Alumni Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes

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.
Alumni - Paquita Hughes

Paquita Hughes

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.

Randy Marx

As an Angeleno, Randy Marx is making a name for himself in the music world here in Hollywood. He graduated in 2017 with a degree in Music Production and has since landed a partnership with The Wrecking Spot Music Group and Optimistic Records.
Matt Villines - Alumni Profile

Matt Villines

Matt Villines was a director best known for his sketch comedy work with professional partner and fellow film school alum, Oz Rodriguez. Together, they created the comedic directing team Matt & Oz. Matt used his keen sense of humor to create some of the most successful videos on
Alumni Philip Bladh

Phillip Bladh

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.
Alex M. Ferrufino

Alex M. Ferrufino

Alex M. Ferrufino is best known for the HBO Latinx-winning short film, Slipping Into Darkness. The film follows a young Mexican American named Juanito, who is struggling to provide for his family and not follow in his incarcerated father’s footsteps. Slipping Into Darkness was a breakout project for Alex Ferrufino and is loosely based on his rough upbringing in Los Angeles.

Kevin Atkinson

Kevin Atkinson made short films with classmates and learned how to operate film cameras as a student from the inaugural class at L.A. Film School. After graduation, Kevin found his niche in comedy sketches at Funny or Die with fellow alumni and Spotlight Academy member, Oz Rodriguez. Each production job he landed led to slightly bigger jobs in the industry.
Daniel Zaidenstadt - Alumni

Daniel Zaidenstadt

Over his 10-year music career, Daniel has contributed to more than 30 RIAA Gold and Platinum albums and countless #1 hits. Daniel has worked with top artists like Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Zayn Malik. Daniel shifted from engineering to producing as he’s grown in his recording career. He’s worked extensively with Zayn Malik and Carly Rae Jepsen as a vocal producer.
Angelina Faulkner

Angelina Faulkner

Angelina is an Emmy-nominated dialogue editor with a sharp ear for assembling audio with maximum punch and clarity. You can hear her dialogue work on the award-winning show What We Do in The Shadows. Her latest post-production work is on the animated show, Dunkcanville starring Amy Poehler.