Biz of Entertainment Pt 2

Behind the Curtain: The Business of Entertainment

Talent management, finance, legal, marketing—not to mention the talent behind the scenes of the music business—are just some of the cogs behind the silver screen that keep the machine turning, translating ideas into projects from development to production and distribution.
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Anatomy of the Entertainment Business

Here’s a question for you.
What top three job roles spring to mind when you hear the words ‘entertainment industry’?
Let’s take a guess at what made your final cut. Music producer? Film director? Or maybe a world-famous Hollywood actor/ress made it into the mix.
Sure, these are all popular roles. But the truth is the entertainment industry is huge, much larger than you might think.
Los Angeles Film School - 25 Years

Our story: 25 years of the Los Angeles Film School

25 years. Wow. You know what they say: time flies. And it’s been a ride. But an excitement-filled rollercoaster of a ride, one that all started with a vision: To inspire young minds to find their own creative voice, in a place they could absorb the inner-workings of the entertainment industry and learn alongside like-minded students from all walks of life.

The Los Angeles Film School Alumni Shine With 28 Oscar Nominations Across Seven Films Including 2 Wins

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The 96th Academy Awards aired on ABC LIVE on Sunday, March 10, 2024. We are proud to announce that four alumni worked on two Academy Award-winning films (Barbie and American Fiction). Congrats to all the alumni from The L.A. Film School who contributed their talents to Oscar-nominated and winning productions!
Harold White

Alumni Profile: Harold White- Kickin’ It Old School

If you knew nothing else about Harold White, you'd have fair reason to assume that a man with his savvy and effortless knack for networking was a product of being raised in a big metropolis like LA or New York. The smoothness with which…
2024 Grammys

The Los Angeles Film School Proudly Celebrates Alumni Contributions to GRAMMY-Nominated Works

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Los Angeles Film School alumni gear up for the music industry’s biggest night with nominated projects by SZA, Carlos Vives, and Paramore Recording engineers and mixers Hector Castro, Andrés Borda, and Jhair Lazo made significant contributions…
75th Emmys

The Los Angeles Film School Celebrates Alumni Work in 75th Primetime Emmy Awards Wins

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We are proud to recognize the talented alumni who worked on Emmy-nominated productions for the 75th Annual Primetime Emmys. More than 40 alumni contributed their talents to productions including The Last of Us, Succession, White Lotus, and Ted Lasso.
Golden Globe Award

Alumni Work on Golden Globe Nominated Productions

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It’s a new year and Hollywood rolled right into awards season with the Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7. Congratulations to the 26 alumni who worked on 19 nominated productions. Four of those productions received wins in their nomination categories.
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What To Do When Traditional Film Distribution Isn’t Feasible

There it is again—that sharp sting of rejection.  The making of your film is done and dusted—a momentous achievement! But when it comes to distributing your film, you’re hitting a dead end.  Yet another major distributor’s door has been closed to you—a stark reminder of how fiercely competitive and frustrating film distribution can be.