and learn how you can GET HIRED! Don’t miss this LAFS exclusive! Register now for the ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT!

Powerhouse Ladies in Entertainment & Tech

Powerhouse Ladies in Entertainment & Tech

Join us for a panel discussion where we shine a spotlight on, and celebrate the hurdles and successes of, women in Entertainment & Tech. The panelists will also offer advice to students who are exploring careers in these creative spaces!

Panelists Include:

Robin Mayemura, Skydance VP of Corporate & Interactive Talent Acquisition

Magali Lamourelle, Amazon Sr. Product Manager | XCM Engagement Marketing

Breyon Johnson, Better Youth Grad Skydance Animation + Live Action Intern

A Director’s Journey: Conversation with Award-winning Director Pete Chatmon

A Director's Journey: Conversation with Award-winning Director Pete Chatmon

Join us for an in-depth conversation with director Pete Chatmon! Moderated by LAFS Faculty, Jay Zabriskie, the conversation will include best practices for working with a creative team, and the how & why behind the choices directors make for their audience. They will also discuss Pete Chatmon’s new book, “Transitions: A Director’s Journey and Motivational Handbook,” inspiring new directors.

Pete’s credits include: Insecure, Silicon Valley, You, Atypical, Grey’s Anatomy, Black-ish, A Million Little Things, Station 19, Mixed-ish, Single Parents, All Rise, Blindspotting, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Grown-ish, The Last OG, Greenleaf, and Mythic Quest.

 

With a deft ability to balance both half-hour single-camera comedies and one-hour dramas, PeteChatmon has directed episodes of HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, Insecure, Silicon Valley, and Love Life, Netflix’s You and Atypical, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Black-ish, A Million Little Things, Station 19, Mixed-ish and Single Parents, CBS’s All Rise and The Unicorn, Starz’ Blindspotting, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, FreeForm’s Grown-ish, TBS’s The Last OG, OWN’s Greenleaf, and the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest. He is in development on The Education of Matt Barnes with Showtime, for which he will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer and is currently co-executive producer and producing director on Reasonable Doubt, the first project to be produced via Hulu’s Onyx Collective. His debut feature as writer/director, “Premium”, starred Dorian Missick, Zoe Saldana, and Hill Harper and premiered on Showtime after a limited theatrical run. Chatmon also wrote, produced, and directed “761st”, a documentary on the first black tank battalion in WWII, narrated by Andre Braugher. He received the Tribeca Film Institute “All Access” Program’s Creative Promise Narrative Award for the heist screenplay “$FREE.99”. Through TheDirector, his Digital Studio, he has directed, shot, and edited content for advertising agencies and Fortune 500 brands. Chatmon’s career began in 2001 with the Sundance selection of his NYU thesis film, “3D”, starring Kerry Washington. His most recent short film, “BlackCard”, premiered on HBO, and his narrative podcast, “Wednesday Morning” engaged voters around the 2020 election. He is developing several episodic concepts and feature films while booking episodes for the upcoming cable, broadcast, and streaming seasons. His podcast, “Let’s Shoot! with Pete Chatmon” is available on YouTube, iTunes, and all podcast platforms. His debut book, “Transitions: A Director’s Journey and Motivational Handbook” was recently released by Michael Wiese Productions, publisher of the world’s best-selling books for independent filmmakers.

Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @petechatmon.

https://www.instagram.com/petechatmon/

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Transitions-Directors-Journey-Motivational-Handbook/dp/161593331X/

Website: https://petechatmon.com/

Changing the Face of PR Panel

Changing the Face of PR Panel

Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring black executives from Warner Media, Netflix and Starz. In their roles at these companies, these execs focus on inclusivity, while elevating the importance of authentic and intentional representation in the industry.

Career Development Presents | Unreal Engine: Breaking The Mold!

Career Development Presents | Unreal Engine: Breaking The Mold!

Don’t miss Career Development’s exciting panel featuring professionals from both film and animation discussing Unreal Engine in virtual production and how it’s changing the game in filmmaking at every level —from creative opportunities for artists to altering the entire pipeline in TV, commercials, and film! Moderated by Joffery Black and Santosh Oommen, guests on the panel include Addy Ghani, VP of Virtual Production of Disguise, Brooke Stone, Post-production VFX Supervisor, Gary Suissa, Rigging/Mo-Cap Specialist, and Ty Thomson, Virtual Production Supervisor at Technicolor. Join us for an exciting look at where virtual production is now, where it’s headed, and how Unreal has cemented its place in production!