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Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979) won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for HUGO

Graduates of the AFI Conservatory are among the most successful working professionals in film and television. A partial list includes:

Cinematography

David Armstrong (AFI Class of 1996)
SAW, SKINWALKERS

Kurt Brabbee (AFI Class of 1988)
KAANTE, THE HEBREW HAMMER

Uta Briesewitz (AFI Class of 1994)
ARTHUR, HUNG

Frank Byers (AFI Class of 1976)
BOXING HELENA, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

Antonio Calvache (AFI Class of 1992)
IN THE BEDROOM, LITTLE CHILDREN

James Chressanthis (AFI Class of 1984)
NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASLO AND VILMOS (as producer/director/writer), GHOST WHISPERER

Peter Deming (AFI Class of 1980)
MULHOLLAND DR., LOST HIGHWAY

Caleb Deschanel (AFI Class of 1969)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE RIGHT STUFF

Thomas Dey (AFI Class of 1990)
MARMADUKE, FAILURE TO LAUNCH (both as director)

Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Rodrigo Garcia (AFI Class of 1988)
MOTHER AND CHILD (as director/writer), ALBERT NOBBS (as director)

Darren Genet (AFI Class of 2004)
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, CSI: MIAMI

Michael Grady (AFI Class of 1993)
FASTER, EASY A

John Guleserian (AFI Class of 2005)
LIKE CRAZY, SPOONER

Rob Hahn (AFI Class of 1974)
THE STEPFORD WIVES, MARVIN'S ROOM

Jacques Haitkin (AFI Class of 1973)
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

David Hennings (AFI Class of 1983)
HORRIBLE BOSSES, MODERN FAMILY (pilot)

Ernest Holzman (AFI Class of 1978)
HUMBOLT COUNTY, THIRTYSOMETHING

Mark Israel (AFI Class of 1978)
SAVING GRACE (as co-executive producer/writer), CSI: MIAMI (as supervising producer/writer)

Julie Janata (AFI Class of 1981)
THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX (as producer/editor), MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP (as co-producer/editor)

Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987)
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST

Adam Kane (AFI Class of 1990)
RESURRECTING THE CHAMP, HEROES (also as director)

Scott Kevan (AFI Class of 1994)
FAME, DEATH RACE, THE CLEANER

Petra Korner (AFI Class of 2004)
MY SOUL TO TAKE, THE WACKNESS

Toyomichi Kurita (AFI Class of 1981)
TROUBLE IN MIND, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY

Mimi Leder (AFI Class of 1973)
PAY IT FORWARD, DEEP IMPACT (both as director)

Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992)
COWBOYS & ALIENS, BLACK SWAN

Christopher Manley (AFI Class of 1994)
GRACIE, MAD MEN

Sharone Meir (AFI Class of 1993)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK

Amir Mokri (AFI Class of 1982)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, THE JOY LUCK CLUB

Alex Nepomniaschy (AFI Class of 1982)
MRS. WINTERBOURNE, BIG LOVE

Vasco Nunes (AFI Class of 2003)
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, DIG! (both also as co-producer)

Goran Pavicevic (AFI Class of 1991)
ALL OVER THE GUY, STRANGELAND

Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1988)
INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT

Jake Polonsky (AFI Class of 1994)
SENNA, AN IDEAL HUSBAND

Cynthia Pusheck (AFI Class of 1995)
BROTHERS & SISTERS, CSI: MIAMI

Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979)
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, THE AVIATOR

Thomas Richmond (AFI Class of 1979)
NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, THE SINGING DETECTIVE

Steven Rosenblum (AFI Class of 1976)
BLOOD DIAMOND, BRAVEHEART (both as editor)

Juan Ruiz-Anchia (AFI Class of 1979)
BANRAKU, GLENGARRRY GLEN ROSS

Rohn Schmidt (AFI Class of 1985)
THE MIST, THE SHIELD (also as director)

Lawrence Schweich (AFI Class of 1989)
PRAIRIE LOVE, FANGS

Keith Smith (AFI Class of 1989)
MAMA, I WANT TO SING!, GANG TAPES

Joel Soisson (AFI Class of 1979)
CHILDREN OF THE CORN: GENESIS (as producer/director/writer), BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (as producer)

Timothy Suhrstedt (AFI Class of 1976)
THE INVENTION OF LYING, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Rob Sweeney (AFI Class of 1984)
LETTERS FROM THE BIGMAN, ENTOURAGE

Christopher Taylor (AFI Class of 1988)
FOOD FIGHT (also as producer/director), THE DISTRICT

Kees Van Oostrum (AFI Class of 1977)
GETTYSBURG, RETURN TO LONESOME DOVE

Guido Verweyen (AFI Class of 1993)
SOMETHING'S GONNA LIVE, KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST

Amy Vincent (AFI Class of 1991)
FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE AND FLOW

William Webb (AFI Class of 1986)
NCIS: NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (also as director), JAG

Lisa Wiegand (AFI Class of 1995)
ADVENTURES OF POWER, DETROIT 1-8-7

Haris Zambarloukos (AFI Class of 1994)
THOR, MAMA MIA!


Directing

Jace Alexander (AFI Class of 1992)
ROYAL PAINS (pilot), LAW & ORDER

David Arata (AFI Class of 1983)
CHILDREN OF MEN, SPY GAME (both as writer)

Andrea Arnold (AFI Class of 1991)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS, FISH TANK (also as writer)

Darren Aronofsky (AFI Class of 1992)
BLACK SWAN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (also as writer)

Miguel Arteta (AFI Class of 1990)
CEDAR RAPIDS, YOUTH IN REVOLT

Rémi Aubuchon (AFI Class of 1988)
CAPRICA (as creator/executive producer/writer), 24 (also as co-executive producer/writer)

Jonathan Avnet (AFI Class of 1972)
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (also as producer), UPRISING (also as producer/writer)

Neal Baer (AFI Class of 1983)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, ER (both as executive producer/writer)

Norberto Barba (AFI Class of 1990)
THE EVENT, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (also as executive producer)

Moritz Borman (AFI Class of 1973)
TERMINATOR SALVATION, ALEXANDER (both as producer)

Martin Brest (AFI Class of 1973)
SCENT OF A WOMAN, MIDNIGHT RUN (both also as producer)

Bradley Buecker (AFI Class of 2003)
EAT PRAY LOVE (as editor), GLEE (also as supervising producer/editor)

Manny Coto (AFI Class of 1984)
DEXTER (as executive producer/writer), 24 (as co-executive producer)

John Dahl (AFI Class of 1982)
THE LAST SEDUCTION, DEXTER

Brian Dannelly (AFI Class of 1999)
UNITED STATES OF TARA, SAVED! (also as co-writer)

Julie Dash (AFI Class of 1974)
THE ROSA PARKS STORY, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (also as producer/writer)

Raymond De Felitta (AFI Class of 1987)
CITY ISLAND (also as producer/writer), TWO FAMILY HOUSE (also as writer)

Gill Dennis (AFI Class of 1969)
WALK THE LINE, RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (both as writer)

Kirby Dick (AFI Class of 1983)
THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED (also as writer), TWIST OF FAITH (also as executive producer)

Michael Dinner (AFI Class of 1979)
JUSTIFIED, CHICAGO HOPE (both also as executive producer)

Anthony Dominici (AFI Class of 1997)
LIVE TO DANCE, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (both as executive producer)

Drake Doremus (AFI Class of 2005)
LIKE CRAZY, DOUCHEBAG

Bill Duke (AFI Class of 1978)
MIRACLE'S BOYS, A RAGE IN HARLEM

P. David Ebersole (AFI Class of 1991)
HIT SO HARD (also as writer/editor), WICKED GAMES

Doug Ellin (AFI Class of 1992)
ENTOURAGE (also as creator/executive producer/writer), LIFE WITH BONNIE (as writer)

Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972)
BLUE VELVET, THE ICE STORM (both as cinematographer)

Jacob Aaron Estes (AFI Class of 1998)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK (both also as writer)

Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992)
IN THE BEDROOM, LITTLE CHILDREN (both also as producer/writer)

Steven Fierberg (AFI Class of 1995)
SECRETARY, ENTOURAGE (both as cinematographer)

Carl Franklin (AFI Class of 1986)
ONE FALSE MOVE, THE PACIFIC

Mark Harris (AFI Class of 1975)
CRASH, GODS AND MONSTERS (both as producer)

Amy Heckerling (AFI Class of 1974)
CLUELESS (also writer/executive producer), FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975)
BLOOD DIAMOND (as producer), THIRTYSOMETHING (also as writer/producer)

Tim Hunter (AFI Class of 1969)
RIVER'S EDGE, THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON

Patty Jenkins (AFI Class of 2000)
MONSTER (also as writer), THE KILLING (pilot)

Jeremy Paul Kagan (AFI Class of 1969)
THE WEST WING, THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN

Carole Kravetz (AFI Class of 1986)
ONE FALSE MOVE (as editor), HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (as editor; also as associate producer)

Jonathan Levine (AFI Class of 2004)
50/50, THE WACKNESS (also as writer)

David Lynch (AFI Class of 1970)
BLUE VELVET (also as writer), MULHOLLAND DRIVE (also as writer/producer)

Terrence Malick (AFI Class of 1969)
THE TREE OF LIFE, DAYS OF HEAVEN (also as writer), BADLANDS (also as writer/producer)

Robert Mandel (AFI Class of 1977)
F/X, SCHOOL TIES

Sharon Mann (AFI Class of 1976)
TITANIC, FELICITY (both as co-producer)

Rick McCallum (AFI Class of 1975)
RED TAILS, STAR WARS: EPISODES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (all as producer)

John McTiernan (AFI Class of 1975)
DIE HARD, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

Jordan Melamed (AFI Class of 1993)
TWELVE (as producer/writer), MANIC

Ramon Menendez (AFI Class of 1979)
STAND AND DELIVER (also as co-writer)

Tom Moore (AFI Class of 1971)
NIGHT, MOTHER, ER

Victor Nuñez (AFI Class of 1971)
RUBY IN PARADISE, ULEE'S GOLD (both also as writer/editor)

Donald Petrie (AFI Class of 1981)
MISS CONGENIALITY, MYSTIC PIZZA

Jeremy Podeswa (AFI Class of 1984)
THE PACIFIC, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Jeffrey Reiner (AFI Class of 1985)
THE EVENT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (both also as executive producer)

Matthew Robbins (AFI Class of 1969)
BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED (also as co-writer), THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (as writer)

Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973)
BAD BOYS, SMALLVILLE

Hamlet Sarkissian (AFI Class of 1994)
CAMERA OBSCURA (also as producer/writer)

Paul Schrader (AFI Class of 1969)
RAGING BULL, TAXI DRIVER (both as writer)

Robert Schwentke (AFI Class of 1993)
RED, FLIGHT PLAN

Steven Shainberg (AFI Class of 1989)
SECRETARY (also as producer/writer), FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS

Joni Sighvatsson (AFI Class of 1981)
K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, BASQUIAT (both as producer)

Scott Silver (AFI Class of 1992)
THE FIGHTER, 8 MILE (both as writer)

Fina Torres (AFI Class of 1992)
HABANA EVA (also as producer/writer), WOMAN ON TOP (also as executive producer)

Mark S. Waters (AFI Class of 1992)
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, MEAN GIRLS

Peter Werner (AFI Class of 1973)
JUSTIFIED, MEDIUM

Ed Zwick (AFI Class of 1975)
BLOOD DIAMOND (also as producer), GLORY


Editing

Jonathan Alberts (AFI Class of 2001)
LIKE CRAZY, PEDRO

Jacob Bricca (AFI Class of 1998)
CON ARTIST, LOST IN LA MANCHA

Julie Davis (AFI Class of 1991)
FINDING BLISS (also as director/writer), I LOVE YOU...DON'T TOUCH ME! (also as producer/writer)

Victor DuBois (AFI Class of 1976)
THE LAST SAMURAI, GREY'S ANATOMY

Christopher Gay (AFI Class of 2006)
MAD MEN, CSI: NY

Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993)
WINTER'S BONE, NIGHT CATCHES US

Matt Kregor (AFI Class of 1997)
BARBERSHOP PUNK (also as co-producer), EXPEDITION: BISMARCK

Eli Nilsen (AFI Class of 1998)
THE CLOSER, NYPD BLUE

Josh Noyes (AFI Class of 2004)
THE DYNAMITER, THE WACKNESS

Alan Oxman (AFI Class of 1993)
PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (as producer), WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE

Frank Reynolds (AFI Class of 1992)
IN THE BEDROOM, IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS

Byron Smith (AFI Class of 2002)
BIG LOVE (also as associate producer), HUNG

Howard Smith (AFI Class of 1970)
THE ABYSS, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Derek Vaughn (AFI Class of 1996)
PS YOUR CAT IS DEAD, THE AMAZING RACE

Gloria Vela (AFI Class of 1997)
HALF-LIFE, MANIC

Charlie Webber (AFI Class of 1993)
THE HI-LINE


Producing

Matthew Baer (AFI Class of 1986)
VIEW FROM THE TOP, CITY BY THE SEA

Mitchell Block (AFI Class of 1974)
POSTER GIRL, NO LIES (also as director/writer)

Mikkel Bondesen (AFI Class of 1998)
THE KILLING, BURN NOTICE (both as executive producer)

Stanley M. Brooks (AFI Class of 1979)
BROKEN TRAIL, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY (both as executive producer)

Pieter Jan Brugge (AFI Class of 1979)
THE INSIDER, HEAT (as executive producer)

Jay L. Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976)
INTO THE WILD, WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" (both as editor)

Stuart Cornfeld (AFI Class of 1975)
TROPIC THUNDER, THE BIG YEAR

Dante Di Loreto (AFI Class of 1991)
TEMPLE GRANDIN, GLEE (both as executive producer)

Alyson Feltes (AFI Class of 1991)
SHATTERED (as executive producer), FLASH FORWARD (as executive producer/writer)

Anne Garefino (AFI Class of 1988)
SOUTH PARK (as executive producer), THE BOOK OF MORMON

Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981)
BABEL, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Matthew Gross (AFI Class of 1987)
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, DIRTY SEXY MONEY (as executive producer/director)

Paul Hellerman (AFI Class of 1981)
JACKIE BROWN (as co-producer), BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD

John Jacobs (AFI Class of 1984)
ANGER MANAGEMENT (as executive producer), BLADES OF GLORY

Allison Jones (AFI Class of 1981)
TTHE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (both as casting director)

Andrew Karsch (AFI Class of 1978)
CONVICTION, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, TOWN AND COUNTRY

Philip Lee (AFI Class of 1993)
THE DARK KNIGHT (line producer Hong Kong), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (as associate producer)

Heidi Levitt (AFI Class of 1987)
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (as casting director), I MELT WITH YOU (as executive producer/casting director)

Tony Lord (AFI Class of 1990)
THE HEARTBREAK KID (as co-producer), CHAIN OF FOOLS

Carsten Lorenz (AFI Class of 1989)
THE GRUDGE, HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTAMO BAY (both as executive producer)

Dana Lustig (AFI Class of 1988)
BRICK (as co-producer), DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA

Nelson McCormick (AFI Class of 1985)
GUILTY BY SUSPICION, NIGHT AND THE CITY

Maricel Pagulayan (AFI Class of 1991)
AVATAR, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (both as visual effects producer)

Stephan Schindler (AFI Class of 1997)
GOOD NIGHT, JOSEPH PARKER, BIRDSEYE

Charles Schlissel (AFI Class of 1986)
ROBIN HOOD, BODY OF LIES (both as executive producer)

Hagai Shaham (AFI Class of 2000)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK

Stefan Simchowitz (AFI Class of 1992)
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (as executive producer), THE HOUSE OF YES

Ron Underwood (AFI Class of 1975)
CITY SLICKERS, CASTLE (both as director)

Eric Watson (AFI Class of 1992)
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE FOUNTAIN

Lydia Woodward (AFI Class of 1980)
ER (executive producer/writer), THE RICHES (as writer)


Production Design

Andrew Max Cahn (AFI Class of 1992)
UP IN THE AIR, THE HANGOVER (both as art director)

Second Chan (AFI Class of 2001)
THE KARATE KID, RUSH HOUR 2 (both as art director)

Todd Cherniawsky (AFI Class of 1993)
AVATAR (as supervising art director), ALICE IN WONDERLAND (as art director)

Keith Cunningham (AFI Class of 1990)
BRIDESMAIDS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK (both as art director)

Kitty Doris-Bates (AFI Class of 1988)
BIG LOVE, THE SHIELD

Joseph Garrity (AFI Class of 1979)
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, SUNSHINE CLEANING

Julieann Getman (AFI Class of 1995)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE, PARENTHOOD (both as set decorator)

Franco Giacomo-Carbone (AFI Class of 1996)
THE EXPENDABLES, HOSTEL

Stephanie Gilliam (AFI Class of 1997)
CONVICTION, LAUREL CANYON (both as art director)

Helen Harwell (AFI Class of 1990)
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, SALVATION BOULEVARD (both as art director)

Douglas Mowat (AFI Class of 1984)
INCEPTION, BRIDESMAIDS (both as set decorator)

Pilar Revuelta (AFI Class of 1991)
PAN'S LABYRINTH (as set designer), BROKEN EMBRACES (as set decorator)

Sharon Seymour (AFI Class of 1984)
THE TOWN, THE IDES OF MARCH

Carol Strober (AFI Class of 1991)
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, THIRTEEN

Ray Yomagata (AFI Class of 1998)
COLD CASE, ALIAS (as art director)


Screenwriting

Tom Benedek (AFI Class of 1979)
ZEUS AND ROXANNE, COCOON

Vera Blasi (AFI Class of 1991)
WOMAN ON TOP, TORTILLA SOUP

Gabrielle Burton (AFI Class of 1995)
MANNA FROM HEAVEN (also as producer & director), THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE (as producer)

Rick Drew (AFI Class of 1980)
SHATTERED (also as creator/director)

Laurice Elehwany (AFI Class of 1989)
MY GIRL, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE

Michael Ellis (AFI Class of 1991)
THE WEDDING PLANNER, JAKE IN PROGRESS (as consulting producer)

Brad Falchuk (AFI Class of 1996)
GLEE (also as co-creator/executive producer/director), NIP/TUCK (also as executive producer/director)

Scott Frank (AFI Class of 1984)
MINORITY REPORT, OUT OF SIGHT

Collin Friesen (AFI Class of 1998)
THE BIG WHITE, THE CON ARTIST

Brian Gerber (AFI Class of 1995)
THE 11TH HOUR, BUG (both as producer)

Susannah Grant (AFI Class of 1991)
ERIN BROCKOVICH, A GIFTED MAN (also as creator/executive producer/director)

Karen Janszen (AFI Class of 1990)
DOLPHIN TALE, A WALK TO REMEMBER

Matthew Manfredi (AFI Class of 1995)
CLASH OF THE TITANS, CRAZY BEAUTIFUL

Jeff Nathanson (AFI Class of 1987)
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Anne Opotowsky (AFI Class of 1991)
THE AFGHAN SOLUTION, THE BREAKUP

James Orr (AFI Class of 1977)
THREE MEN AND A BABY, SISTER ACT 2: BREAKING THE HABIT

Michael Petroni (AFI Class of 1994)
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF DAWN TREADER, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

Joe Pichirallo (AFI Class of 1990)
LAKEVIEW TERERACE (as executive producer), THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (as producer)

John Pogue (AFI Class of 1996)
GHOSTSHIP, ROLLERBALL

Dawn Prestwich (AFI Class of 1985)
THE KILLING (also as co-executive producer), CARNIVALE (also as executive producer)

Rick Ramage (AFI Class of 1989)
STIGMATA, PEACEMAKERS (also as creator/executive producer)

Eric Red (AFI Class of 1983)
THE HITCHER, BODY PARTS (also as director)

Tom Rickman (AFI Class of 1969)
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

John H. Shepherd (AFI Class of 1992)
NURSE JACKIE

John Shiban (AFI Class of 1989)
BREAKING BAD (also as consulting producer/director), THE X-FILES (also as executive producer/director)

Frank Spotnitz (AFI Class of 1989)
THE X-FILES, I WANT TO BELIEVE (also as producer), THE X-FILES (also as executive producer/director)

Michael Urban (AFI Class of 2000)
SAVED!

Eric Weiss (AFI Class of 1991)
BUFFALO SOLDIERS

Jesse Wigutow (AFI Class of 1999)
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (also as co-executive producer), THE PRINCE

Rich Wilkes (AFI Class of 1990)
XXX, AIRHEADS, GLORY DAZE (also as director)

Nicole Yorkin (AFI Class of 1985)
THE KILLING (also as co-executive producer), CARNIVALE (also as executive producer)



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