Baldwin gives $250K to Hamptons film fest

Alec Baldwin attends the 65th Annual Tony Awards

Alec Baldwin attends the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. (June 12, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

Alec Baldwin has donated $250,000 to the Hamptons International Film Festival, the event's organizers announced Thursday.

It's a substantial gift from the Massapequa-born actor, a board member of the festival since 2007, who also serves as its most high-profile celebrity name.

The "30 Rock" star is well-known for showing up at festival events to mingle with attendees and speak with reporters; he also hosts the festival's SummerDocs series at East Hampton's Guild Hall.

"We are extremely appreciative of this major contribution," festival chairman Stuart Suna said in a statement. He also praised Baldwin's "support of non-profits struggling to survive in the economic climate of the times."

This year's Hamptons International Film Festival will run from Oct. 13-17.

The gift marks Baldwin's second large donation to a Hamptons arts institution. In May, he donated $250,000 to Guild Hall.

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