School Name: Los Angeles Film School (LAFS)
Main Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Degree Categories: Certificate/Diploma
School Presence: Campus school
Number of Students: 750
Fee (USD): 37900 - 42720
Financial Aid: Unknown
Course Language: English
The Los Angeles Film School opened its doors to its first class on September 8, 1999. The school is located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard.
Before becoming the home of The Los Angeles Film School, the building at 6363 was home of RCA where it played host to artists such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, John Williams, Eartha Kitt, The Monkees, Jefferson Airplane, and Henry Mancini, among others.
In 2000, LAFS opened its digital high-definition, Dolby Surround, THX-Certified theater. Phillip Noyce christened the 345-seat theater with a prescreening of his film, The Bone Collector. In 2002, Vicky Jenson used the school's facilities to direct her first live-action short film, Family Tree.
Diana Derycz-Kessler, a Harvard Law graduate, took over its management in 2001. In 2003, Roger Corman selected LAFS alumni to write, direct, edit and produce the feature film Demon Slayer. Alumni hired for key positions: Directed by James Cotten. Written by Tristan Thai. Cinematography by Brandon Trost. Production Design by Kambiz Hemati. Edited by John Valerio. Line Produced by Travis Ramsey.
In 2007,the school expanded its campus by adding the six-story building next door at 6353 Sunset Boulevard. That year, it also purchased the Ivar Theater.
The school was accredited to award specialized associate’s degrees in 2008. Later that year, the school added computer animation and game production programs.
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