Distinguished Alumni

Join the ever-growing list alumni who are making their mark in music and entertainment.

Graduation is just the beginning—when the classes end, the real work begins. The legacies our alumni leave behind inspire future generations of students to pave their own path to success in the entertainment industry. Here are just some of the esteemed alumni who’ve worked on award-winning productions in film, TV, music, animation and countless other notable projects.

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

Martin Pensa

Martin is the first alumni to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing for his editing work on Dallas Buyers Club. That year, Dallas Buyers Club won three Oscars including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Ari Levine

Levine produced, alongside Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence, the Grammy-winning single Just the Way You Are, which won the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category in 2011 as well as Song of the Year at the 2012 ASCAP Pop Music Awards ceremony.
Ruddy Salazar

Ruddy Salazar

Ruddy has expanded his career as a production coordinator and associate producer for Emmy-winning and Emmy-nominated shows like Pen15 on Hulu, Glow on Netflix and Westworld on HBO.
Samantha Pedregon

Samantha Pedregon

Samantha Pedregon has worked in the VFX industry for almost a decade. Samantha's modeling and texturing work covers a broad range of impressive credits from commercials to video game cinematics.
Gage Wayne

Gage Wayne

After graduation, Gage worked on major dance projects with productions like American Horror Story, The Greatest Showman and a commercial for the Radio Disney Music Awards with Sofia Carson.

Sean Cooper

Sean has been making a name for himself as a successful sound design specialist for some of the top artists in the U.S. including Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx, working on albums that have gone Gold, Platinum, and Double-Platinum.

Kevin Otte

Boasting more than 90 credits for work on professional sets for feature films, reality TV shows and web series, honors graduate Kevin Otte has built a Hollywood career as a freelance production coordinator and production manager.

Gary Lopez

Since graduating in 2012, Gary Lopez has built his career as a digital compositor, creating visual effects for movies like The Do-Over, Furious 7, and the TV series Marco Polo and Limitless.

Christopher Federici

Federici has found success as a game developer, beginning as a technical coordinator with Riot Games in 2013, and quickly becoming an associate development manager.

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