In Lieu of Annual Awards Lunch, Publicists Raise $60,000 for ICG Hardship Fund

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by David Robb on April 23, 2021.

In lieu of its traditional awards luncheon this year, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Publicists of the International Cinematographers GuildIATSE Local 600, have raised more than $60,000 to support the guild’s Hardship Fund, in donations from publicists, studios and awards sponsors.

The fund assists fellow industry publicists and guild members who have suffered due to the Covid-19 pandemic and need support. The Publicists are also celebrating their history with a highlight reel spotlighting “Who We Are and What We Do.” Watch it [at the link below].

“Although we are not gathered together today at the Beverly Hilton for our annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon, we have two reasons to celebrate,” said awards chairs Tim Menke and Sheryl Main. “First, our efforts in raising money for Local 600’s Hardship Fund were successful and incredibly impactful, raising over $60,000 thus far. We are grateful for each and every donation made and are so very heartened that these contributions will go directly to our members who need it most. …

Deadline Hollywood 4/23

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