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WB First Cut Students Showcase Their Films

The Next Great Storytellers  / Posted on May 30, 2019

WB First Cut, created in collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District and Ghetto Film School, provides in-school filmmaking curricula to high school students as they pursue their schooling and careers in storytelling. Students in the program have the unique opportunity to screen their short films on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in a red-carpet premiere event.

Throughout the semester, students create hundreds of original short films, exploring themes of relationships, environmental sustainability, community and diversity through their newly developed filmmaking skills. They then have the opportunity to screen their work on the historic Warner Bros. Studio Lot for industry professionals and entertainment executives. At this red carpet premiere event, complete with photographers and special guests, L.A. Unified teachers, students and their families were invited to celebrate the power of story with the selected student groups.

“They get a chance to step on the lot, step into one of the biggest theaters here, and be celebrated for all of their work.”
Joseph Kim, WB First Cut Teacher

Joseph Kim, a WB First Cut teacher from Cleveland High School, shared how valuable this experience was for his students: “They get a chance to step on the lot, step into one of the biggest theaters here, and be celebrated for all of their work.”

  • Emcee Albert Lawrence welcomes attendees.
  • Student filmmakers from RFK Los Angeles High School of the Arts pose for their red carpet moment.
  • Student filmmakers from Sonia Sotomayor Center for Arts & Sciences pose with their teacher.
  • Alvy Johnson from Ghetto Film School speaks with student panelists about their creative process and newfound passion for filmmaking.
  • Student filmmakers prepare to see their short films go up on the big screen.