"McMillions" producer Brian Lazarte receives CCM Young Alumni Award

The award-winning, Los Angeles-based filmmaker and editor studied E-Media (now Media Production)

UC College-Conservatory of Music alumnus Brian Lazarte has worked on a variety of award-winning documentarys and series. Most recently he executive produced and co-directed McMillions for HBO, an Emmy Award-nominated six-part documentary series on the McDonalds Monopoly Fraud case. 

Lazarte (BFA E-Media, '06) is a recipient of the 2021 CCM Young Alumni Award, which recognizes professional achievement and engagement with the college by graduates or former students under the age of 40. Fellow 2021 Young Alumni Award recipients include Tamara Wilson (BM Voice, '04), Connor Gallagher (BFA Musical Theatre, '06) and Christopher Allen (MM Orchestral Conducting, '11). The awards will be presented as part of CCM's Virtual Graduation Convocation Ceremony, which streams on Saturday, May 1, 2021. 

"McMillions" co-director Brian Lazarte with CCM's Media Production division head Kevin Burke at the "McMillions" premiere.

"McMillions" co-director Brian Lazarte with CCM's Media Production division head Kevin Burke at the "McMillions" premiere.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian Lazarte is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and editor.

His credits include a variety of award-winning documentaries and series. Most notably: Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D, HBO's Emmy award-winning Sonic Highways and Showtime's Time of Death, which won IDA's Best Limited Series in 2014.  Lazarte has also edited or served as a consulting editor on several other films, including Fed Up, ESPN's Emmy award-winning Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau 30 for 30, The Price of Free (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2018), Alive Inside (Sundance 2014 Audience Award) and Holy Hell (Sundance 2016).

A recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker grant, Lazarte has additional credits in writing, producing and directing. His work has been seen over the last 14-years on major networks, including NBC, ABC, FOX, TNT, PBS, NAT GEO, Animal Planet, OWN, MTV and VH1.