Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2006)–The owners of The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) and The Los Angeles Recording School, which through a 2003 partnership include the principals of Full Sail Real World Education, have acquired property to add over 100,000 square feet of facility to expand the schools.
The property at 6353 Sunset Blvd. is directly adjacent to the historic building at 6363 Sunset Blvd. (formerly RCA Records), 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, the animation firm responsible for production work ranging from The Simpsons to Rugrats.
The principals of Full Sail Real World Education, the 5,000-student entertainment-media college in Orlando, Florida, 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 CEO, said, “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.”
COO Darren Millar said, “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.
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