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Nicole Fletcher

Interview with a post-production audio mixer

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.
Soul Food Dinner scene

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.
Crimp Camp

Promoting Disability Equality in Film

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.
Caledonia Hanson

Alumna Interview with Filmmaker Caledonia Hanson

We’re always looking for opportunities to highlight alumni with cool industry credentials but who are also relatable to current students. Well, it doesn’t get more relatable than someone who describes themselves as "a full-time Ace Hardware cashier by day and a screenwriter by night" For this alumni interview, we chatted with Caledonia Hanson, a recent Film Production graduate. Read more about Caledonia's journey into filmmaking.
AAPI

Celebrating AAPI Alumni Around The World

Our international alumni network continues to expand across the globe. From Hollywood to Bollywood, our international community is thriving in the entertainment industry. Many of our international students have made Los Angeles their new home while studying entertainment arts. In honor of Asian Heritage Month and our international alumni community, we're spotlighting Helen Wu, Le Quy Duong, Kartik Vijay, and Zoey Yun.
Women in Digital Media L.A. Film School

Digital Creators from BuzzFeed, REACT YouTube and All Def Digital

The Barrier Breakers event series highlights writers, filmmakers, executives, music industry professionals and entertainment icons who not only excel in their industry but continue to pave the way for others by fighting for diversity, inclusion and representation. The L.A. Film School hosted a special Barrier Breakers virtual event focused on women in digital media.
Kpop

A Brief History of K-pop

We take you through the history of K-pop, one of the world's most talked-about music genres of the 21st century. Discover how K-pop groups like BTS, EXO, Seventeen and BLACKPINK became successful here in America and abroad.
Spike Lee at L.A. Film School

Famous Filmmakers Visit The L.A. Film School

Over the years, we’ve had countless Hollywood directors, screenwriters and cinematographers impart their wisdom to students. In honor of Black History Month, we’re revisiting three top African American filmmakers who spoke on campus and shared invaluable insights into the entertainment business.
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Black LGBTQ+ Entertainers You Should Know

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In honor of Black History Month, we're celebrating some of the most influential Black LGBTQ+ artists in the entertainment industry. Their work is inspirational and impactful, not to mention the incredible obstacles they have overcome to be seen for the true artists they are. These individuals are also among the first Black LGBTQ+ artists to win Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes.