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Schrader to top AFI writing program

26 August 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kiss of the Spider Woman scribe Leonard Schrader has been named head of the AFI Conservatory's graduate screenwriting program. In his new post as senior filmmaker-in-residence: screenwriting, Schrader will oversee all screenwriting faculty at the Conservatory and teach both first- and second-year fellows. "We are thrilled to have such an outstanding member of the filmmaking and higher-education community as a member of the Conservatory's core faculty," Conservatory dean Sam Grogg said. "Len is a master of his art form, and screenwriting fellows will learn much under his tutelage." Schrader's professional career spans four decades and includes several projects on which he collaborated with his younger brother and AFI alumnus, writer-director Paul Schrader. The brothers collaborated on such films as The Yakuza, Blue Collar and Old Boyfriends. Leonard Schrader went on to write several successful Japanese films, including The Man Who Stole the Sun, before earning an Oscar nomination for Spider Woman in 1986. He made his directorial debut in 1991 with Naked Tango. As an educator, Schrader taught the screenwriting Master's thesis class at USC from 1996-99 and was an associate professor of film at Chapman University from 1999-2003. »

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