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Watch: AFI Alums Hanelle Culpepper and Tessa Blake Talk About Directing Episodic Television

AFI alums Hanelle Culpepper (DWW Class of 2002) and Tessa Blake (DWW Class of 2014) talk with Refinery 29’s movie critic Anne Cohen about working in Hollywood as episodic directors and how Hollywood can reset itself in terms of inclusion. Both directors were on set when the industry shut down: Culpepper was in Vancouver working…

Nancy Malone Estate Donates $500,000 to Advance Women Filmmakers at the American Film Institute

AFI has announced a donation of $500,000 from the estate of director, producer, actor and philanthropist Nancy Malone to advocate for the advancement and employment of women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW).  As an alumna of DWW, Malone’s generosity will fund the newly created Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women…
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