CECILIA DEMILLE PRESLEY JOINS NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2001)—The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) today announced the appointment of philanthropist Cecilia deMille Presley to its Board of Directors. The four-year appointment is made by The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. Mrs. Presley succeeds Celeste Bartos, who retired from the Board of Directors in December 2000 after four years of distinguished service.
The granddaughter of the celebrated filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, Mrs. Presley is a dedicated film preservationist. She is the president and the guiding spirit of the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, the long-time benefactor of higher education, child welfare, and film in southern California. Mrs. Presley serves on the Board of Councillors of the UCLA Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Chapman University, and actively supports the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hathaway Home for Children.
"Cecilia Presley is a tremendous advocate for American film preservation and will add immeasurably to the strength of our Board," said Roger Mayer, NFPF Board Chairman, and President and COO of Turner Entertainment Company.
In accepting the appointment, Mrs. Presley remarked, "In four short years, the NFPF has taken important steps in saving American films that would otherwise be lost to future generations. I am delighted to join the NFPF Board in advancing these innovative national programs."
The National Film Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving America's film heritage. Created by the U.S. Congress, the NFPF is the charitable affiliate of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. Additional information is available at the NFPF web site: www.filmpreservation.org.
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