The A-Team

I’ve been asked to be a member of the AFI Alumni Steering Committee. It’s a small, freshly-assembled group of crackerjack, young alums who love AFI like a fat kid loves cake. Lead by Patrick Creadon (C ’93), we’ve been charged with generating an alumni community that connects the AFI grads to the school and to each other.  We are not fundraising.  Thank. God.

This endeavor is long overdue.  Our alumni network is made up of talented, extremely independent, ambitious, one-of-a-kind filmmakers.  They are the kind of people who don’t naturally seem to stay tightly connected after graduation.  Maybe if we had a football team (like USC) to rally around, things would be different?

The steering committee and I think our alumni network has tremendous potential to be a stronger community and industry network-y system for its members.  We’ve already rocked our first meeting and brainstormed ideas that included events, weekly screenings, mentorship programs. We’re sussing stuff out; I’m inspired.

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2 Responses to “The A-Team”

  1. sarah Says:

    I hope this leads to more parties.

  2. Anna Says:

    This will definitely lead to more parties. Sarah, maybe we can co-host some!

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