Get insight into the Entertainment Industry from Los Angeles Film School and LA Recording School Alumni and learn about their latest projects.

Academy Gold

Students and Alumni Intern for The Academy

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We are proud to announce that 14 students and graduates have been selected to participate in the 2021 Academy Gold Rising program. This is the largest class yet from The L.A. Film School, and the fifth year in a row LAFS has participated in the Academy Gold program. On behalf of the school, we wish our students and graduates the very best as they embark on another step toward a future in the entertainment industry.
Caledonia Hanson

Alumna Interview with Filmmaker Caledonia Hanson

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We’re always looking for opportunities to highlight alumni with cool industry credentials but who are also relatable to current students. Well, it doesn’t get more relatable than someone who describes themselves as "a full-time Ace Hardware cashier by day and a screenwriter by night" For this alumni interview, we chatted with Caledonia Hanson, a recent Film Production graduate. Read more about Caledonia's journey into filmmaking.
AAPI

Celebrating AAPI Alumni Around The World

Our international alumni network continues to expand across the globe. From Hollywood to Bollywood, our international community is thriving in the entertainment industry. Many of our international students have made Los Angeles their new home while studying entertainment arts. In honor of Asian Heritage Month and our international alumni community, we're spotlighting Helen Wu, Le Quy Duong, Kartik Vijay, and Zoey Yun.
Phillip Bladh Sound of Metal

Recording Alum Phillip Bladh Wins an Oscar for Sound of Metal

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Oscar-winning production mixer Phillip Bladh went to The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School in 2008. Now, in 2021 Phillip has won his first Oscar for his production mixing work on Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed.
Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is Everywhere Right Now

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The pandemic hasn’t seemed to slow LAFS alumnus Flying Lotus down. Not only will his music be featured on the soundtrack of Netflix’s new anime series Yasuke out Thursday, April 29, but he’s also collaborating with Pitchfork on a new Sunday event series. Flying Lotus will DJ Lord Jones Sunday Bath Sessions, which takes place Sunday, May 2, at 8 p.m. EST.
93rd Oscar nominations

Our Alumni Work on Oscar-Nominated Projects 2021

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Congratulations to the L.A. Film School alumni who worked on Oscar-nominated projects for the 93rd Academy Awards. We are proud of the six alumni who contributed their talents to three Oscar-nominated projects.
Paquita Hughes

Location Manager Paquita Hughes Talks to Students

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The L.A. Film School alumni are one of the greatest resources we have for current L.A. Film School students. For this session of Barrier Breakers, we interviewed alumna Paquita “PQ” Hughes is a military veteran, independent producer, and location manager in Los Angeles. We got to pick PQ's brain about her childhood in Mississippi, being in the military, the ins and out of working film production, the movies that have inspired her, and so much more.
L.A. Film School Spotlight Awards

Announcing the 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards and FAME Week

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The Los Angeles Film School will host its 3rd annual Spotlight Awards ceremony honoring six new members of the Spotlight Academy Class of 2021. This year’s celebration will air from Hollywood, California, with special guest appearances from entertainment industry leaders. Read more about The Spotlight Awards.
Beyonce Grammys

The Grammy Winners from L.A. Film School

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We are proud of our talented alumni from The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School for their GRAMMY® wins. Jaycen Joshua (LARS 2003) won Best Engineered Album for Beck's Hyperspace. Jaycen also contributed to GRAMMY-winner Megan Thee Stallion who won for Best New Rap Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song (Savage).