"Fees From Eastwood Film Go to Local Charities"

Oakland Tribune, 2 June 1998

Alameda County officials have donated $4,400 in proceeds from the shooting of Clint Eastwood's movie "True Crime" to three local programs.

The money comes from a $400-a-day fee the county charges to film companies that use its property. The county has a policy of donating movie fees to charitable groups.

Of the total paid by Warner Brothers to the county, $2,800 is going to the Alameda County Food Bank, $1,200 to the Midway Shelter Human Outreach Agency and $400 to the appointed special advocate program for the courts.

The food bank, which serves as the county's clearinghouse for donated food, will distribute more than 8 million pounds of food to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs this year.

The 24-bed Midway Shelter in Alameda provides food, shelter, counseling, money management and other services to homeless people.

Filming began on the Eastwood movie three weeks ago in Oakland, Alameda and surrounding areas. Eastwood is playing an investigative reporter for The Oakland Tribune who has 24 hours to save the life of a condemned man.

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