The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon television icon Carol Burnett, and upon acclaimed filmmakers Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975) and Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975). All three will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 5, 2017, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
Last week, first and second year AFI Fellows arrived on campus, and got to hear from two of their own alumni — Ed Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) and Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975), respectively the director/writer and co-writer of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Two months ahead of its October release, the film also screened for Fellows, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by Jan Schuette. Below, see a clip from the talk where the two discuss filmmaking, and the making of Zwick’s film 1989 GLORY. Pictured above: Ed Zwick (L) and Marshall Herskovitz (R)