AFI said it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon the filmmakers for their "contribution of distinction to the art of the moving image" during the AFI Conservatory commencement 2012 at Hollywood's landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre June 13.
The artists worked together on the Academy Award-winning 1980 film "The Elephant Man," with Lynch as director and screenwriter, and Brooks as executive producer.
Brooks is best known for his comedies "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "Blazing Saddles," "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein."
Lynch's movies include "Dune," "Wild at Heart," "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" and "Mulholland Drive."
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