- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hollywood movie producer Adam Rosenfelt intends to donate 10 percent of profits from his new Jackson studio, Mississippix Studios, to state charities and to create a film-training initiative and job training program for high school kids.

“When you adopt a new home for your family and business, it is important to assimilate into the fabric of the community and to make sure you’re giving back to the community,” Rosenfelt told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1ggVdD2 ).

He singled out the Mississippi Building Blocks early childhood education program. The program helps existing licensed child care centers improve teaching and improve school readiness for kindergarteners.

Building Blocks started in 2008. Last year, the state awarded the program $3 million to start a pilot early childhood education program.

Rosenfelt last week announced a deal for a Christmas comedy starring Diane Keaton and Alan Arkin to be shot in and around Jackson.

Building Blocks is the first of likely several state organizations to which the studio will donate, said Rosenfelt and partner Maureen Meulen.

Rosenfelt, president of Element Pictures, recently created Mississippix Studios, after working for years in New Orleans’ growing motion picture industry. He recently bought a home in Jackson and is splitting time here and in Los Angeles.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com



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