Showbiz Support Nets $6m

And the money keeps rolling in

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America's entertainment industry and the US public have been putting their hands in their collective pockets to raise money this week for the US disaster relief fund. The week began with Victims’ Benefit Day at the Movies. Cinemas donated all the money from the day's ticket sales and concession stands to make a grand total of $5 million. That lump sum was added to last night with the news that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had pledged $1 million to the fund - the biggest in the Academy's history. 'When Kathy Bates suggested that we make a quarter-million-dollar contribution to the relief efforts, it didn't take long for the other governors to approve four times that much,' explained Academy President Frank Pierson.

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