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Agustina San Martín chosen as Lin-Manuel Miranda's protégé in latest Rolex Arts Initiative

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Jakarta  /  Thu, March 19, 2020  /  02:32 pm
Agustina San Martín chosen as Lin-Manuel Miranda's protégé in latest Rolex Arts Initiative

American actor and singer Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Feb. 9. (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Argentinean filmmaker Agustina San Martín has been chosen to be the protégé of American composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda in the 2020-2021 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

The pair is the newest mentor-protégé addition to the program, which had announced earlier pairs in February.

San Martín, a prominent director, screenwriter, colorist and film editor, has gained recognition for her works, including winning a Special Mention Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 72nd Cannes Festival for Monster God (2019).

Miranda and  San Martín are set to spend two years in close collaboration.

Read also: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phyllida Lloyd among mentors of latest Rolex Arts Initiative

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative was launched in 2002 by the Swiss watchmaker as their philanthropic program. The initiative pairs young, promising artists around the world with recognized masters, for a period of one-to-one mentoring relationship and creative collaboration.

Since 2002, the initiative has paired 54 masters with young artists from around the world.

Beside Miranda, filmmaker Spike Lee, director Phyllida Lloyd and artist Carrie Mae Weems have been named as the mentors. 

Protégés who will join the program include filmmaker Kyle Bell who will work with Lee, director Whitney White will be paired with Lloyd and filmmaker-visual artist Camila Rodriguez Triana will team up with Weems. (gis/wng)

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