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Congratulations to the AFI Alumni Projects Nominated for the 2019 Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors recently announced the 2019 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and digital media. AFI alumni projects nominated for the prestigious award include:   SUCCESSION Miguel Arteta (AFI Class of 1990), Director   UNBELIEVABLE Michael Dinner (AFI Class of 1979), Director Susannah Grant (AFI Class of…

Interviewing the Award-Winning Filmmakers Behind SINGLE

Produced through AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, SINGLE is the brainchild of writer/director Ashley Eakin (DWW, Class of 2020). The sharp comedy follows a young woman (Delaney Feener) with a physical disability confronting unconscious biases – both others’ and her own – when she is set up on a blind date. Originally set to premiere…

AFI Movie Club: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS is ranked #61 on AFI 10th Anniversary list of the greatest movies of all time. The Preston Sturges’ comedy also appears at #39 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list and at #25 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films ever.    Watch Lesli Linka Glatter announce the film:   Movie Trivia about…

AFI Movie Club: EASY RIDER

EASY RIDER was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time, and “Born to Be Wild” was recognized by AFI as one of the greatest songs ever featured in a film. EASY RIDER’s journey to the big screen included AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Jack Nicholson. …

AFI Alumni Projects Online

With movie audiences across the country taking COVID-19 precautions and staying at home, AFI would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the recent work of alumni. And you can help support our alumni too! Whether it’s a long-awaited digital premiere or a first-run theatrical release headed to VOD early, be sure to check out…

AFI Movie Club: GIRL, INTERRUPTED

GIRL, INTERRUPTED stars Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, who won an Oscar® for her performance. The acclaimed film was directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker James Mangold and co-written by AFI alum Lisa Loomer (AFI TV Writing Workshop, Class of 1987). Watch Millie Bobby Brown announce the film: Movie Trivia about GIRL, INTERRUPTED -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI Movie Club: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Shirley MacLaine (2012) and Jack Nicholson (1994) came together to help bring you to tears in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. And director James L. Brooks is the Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory! Watch Naomi Watts announce the film:   Movie Trivia about TERMS OF ENDEARMENT -DID YOU KNOW the film…

AFI Movie Club: CHICAGO

CHICAGO was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2002 and appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS and AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS!    Movie Trivia about CHICAGO –DID YOU KNOW the film is based on the 1926 play “Chicago” written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, which was inspired by two…

AFI Remembers AFI Catalog Editor Patricia King Hanson

Today, AFI pays tribute to Patricia King Hanson (January 9, 1947-May 8, 2019), Executive Editor of the AFI Catalog who devoted over a quarter century to leading its prestigious, rigorous history-telling. Roughly 90% of silent films are considered lost, according to the Library of Congress. Lost, but not forgotten. America’s cultural legacy has endured to…

AFI Movie Club: BEING THERE

BEING THERE is on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, and the film’s cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, was a member of the first class at the AFI Conservatory.   Watch Jay Roach announce the…

5 Questions with AFI Member Margie Selke

Growing up with a mother who loved to dance and a father who was like a modern Lumiere brother making short films, Margie Selkie was hooked on the performing arts by age 11, writing, acting and directing in her own “productions” in the family’s garage – and her passion for drama has never waned. Margie…

Lawrence Herbert On His $3 Million Dollar Gift to AFI Conservatory

“At this time in history, it is my honor to create a place at AFI that will drive the future of this global connection between all of us who love a story well-told.” -Lawrence Herbert AFI recently announced a $3 million gift from AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert, which will establish the Lawrence Herbert Alumni…
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