There’s good news and bad news.
The threatened LACMA film program has been saved through the fiscal year 2010 by $150,000 in pledges from the Hollywood Foreign press Association (they put on the Golden Globes) and Time Warner Cable (in association with Ovation TV). The museum has often mounted screenings of restored prints that are headed for DVD release or showings on cable.
LACMA Director Michael Govan stated that the museum:
“is grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Time Warner Cable, and Ovation TV, for expressing their tangible support for the art of film at LACMA, and we’re very pleased that we can keep film rolling while we build for the future.”
The bad news is that the Motion Picture and Television Fund is set to close its long-beleaguered housing unit an affliliated care center for the aged, as planned, by year’s end, reports the NYT.