First Entertainment Credit Union Partners with American Cinematheque for a Tribute to the Crafts

First Entertainment will be the presenting sponsor for the non-profit film and cultural organization’s event.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 22, 2022) – First Entertainment Credit Union, the premier financial partner to creators in the entertainment community, is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for American Cinematheque’s Tribute to the Crafts, an ceremony honoring the hard work of behind the camera crew members in filmmaking. The event will be held on Monday, March 7th at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California.

“We’re excited to be a part of American Cinematheque’s commemoration of those who work behind the scenes in the cinematic arts,” said Addie Allison, Chief Experience Officer at First Entertainment Credit Union. “We pride ourselves in supporting our members and honoring their accomplishments while helping them achieve their financial goals as they pursue their professional aspirations. We are honored to sponsor American Cinematheque’s Tribute to the Crafts and look forward to helping them provide more opportunities to our entertainment family.”

As a member-supported non-profit cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of cinema, American Cinematheque began screening films to the public in 1985 and has provided diverse programming and immersive in-person filmmaker events locally as well as virtual programming reaching over 100 countries worldwide First Entertainment is honored to support creators at this tribute whose work is the backbone of the filmmaking experience.

“We are proud to be partnering with First Entertainment for our Tribute to the Crafts event, said Ken Scherer, Executive Director at the American Cinematheque. “This ceremony aims to celebrate all those who work behind the scenes to make storytelling come to life on the screen. We greatly appreciate First Entertainment’s support and acknowledgement of our community and their unique financial needs as they pursue their dreams.”

About First Entertainment Credit Union
Since 1967, First Entertainment Credit Union has served creators in the entertainment industry. Headquartered in Hollywood, Calif., First Entertainment provides banking and financial services through its 9 branches in Los Angeles County – including the Warner Bros., Sony, and Paramount studio locations – and manages $2 billion in assets with a team of more than 220 employees. First Entertainment provides financial solutions to nearly 90,000 members through accessible 24/7 digital banking, unique entertainment-industry financial products, services, and ATMs. Visit FirstEnt.org.

About The American Cinematheque

Established in 1984, the American Cinematheque is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization dedicated to building an engaged film community through immersive film curation, conversation, and presentation. The American Cinematheque celebrates the film-going experience at the core of its mission. Since it first began showing films in theatres in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided a wide range of film programming, with both new and repertory cinema, hosting screenings, panels and special events with thousands of filmmakers. The AC showcases hundreds of films a year; it connects the filmmaker to the audience and film history to its future. Presenting in 35mm, 70mm, rare nitrate, and state-of-the art-digital. For more information visit, http://americancinematheque.com. Follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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Contact:
First Entertainment Credit Union – Molly Holcomb (323) 845-4488 (mholc@firstent.org)
PCG – Monica Carter (424) 903-3640 (mcarter@pacificcommunicationsgroup.com)