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Hollywood puts ILO green programme in the frame

Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and director Ron Howard lend a hand to the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme.

Press release | 22 February 2013
HOLLYWOOD – Hundreds of Hollywood celebrities and movie industry insiders attended an event to raise awareness of the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme.

The party, entitled “Una Notte Verde” (a green night), was hosted by the film composer, Hans Zimmer, and movie director, Ron Howard - both Academy Award Winners. It was organized by the entertainment magazine, Vanity Fair.

“I am honoured to host this event for the ILO. What you do is real work, real work that makes a difference in the lives of so many,” said Zimmer.

Actors Adrien Brody, Alyssa Milano and Josh Harnett and filmmaker Michael Moore, were among 300 guests at an Italian restaurant in West Hollywood, where the focus was on the green economy and the need for a sustainable future for the next generation.

“I am thrilled to see this kind of turn-out for this event,” said ILO Director of Communication and Public Information, Marcia Poole.

“It is reassuring to see the commitment here in Hollywood, to the challenge of ensuring that future generations of youth have the appropriate education, skills and ‘know-how’ to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a greener economy.”

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