La MaMa Wants to Help Millennium

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Millennium Film Workshop may have to give up only some of its space rather than being forced to vacate the East Fourth Street building that La MaMa owns. Tamara Greenfield, the Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block and a mediator between the two parties, tells Runnin’ Scared that the document that was taken for an eviction notice Wednesday night “didn’t mean ‘You have to leave immediately.’ This is one step. [Millenium] will walk away from an old lease and develop a new lease.” Meanwhile La MaMa issues a statement: “Since December 2010 La MaMa has been talking and meeting with Millennium Film to try and understand how we can help them as they continue to find ways to stablize their organization. We will continue to do so. We believe and support the mission of Millennium Film and consider it a very important cultural institution.”