Cinefamily To Permanently Shut Down After Sexual Harassment Allegations

For a decade, Cinefamily has filled in as a social event spot for Los Angeles film devotees whose tastes keep running toward the esoteric. But in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal this mid-year which in various ways presaged a storm that would soon engulf Hollywood, the non-profit repertory cinema has decided to cease all operations. Los Angeles independent film venue Cinefamily will permanently shut down and dissolve the board following allegations of sexual misconduct made against some of Cinefamily’s executives in August that led to two resignations from the company.

For a decade, Cinefamily has filled in as a social event spot for Los Angeles film devotees whose tastes keep running toward the esoteric. But in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal this mid-year which in various ways presaged a storm that would soon engulf Hollywood, the non-profit repertory cinema has decided to cease all operations. Los Angeles independent film venue Cinefamily will permanently shut down and dissolve the board following allegations of sexual misconduct made against some of Cinefamily’s executives in August that led to two resignations from the company.

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Cinefamily’s long-term home will be shut and revamped by the landowner, while the board will build up a progress group to deal with the association’s financial and lawful undertakings, as indicated by an announcement from the board of directors.

Board directors said

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“The damage caused to the organization by the conduct of some and the crippling debt now facing the Cinefamily are, in the Board’s view, irreparable”, they said in the statement.

Cinefamily was suspended before too..

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As per sources, Cinefamily incidentally suspended all activities in August in the midst of the outrage where mysterious emails accused Cinefamily leader of sexual harassment.

Directors Resigned

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Executive Directors and Co-founder Hadrian Belove and board part Shadie Elnashai resigned on 22nd August. Click on the next page to continue.