Fundraising has been a challenge in tough economy, Murray Horwitz says
by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer |Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center hired a new director earlier this month after its longtime director, Murray Horwitz, was laid off.
Horwitz's successor is former Silver Theatre Deputy Director Ray Barry, who has held the position since 1997 after the county agreed to help restore the theater. He has worked for AFI for more than 30 years, including as head of the AFI National Film Theatre at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Barry's former position will not be filled.