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Here are 20 Social Justice-Centered Films to Watch Now Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history. Why is Juneteenth so important? Juneteenth refers to the emancipation day celebrated by African Americans in the…
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June is the official month of Pride for the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re streaming these contemporary LGBTQ+ themed films all month long. But honestly, we suggest watching these films, again and again, any time of year. We chose films from the 2010s for easy access to streaming, but there are countless essential classics to watch if you can find them. Stay cool this summer and let’s dive into our top 10 LGBTQ+ f
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Some would argue that the 2010s was the banner decade for Black filmmaking, but the real foundation happened long before then. There were many influential Black artists throughout the 21st Century who paved the way for people like Jordan Peele and Steve McQueen to excel as filmmakers. As we've become familiar with the last decade of Black filmmakers, it's vital to take a look back in film history at the Black storytellers who started it all.
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As we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s work as an activist, we encourage all of you reading this to spend MLK Day serving your own communities. Here at The Los Angeles Film School, we observe MLK Day as an official day off for students, staff and faculty. This is your time for reflection and service. If you are able to lend your time to the community, here are great service organizations to devote time to this MLK Day.
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Evelyn Brito is a first-generation Dominican American who was born in New York and raised in Boston. Hear Brito's story about how she moved across country to pursue her degree in filmmaking and producing.
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As the Hispanic filmmaking community continues to grow, our hope is to keep adding to this list of notable Latin filmmakers. By no means is this an exhaustive attempt at showcasing all of the talented filmmakers that represent the Latin community in entertainment. We want to recognize those filmmakers who are paving the way for others to feel confident in their own abilities to make movies about their life's story and reshape the cinematic experience.
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The Career Development team met with 2009 Recording Arts alumna Nicole Fletcher to learn more about her journey into post-production audio for Disney. Nicole shares her story about how she broke into the post-production business. Read her full interview.
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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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As a film school, we encourage film students to write and create stories that galvanize their audiences and create opportunities for greater equality in the film and entertainment industry. Film students and filmmakers today can help change the popular misconceptions of people with disabilities by creating more films about the lives of marginalized people. Harmful stereotypes about the disabled have been perpetuated throughout media for years. In order to start sharing more accurate portrayals of what it’s like to live with a disability, equal representation in film is vital.