Mel Brooks, David Lynch to Get Honorary Degrees From AFI
The two filmmakers will be honored at the American Film Institute's Conservatory commencement.
Mel Brooks and David Lynch will receive honorary degrees at the American Film Institute’s Conservatory commencement, which will be held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on June 13.
Both will receive Doctorates of Fine Arts for “contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image.”
While Brooks is known for rapid-fire comedies like The Producers and Blazing Saddles and Lynch is known for uniquely strange films like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, the two have collaborated in the past.
Brooks’ production company Brooksfilms produced 1980’s The Elephant Man, which Lynch co-wrote and directed.
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