Arts Education Branch's Creative Industry Coalition Launches Trips to Studios

Above, a display of ‘kryptonite’ from the movie ‘Batman vs. Superman’ enthralls students during their tour of Warner Bros. Studios.

Film Academy students from the the Grant College Prep and Digital Arts Magnet snap a photo during a tour of Warner Bros. Studios.

Film Academy students from the the Grant College Prep and Digital Arts Magnet snap a photo during a tour of Warner Bros. Studios.

Students from Grant Senior High School’s award-winning College Prep and Digital Arts Magnet were treated last week to a day of educational inspiration at the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank.

The morning started with a career-focused panel discussion with industry professionals, who provided a-day-in-the-life view of their jobs, along with stories of their journeys into the entertainment industry. Students then enjoyed a two-hour tour, which included stops at various back lots and sound stages, as well as behind-the-scenes looks into the Warner Bros. Design Studio.

The Warner Bros. experience was made possible by the Art Education Branch’s Creative Industry Coalition, which was established in 2015 by Executive Director Rory Pullens. With research showing that one in six jobs in L.A. is in the creative industry, the coalition works to create, facilitate and simplify long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between the District and entertainment companies.

“My production film students had an incredible experience that they will never forget,” said Grant High teacher David Guest. “They learned about many different career opportunities in the world of film and media, from finance to legal affairs to distribution. They had a chance to tour the entire Warner Bros. lot and see every aspect of TV and movie production there. It was absolutely amazing.”

The Arts Education Branch kicked off the 2016-2017 school year by facilitating these types of trips to Creative Industry Studios, creating a bridge from our schools to the industry in Los Angeles.

The field trip was organized by the Arts Education Branch’s Creative Industry Coalition in partnership with the Warner Brothers Emerging Professionals program.