The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which receives an embarrassment of riches for its presentation of the often critically derided Golden Globes awards each year, spread some of those riches around to nonprofit film groups on Tuesday. The group handed out more than $1.2 million in grants, including $350,000 to the Film Foundation, which restores classic films. It was accepted on behalf of the Foundation by Warren Beatty. Other awards went to the Los Angeles Conservancy for its theater renovation program; the National Association of Latino Independent Producers; Inner-City Arts; the Lollipop Theatre Network, which brings movies to hospitalized children; Film Independent, which stages the annual Spirit Awards; FilmAid International, which provides movies to refugees; Robert Redford's Sundance Institute; Outfest, the gay and lesbian film festival; and nine film schools.

12/08/2009