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Hollywood guilds to host Michelle Obama in event honoring military families

June 4, 2011 |  4:10 pm

Hollywood's guilds are teaming up to support First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to help military families.

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America West plan to host Obama at an event honoring military families June 13.

The forum, to be held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, will highlight stories and issues faced by today's military families so their experiences can be integrated into film, television and digital media, according to a statement from the guilds.

"The entertainment industry has the opportunity to help Americans learn more about the unique challenges and needs of military families and to showcase the families strength, resilience and service to our nation," the statement said. "The guilds have joined Mrs. Obama's effort to ensure America's military families have the support and recognition they have earned." 

-- Richard Verrier

Photo: First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County last year. Credit: K.C. Alfred / Reuters