Issa Rae Seen & Heard
10 Sep 2020

Seen & Heard Documentary Looks at The History of Black Television

Issa Rae’s new Seen & Heard HBO doc premieres this Fall HBO is producing a new two-part series on the history of Black television. On August 5, HBO announced that they are teaming up with Issa Rae, the star and co-creator of Insecure, a television series nominated for eight Emmy

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24 Jul 2020

Becoming a More Inclusive Filmmaker

How Hollywood Contributed to Systemic Racism Inclusion has long been an issue in the entertainment industry—from a lack of representation to stereotyping, to blatant racism—and Hollywood is reckoning with itself once again. Inclusivity has become a buzzword that often lacks much impact on change. However, it’s important we take an

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DFD Music
26 Jun 2020

Meet the Founders of DFD Music

Two Alumni. Two Cities. Two Stories. Shane Foster and Davis Chris founded their music marketing and recording company, DFD Music, in 2016. DFD Music embodies the success these two men have created for themselves in the recording industry. From engineering to producing, Shane and Davis worked hard to build a

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Janelle Monae
24 Jun 2020

Black LGBTQ+ Entertainers You Should Know

These Artists and Filmmakers Opened Doors for the Black LGBTQ+ Community over the Past 3 decades Pride Month 2020 has been particularly unique for the Black LGBTQ+ community. It’s about more than Pride this year. It is also about stepping up and stepping out for Black Lives Matter, Black trans

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19 Jun 2020

In Honor of Juneteenth

Here are 20 Social Justice-Centered Films to Watch Now Today we honor Juneteenth, which 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 U.S. It commemorates the final announcement of the abolition of

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Malcolm X
17 Jun 2020

’90s Movies Focused on Black Narratives

A List of ’90s Films that Impacted American Culture and the Black Community The 1990s brought a surge of films that impacted or drew focus to the Black experience. From blockbuster hits to fan favorites, these films are worth rewatching again and again. While some explore the struggles of African

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Animation program Los Angeles
05 May 2020

Women in the Animation Industry

We Chatted with four alumnae whose animation jobs include 3D Generalist, Level Designer and 3D Modeler Animation Program Director Joffery Black moderated a panel with four LAFS alumnae animators who are currently working in the industry. The virtual animation panel included Swathi Ashok, Jennifer Chamorro, Cynthia Hernandexgarcia and Samantha Pedregon.

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Slipping Into Darkness
24 Apr 2020

Slipping Into Darkness Streaming on HBO

Meet the Winners of HBO’s Latinx Short Film Competition HBO launched its inaugural U.S. Latinx Short Film Competition in partnership with the Official Latino Film and Arts Festival this past year. HBO’s project aims to give more creative authority to Latino filmmakers, creators and storytellers. Two Film Production alumni entered

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COVID-19 Community Support
01 Apr 2020

Community Support Resources During COVID-19

Helpful Resources for Students in a Time of Need We wanted to share some support resources with our Film School family. This is a difficult time for so many people and industries. A little help goes a long way, and we are here to share support during this pandemic. We

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