member spotlight – American Film Institute

AFI Member Spotlight: Melinda Sue Gordon

“My job on a film set is to tell a story in a single image. It’s a moment from the script, a character study or perhaps the choreography of the cast and crew outside the frame lines. The motion picture can be viewed over and over but what happens behind the lens will be caught…

Member Spotlight: Carla Rosen-Vacher on Producing Orson Welles’ Last Film, Honoring her Blacklisted Aunt, and Being an AFI Member

AFI member Carla Rosen-Vacher is as unassuming as she is passionate about her love of film and theater. She has taken up the mantle of film producer, helping to complete Orson Welles’ unfinished and final film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, as an executive producer — an impressive feat considering Welles shot nearly 100…

AFI Member Spotlight: Deborah Goodrich Royce

Deborah Goodrich Royce has enjoyed an unusual career path — from soap-opera screen actress to Miramax story editor to arthouse-theater owner and, now, to novelist. Her debut book “Finding Mrs. Ford,” a literary page-turner about an affluent New England woman whose privilege is upended by the appearance of a man from her past, recently released…
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