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    Family of 'True Romance' Director Tony Scott Creates AFI Scholarship in His Name

    The family of the late director Tony Scott, who leapt to his death from a San Pedro bridge August 19 in an apparent suicide, have established a scholarship at the American Film Institute in the filmmaker's name, according to a story by Daniel Miller in the Hollywood Reporter.

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    American Cinematheque vs. American Film Institute: One's Young, the Other Isn't

    Bravo to the American Cinematheque for singling out a comedian, Ben Stiller, for its 26th annual achievement award. He is more than worthy. But this choice does serve to highlight the growing gap between the Cinematheque tribute, which tends to veer toward stars in their moneymaking prime, and the A...

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    Obit: Screenwriter Frank Pierson Fought Against the Impoverishment of Film Language

    Frank Pierson, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay of “Dog Day Afternoon” in 1975, was nominated for two other Oscars, and then turned himself into an Emmy-winning director, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 87 after a short illness.

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    New AFI Communications Exec Hails from K Street, Helped HBO's 'Veep'

    What many in Hollywood don't know about the American Film Institute's new Communications vice-president Jennifer Hoelzer, who is moving from Washington, D.C. to start her new L.A. job on July 16--is that she was a primary source for HBO's comedy series "Veep." No wonder the show rings true.

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    Shirley MacLaine AFI Tribute, from Raucous Rickles, Black and Nicholson to Roberts and Streep: 'She's Got Balls'

    The annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards give folks in Hollywood a way to remember why they got into the business. And Shirley MacLaine was overdue for the award that had already gone to younger brother Warren Beatty, whom she said she has known and loved the longest.

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    Meryl Streep Will Present Shirley MacLaine with AFI Life Achievement Award

    AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep will present Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in a black tie gala held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 7. Shirley MacLaine's career has encompassed over fifty feature films, including one Acade...

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    AFI's Master Class Looks at Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg

    TCM Presents AFI's Master Class - The Art of Collaboration with David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg is filmed in front of an audience of AFI fellows studying at the AFI Conservatory. It's the second in AFI's series exploring artistic film collaborations; the first was between Steven Spielberg and Joh...

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    AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, New Participants

    The AFI Directing Workshop for Women showcase will take place at the DGA Theater May 8. Each year, the Directing Workshop for Women offers eight women who have established themselves within the industry a tuition-free program of hands-on and classroom production experience as well as the chance to d...

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    President Obama to Screen 'To Kill A Mockingbird" at White House, Will Intro Anniversary Screening on USA UPDATED

    "To Kill A Mockingbird" will air April 7 on USA, in partnership with AFI and Universal and part of the studio's 100th anniversary. Digitally remastered and fully restored, the screening of "To Kill A Mockingbird" will be introduced by President Obama...

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    AFI and Levi's Launch Short Film Competition

    Aspiring filmmakers, take note: AFI Fest and AFI Conservatory have partnered with Levi's to launch a short film competition.

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