East Hollywood High School

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East Hollywood High School
2185 S 3600 W
West Valley City, Utah 84119
Coordinates 40°43′20″N 111°58′40″W / 40.72222°N 111.97778°W / 40.72222; -111.97778Coordinates: 40°43′20″N 111°58′40″W / 40.72222°N 111.97778°W / 40.72222; -111.97778
Type Charter school
Founded 2004
Founder Eric Lindsey
Principal Katrina Walker
Faculty 16
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 350 +/-
Color(s) Blue and gold
Mascot [Hollywood] Star (2004-2011), ManBear (2011-present)

East Hollywood High School (EHHS) is an accredited public charter school in West Valley City, Utah, United States. It specializes in film production training for students grades 9-12. As of 2013, the school principal is Katrina Walker. Chartered directly through the Utah State Office of Education,[1] EHHS enrolls approximately 350 students each year.[citation needed]

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Apprenticeship learning[edit]

EHHS is uniquely located in the former KUTV studios in West Valley City, Utah. Film production classes are offered by industry professionals.

Class and student body size[edit]

The student body[2] is fewer than 350 and average class sizes are smaller than 25 students.

Extension of the educational program[edit]

Many students take advantage of the school's Concurrent Enrollment[3] partnership with Snow College,[4] through which they can receive college credit without leaving EHHS.

Performing arts[edit]


In previous years, film production classes have produced a weekly school news program.[5] The weekly news program is no longer being produced.

School film projects include:

  • 2008-2009 Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • 2009-2010 Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing premiered at Utah's Historic Tower Theatre in September 2010. Jake Larrabee (Benedick), Robin Noble (Beatrice), Jimmy Cudahy (Claudio), and Brighton Metz (Hero) starred in this film. It was directed By Brandon Arnold.
  • 2010-2011 Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • A documentary on the story of how the school came to be, as well as the experiences and people that have gone through it, has wrapped up production and has started post production. The documentary will be directed by Brandon Arnold (faculty), and music will be provided by Dakota Nelson (student).
  • 2013-2014 Original Web Series, Paradise High. Available to view on the Paradise High Website[6]


The previous drama teacher at East Hollywood High was Natalie Dallimore.[7] During the '07-'08 school year, Dallimore directed Fiddler on the Roof.

  • '08-'09 spring production: Bram Stoker's Dracula - Natalie Dallimore (producer), Bri'anna Cootey (student director), Mali Walker (student director), Jonathan Aspittle (student director)
  • '08-'09 musical: Flapper: A Madcap Musical from the Roaring 20s - Natalie Dallimore (director), Devon Marie Trop (student director)
  • '09-'10 musical: Cirque de conte de Fees: Circus of the Fairy Tales - Natalie Dallimore (director), Ashley Brown (writer), Robert Gardner (original music)

As of 2014, the current drama teacher at East Hollywood High is Alex Ungerman.

Notable achievements[edit]

At the Utah High School Film Festival,[8] EHHS students received first place in:

  • Video Soup: Joshua Sumsion - Much Ado About Nothing
  • Comedy: Patrick Rogers - Lotion
  • Documentary: Derick Lawrence - Pink Elephants
  • PSA: Alek Sabin, Sydney Patten - Chivalry
  • Short Films: Jordan Bringhurst - Indol
  • Animation: Aine Graham, David Walker, Jake Larrabee - The Show Down

On June 15, 2009, EHHS received recognition for Best Progress[9] from KSL.

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