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.
Once Upon a time in hollywood blog

6 Films with Theatrical Cuts vs. Directors' Cuts

We’ve put together a list of some of the best directors’ cuts and deleted scenes, some no one wanted, others that are more famous than the original, and some that have never seen the light of day.
Phillip Bladh Sound of Metal

Recording Alum Phillip Bladh Wins an Oscar for Sound of Metal

,
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.
Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is Everywhere Right Now

,
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.
Aaron Sorkin

Hear from Chloé Zhao, Aaron Sorkin, Darius Marder and 11 Other Oscar-nominated Screenwriters

The 14 screenwriters represent eight of the 10 Oscar-nominated screenplays for the 93rd Academy Awards. You may recognize some or even all the screenwriters including Will Berson, Ramin Bahrani, Peter Baynham, Jena Friedman, Christopher Hampton, Ant Hines, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas, Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Kemp Powers, Aaron Sorkin, Chloé Zhao and Florian Zeller.
L.A. Film School COVID-19

Variety Ranks The L.A. Film School in its Education Impact Report

Considered an academic leader in the entertainment community for over 20 years, The Los Angeles Film School has developed a curriculum expressly designed to prepare students for the rigors — and changes — of the entertainment industry. During COVID-19, the program pivoted to remote learning, and more importantly, loaned equipment that allowed students to safely develop their talent without taking unnecessary risks or violating L.A. County’s stay-at-home orders. A robust career development team has also prioritized the Motion Picture Academy’s Gold Internship program to facilitate future learning and work experience for top students in the program.
GOT costume design

A Breakdown of Award-worthy Costume Design

In honor of the 93rd Academy Awards, LAFS covers the best costume design in film and TV. Costume design can be harnessed as a powerful and multifaceted tool in film, hinting at a character’s secret depths, true feelings and motivations, bringing a whole new dimension to character development.
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.
93rd Oscar nominations

Our Alumni Work on Oscar-Nominated Projects 2021

,
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.