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Oscar 2023

Oscar-Nominated Sequels Go Head-to-Head for Best Picture. See Our Alumni Contributions.

We're excited to share the five alumni from the Computer Animation Program at The L.A. Film School who worked on Oscar-nominated sequels. Both blockbuster movies Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water are in the running for Best Picture. For the first time in a long time, both the No. 1 (Avatar) and No. 2 (Top Gun) highest-grossing films of the year globally are going head-to-head for Best Picture, according to This rivalry could aid in a much-needed rating boost for this year's televised award show on March 12.
Golden Thesis Film Festival

A Night Celebrating Golden Thesis Film Projects in Hollywood

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The first annual Golden Thesis Awards Ceremony is an alumni and student showcase of 2020-2022 thesis and original short films with a writer, producer, director, cast or theme featuring a diverse voice. This includes creatives of all backgrounds, including ethnicity, culture, gender identity and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The festival is organized by the Career Development and Film Departments with the purpose of championing dynamic and diverse storytellers who have or are currently studying at The L.A. Film School.
Randy Marx

In the Studio with Hip-Hop Artist and Alum Randy Marx

If you aren't familiar with the name Randy Marx, just give it a couple of years before you hear his name in mainstream hip-hop. Randy Marx graduated in 2017 with his degree in Music Production and has built a recording career here in his hometown of Los Angeles. As an artist, Randy exudes a coolness that makes you want to pay attention to what he's creating. You can easily tell that everything he creates is done with heart and a deep passion for music.
Chase Thomas and JoJo Siwa

Catching Up with Entertainment Business Alum Chase Thomas

Alumnus Chase Thomas has not slowed down ever since we last interviewed him about producing Broadway hits A Christmas Carol and Jagged Little Pill. In fact, his workload has tripled. Besides being nominated for 2021 Broadway Global Producer of the Year, Chase has transitioned into VFX television production. Many doors have opened for our Entertainment Business alum since our first interview in 2020. Chase took time out of his busy schedule to share a few updates with us!
Emmy Nominations

74th Annual Emmy Winners and Alumni Contributions

We are proud of the contributions made by 60 different alumni who worked on 40 productions with 170 total nominations and 34 wins. A special congrats to Emmy-winning alum John Valerio! The Creative Arts Emmys took place on September 3 and 4, and film alum John Valerio went home with the prized gold statue.
She Hulk Marvel Show

’20 Film Alum Works on Marvel’s She-Hulk

It's been a busy summer for cinematography alum Marcus Farrell who scored his first big project after graduating in September 2020. Marcus works as a visual effects PA for Marvel's new TV series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Marlon Rivas Interview at LAFS

Barrier Breakers with Animation Alum Marlon Rivas

Animation alum Marlon Rivas has earned countless credits on major productions for post visualization and compositing work. From Stranger Things Season 4 to the highly anticipated release of Avatar: The Way of Water, Rivas has made a name for himself in the animation industry. Watch our full interview with Marlon Rivas in our latest Barrier Breakers video series.
Kevin Otte Haunted Discoveries

Meet Paranormal Investigator and Producer, Kevin Otte.

We interviewed film alum Kevin Otte to hear more about his new paranormal TV series, his personal experience with ghostly activity, and documenting EVP [Electronic Voice Phenomenon] on tape. Not only is Kevin a producer on Haunted Discoveries but he also appears in every episode. We caught up with Kevin over Zoom to find out more about Haunted Discoveries and his encounters with otherworldly beings.

GRAMMY-Nominated Work by Andrés Borda, Jaycen Joshua and Jonathan Gautier

The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School, recognizes the alumni and online instructor who’ve made outstanding contributions to the music industry through their work on Grammy-nominated albums this year. Congratulations!