Events Summary

Evening Kick-Off Friday, November 9th & Daytime Event Saturday, November 10th 

GI Film Festival Hollywood

The award-winning GI Film Festival (GIFF) will host a selection of documentary and narrative film screenings in the Main Theatre as part of its inaugural Hollywood event. This film block will include a selection of “best of festival” films from GIFF DC 2012, as well as some new short films from military filmmakers. Attendees, fellow military filmmakers and select sponsors will have an opportunity to select an audience award winner from the military filmmaking category. *Submission exclusivity extended to veteran filmmakers.


November 10th (6353 Sunset in B2 Screening Room, 12:00-1:30 pm)

Up Close and Personal With…

Joining us on campus, the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will deliver a signature event exclusively for our Veterans Day Weekend festivities. “Up Close and Personal With…” is a forum for discourse among legendary musical tastemakers. Our esteemed guests, Engineer/Producer Brian Malouf, Engineer Tony Maserati and Engineer Dave Schiffman, will participate in a conversation moderated by Ryan Hewett.  Their combined success includes working with artists like Madonna, Prince, The Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Pink, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty, to name a few. In addition to our sizeable Veteran audience, select sponsors will also enjoy seating and other opportunities at this event.


November 10th, 2012 (6353 Sunset in Brain Lobby & Game Lab, 2:00-4:00 pm)

GAME ON with Operation Supply Drop: A 6 City 8-Bit Salute to the Troops!

Join us for a discussion of the most coveted jobs in the industry in the Veterans in Entertainment panel. Scott Levy, Tyler Grey, Michael Broderick and Matt Anderson discuss their experiences from the military advising, motion capture and voice talent realms of game development.  With their collective experience working on games such as Army of One, the Medal of Honor franchise, Gears of War, Call of Duty games, and more, our guests will learn how each speaker parlayed their military service into this multi-billion dollar industry.  Immediately following the panel, students and alumni from all programs will shoot it out for a chance to win a variety of prizes for this Veterans Day Weekend event! Video gaming military charity Operation Supply Drop, in coordination with The Los Angeles Film School, will hold a single elimination Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 tournament in the spacious Game Lab of the Los Angeles Film School.


November 10th (6353 Sunset in B2 Chaplin Stage, 4pm-5pm)

The Entertainment Industry & Non-Profits: They’ve Got Your Six

A panel discussion on entertainment industry initiatives supporting Veterans and their families will be held on campus in front of the B2 Chaplin Stage. From Veteran hiring programs currently existing at multiple studios, to non-profit partners of the national Got Your Six campaign, partners of Got Your Six are here to help you through the often difficult process of re-integration.


November 10th (6353 Sunset in B2 Screening, 5:30-7:00 pm)

Los Angeles Film School Game and Film Audio Exclusive

Game and Film sound professionals Jamey Scott, and Stephen Flick, will speak to the intricacies of their crafts. Multiple Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA-winning film sound professional Stephen Flick will discuss his successes and lessons learned through the years, to include his time at George Lucas Sound Department. Acclaimed jazz musician Jamey Scott will speak to his work in film, animation and game sound that has won regional EMMY awards, over 30 festival awards including “Best of Electronic Theater” from Siggraph, the Game Audio Network Guild’s highest awards for Gears of War, including Best Sound Design, Best Cinematic Audio, and the coveted “Audio of the Year” award and also many other nominations in the film and game industry.


November 10th (The Los Angeles Film School, 8:30-11:00 pm)

3rd Annual Salute: Honoring and Employing Veterans in Entertainment

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Festivities of the day will culminate at this red carpet reception. Inclusive to sponsors, employers and Veterans from all programs of study, attendees will experience a prolific event at our semi-formal reception. Amid the evening lights in Hollywood, keynote speakers Michele S. Jones, of the First Lady’s Joining Forces Initiative, liaison to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as well as Steven Dunning, of NBCUniversal’s Veterans Network and the national Got Your Six campaign will speak to our Veterans in entertainment. Winners of the GI Film Festival Hollywood, a scholarship recipient award and an auction to benefit the Semper Fi Fund and GI Film Festival are certain to add up to unforgettable experiences and unprecedented exposures for our nation’s Vets and these charitable organizations.

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