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Producing

The Producing program fosters assured filmmakers with the skills necessary to shape narratives across platforms, identify content, develop material with writers, and collaborate with directors, cinematographers, editors and production designers to bring a wide array of stories to audiences. AFI teaches the vital tools that Producing Fellows need to inspire and lead that process from story inception through production and post. They also take a deep dive into the contemporary media landscape and gain real-world insight into the current market.

With an emphasis on artistic collaboration, the Producing program drives Fellows to master strong communication skills, develop creative solutions and learn how to manage the intricate details of propelling a project from story to screen.

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Fellows produce 30 – 50 minutes

of on-screen content in the first year alone

“The AFI experience is transformational. This is a place where ideas of all sorts and all perspectives come to blossom. Remember that the relationships and the skills you foster here are the ones that will buoy you up throughout your entire career.”

–Joyce Liu-Countryman
AFI Producing Class of 2018

Learn from the Masters

AFI also brings your favorite master storytellers to campus to deliver personal, inspiring guest lectures and enlightening seminars. They’ll share their personal experiences and answer your questions about the filmmaking process.

Alumni Producers Include:

Steve Golin
  • SPOTLIGHT
  • THE REVENANT
Pieter Jan Brugge
  • THE INSIDER
  • HEAT
David Gross
  • ROOM
  • WHAT IF
Stuart Cornfeld
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
  • TROPIC THUNDER
Deniese Davis
  • INSECURE
Dante Di Loreto
  • GLEE
  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Eric Watson
  • REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
  • THE FOUNTAIN
Julie Dash
  • THE ROSA PARKS STORY
  • DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Matthew Gross
  • BODY OF PROOF
  • ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Matthew Baer
  • UNBROKEN
  • CITY BY THE SEA
Anne Garefino
  • SOUTH PARK
  • THE BOOK OF MORMON
Mikkel Bondesen
  • THE KILLING
  • BURN NOTICE
“For me it was about meeting like- minded spirits with whom you wanted to go on a journey and do it with passion, commitment, love and mutual respect.”

–Pieter Jan Brugge
AFI Producing Class of 1979
THE INSIDER | HEAT

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