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The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

July 26, 2013 Leave a comment

With nearly 30 years at the helm of various departments and divisions of Sony pictures, film industry executive Jim Amos has dedicated much of his life to the art of film. An active supporter of organizations that protect, preserve, and foster the creation of cinema, Sony’s Jim Amos regularly contributes to charitable organizations affiliated with the movie business. One such organization is the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation serves a number of purposes, including fundraising for the care of industry members facing illness and other hardships. In addition to assisting and honoring successful filmmakers and industry executives, the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Foundation helps up-and-coming film enthusiasts further their educations and find their ways in a competitive market. The Bernie Myerson Scholarship Fund is one method by which the foundation helps young creatives.

A.J. Young, a cinematography student at Columbia College in Chicago, is not only the creator of many short films and music videos, but seeks to improve current HD cameras with a change in design. He was awarded a $3,000 Bernie Myerson scholarship in order to continue his studies.
Students can apply for the Bernie Myerson scholarship by visiting http://wrpioneers.org/berniescholarship.aspx.

Sony Pictures’ Jim Amos – The Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

An entertainment industry veteran, Jim Amos currently serves as president of domestic distribution for Sony Pictures, where he manages a 60-person team responsible for all North American sales efforts. Aside from his responsibilities with Sony Pictures, Jim Amos also serves as treasurer for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (MPPF), an organization that provides assistance to senior entertainment industry veterans. Here is a brief overview of the MPPF. Originally established in 1939 as the Motion Picture Pioneer Assistance Fund, the MPPF was initially designed as an annual gathering of entertainment industry personalities who wanted to meet in a social setting. In 1951, the organization officially became the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers and changed its focus to meet the needs of industry veterans who required financial assistance. In 2002, the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers joined forces with the Will Rogers Memorial Fund to become the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. Today, the MPPF continues to provide financial assistance to approximately 80 industry veterans per month. The assistance can come in the form of a monthly stipend or funds to help cover the costs of medical equipment or medical rehabilitation. The organization hosts annual fundraisers, such as the Film Row Charity Golf Classic and the Pioneer of the Year Dinner, in order to continue to fulfill its mission. An entertainment industry veteran, Jim Amos currently serves as president of domestic distribution for Sony Pictures, where he manages a 60-person team responsible for all North American sales efforts. Aside from his responsibilities with Sony Pictures, Jim Amos also serves as treasurer for the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (MPPF), an organization that provides assistance to senior entertainment industry veterans. Here is a brief overview of the MPPF. Originally established in 1939 as the Motion Picture Pioneer Assistance Fund (MPPAF), the MPPF was initially designed as an annual gathering of entertainment industry personalities who wanted to meet in a social setting. In 1951, the organization officially became the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers and changed its focus to meet the needs of industry veterans who required financial assistance. In 2002, the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers joined forces with the Will Rogers Memorial Fund to become the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers. Today, the MPPF continues to provide financial assistance to approximately 80 industry veterans per month. The assistance can come in the form of a monthly stipend or funds to help cover the costs of medical equipment or medical rehabilitation. The organization hosts annual fundraisers such as the Film Row Charity Golf Classic and the Pioneer of the Year Dinner so the MPPF can continue to fulfill its mission.

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October 30, 2012 Leave a comment

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