Meet the AFI FEST Staff: Shari Mesulam, Press Manager

Shari Mesulam

How long have you worked for AFI FEST? 

This is my third AFI FEST!

What do you do? 

I am the Press Manager and I’m in charge of all of the media coverage for FEST.

What do you enjoy about working for AFI FEST? 

I love seeing all of the media coverage after FEST highlighting the amazing films and filmmakers that FEST featured.

What’s your most memorable AFI FEST moment?

My favorite FEST moment was at last year’s Opening Night Gala (the world premiere of J. EDGAR) when Leonardo DiCaprio got out of his car and ran across Hollywood Blvd. to pose for pictures and sign autographs for the legions of fans that had lined to up to catch a glimpse of him!  

What’s your favorite film? 

My favorite film of all time is THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT. 


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