Emmys

Our Alumni Contribute to Emmy-Nominated Productions

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We are proud to recognize the talented alumni who worked on Emmy-nominated productions for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmys. More than 25 alumni from different degree programs contributed their talents to productions including The Mandalorian, WandaVision and Pen15. Alum Josh Gitersonke (Film 2007) was personally nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program for his work as Director of Photography on The Amazing Race. This is Josh Gitersonke's eighth Emmy nomination. He previously won an Emmy for his camera work on the Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.
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Important Food Scenes in Black Cinema

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Whether we realize it or not, the food showcased in films gives important context to the characters and story. It helps ground the characters in reality. It helps to enhance the story's narrative. And it gives movie-goers a chance to see delicious foods from other cultures. Here are the different ways food appears in Black cinema and how it enhances the story by directly and indirectly speaking to the audience. Read our full movie list.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Jaycen Joshua and Steven Ellison Grammy Nominations

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This year, we are proud to announce that five alumni worked on seven Grammy-nominated projects in 11 out of the 83 categories. Two of our alumni were personally nominated for Producer of the Year (Steven "Flying Lotus" Ellison) and Best Engineered Album (Jaycen Joshua). This is Jaycen Joshua's tenth Grammy nomination and Steven Ellison's third nomination.
L.A. Film School campus

The Best Film Degree Program According to Intelligent.com

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We are honored to be ranked number 33 out of the 50 best film degree programs in the U.S. The college ranking focuses on undergrad degree programs related to film, television, media and video. Intelligent.com evaluated The L.A. Film School's film production degree program on the basis of flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost and reputation.
LAFS Alumni

Breaking Barriers with Chase, Sean and Jason

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Talking shop with alumni who work in the entertainment industry is one of our favorite things to do. It's refreshing to hear their candid stories about breaking into the business. Sometimes it's an anecdotal story about engineering a successful track and other times it's a deeper conversation about overcoming setbacks. There's always a piece of solid career advice that our students can take away from these virtual discussions. In case you missed any of our Black History Barrier Breaker LIVE events, here are the highlights from those chats.