The founder of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music has been ousted from its board of trustees and now claims the organization’s stated goals have taken a back seat to fundraising.
William H. Rosar was dismissed from the board at an April 20 meeting. “The only thing I can tell you is that it’s the outcome of a long battle of in-fighting going on for the last year and a half,” Rosar said.
Herschel Burke Gilbert, board president, said Rosar “was refused as a trustee, which the organization has a right to do without cause. We did it with cause and we don’t wish to make those causes public.”
Founded in 1983, the private, tax-exempt society strives to save scores, manuscripts, recordings and soundtracks from deterioration or destruction.