AFI, which just wrapped its AFI Fest 2018 last week, said a search for a permanent replacement is underway. Gladstein said that in AFI’s announcement today he was moving “on to new opportunities” but offered no other details. He had been in the post one academic year.
Said Gazzale: “We appreciate Richard’s contributions to the Conservatory, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Gladstone was appointed dean in May 2017, taking over for Jan Schuette. He has been nominated for two Best Picture Oscars — The Cider House Rules