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, showcase your skills, create a professional image and stay 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

An LA Recording School alumnus, Ari Levine has worked as a composer and engineer as a member of The Smeezingtons. The group produced Bruno Mars’ hit albums “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” and Grammy©-winning “Unorthodox Jukebox,” as well as several hit singles. Levine has also worked with CeeLo Green, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and others, racking up several Grammy© nominations.

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Brandon Trost

Film Program, Alumni

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

Hannah Lux Davis is an award-winning music video director who has worked with some of today’s hottest artists, including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor, and others to associate popular songs with memorable music videos.

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Martin Pensa

Film Program, Alumni

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

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

Kyle Newacheck believes that, with passion, you can do anything. He has put his passion to use creating the single-camera comedy TV series Workaholics, serving as the producer, director and sometimes-actor for the hit show.

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Ariana Miller

Animation, Alumni

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

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

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

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.

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