LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2006
The owners of The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) and The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS) have just announced the acquisition of the property at 6353 Sunset Blvd. adding over 100,000 square feet of facility, for a total of 230,000 square feet, to expand the schools and enhance the leading educational offerings provided to its students.
The property at 6353 Sunset Blvd. is directly adjacent to the historic building at 6363 Sunset Blvd. (formerly RCA Records), a property that was acquired by the schools’ owners in December of 2004 where LAFS currently operates. LARS is located at 6690 Sunset Blvd, just three blocks away.
The newly acquired six-story building was originally a regional headquarters and showroom of Mercedes-Benz and most recently, a home to Klasky-Csupo, a premier computer animation firm responsible for production work ranging from The Simpsons to the Rugrats.
The owners of LAFS and LARS include the principals of Full Sail Real World Education, a world-renowned, 5,000-student entertainment-media college in Orlando, Florida. They teamed up with Diana Derycz-Kessler and Paul Kessler in 2003, who were the owners of LAFS at that time, to form the partnership that exists today.
Diana Derycz-Kessler, who serves as the Film and Recording School’s Chief Executive Officer says, “The building acquisition not only represents our ability and willingness to expand in an effort to provide superior education, but this extraordinary building offers a remarkably creative and artistic environment. It truly captures the spirit of our institutions.”
Chief Operating Officer Darren Millar says, “This is such an exciting step for us not only to significantly impact our current student offerings, but we are also looking forward to the expansion of our programs to include other curricula within the digital arts genre. We have a very bright future ahead of us.”
The Los Angeles Film School and The Los Angeles Recording School are nationally-accredited institutions by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) respectively.
The Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) was founded in 1999 and is located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. LAFS is complete with a faculty of industry professionals teaching the latest in film production and postproduction technology with an exceptional film curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. The faculty brings knowledge and techniques straight from the Hollywood set with credits on films such as: The Matrix, Spider-Man, Fight Club, Chasing Amy and Blade Runner. Graduates have also been honored as winners in numerous Independent Film Festivals throughout the world, and The Hollywood Reporter named LAFS “One of the best equipped private learning centers in the country.”
The Los Angeles Recording Arts School
The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS) was founded in 1985 and is located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The faculty is comprised of professional recording engineers who teach a full range of audio engineering and music production skills such as: recording, mixing, and optimizing audio for music, movies, television, computer games and the Internet. Graduate credits include GRAMMY® awards and nominations, engineering multi-platinum albums, placing the final touches on new theatrical releases, and working with top musical artists such as: Sheryl Crow, Vanessa Williams, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Christina Aguilera.
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