WHAT IS SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight is our way of shining light on alumni who have excelled at their craft in the entertainment industry. Every year The L.A. Film School Spotlight Committee inaugurates a new class of alumni into The Spotlight Academy in a ceremony we call The Spotlight Awards.
The Spotlight Academy pays tribute to the heart, the creative and the dedicated among The Los Angeles Film School’s alumni. Each year, Academy Inductees are honored for their unyielding commitment to excellence in their professional career and selfless contribution of time and connection to our students and community. It is with great privilege we shine a spotlight on these inspirational and exceptional individuals.
2023 SPOTLIGHT INDUCTEES
Jeff’s music business career took off once he landed an internship at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood. Unbeknownst to Jeff at the time, Record Plant would become a foundational job path and lead him to spend most of his career with the studio as President.
Hughes credits her creative streak and early interests in photography, theatre and film as the driving force to pursue a career in the film and entertainment industry. Hughes has worked on sets for major projects including, Marvel Runaways, HBO’s Perry Mason, and Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere.
Phillip Bladh is an Oscar-winning production sound mixer who is most known for his work on the film Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben Stone. Phillip Bladh graduated from The L.A. Recording School in 2008 and has been active in the film industry for more than a decade.
Samantha (Pedregon) Wilkins 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.
Shining the Spotlight
Oscar® winners, Emmy® winners, Grammy® winners, independent creatives, artists and more! Everyone in the Spotlight Academy has worked hard to get to where they are today in the entertainment industries. We are proud to celebrate them and all their accomplishments as alumni of The Los Angeles Film School!
But Spotlight is so much more than a ceremony; it’s an interactive celebration that brings students and alumni together for a week-long event series called Spotlight Week which we invite our school community to participate in:
• Leadership panels
• Gear expos
• Interactive meetups
We look forward to sharing alumni successes as they continue to help drive the future of this exciting and growing industry forward. Stay in-the-know about our Spotlight Academy members and upcoming alumni events!
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