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AFI Alumni Selected for the 2012-2014 ABC DGA Directing Program

Congratulations to AFI Conservatory and AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumni selected for the 2012-2014 ABC DGA Directing Program!

Amy French (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 2010)

Karamu Kush (AFI Directing Class of 2010)

Lily Mariye (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 1999)

Kimberly McCullough (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 2010)

Velvet Andrews Smith (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 2010)

Casey Stangl (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 2007)

Jude Weng DWW (AFI Directing Workshop For Women Class of 1998)

The two-year professional Directing Program focuses on potential episodic directing opportunities on ABC series, and those selected participate become part of the ABC∙DGA directing talent pool.

AFI Alum Gideon Raff Wins Peabody Award for HOMELAND

It was announced today that HOMELAND, with AFI Alumni Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003) as Executive Producer, is one of the recipients of a 71st Peabody Award.

The HOMELAND series was a recipient of a 2011 AFI AWARD this year.

The Peabodys, the oldest awards in broadcasting, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media. The Peabody Awards recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals. The 16-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. Selection is made by the Board following review by special screening committees of UGA faculty, students, and staff.

The awards announced today will be formally presented at a luncheon ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on May 21. Sir Patrick Stewart, star of two Peabody winners, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Macbeth, will be the host. 

News from the 33rd College Television Awards

AFI alum Steffen Schier (AFI Class of 2011) won 2nd place for Best Drama for producing the film BOSCO’S GUITAR. Other AFI Conservatory 2011 alumni affiliated with the film are Matt Handy (director), Kelly Rothberger (screenwriter), Dru Mungai (cinematography), Ruben Sebban (editor) and Kevin Houlihan (production designer). 

Justin Edwards (AFI Class of 2011), who produced and wrote COME BACK TO ME, won the award for Best Use of Music. 

AFI alum Julian Higgins (AFI Class of 2010, 38th Student Academy Award winner for THIEF, and last year’s 1st Place Drama winner at the College Television Awards) spoke Saturday night at the ceremony and announced he directed an episode of HOUSE, M.D. which aired this week Fox.

Congratulations to all our AFI Conservatory alumni for their recognition at this year’s College Television Awards!

AFI Alumni Winners at Sundance 2012

Congratulations to AFI Alumni Kirby Dick of THE INVISIBLE WAR, the Sundance Audience Award winner for U.S. Documentary, and Tobias Datum & Linda Sena of SMASHED, U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing!

AFI Conservatory Win at Sundance 2012

Congratulations to AFI Conservatory alumni with award-winning films at the Sundance 2012 Film Festival!
— BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Grand Jury Prize Winner (the festival’s top prize) - Affonso Goncalves, AFI Editing Class of 1993

— THE RETURN, Jury Prize for International Narrative Short Film - Sevdije Kastrati, AFI Cinematography Class of 2011

— NOBODY WALKS, U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing - Linda Sena, AFI Production Design Class of 2001

This is the second consecutive year that AFI Conservatory alum have been affiliated with the top prize winning film at Sundance.  Last year, LIKE CRAZY – Drake Doremus (AFI Directing Class of 2005), John Gulesarian (AFI Cinematography Class of 2005) and Jonathan Alberts (AFI Editing Class of 2001) – took home the top prize.

AFI Alumni Golden Globes Winners and Nominees

We are so proud of our Conservatory Alumni who were were nominated for and winners of Golden Globes!

For Best TV Series -Drama:

HOMELAND - Gideon Raff, Executive Producer (Winner)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Bradley Buecker, Co- Executive Producer, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Executive Producers (Nominees)

For Best TV Series -Comedy:

GLEE - Bradley Buecker, Co- Executive Producer, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Executive Producers (Nominees)

Congratulations to our AFI Alumni!

AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women - Application Deadline Jan. 9

AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women is accepting applications through January 9th for the 2012 cycle. Applications, videos, information and FAQ are online. Submit today for consideration!

Two AFI Alums on Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch”

Two AFI Alums made Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch” list, Zal Batmanglij and Gerardo Naranjo. Congratulations to both!

AFI Conservatory Applications 2012-2013 ⇢

AFI Conservatory, ranked the #1 film school in the world by the Hollywood Reporter, is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.

AFI Conservatory Ranked Number 1 Film School in the World

AFI Conservatory ranked #1 film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter! AFI’s unique curriculum results in Fellows learning by doing in a hands-on production-based environment. As part of the training process, Fellows make films. The two-year graduate program provides training in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. AFI graduates include renowned filmmakers such as Directors David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Terrence Malick and Patty Jenkins, Cinematographers Wally Pfister, Matthew Libatique and Janusz Kaminski, Producers Steve Golin and Anne Garefino, Editors Steven Rosenblum and Jay L. Cassidy, Screenwriters Jeff Nathanson, Susannah Grant and Brad Falchuk, and Production Designers Todd Cherniawsky and Keith P. Cunningham.



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