AFI Gets Nancy Malone Donation To Launch Women Filmmakers Initiative

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The American Film Institute has received a $500,000 donation from the estate of director-producer-actor-philanthropist Nancy Malone to fund the new Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers. Director-writer Tessa Blake has been named director of the program, which will aim to advocate for the advancement and employment of women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Malone and Blake are DWW alumnae. Blake’s executive-level role will be to…