Ghetto Film School Benefit

Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell, Ghetto Film School Founder Joe Hall, and Brian Grazer pose together at the Ghetto Film School Los Angeles Gala at a private residence in Santa Monica, CA on October 6, 2016.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

7 Great Conversations at the Ghetto Film School Benefit at Brian Grazer’s Home

Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell, Terry Crews, Sterling K. Brown, Virginia Madsen and more come to honor James Murdoch and Tony Brown

 

 

As an honorary co-chairman of the Ghetto Film School’s fall benefit, director David O. Russell settled into a cozy conversation area beside a fireplace at the far end of Veronica and Brian Grazer’s backyard in Santa Monica. He recalled an early Ghetto Film School fundraiser at a New York restaurant, where the nonprofit organization managed to raise $15,000 to pay for video cameras.

Honorees James Murdoch and Tony Brown share a moment at the Ghetto Film School Los Angeles Gala at a private residence in Santa Monica, CA on October 6, 2016.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

 By contrast, Oct. 6’s elegant affair, which honored James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox, and Tony Brown, executive director of Heart of Los Angeles, raised $500,000 from a by-invitation-only guest list of 150 Hollywood VIPs.

Guests included actors Bradley Cooper, Virginia Madsen (“Designated Survivor”), Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Sterling K. Brown (“People v. O.J. Simpson”), Alyssa Milano (“Mistresses”), Hannah Simone (“New Girl”), Jon Huertas and Ryan Michelle Bathe (“This Is Us”) and Nick Holmes (“Guardians of the Galaxy”).

 

Click here for to read my entire story about this event in the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more photos.

Terry Crews arrives at the Ghetto Film School Los Angeles Gala at a private residence in Santa Monica, CA on October 6, 2016.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

 

 

Top photo: From left, Bradley Cooper, David O. Russell, Ghetto Film School founder Joe Hall and host Brian Grazer at the school’s Los Angeles benefit (Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Second photo:  Honorees James Murdoch, chief executive of 21st Century Fox, and Tony Brown, executive director of Heart of Los Angeles at the Ghetto Film School benefit in Los Angeles (Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Third photo:  At the Ghetto Film School benefit, Terry Crews of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” said he relates to the cause from personal experience  (Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Fourth photo:  Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown of “This is Us” at the Ghetto Film School benefit in Los Angeles (Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Fifth photo:  Virginia Madsen of “Designated Survivor” and Nick Holmes of “Guardians of the Galaxy” at the Ghetto Film School benefit in Los Angeles (Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown arrive at the Ghetto Film School Los Angeles Gala at a private residence in Santa Monica, CA on October 6, 2016.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

 

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Virginia Madsen and Nick Holmes arrive at the Ghetto Film School Los Angeles Gala at a private residence in Santa Monica, CA on October 6, 2016.(Photo: Alex J. Berliner / ABImages )

Ghetto Film School Benefit
Published Oct. 23, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA