SAG-AFTRA Foundation to Open Robin Williams Center in New York

September 24, 2016

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is honoring Robin Williams by naming its screening room and educational space in New York City after the late actor. The opening and celebration will take place on Oct 5th.

The Robin Williams Center for Actors, Broadcasters and Recording Artists will consist of a celebration of Williams’ work, also featuring a conversation with Robin Williams that took place at the Foundation in Los Angeles in 2003.

Following the screening, friends and colleagues including Hank Azaria, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt and Barry Levinson will discuss what it was like collaborating with Robin.

"The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a national organization and we’ve been serving union performers all over the country with our free programs and resources for more than 30 years. However, with the opening of the incredible Robin Williams Center, we now have two permanent and state-of-the-art homes for actors, broadcasters and recording artists on both coasts," said JoBeth Williams, president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. "The opening of this Center is truly the culmination of a dream."

The foundation will also present a career retrospective with broadcaster Tom Brokaw in the following weeks. The Robin Williams Center, located at 247 West 54th street, will offer free educational programming to more than 40,000 actors, broadcasters and recording artists in the New York metro area and serve as the permanent home to the conversations and the business programs.

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