The Partnership Extends Beyond SKEE TV to Include Initiatives that Enhance, Enrich and Empower the Film School's Next Generation of Entertainment ProfessionalsHOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — The Los Angeles Film School and Scott Keeney aka "DJ Skee," renowned DJ, television host, producer, and entrepreneur, announced today the formation of a groundbreaking partnership that will commence with the debut of the new television series, SKEE TV on Fuse, which will premier on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11 pm (ET/PT). SKEE TV will be filmed from a dedicated set at The Los Angeles Film School's prestigious 6353 Sunset Blvd location and from its recently renovated historic Ivar Theatre venue in Hollywood, Calif.
The partnership provides for a number of The Los Angeles Film School's graduates joining in the production of each SKEE TV episode. Additionally, current students will have the opportunity to watch the live musical performances that will be filmed on campus at the Ivar Theatre that will feature a lineup of today's top artists.
"We see a huge opportunity to empower this next generation of young creatives, something we at SKEE have always been very passionate about," said Scott "Skee" Keeney, CEO and Founder of Skee TV. "Second, we see this as our time to build a Times Square West marquee studio at the intersection of Sunset & Vine, where cultures collide. The Los Angeles Film School is the perfect partner. They have always been an important entry point for thousands of young creatives and aspiring professionals to get a start in the industry. Now, together, we can bridge the gap between traditional job placements and entrepreneurial spirit while bringing the biggest names in music, and entertainment to the school."
The overarching relationship between DJ Skee and The Los Angeles Film School is centered on providing the school's students with more opportunities to gain hands-on exposure to real-world productions. SKEE TV is just one manifestation of this effort, and additional joint initiatives will be unveiled later this year.
"We take great pride in providing our students and graduates opportunities to gain real-world, industry experiences. One way we do this is through our many industry partnerships," said Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School. "Playing host to DJ Skee and his star-studded guests as they film SKEE TV on our campus is the first installment of what we anticipate to be a thriving and growing relationship between The Los Angeles Film School and DJ Skee."
About The Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Film School, located in the heart of Hollywood, has been serving the community and its students since 1999. This accredited, VA-approved institution offers career-focused Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees in Entertainment Business, Animation & VFX, Game Production & Design, Music Production, Recording Arts and Film. Its facilities include the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, and offers access to exceptional industry-standard equipment to its students. The Hollywood Reporter called The Los Angeles Film School "...one of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country."
The Los Angeles Film School's campus includes the restoration of the historical Ivar Theatre, a 6000-square-foot venue offering a live performance stage and expansive production spaces. The Ivar attracts industry showcases, private events and prominent artist performances, and is the home to the newest live-sound training component for students of The Los Angeles Film School's Recording Arts program.
Their faculty of industry professionals has earned credits on a number of major motion pictures, video games and music recordings. Numerous graduates have received awards at Film Festivals worldwide, engineered multi-platinum albums, and some credits include GRAMMY® and Oscar® nominations and awards. "We exude nothing but pride when speaking of our graduates. Their many awards and accomplishments are the result of our students' hard work and dedication," states Diana Derycz-Kessler, President and CEO of The Los Angeles Film School.
For more information about The Los Angeles Film School, please visit: www.lafilm.edu or call 323.860.0789.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, news, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks - all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies.
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