The estate of the late actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Nancy Malone has gifted $500,000 to the American Film Institute (AFI) with the goal of advancing female filmmakers. The donation will go towards supporting women from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (Dww) as well as setting up the new Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers, a press release has announced.
The donation will establish the Nancy Malone Symposium, a coalition for the advancement of female filmmakers which will be held yearly at AFI Fest beginning in 2018.
“It was Nancy’s lifelong wish that women storytellers be heard,” explained Linda Hope of the Nancy Malone estate. “The Nancy Malone Initiatives for Women Filmmakers ensure that her wish is realized.”
“Nancy Malone remains an enduring inspiration at the American Film Institute,” added Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “This peerless gift in support