The Dropout – American Film Institute

AFI Alumni Liz Hannah, Andy Siara and Byron Wu Visit on Opening Day

On August 22, AFI Executive Vice President and Dean Susan Ruskin and her renowned Faculty and Staff welcomed the Second Year cohort of AFI Fellows, as well as 150 First Year Fellows, who are embarking on their two-year MFA filmmaker training program. In honor of the AFI Conservatory opening its doors for the 2022-2023 school...

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...