Mel Brooks, David Lynch to Get Degrees From American Film Institute

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and iconic filmmaker David Lynch will receive their degrees at the AFI Conservatory commencement on June 13

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks and iconic filmmaker David Lynch will receive honorary degrees from the American Film Institute, the organization announced on Tuesday.

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Brooks and Lynch will receive doctorates of fine arts degrees for “contribution of distinction to the art of the moving image” during the AFI Conservatory commencement at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on June 13.

Previous recipients of the AFI Honorary Degree include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, James Earl Jones, Nora Ephron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Helen Mirren, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.