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!
Career Development Presents | BeatStars: How to Start Making Money with Your Beat$
Career Development is bringing BeatStars directly to you on January 27th! BeatStars is the #1 music marketplace to buy & sell beats. Join us for this virtual industry panel as representatives give you tips, advice, and strategies on how you can start making money with your beats! Not only will you get a multitude of knowledge, but you will have the opportunity to have your beats played live in front of our industry panel as well. There will also be a very special announcement for all attendees!
Producing An Animated Show For Netflix
Join Career Development for a talk with “Dogs in Space” Executive Producer Adam Henry and Creator/EP/Showrunner Jeremiah Cortez at 11am PST on December 16th. Learn how a veteran and a new talent created two seasons for Netflix!
Clinton Sparks X LAFS
Are you ready to level up in the entertainment industry? Career Development is proud to present an exclusive mentoring / Q&A event with CLINTON SPARKS that took place on November 2, 2021, at 11am!
Clinton is a Grammy nominated producer and DJ who has sold over 75 million records worldwide, and worked with artists such as Lady Gaga, Usher, Tyga, Pit Bull, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and more. In addition to his success in the music industry, Clinton has worked in television as a host on E! Entertainment, as well as in the gaming space with his emerging E-Sports brand, XSET.
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Creating a Legacy Series With Widens Dorsainville aka Pkolo
Join us for an exclusive conversation with the multi-talented music producer, and LARS Alumni Widens Dorsainville. We’ll not only pick his brain about working in the industry but we’ll be celebrating his gold certified record!
Widens Dorsainville, also known as Pkolo “The Producer”, has been creating music since he was a child. Through experiences like this, he realized that music was a universal language that affected all people, whether they were in the industry, studying in school, or living on the street. Recognizing musicʼs broad appeal, Pkolo was inspired to channel his creativity through the medium of music, and he was determined to create that which would strongly affect those around him. In the year 1999, Pkolo relocated to New Jersey after separating from his family, who resided in Haiti. He found himself surrounded with various cultures and new experiences that he had never been exposed to. Curious and enthusiastic, he delved into these new experiences with an open mind. It was during this time that he discovered his true love.
PKOLO is now a music producer who previously worked for Bad Boy Entertainment (2012-2014) and co produced “You Be Killin Em” for multi platinum artist Fabolous in 2012. Operating from Elizabeth, New Jersey PKOLO has worked with and developed breakout artists such as Foushee, Kanis, and 2milly to name a few. PKOLO is currently stepping out into the limelight as he continues to craft his signature high-energy hits. Widens Aka Pkolo is now working on the new DMX Movie soundtrack “Doggmen” which subject to be out by 2022.
Entertainment Partners Hiring Event
Join Career Development for a Hiring Event with Entertainment Partners.
Riveting Entertainment Mentoring/Hiring Event
Join Career Development for a Virtual Mentoring & Hiring Event with Riveting Entertainment at 2pm PT on Thursday, September 23rd! LAFS alum Blayr Jimmerson will be on hand with Head of Production Kevin Boston to network and discuss opportunities within the company. You won’t want to miss this!
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.
FAME WEEK | BREAKING DOWN HIT SONGS WITH DANIEL ZAIDENSTADT
2021 Spotlight Academy Inductee, Daniel Zaidenstadt, is a hit-making machine! Daniel has worked with everyone from Zayn Malik and Lady Gaga to the inimitable Bruce Springsteen, cranking out platinum and gold hits! Join us to learn the magic behind the music as he takes us beat by beat, sharing what makes a song work and offering sage advice to those entering the industry.
About Record Plant:
Founded in 1968, Record Plant is best known for being the studio that has created more hits and Grammy-nominated projects than any other studio. Several LARS alumni have gone on to work on multi-Grammy winning and Grammy-nominated projects that were recorded at Record Plant.
From Stevie Wonder to Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, J. Cole, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Zayn, Justin Bieber, Nikki Minaj the artist roster goes on.
With projects that include Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers EP, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III and IV, Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 – and some of the most influential albums of all time, including Blondie’s Parallel Lines, Metallica’s Load and Reload, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours — the legendary studio continues to build upon its legacy.