Writer-Producer-Director LAALA MATIAS has a BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received the Warner Bros. Post Production Award for the completion of her thesis film. Two of her NYU films screened at the Kennedy Center/Smithsonian Institution and at festivals internationally.
Laala’s Art Dept, Locations & Production credits include Law & Order: SVU, Big Brother, Saturday Night Live, HBO, Hype Williams’ music videos and Spike Lee’s commercials. Becoming a Disney*ABC Television Writing Fellow focused on her creative abilities and qualified her for Writer’s Guild of America membership. Laala also wrote and produced a one-act play for the NYU New Writers Showcase at the Friars of Beverly Hills.
She was recently featured on the Style Network show “Dress My Nest” because of her love of the color orange. Besides her NYU Tisch training, Laala’s honed her craft at UCLA and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She loves developing projects and her specialty is developing crowdfunding and social media management strategies with other creatives.
Laala publishes the LAaLALand Alert!!! list of eclectic local events weekly. Her curated events blog reaches thousands of locals which include many people in the entertainment industry weekly. Laala is a respected tastemaker who has spoken on numerous panels about topics ranging from entertainment, beauty, sociology and cultural linguistics.
The LAaLALand Alert!! was voted one of CBS LA’s Most Valuable Bloggers for Dining & Entertainment