On November 16th, AFI Conservatory Artistic Director James L. Brooks hosted the entire class of current second-year Screenwriting Fellows, and their Discipline Head Anna Thomas, for a unique opportunity on the Fox lot.
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 Filmmakers.
AFI has announced that Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin will be honored by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with a Tribute and Premiere Closing Night Gala screening of STXfilms and The Mark Gordon Company’s MOLLY’S GAME on Thursday, November 16, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
AFI today announced that the final version of ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. has been added to the festival’s lineup and will screen in the Special Screenings section on Wednesday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The new film from director/writer Dan Gilroy, nominated for the Academy Award® for his screenplay for NIGHTCRAWLER, stars Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo.