Hefner donates $2m to USC School of Cinematic Arts

November 16th, 2007 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has donated 2 million dollars to the USC School of Cinematic Arts to support a central exhibition space in the school’s new headquarters complex.

The 81-year old said that he was proud to fund the school.

“I’m proud to support the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which offers dialogue and personal interaction between scholars, educators, industry veterans and the students who are pursuing their dreams to become the storytellers of the future,” Variety quoted him, as saying.

Funds will also go toward an archival repository, which would house decades of student films, production-related records and other historic resources.

Hefner’s name will be beared by both, the exhibition hall and repository. (ANI)

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