A new publishing arrangement has been set up for American Film, the magazine of the American Film Institute.
The institute has entered into an agreement with the AMS Foundation for Arts, Science and Humanities to publish the magazine jointly beginning Jan. 1.
AFI's partnership with AMS, a Washington-based cultural and philanthropic organization established by Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (the name reflects his initials), will prompt several changes in the structure of the 10-year-old magazine. American Film's offices will be moved from Washington to New York, to broaden the publication's advertising base and increase involvement in the mainstream publishing community.
James A. Clements has been named executive publisher of American Film, which focuses on both film and television. Clements is president of MD Publications, an independent publishing firm owned by Sackler, which will publish and distribute American Film. The magazine is received by AFI members and is also available at newsstands. Clements said no changes in editorial content are expected, although the magazine will be redesigned. American Film editor Peter Biskind and publisher Margaret Byrne Heimbold will retain their positions.