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$1.5 Million in Grants Donated Thanks to Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association broke their own record for donations at their annual Installation Luncheon last night.

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association Donates Over $1.5 Million at 2010 Installation Luncheon

Financial Grants Given to 41 Film Schools and Non-Profit Organizations

BEVERLY HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – July 28, 2010) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrated their annual Installation Luncheon today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. The star-studded luncheon presented a record $1,541,000 in financial grants to 41 film schools and non-profit organizations. The event also celebrated the election of the HFPA’s 2010-2011 officers.

Eva Longoria Parker joined returning HFPA President Philip Berk to announce grants. Acceptance remarks on behalf of the grants were made by Nicole Kidman (The Film Foundation), John Slattery (UCLA), Annette Bening (Sundance Institute), Aaron Sorkin (Higher Education Fellowships & Institutional Support Grants), Bryan Cranston (Professional Training & Mentoring Grants), Ryan Phillippe (FilmAid International), Jane Lynch and “Glee” Co-Creator Ian Brennan (Outfest), Carla Gugino (LA Conservancy, MOMA, UC Berkeley, LACMA and other Preserve The Culture & History Of Film Grants), Matthew Fox (American Cinematheque, Levantine Cultural Center, and Latin American Cinemateca), and Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco (Pre-Professional Training & Education Grants)

Berk introduced the re-elected HFPA officers Hans J. Spurkel (Vice President), Meher Tatna (Executive Secretary), and Jack Tewksbury (Treasurer). The new Board of Directors is comprised of Ali Sar (Chairman), Jorge Camara, Yoram Kahana, Theo Kingma, Lorenzo Soria, and Ruben Nepales (alternate).

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA-based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-six years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs.

HFPA 2010 GRANTS

HIGHER EDUCATION FELLOWSHIPS & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

* American Film Institute — $30,000 Fellowship
* Azusa Pacific University — $7,500 Fellowship
* California Institute Of The Arts — $60,000 Fellowship
* California State University, Long Beach — $50,000 Fellowship
* California State University, Los Angeles — $50,000 Fellowship
* California State University, Northridge — $50,000 Fellowship
* Chapman University — $7,500 Fellowship
* Columbia University — $50,000 Fellowship
* Loyola Marymount University — $15,000 Fellowship
* New York University — $36,000 Fellowship
* University of California, Los Angeles — $110,000 Fellowship
* University of North Carolina — $20,000 Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORING

* Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment — $10,000
* Film Independent, Inc — $35,000
* Independent Feature Project — $15,000
* Media Arts Center — $10,000
* National Association of Latino Independent Producers — $20,000
* Streetlights — $7,500
* Sundance Institute — $100,000
* Tribeca Film Institute — $10,000
* Women’s Expressive Theater, Inc — $10,000

PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION

* CA State Summer School Arts Foundation — $20,000
* Ghetto Film School — $20,000
* Inner-City Arts — $25,000
* Inner-City Education Foundation Public Schools — $15,000
* Inner-City Filmmakers — $25,000
* LA County High School for the Arts Foundation — $20,000
* The Talented Youth — $10,000

PRESERVE THE CULTURE & HISTORY OF FILM

* The Film Foundation — $350,000
* Los Angeles Conservancy — $35,000
* Museum of Modern Art — $20,000
* Outfest — $30,000
* UC Berkeley, Pacific Film Archive — $15,000

PROMOTE CULTURAL EXCHANGE THROUGH FILM

* American Cinematheque — $45,000
* FilmAid International — $50,000
* Latin American Cinemateca — $10,000
* Levantine Culture Center — $17,000

SPECIAL PROJECTS

* Ensemble studio Theatre, The LA Project — $10,000
* Lollipop Theater Network — $15,000
* Los Angeles County Museum of Art — $75,000
* Young Musician’s Foundation — $10,000

SUBTOTAL: $1,511,000
PRESIDENT’S DISCRETIONARY FUND: $20,000

GRAND TOTAL: $1,541,000

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