Dear Friends and Members of the Film-Makers' Cooperative:
Since December 2000 our office has been located in a New York City government space, the "Clocktower Gallery". It has been a safe and convenient location. The FMC had a lease with MoMA/PS.1 on a month to month basis. MoMA is terminating its lease and the FMC's sublease will terminate with it. Alanna Heiss (former P.S. 1 Director ) is negotiating a new lease with the city through the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Although the floor plans she had submitted to the city for her new organization, Art Radio International, (that originally included the FMC) Heiss has decided there is no room for the FMC anymore.
Upon further negotiation with Art Radio International we have been refused a sublease. We have received an eviction notice and are trying to appeal to the Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin to support our efforts to remain either in our current building or to move to another, affordable city space. You can write to Kate D. Levin directly at
The more letters that are received on our behalf, the better!
Of course, we are working with legal consul. The FMC Board of Directors, and M.M. Serra will continue to keep you informed. Any questions you have, please call the FMC office at 212-267-5665.
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