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AFI & Russo Brothers’ Agbo Films Partner For Inaugural Development Grant

Exclusive: The American Film Institute (AFI) and the Russo Brothers’ Agbo Films have teamed for the Agbo/AFI Conservatory Development Grant, and have named Angela Chen (AFI Class of 2018) as this year’s recipient.

This new program awards $25K to a recent AFI Conservatory graduate to develop at least one project, with year-long mentorship from Agbo. Chen will receive the grant for her project Triad of Us, which centers around a broken Chinese immigrant family and their first-generation children in America. Told from multiple perspectives and based on true events, the story finds the young daughter unveiling dark family secrets as an assassination is executed and a sting operation is underway.

“As a creative-led studio, mentorship and collaboration lie at the heart of Agbo’s company values. We are thrilled to be working with AFI — the premier training ground for storytelling in Los Angeles — to identify and support the next

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