A Legacy of
Community Engagement

At the heart of our plan is a commitment to upholding Radford’s decades-old reputation as a good neighbor and a true partner to the community.

Community Partners

Radford Studio Center is proud to engage, support, and partner with a wonderfully diverse group of organizations that are the fabric of the local community.

Spotlight Studio City

We are proud to be the stewards of a beloved Studio City institution. Spotlight Studio City redoubles our ongoing partnership with the community around us. Through this initiative, Radford Studio Center partners with local organizations and stakeholders to support our neighborhood and ensure the studio continues to be a beacon of the San Fernando Valley.

Changing Lenses

Changing Lenses is an initiative to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entertainment industry by providing historically underrepresented communities with mentorship opportunities and job training programs in below-the-line production jobs.

To: Zach Sokoloff

Zach, I have attached a first-hand testament to how your and Hackman Capital Partners’ generosity is helping to change lives. Not only does Artur, the current scholarship recipient, thank you, but I do as well, on behalf of all of the deserving and diverse CSUN students whose lives and professional futures have been enhanced by the Changing Lenses program.

All the best,
Jon Stahl, M.F.A.
Program Director, Diversity in Entertainment Initiative
Professor, Cinema and Television Arts
California State University, Northridge

Dear Radford Studios Changing Lenses Foundation,

I am writing to express my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering support of underrepresented students like myself. Your organization’s mission statement to provide financial assistance for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have genuine financial needs has been critical in helping me pursue higher education. The funding provided by your Foundation has not only helped alleviate the financial burden but has also empowered me to focus on our academic goals and succeed. I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to benefit from your Foundation’s contributions, and I look forward to being able to pay it on in the future.

Artur Papikyan

The Radford Studio Center Plan will modernize the studio to ensure it continues to thrive by supporting new content creators, more jobs, a greener and more sustainable site, and community partnerships that uplift the local economy and improve the quality of life in Studio City.