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No merger for Filmmakers, Glass Center

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts announced today that merger talks with Pittsburgh Glass Center had failed.

“We are very disappointed that this did not work out,” said Seth Rosenberg, board president of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. “We simply could not move forward on basic issues like governance structure, board responsibilities and a long-term capital budget.”

Merger talks between the two organizations began over a year ago, but broke off in late April. Last week, Anne Chen, the glass center’s board president, presented a list of conditions that would have to be met for a merger to take place.

The executive committee of Filmmakers/Center for the Arts rejected the conditions. And on Monday, the Pittsburgh Glass Center agreed to the formal end of merger negotiations.


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