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AFI AWARDS 2015

AFI AWARDS 2015 boasted a strong AFI Conservatory alumni presence, with 38 alumni among the storytellers behind the year's most outstanding movies and TV series. Conservatory alumni in significant positions of achievement who received AFI AWARDS included BRIDGE OF SPIES cinematographer Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987); HOMELAND executive producer/director Lesli Linka Glatter (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 1982); MR. ROBOT creator Sam Esmail (AFI Class of 2004); SPOTLIGHT producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981); and UNREAL co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), who based the Lifetime series on her AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women short SEQUIN RAZE.

Movies

BRIDGE OF SPIES
Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), Cinematographer
Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005), Additional Editor


CAROL
Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor


INSIDE OUT
John Roesch (AFI Class of 1977), Foley Artist


SPOTLIGHT
Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981), Producer
Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Michael Rezendes (AFI Class of 1999), Character (Based On)


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), Cinematographer
Erin Magill (AFI Class of 2012), Assistant Art Director
Tommy Maddox-Upshow (AFI Class of 2004), Second Unit Cinematographer
David Schmalz (AFI Class of 1984), Second Video Assist Operator


Television

THE AMERICANS
Alex Nepomniaschy (AFI Class of 1982), Cinematographer
Daniel A. Valverde (AFI Class of 1988), Editor


BETTER CALL SAUL
Miriam Gilbert (AFI Class of 2009), Art Department Assistant
Philip Holahan (AFI Class of 1981), Camera Operator: “B” Camera


BLACK-ISH
Rob Sweeney (AFI Class of 1984), Cinematographer


EMPIRE
Robert E. Arnold (AFI Class of 2011), Additional Camera Operator


GAME OF THRONES
Jeremy Podeswa (AFI Class of 1984), Director


HOMELAND
Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003), Executive Producer/Writer (Creator)
Lesli Linka Glatter (AFI DWW, Class of 1982), Executive Producer/Director


MR. ROBOT
Sam Esmail (AFI Class of 2004), Executive Producer/Writer (Creator)
Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981), Executive Producer
Tricia Brock (AFI DWW, Class of 2001), Director
Kurt Haas (AFI Class of 2004), Writer
Randy Leon (AFI Class of 2003), Writer
Courtney Looney (AFI Class of 2004), Writer
Adam Penn (AFI Class of 2003), Writer


UNREAL
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), Executive Producer/Writer (Creator)
Uta Briesewitz (AFI Class of 1994), Director
Peter Werner (AFI Class of 1973), Director
Shaz Bennett (AFI DWW, Class of 2012), Writers Assistant


AFI Special Award

MAD MEN
Jennifer Getzinger (AFI DWW, Class of 2005), Director
Nathaniel Smith (AFI Class of 2006), Associate Producer
Chris Manley (AFI Class of 1994), Cinematographer
Christopher Gay (AFI Class of 2006), Editor
Larry Edwards (AFI Class of 1991), Key Rigging Grip
Frankie Martinez (AF Class of 2004), Lighting Technician
Justina Mintz (AFI Class of 2007), Still Photographer
Bartholomew Burcham (AFI Class of 2006), Assistant Editor


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