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Film Comment Magazine to Go on Hiatus as Film at Lincoln Center Lays Off Half of Staff

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Many firms are being financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Movie at Lincoln Middle is the most recent group to have to put off staff and pause a few of their operations.

On Friday, govt director Lesli Klainberg launched a memo saying that the middle needed to furlough or lay off about half of its 50-person full-time employees and all of its part-time staff. She added that the corporate will proceed to offer medical health insurance for the furloughed full-time staffers.

Moreover, the journal’s Could/June difficulty will solely be launched digitally, slightly than in print. After that, the publication will likely be on an indefinite hiatus. On Twitter, the journal’s account stated, “We intention to be again delivering the very best in movie criticism quickly.” The Movie at Lincoln Middle has revealed the cinema and humanities journal since 1962.

Movie at Lincoln Middle had already suspended its theater operations on March 12 as a consequence of suggestions from the Division of Well being and Facilities for Illness Management, however its programming had already been hit exhausting. The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema and Mapping Bacurau occasions had been reduce brief, and its New Administrators/New Movies sequence with the Museum of Trendy Artwork was postponed. The middle’s annual Chaplin Awards Gala fundraiser has additionally been postponed to the autumn.

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