Shahid Khan sent a message to Shahid Khan that said:
My name is Lianne Halfon and I am the Chair for the Producing
Discipline at the American Film Institute Conservatory.
Iâm looking to get in contact with Shahid Khan, to see if his company
might want to sponsor a young candidate to the Conservatory
In our MFA program.
One of our top candidates, a superb young Pakistani woman both talented
and tenacious, has been accepted to our program. Unfortunately,
our candidateâs modest resources are echoed by my schoolâs meager
The candidate shows such potential that I feel I must pursue every possible
benefactor, no matter how far-fetched, to see if I might raise a scholarship
on her behalf. I read about Mr. Khan, and that is the impetus for my letter.
The candidateâs name is Carol Noronha. She lives in Karachi. I have invited
her to join our program, but lack the means to subsidize her education.
It is not my habit to pursue outside scholarships for perspective Fellows,
but I feel certain this candidate is worthy of my efforts.
If you can pass along my letter, it would be much appreciated,
AFI Conservatory Chair /direct dial 323-856-7872