Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner has donated $2 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts to fund a central exhibition space in the school’s new headquarters complex.
Funds will also go toward an archival repository that will house decades of student films, production-related records and other historic resources.
The exhibition hall and repository both will bear Hefner’s name.
“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,” Hefner said.
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