Ghetto Film School Party

The Ghetto Film School (GFS) held its first fundraiser in Los Angeles at the home of Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Hosted by filmmakers David O.Russell and Spike Jonze, the star-studded evening helped to raise funds and awareness for New York’s only free non-profit film school among the Los Angeles Film Community. The benefit brought out some of Hollywood’s top directors, producers, and actors who showed their support for this dynamic non-profit organization that is training our country’s future filmmakers. Guests included: Orlando Bloom, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Johnny Knoxville, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ghetto Film School Founder and President Joe Hall, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Kristin Hahn, Rachael Horovitz, Evan Shapiro, Sandra Granzow, and filmmakers Spike Jonze, David O. Russell, Catherine Hardwicke, and Kim Peirce. Based in the South Bronx, the Ghetto Film School is an award winning, youth media, non-profit organization that aims to connect talented young people to artistic career opportunities in the world of film and video. Since 2000, GFS has provided over 600 students with classic film school education at no cost.

Orlando Bloom

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Katherine Narducci with Ghetto Film School Students

Spike Jonze and David O.Russell with Ghetto Film School students

Evan Shapiro, Rachael Horovitz, and Joe Hall

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Joe Hall

Topher Grace and Sarah Michelle Gellar with Ghetto Film School Students

Orlando Bloom and Ghetto Film School Students

Bryce Dallas Howard and Kristin Hahn with a friend

Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick

Spike Jonze

Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett

Elizabeth Stanley and Joe Dante

Johnny Knoxville with Ghetto Film School Students

David O.Russell, Kim Peirce, and Charles Roven

Maurice Marable, Evan Shapiro, and Greg D’Alba