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FAME WEEK

August 31 – September 3, 2020

We celebrate our academic legacy with our FAME WEEK celebration each year. This week-long festival brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together for activities, industry guest panels and our all-star alumni awards night. Every year the Spotlight Awards ceremony inaugurates a new class into The Los Angeles Spotlight Academy on the final day of FAME WEEK.

We are proud to announce Henrique Andrade, Martin Pensa, Oz Rodriguez, Jessica Sterling, Damian Szeibert and Matt Villines as our Spotlight Academy Class of 2020.

 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

This year we’re going all out in a virtual setting. Join us for a festival that brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together for activities, industry guest panels and our all-star alumni awards night. From our home to yours, get ready to celebrate the wonderful world of entertainment with us!

 

+ Monday, August 31
QUARANTINE FILM FESTIVAL – 3:00pm – 5:00pm PST
Grab your popcorn and a comfy seat on the couch as you watch the LAFS Quarantine Film Festival! Hosted by Film Alumnus Justin Scott Lawrence – the screening will feature the top selections by our student filmmakers. Be sure to watch ’til the end when the festival winners are announced!

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INSIDE THE LAFS WRITERS ZOOM – 7:00pm – 8:00pm PST
Calling all writers! Get ready to hear from our expert alumni panel on how to use your unique voice to your advantage. These writers will share tips and insider secrets on how to maintain authenticity when writing across multiple platforms and for different mediums. All attendees will be entered into a raffle – and could win a book & LAFS merch!

+ Tuesday, September 1
VIRTUAL GEAR DAY – 12:00pm – 3:00pm PST
Join us for the second annual (virtual) Gear Day! You’ll experience insider access to some of the biggest brands in film and audio gear! Enjoy one-on-one conversations, detailed product overviews, demos and exclusive raffle prizes that have been personalized just for our students. Companies include Sony, Quasar Science, RED & more!

Enter the links below to view live demonstrations and presentations by these infamous companies! Make sure to register to Sony for a chance to win a camera!
(Prizes are exclusive to students/alumni)

SONY
Virtual Booth Link
Register for a chance to win!

Quasar Science
Virtual Booth Link

RED
Virtual Booth Link

Mo-Sys
Virtual Booth Link

+ Wednesday, September 2
VIRTUAL BACKLOT BASH – 12:00pm – 3:00pm PST
Come vibe out and dance with us as we listen to the sounds of LARS Alumni DJ Lid! The best part? Join the party from the comfort of your home. Did we mention that we’ll be giving out raffle prizes?! Make sure you join us, and we can’t wait to see you on the virtual dance floor!

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THAT’S A WRAP: A VIRTUAL GAME SHOW! 3:00pm – 4:00pm PST
That’s a Wrap! is a virtual game show that will bring students together to compete in a head-to-head battle of wits! Our game show will test your knowledge of LAFS school history, pop culture, and the entertainment industry. Hosted by the Admissions Team, and powered by the energy of the audience, you’ll definitely want to tune in and participate in this virtual experience!

+ Thursday, September 3
PLATINUM RECORD CEREMONIES – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Celebrate with us as we recognize two multi-platinum winning alumni – Daniel Zaidenstadt who worked on Iggy Azalea’s hit, Fancy and Josef Gomez for his work on Ellie Goulding’s hit single, Close to Me.

2020 VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT AWARDS – 4:00pm PST
Every year the Spotlight Awards ceremony inaugurates a new class into The Los Angeles Film School Spotlight Academy on the final day of FAME Week. We are proud to announce Henrique Andrade, Martin Pensa, Oz Rodriguez, Jessica Sterling, Damian Sziebert and Matt Villines as our Spotlight Academy Class of 2020. Tune in live, follow along and watch the show!

All events will be live-streamed on our website at lafilm.edu/live and our Facebook channels! Don’t miss your chance to register for the webinars ahead of time. You can register for any virtual event by heading to this post!


The Spotlight Academy

We pride ourselves on our distinguished alumni who continue to move the entertainment industry forward. The Spotlight Academy honors these esteemed individuals and their LAFS legacy.

Our Mission

The Spotlight Academy celebrates exceptional achievements made by The Los Angeles Film School alumni in the entertainment industry as they forge a dynamic and creative path forward. Through their decades-long commitment and mentorship with our current students, they inspire and shape the next generation of entertainment professionals. It is our heartfelt honor to shine a spotlight on these outstanding individuals.

Spotlight Awards

FAME WEEK will culminate with the Spotlight Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 3, 2020. The new class of distinguished alumni will be inducted into the 2020 Spotlight Academy Class.

The 2019 Spotlight Academy Class

Andrés F. Borda Zabala (Recording Arts 2011), Hannah Lux Davis (Film 2006), Kyle Newacheck (Film 2004), Brandon Trost (Film 2000), and Jordan Wilby (Recording Arts 2004).


Are you interested in being a sponsor for FAME Week? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at eventstaff@lafilm.edu, and let us know how you’d like to be part of our school community. Thank you to all our previous sponsors for making FAME Week a success!

Advanced Video Systems • AES • Blue Sky Marketing • Campus Management • Canon • Cisco • Cliff Bar • Copymat • GcPro Hollywood • Guitar Center Pro • Hubert’s Lemonade • Native Instruments • Quasar Science • Roland • RED • Sony • Virtual Room
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