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The Los Angeles Film School Announces Celebrity Guests and Online Charity Auction to Benefit Veterans in Filmmaking and Injured Marines for Its 3rd Annual Salute, Honoring and Employing Veterans in Entertainment

Bo Derek, Chris Duhon and Lesli Kay among the celebrities to attend
CharityBuzz online auction to benefit the Semper Fi Fund and the GI Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD--()--The Los Angeles Film School announced that it has secured Golden Globe-nominated actress Bo Derek, LA Laker Chris Duhon and Emmy Award-winning actress Lesli Kay for its 3rd Annual Salute event, which honors military servicemen and women in entertainment and highlights the significance of employment in the industry. The event, which will feature more than 400 veterans, government officials, celebrities and civilian supporters, will also raise money through an online auction on for the Semper Fi Fund and the GI Film Festival.

“The Entertainment Industry & Non-Profits: They’ve Got Your Six.”

Other confirmed celebrity guests include actresses Tia Barr, Jennifer Field and Alexandra Manea; actors Dale Dye, David James Elliot, Hector Bustamante, Ransford Doherty, Michael Broderick, Scott Levy and Mike Pfaff; singer Erin Willett; playmates Amelia Talon and Pamela Horton and athletes Kris Wilson of the Baltimore Ravens and George Wrightster of the NY Giants. Prospective employers NBCUniversal, ICM, DGA, ABC, Disney, HBO, and LiveNation are a sampling of the veteran-friendly companies that will be in attendance to network with these veteran students and alumni at the reception taking place at Hollywood's Montalban Theatre.

The 2-day Annual Salute event will culminate with this Reception, which will feature an awards ceremony for the GI Film Festival Hollywood’s Audience Choice Award. The reception will also include Keynote speakers Michele S. Jones, veterans liaison to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the First Lady’s “Joining Forces” initiative and Steven Dunning of the national Got Your 6 Campaign. Michele S. Jones will be the Employment Keynote Speaker and Steven Dunning will be the Entertainment Keynote Speaker.

The proceeds of the online auction on will benefit the Semper Fi Fund for wounded Marines and the GI Film Festival. Some of the auction items include a trip to Paris, tickets to the Super Bowl, GRAMMY® tickets and more. To view the complete list of auction items, go to

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About the Annual Salute

Each year the school honors its veteran students and alumni for Veterans Day with an event that showcases both their service and their creative talents in Game Production, Computer Animation, Recording Arts, Entertainment Business and Filmmaking. This year, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, an exclusive “Up Close and Personal With…” event will feature a panel with Engineers Brian Malouf, Tony Maserati and Dave Schiffman, who have styled the music of artists such as Madonna, Prince, The Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, Pink, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty, among others. The 3rd Annual Salute will also feature “Game On with Operation Supply Drop: An 8-Bit Salute to the Troops,” a single-elimination Medal of Honor: Warfighter tournament for veteran students in conjunction with gaming military charity Operation Supply Drop and production company Shifted2U Productions.

The National “Got Your Six” Campaign has also created a signature panel event for the school’s 3rd Annual Salute afternoon roster, “The Entertainment Industry & Non-Profits: They’ve Got Your Six.” A panel discussion on entertainment industry initiatives supporting Veterans and their families will be held on campus in front of the Military Services Department. From Veteran hiring programs currently existing at multiple studios, to non-profit partners of the national Got Your Six campaign, partners of Got Your Six are here to help our servicemembers through the often difficult process of re-integration. To wrap up the daytime enrichment activities, The Los Angeles Film School’s Annual Salute “Game and Film Audio Exclusive,” will be presented by BAFTA and Oscar-winner, Stephen Flick, and game and film sound award winning engineer Jamey Scott.


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