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Spotlight Interview on Writer Wei-Ning Yu (THE DROPOUT, SEVERANCE)

This month, we spoke to screenwriter and AFI Alum Wei-Ning Yu (AFI Class of 2010) who first broke into writing for television on the neo-noir murder mystery BRIARPATCH. This year, she served as a writer on the critically acclaimed true-crime series THE DROPOUT from Liz Meriwether that charted the course of disgraced Theranos CEO and Founder...
Photo of Ribbon Cutting event at AFI for the Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center:Deniese Davis, Unjoo Moon & Marshall Herskovitz, Lawrence Herbert, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale, Alessandro Uzielli, AFI Conservatory Dean & AFI EVP Susan Ruskin.

Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center Dedication Ceremony Brings Out AFI Community

Above: Deniese Davis, Unjoo Moon & Marshall Herskovitz, Lawrence Herbert, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale, Alessandro Uzielli, AFI Conservatory Dean & AFI EVP Susan Ruskin. On June 11, the AFI community celebrated the newly built AFI Conservatory Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center (LHAC), a dedicated space on the AFI Campus for Alumni to gather for...

Spotlight Interview on Production Designer Argya Sadan

Originally on an architecture track in her native India, Argya Sadan pivoted to studying production design for film and television after being accepted at the AFI Conservatory. Following her graduation from AFI in 2017, Argya was selected by The Art Directors Guild for its 2017 Production Design Initiative and was a finalist for the Television...

AFI Alumni Projects That are 2022 Emmy Contenders

Projects in contention for the 2022 Emmy Awards® will be voted on from June 16-27 before the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences unveils their official nominations on July 12. AFI is excited to recognize the following AFI Alumni and their remarkable work that are a part of the awards conversation this year. Hover over the...

AFI Alumni Projects at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival is right around the corner. Taking place from June 8-19, the 21st edition of the acclaimed festival – which will have both in-person and online screenings this year– will feature a diverse mix of narrative, documentary and animated films. Congratulations to all of the AFI Alumni with projects showcased at...

AFI Alumni Projects Selected for the 75th Cannes Film Festival!

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off its 75th anniversary edition this spring, showcasing new films from veteran filmmakers and emerging voices alike. The prestigious event will take place May 17-28 and resume in-person festivities for its second year in a row. The 2022 jury consists of actor Vincent Lindon as president, alongside filmmakers Rebecca Hall,...

Spotlight on Writer/Director Chloe Okuno

Upon graduating from UC Berkeley, writer/director Chloe Okuno (AFI Class of 2014) turned her attention to filmmaking, applying to the AFI Conservatory’s Directing program to help train and prepare her for the road ahead. While at AFI, she thrived, making the award-winning horror film SLUT and receiving the prestigious Franklin J. Shaffner Fellow Award. Inspired...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in March and April 2022

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support our AFI Alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month.   New Projects for April 2022 COW - Andrea Arnold (AFI Class of 1991), Director - Where to watch: Opens theatrically and on VOD from IFC Films...

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni who are Guild Award Winners!

AFI is excited to celebrate the outstanding work of our Alumni and the incredible stories they’ve shared with audiences around the world this year. Congratulations to all of the extraordinary members of the AFI community who have been nominated by the guilds this year. We especially enjoy seeing AFI Alumni lifting one another up as...

Spotlight on Independent Spirit Award-Nominated Producer Pin-Chun Liu

Since graduating from the AFI Conservatory, Producer Pin-Chun Liu (AFI Class of 2013) has made a name for herself in the world of independent producing. In 2016, she established her own development and production company,120E Films, to bring diverse and underrepresented voices to the screen. In the past three years, Liu has produced PAPER TIGER...

AFI Alumni Headed to SXSW 2022

Congratulations to the AFI Conservatory Alumni screening at this year’s SXSW film festival! Here is the complete list of projects – from narrative films and documentaries to episodic premieres – that feature creative work from AFI Alumni: 2022 SXSW Film Festival Lineup AFI Alumni Projects Headliners BODIES BODIES BODIES – Chloe Okuno (AFI Class of...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in January and February 2022

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for January and February...
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