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Jan Schuette appointed dean of AFI Conservatory
Jan Schuette appointed dean of AFI Conservatory

Director, producer and academic Jan Schuette has been appointed the new dean of the AFI Conservatory, the film school announced Tuesday. Schuette comes from the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and succeeds Robert Mandel, who is stepping down after nine years. Schuette has taught at Harvard University, Dartmouth College and Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, and his work as a filmmaker spans three decades. His films have premiered in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastian and Toronto. Schuette has also served on festival juries and is a member of the Akademie der Kunste Berlin Brandenburg and the European Film Academy. "We searched the world for an academic leader who...