LAFS Alumni collectively worked on 5 productions totalling 14 BET Award nominations

LAFS alumni represented at the 2018 BET awards held at Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theatre on June 24. Twelve alumni worked across five productions and scooped up 14 nominations, leaving with three wins for the night.

This is the 18th annual awards show for BET, and it included some memorable highlights. Jamie Foxx hosted the event in a bizarre and at times awkward performance, which was met with mixed reviews. Of course there were memorable red carpet outfits. And Meek Mill urged America to “Stay Woke”. As always, the BET awards celebrated entertainments best achievements in sports, music, television and movies from the past year.

We are are proud and honored by all the LAFS alums who worked on productions! Here’s the list of alums and the productions they were a part of below!

Black Panther

Black Panther

Nomination – Best Actor – Chadwick Boseman

Christian Salvador

Program – Computer Animation, 2014
Position – Roto Artist

A Wrinkle In Time

Nomination – Best Movie

Austin Harris

Program – Film, 2011
Position – Aerial Cinematography

David Culwell

Program – Film, 2006
Position – Steadicam Operator


Nomination – Young Stars Award (Yara Shahidi); Young Stars Award (Marsai Martin); Young Artist Award (Miles Brown)

Lucy Spas

Program – Film, 2001
Position – Art Department Coordinator

Raul Perez

Program – Film, 2008
Position – Digital Utility

Stranger Things

Nomination – Young Stars Award (Caleb McLaughlin)

Sean Brennan

Program – Film, 2006
Position – Art Director

Tyler Jones

Program – Computer Animation, 2012
Position – 3D Artist: Hydraulx

Jordan Wilby

Program – LARS 2004
Position – Sound FX Editor

Josiah Zavala

Program – Film 2012
Position – VFX Editor

This Is Us

Nomination – Best Actor (Sterling K. Brown); Young Stars Award (Lonnie Chavis)

Chris Arata

Program – Film 2007
Position – Camera Operator

Brett Pawlak

Program – Film 2005
Position – Cinematographer

Garrett Williams

Program – Film 2008
Position – Lighting Technician