Graduation is just the beginning – when the classes end, the real work begins. It can be intimidating to search for that first opportunity. That’s where our Career Development comes in. As you begin this part of your journey, they’ll give you access to the tools you’ll need to network, find industry job leads, and showcase your skills. They will teach you how to successfully manage a career in the entertainment industry by researching and networking, as well as creating a professional image and staying current with industry practices and trends.

At The Los Angeles Film School, Career Development is more than a department. It’s a lifelong process. Click here to find out more about our career development services.

The Alumni Association
We founded our Alumni Association (LAFSAA) to help you and your fellow alumni network, connect, promote your work, and discover professional opportunities. In addition to ongoing career development, you can take part in exclusive workshops, mixers, screenings, and events made available to all LAFSAA members.

Are you a grad and want a card that gets you into LAFS sponsored events, exclusive screenings and special campus privileges? Email us and ask about our Alumni Card!

Distinguished Alumni

Meet some of the Los Angeles Film School Alumni who are currently thriving in their chosen fields.


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Ari Levine

Recording Arts, Alumni

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Ari Levine is a Recording Arts alum who is also a member of The Smeezingtons along with multiple award-winning recording artist Bruno Mars. His work can be heard in over 60 films and television shows.

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Brandon Trost

Film Program, Alumni

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Brandon Trost has made a name for himself in the industry with over 50 cinematographer credits including This is the End, Neighbors and the controversial The Interview. Trost has also received the Sundance Special Jury Award for Cinematography.

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Hannah Lux Davis

Film Program, Alumni

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Hannah Lux Davis is an award-winning music video director, and has worked with artists including Miley Cyrus, Drake, Paris Hilton, and Ariana Grande.

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Martin Pensa

Film Program, Alumni

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Martin Pensa received an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing for his outstanding work on Dallas Buyers Club. His most recent editor credit is for Wild.

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Kevin Otte

Film Program, Alumni

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Kevin Otte’s has worked on over 90 paying projects. He currently doubles as the production coordinator for Cesar 911 and the sound mixer/camera operator for a web series. Otte’s even has his own paranormal show in development called Ghost Watch Paranormal.

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Kyle Newacheck

Film Program, Alumni

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Kyle Newacheck believes that with passion you can do anything. He has more than proved this as he is the creator and director of the single-camera comedy Workaholics.

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Ariana Miller

Animation, Alumni

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Ariana Miller recognized the importance of communication as she put in long days as a stereoscopic compositor for films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Neiko Nagy

Animation, Alumni

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Neiko Nagy began working at Shade VFX just before graduating and after a few weeks was promoted to a 2D artist. Wolverine, 42, Die Hard, and Behind the Candelabra are just a few of the many projects he has worked on and currently he is a lead compositor on the new Netfilx series Daredevil.

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Christopher Federici

Game Production, Alumni

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After one of our campus hosted Game Fairs, Christopher Federici was approached by Jet Morgan Games, Inc. He was hired immediately as a producer and helped to hire several along other LAFS graduates. Federici currently works as a technical coordinator at Riot Games.

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Gary Lopez

Animation, Alumni

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Since graduating in 2012, Gary Lopez has been building his credits as a compositor. He has worked on ten episodes of Marco Polo as well as feature films such as Fantastic Four and Furious Seven.