Students screen spools
The Los Angeles Film School honored its supporting organizations during the 1-1/2-year-old institution’s first industry screening and awards ceremony Thursday at the school’s headquarters in Hollywood.Film School’s students got a chance to show off the skills they’ve obtained in less than a year during the screening of 10 of projects. Post-screening, dean Amedeo D’Adamo announced the winners of student film awards selected by a panel of judges that included Faye Dunaway. The school also gave out kudos to orgs that helped them. “We are especially pleased to be giving these awards tonight to organizations that help train and sharpen the eyes of our students. We could not provide the education that we give our students if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of these organizations,” said Frank Patterson, the Los Angeles Film School’s president, as he presented the Educator Awards to Brian Spruill, business general manager and veepee of Eastman Kodak Co.; Bob Harvey, vice president of sales at Panavision; George Hutchison, executive veep worldwide customer relations for Technicolor Corp.-CFI; and Tom Atkin, executive director of Visual Effects Society. Among those present at the event were the Los Angeles Film School’s co-founder Paul Kessler and school’s CEO Diana Derycz-Kessler, who delivered a welcoming speech.