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Wally Pfister (C '88) won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography for INCEPTION

Graduates of the AFI Conservatory are among the most successful working professionals in film and television. A partial list includes:

Cinematography

David Armstrong ('96)
SAW, SKINWALKERS

Kurt Brabbee ('88)
KAANTE, THE HEBREW HAMMER

Uta Briesewitz ('94)
ARTHUR, HUNG

Frank Byers ('76)
BOXING HELENA, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

Antonio Calvache ('92)
IN THE BEDROOM, LITTLE CHILDREN

James Chressanthis ('84)
NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASLO AND VILMOS (as producer/director/writer), GHOST WHISPERER

Peter Deming ('80)
MULHOLLAND DR., LOST HIGHWAY

Caleb Deschanel ('69)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE RIGHT STUFF

Thomas Dey ('90)
MARMADUKE, FAILURE TO LAUNCH (both as director)

Frederick Elmes ('72)
BLUE VELVET, THE ICE STORM

Robert Elswit ('77)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Rodrigo Garcia ('88)
MOTHER AND CHILD, NINE LIVES (both as director/writer)

Darren Genet ('04)
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, CSI: MIAMI

Michael Grady ('93)
FASTER, EASY A

Rob Hahn ('74)
THE STEPFORD WIVES, MARVIN'S ROOM

Jacques Haitkin ('73)
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

David E. Hennings ('83)
HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, MODERN FAMILY (pilot)

Ernest Holzman ('78)
HUMBOLT COUNTY, THIRTYSOMETHING

Mark Israel ('78)
SAVING GRACE (as co-executive producer/writer), CSI: MIAMI (as supervising producer/writer)

Julie Janata ('81)
THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX (as producer/editor), MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP (as co-producer/editor)

Janusz Kaminski ('87)
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST

Adam Kane ('90)
RESURRECTING THE CHAMP, HEROES (also as director)

Scott Kevan ('94)
FAME, DEATH RACE, THE CLEANER

Petra Korner ('04)
MY SOUL TO TAKE, THE WACKNESS

Toyomichi Kurita ('81)
TROUBLE IN MIND, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY

Mimi Leder ('73)
PAY IT FORWARD, DEEP IMPACT (both as director)

Matthew Libatique ('92)
COWBOYS & ALIENS, BLACK SWAN

Christopher Manley ('94)
GRACIE, MAD MEN

Sharone Meir ('93)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK

Amir Mokri ('82)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, THE JOY LUCK CLUB

Alex Nepomniaschy ('82)
MRS. WINTERBOURNE, BIG LOVE

Vasco Nunes ('03)
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, DIG! (both also as co-producer)

Goran Pavicevic ('91)
ALL OVER THE GUY, STRANGELAND

Wally Pfister ('88)
INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT

Jake Polonsky ('94)
SENNA, AN IDEAL HUSBAND

Cynthia Pusheck ('95)
BROTHERS & SISTERS, CSI: MIAMI

Robert Richardson ('79)
INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, THE AVIATOR

Thomas Richmond ('79)
NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, THE SINGING DETECTIVE

Steven Rosenblum ('76)
BLOOD DIAMOND, BRAVEHEART (both as editor)

Juan Ruiz-Anchia ('79)
BANRAKU, GLENGARRRY GLEN ROSS

Rohn Schmidt ('85)
THE MIST, THE SHIELD (also as director)

Lawrence Schweich ('89)
PRAIRIE LOVE, FANGS

Keith Smith ('89)
MAMA, I WANT TO SING!, GANG TAPES

Joel Soisson ('79)
CHILDREN OF THE CORN: GENESIS (as producer/director/writer), BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (as producer)

Timothy Suhrstedt ('76)
THE INVENTION OF LYING, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Rob Sweeney ('84)
LETTERS FROM THE BIGMAN, ENTOURAGE

Christopher Taylor ('88)
FOOD FIGHT (also as producer/director), THE DISTRICT

Kees Van Oostrum ('77)
GETTYSBURG, RETURN TO LONESOME DOVE

Guido Verweyen ('93)
SOMETHING'S GONNA LIVE, KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST

Amy Vincent ('91)
FOOTLOOSE, HUSTLE AND FLOW

William Webb ('86)
NCIS: NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE (also as director), JAG

Lisa Wiegand ('95)
ADVENTURES OF POWER, DETROIT 1-8-7

Haris Zambarloukos ('94)
THOR, MAMA MIA!


Directing

Jace Alexander ('92)
ROYAL PAINS (pilot), LAW & ORDER

David Arata ('83)
CHILDREN OF MEN, SPY GAME (both as writer)

Andrea Arnold ('91)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS, FISH TANK (also as writer)

Darren Aronofsky ('92)
BLACK SWAN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (also as writer)

Miguel Arteta ('90)
CEDAR RAPIDS, YOUTH IN REVOLT

Rémi Aubuchon ('88)
CAPRICA (as creator/executive producer/writer), 24 (also as co-executive producer/writer)

Jonathan Avnet ('72)
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (also as producer), UPRISING (also as producer/writer)

Neal Baer ('83)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, ER (both as executive producer/writer)

Norberto Barba ('90)
THE EVENT, LAW AND ORDER:CRIMINAL INTENT (also as executive producer)

Moritz Borman ('73)
TERMINATOR SALVATION, ALEXANDER (both as producer)

Martin Brest ('73)
SCENT OF A WOMAN, MIDNIGHT RUN (both also as producer)

Bradley Buecker ('03)
EAT PRAY LOVE (as editor), GLEE (also as supervising producer/editor)

Manny Coto ('84)
DEXTER (as executive producer/writer), 24 (as co-executive producer)

John Dahl ('82)
THE LAST SEDUCTION, DEXTER

Brian Dannelly ('99)
UNITED STATES OF TARA, SAVED! (also as co-writer)

Julie Dash ('74)
THE ROSA PARKS STORY, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (also as producer/writer)

Raymond De Felitta ('87)
CITY ISLAND (also as producer/writer), TWO FAMILY HOUSE (also as writer)

Gill Dennis ('69)
WALK THE LINE, RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE (both as writer)

Kirby Dick ('83)
THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED (also as writer), TWIST OF FAITH (also as executive producer)

Michael Dinner ('79)
JUSTIFIED, CHICAGO HOPE (both also as executive producer)

Anthony Dominici ('97)
LIVE TO DANCE, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (both as executive producer)

Drake Doremus ('05)
LIKE CRAZY, DOUCHEBAG

Bill Duke ('78)
MIRACLE'S BOYS, A RAGE IN HARLEM

P. David Ebersole ('91)
HIT SO HARD (also as writer/editor), WICKED GAMES

Doug Ellin ('92)
ENTOURAGE (also as creator/executive producer/writer), LIFE WITH BONNIE (as writer)

Jacob Aaron Estes ('98)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK (both also as writer)

Todd Field ('92)
IN THE BEDROOM, LITTLE CHILDREN (both also as producer/writer)

Steven Fierberg ('95)
SECRETARY, ENTOURAGE (both as cinematographer))

Carl Franklin ('86)
ONE FALSE MOVE, THE PACIFIC

Mark Harris ('75)
CRASH, GODS AND MONSTERS (both as producer)

Amy Heckerling ('74)
CLUELESS (also writer/executive producer), FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

Marshall Herskovitz ('75)
BLOOD DIAMOND (as producer), THIRTYSOMETHING (also as writer/producer)

Tim Hunter ('69)
RIVER'S EDGE, THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON

Patty Jenkins ('00)
MONSTER (also as writer), THE KILLING (pilot)

Jeremy Paul Kagan ('69)
THE WEST WING, THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GANN

Carole Kravetz ('86)
ONE TRUE THING, BIG LOVE (both as editor)

Jonathan Levine ('04)
50/50, THE WACKNESS (also as writer)

David Lynch ('70)
BLUE VELVET (also as writer), MULHOLLAND DRIVE (also as writer/producer)

Terrence Malick ('69)
THE TREE OF LIFE, DAYS OF HEAVEN (also as writer), BADLANDS (also as writer/producer)

Robert Mandel ('77)
F/X, SCHOOL TIES

Sharon Mann ('76)
TITANIC, FELICITY (both as co-producer)

Rick McCallum ('75)
RED TAILS, STAR WARS: EPISODES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (all as producer)

John McTiernan ('75)
DIE HARD, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR

Jordan Melamed ('93)
TWELVE (as producer/writer), MANIC

Ramon Menendez ('79)
STAND AND DELIVER (also as co-writer)

Tom Moore ('71)
NIGHT, MOTHER, ER

Victor Nuñez ('71)
RUBY IN PARADISE, ULEE'S GOLD (both also as writer/editor)

Donald Petrie ('81)
MISS CONGENIALITY, MYSTIC PIZZA

Jeremy Podeswa ('84)
THE PACIFIC, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Jeffrey Reiner ('85)
THE EVENT, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (both also as executive producer)

Matthew Robbins ('69)
BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED (also as co-writer), THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (as writer)

Richard Rosenthal ('73)
BAD BOYS, SMALLVILLE

Hamlet Sarkissian ('94)
CAMERA OBSCURA (also as producer/writer)

Paul Schrader ('69)
RAGING BULL, TAXI DRIVER (both as writer)

Robert Schwentke ('93)
RED, FLIGHT PLAN

Steven Shainberg ('89)
SECRETARY (also as producer/writer), FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS

Joni Sighvatsson ('81)
K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, BASQUIAT, (both as producer)

Scott Silver ('92)
THE FIGHTER, 8 MILE (both as writer)

Fina Torres ('92)
HABANA EVA (also as producer/writer), WOMAN ON TOP (also as executive producer)

Mark S. Waters ('92)
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, MEAN GIRLS

Peter Werner ('73)
JUSTIFIED, MEDIUM

Ed Zwick ('75)
BLOOD DIAMOND (also as producer), GLORY


Editing

Jonathan Alberts ('01)
LIKE CRAZY, PEDRO

Jacob Bricca ('98)
CON ARTIST, LOST IN LA MANCHA

Julie Davis ('91)
FINDING BLISS (also as director/writer), I LOVE YOU...DON'T TOUCH ME! (also as producer/writer)

Victor DuBois ('76)
THE LAST SAMURAI, GREY'S ANATOMY

Christopher Gay ('06)
CSI: NY, SHERMAN'S WAY

Affonso Gonçalves ('93)
WINTER'S BONE, NIGHT CATCHES US

Maysie Hoy ('77)
THE JOY LUCK CLUB, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY

Carole Kravetz ('86)
ONE FALSE MOVE, HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (also as associate producer)

Matt Kregor ('97)
BARBERSHOP PUNK (also as co-producer), EXPEDITION: BISMARCK

Eli Nilsen ('98)
THE CLOSER, NYPD BLUE

Josh Noyes ('04)
THE DYNAMITER, THE WACKNESS

Alan Oxman ('93)
PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES (as producer), WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE

Frank Reynolds ('92)
IN THE BEDROOM, IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS

Byron Smith ('02)
BIG LOVE (also as associate producer), HUNG

Howard Smith ('70)
THE ABYSS, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Derek Vaughn ('96)
PS YOUR CAT IS DEAD, THE AMAZING RACE

Gloria Vela ('97)
HALF-LIFE, MANIC

Charlie Webber ('93)
THE HI-LINE


Producing

Matthew Baer ('86)
VIEW FROM THE TOP, CITY BY THE SEA

Mikkel Bondesen ('98)
THE KILLING, BURN NOTICE (both as executive producer)

Stanley M. Brooks ('79)
BROKEN TRAIL, PRAYERS FOR BOBBY (both as executive producer)

Pieter Jan Brugge ('79)
THE INSIDER, DEFIANCE

Jay L. Cassidy ('76)
INTO THE WILD, WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" (both as editor)

Stuart Cornfeld ('75)
TROPIC THUNDER, THE BIG YEAR

Dante Di Loreto ('91)
TEMPLE GRANDIN, GLEE (both as executive producer)

Alyson Feltes ('91)
SHATTERED (as executive producer), FLASH FORWARD (as executive producer/writer)

Anne Garefino ('88)
SOUTH PARK (as executive producer), THE BOOK OF MORMON

Steve Golin ('81)
BABEL, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Matthew Gross ('87)
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, DIRTY SEXY MONEY (as executive producer/director)

Paul Hellerman ('81)
JACKIE BROWN (as co-producer), BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD

John Jacobs ('84)
ANGER MANAGEMENT (as executive producer), BLADES OF GLORY

Allison Jones ('81)
TTHE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (both as casting director)

Andrew Karsch ('78)
CONVICTION, THE PRINCE OF TIDES, TOWN AND COUNTRY

Philip Lee ('93)
THE DARK KNIGHT (line producer Hong Kong), CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (as associate producer)

Heidi Levitt ('87)
NATURAL BORN KILLERS (as casting director), I MELT WITH YOU (as executive producer/casting director)

Tony Lord ('90)
THE HEARTBREAK KID (as co-producer), CHAIN OF FOOLS

Carsten Lorenz ('89)
THE GRUDGE, HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTAMO BAY (both as executive producer)

Dana Lustig ('88)
BRICK (as co-producer), DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA

Nelson McCormick ('85)
GUILTY BY SUSPICION, NIGHT AND THE CITY

Maricel Pagulayan ('91)
AVATAR, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (both as visual effects producer)

Stephan Schindler ('97)
GOOD NIGHT, JOSEPH PARKER, BIRDSEYE

Charles Schlissel ('86)
ROBIN HOOD, BODY OF LIES (both as executive producer)

Hagai Shaham ('00)
THE DETAILS, MEAN CREEK

Stefan Simchowitz ('92)
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (as executive producer), THE HOUSE OF YES

Ron Underwood ('75)
CITY SLICKERS, CASTLE (both as director)

Eric Watson ('92)
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE FOUNTAIN

Lydia Woodward ('80)
ER (executive producer/writer), THE RICHES (as writer)


Production Design

Andrew Max Cahn ('92)
UP IN THE AIR, THE HANGOVER (both as art director)

Second Chan ('01)
THE KARATE KID, RUSH HOUR 2 (both as art director)

Todd Cherniawski ('93)
AVATAR (as supervising art director), ALICE IN WONDERLAND (as art director)

Keith Cunningham ('90)
BRIDESMAIDS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK (both as art director)

Kitty Doris-Bates ('88)
BIG LOVE, THE SHIELD

Joseph Garrity ('79)
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, SUNSHINE CLEANING

Julieann Getman ('95)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE, PARENTHOOD (both as set decorator)

Franco Giacomo-Carbone ('96)
THE EXPENDABLES, HOSTEL

Stephanie Gilliam ('97)
CONVICTION, LAUREL CANYON (both as art director)

Helen Harwell ('90)
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, SALVATION BOULEVARD (both as art director)

Douglas Mowat ('84)
INCEPTION, BRIDESMAIDS (both as set decorator)

Pilar Revuelta ('91)
PAN'S LABYRINTH (as set designer), BROKEN EMBRACES (as set decorator)

Sharon Seymour ('84)
THE TOWN, THE IDES OF MARCH

Carol Strober ('91)
STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, THIRTEEN

Ray Yomagata ('98)
COLD CASE, ALIAS (as art director)


Screenwriting

Tom Benedek ('79)
ZEUS AND ROXANNE, COCOON

Vera Blasi ('91)
WOMAN ON TOP, TORTILLA SOUP

Gabrielle Burton ('95)
MANNA FROM HEAVEN (also as producer & director), THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HIS LIFE (as producer)

Rick Drew ('80)
SHATTERED (also as creator/director)

Laurice Elehwany ('89)
MY GIRL, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE

Michael Ellis ('91)
THE WEDDING PLANNER, JAKE IN PROGRESS (as consulting producer)

Brad Falchuk ('96)
GLEE (also as co-creator/executive producer/director), NIP/TUCK (also as executive producer/director)

Scott Frank ('84)
MINORITY REPORT, OUT OF SIGHT

Collin Friesen ('98)
THE BIG WHITE, THE CON ARTIST

Brian Gerber ('95)
THE 11TH HOUR, BUG (both as producer)

Susannah Grant ('91)
ERIN BROCKOVICH, A GIFTED MAN (also as creator/executive producer/director)

Karen Janszen ('90)
DOLPHIN TALE, A WALK TO REMEMBER

Matthew Manfredi ('95)
CLASH OF THE TITANS, CRAZY BEAUTIFUL

Jeff Nathanson ('87)
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Anne Opotowsky ('91)
THE AFGHAN SOLUTION, THE BREAKUP

James Orr ('77)
THREE MEN AND A BABY, SISTER ACT 2: BREAKING THE HABIT

Michael Petroni ('94)
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF DAWN TREADER, QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

Joe Pichirallo ('90)
LAKEVIEW TERERACE (as executive producer), THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES (as producer)

John Pogue ('96)
GHOSTSHIP, ROLLERBALL

Dawn Prestwich ('85)
THE KILLING (also as co-executive producer), CARNIVALE (also as executive producer)

Rick Ramage ('89)
STIGMATA, PEACEMAKERS (also as creator/executive producer)

Eric Red ('83)
THE HITCHER, BODY PARTS (also as director)

Tom Rickman ('69)
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

John H. Shepherd ('92)
NURSE JACKIE

John Shiban ('89)
BREAKING BAD (also as consulting producer/director), THE X-FILES (also as executive producer/director)

Frank Spotnitz ('89)
THE X-FILES, I WANT TO BELIEVE (also as producer), THE X-FILES (also as executive producer/director)

Michael Urban ('00)
SAVED!

Eric Weiss ('91)
BUFFALO SOLDIERS

Jesse Wigutow ('99)
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (also as co-executive producer), THE PRINCE

Rich Wilkes ('90)
XXX, AIRHEADS, GLORY DAZE (also as director)

Nicole Yorkin ('85)
THE KILLING (also as co-executive producer), CARNIVALE (also as executive producer)



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