Hefner gives $2 million to USC

Playboy publisher donates to School of Cinema

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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