CTBF gets $1.5 mil from Broccoli foundation
U.K. cinema, TV charity gets boost on Broccoli centenaryLONDON -- The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund, the U.K. trade charity for film, cinema and commercial television, is £1 million ($1.45 million) better off thanks to a single donation from the Albert R. Broccoli and Dana Broccoli Foundation.
The cash sum is given to mark the centenary of the birth of Albert R. Broccoli.
To honor the donation, a building at the CTBF's industry retirement village Glebelands will be dedicated as "The Broccoli Cloisters."
An official ceremony is scheduled to take place April 6 at Glebelands oand will be attended by James Bond producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli alongside trustees of the CTBF and senior film industry members.
"This (donation) will go a long way in helping the CTBF continue supporting industry employees and their families who are most in need," CTBF chief executive Peter Hore said.
Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli issued a joint statement saying they were pleased to continue supporting the charity, something Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Dana Broccoli had done.
EON Prods.' James Bond premieres of "Die Another Day" and "Casino Royale" have raised funds for the charity through the Royal Film Performances, the proceeds of which go to the CTBF.