Radio & TV: New Job for M.O.T.

In 1935, the MARCH OF TIME, a division of TIME Inc., introduced the coherent "film essay" into the field of movie shorts, until then dominated by newsreels of spot events, bathing beauties, and zoo comedy. Over 16 years, M.O.T. pioneered in documentary films, won two Oscars and much critical applause, made many friends but little money.

Because of steadily rising production costs, its producers announced last week, they will cease production next fall after releasing three final subjects (on Morocco, Iran, Formosa). Thereafter, M.O.T. will concentrate its facilities on making films for TV, with occasional documentary subjects for theater release.

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