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iW NEWS | Academy Grants $500,000 To Organizations

iW NEWS | Academy Grants $500,000 To Organizations

The Academy Foundation‘s Institutional Grants Program has awarded a total of $500,000 to 58 film-related nonprofit organizations – including universities, museums and career development programs – throughout the United States and in Canada. Seven organizations were granted $15,000, the highest individual amount, and they included the California Institute of the Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts, Loyola Marymount University, New York University‘s Kanbar Institute of Film & TV, University of North Carolina, and both the University of Southern California‘s Master of Professional Writing Program and its School of Cinematic Arts. Since its establishment in 1968, the Foundation, which is the educational wing of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has distributed more than 573 institutional grants. “One of our primary goals is to increase access to professional opportunities in the motion picture industry,” said Grants Committee Chair Andrew Marlowe in a statement. “These grants also will help generate greater public interest in film events and screenings throughout the U.S.” [Peter Knegt]

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