U of I closer to building film studies center

April 23, 2010 2:59:30 PM PDT
An anonymous donor has contributed $1.5 million to the University of Illinois for a film studies center in honor of movie critic Roger Ebert.

He's a graduate of the school and a native of Urbana.

Ebert and his wife Chaz have already contributed a million dollars for the project.

A university official says a total of five million dollars is needed to build the center. Fundraising efforts will continue.