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AFI Alumni Win 2020 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Emmy®-winning AFI alumni! In a historic first, the Television Academy hosted a virtual ceremony to celebrate the best in television. The evening was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featured a long list of special guests. We are so proud of all the AFI alumni who were honored by the Academy. Please…

Catching Up With AFI Alum and WATCHMEN Writer Christal Henry

When WATCHMEN premiered in 2019, the HBO series broke boundaries as the first superhero drama on TV to star a Black woman. Adapted from the trailblazing graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the show has plumbed the depths of racism, white supremacy, police brutality and political corruption all too visible in America…

AFI Alumni Win Peabody Awards

Congratulations to the AFI alumni whose projects won Peabody Awards – Miguel Arteta, Diane Becker, Michael Dinner, Susannah Grant, Anna Hauger and Christal Henry. Their projects were among 30 programs deemed the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. Additionally, this week, DWW alumna Cicely Tyson (DWW Class of…

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…
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