AFI to Salute Jack Valenti at May 11 Washington, DC Reception
By The American Film Institute
May 7, 2004, 19:54

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced an "AFI Salute to Jack Valenti" Washington, DC reception to honor the legendary Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) president in the Nation's Capital -- for thirty-eight years his home as Capitol Hill 's motion picture liaison. Mr. Valenti, who plans to retire as MPAA chief at May's end, has also served on AFI's Board of Trustees as a founding member since 1967 and was recently honored by its Board in Los Angeles.

The Washington, DC AFI Salute to Jack Valenti will feature a May 11 reception in his honor at Washington's Willard InterContinental Hotel.

AFI will be joined at the reception by a number of Mr. Valenti's associates and friends, including Hollywood icons Kirk and Ann Douglas; Washington notables George Stevens, Jr. and Chuck Robb; and dozens of Congressional friends, including Louisiana Senator John Breaux and California Senator Dianne Feinstein, all of whom will gather to raise a Washington-style farewell toast to one of the nation's most revered motion picture advocates. The evening's tribute, featuring a number of brief remarks, will be held in the Willard Hotel Ballroom from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Those interested in purchasing tickets to the May 11 AFI Salutes Jack Valenti reception should call 703-312-4730 (option3) for more information.

WHAT: AFI Salute to Jack Valenti

WHEN: Tuesday, May 11
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WHO: Jack Valenti, MPAA President, Guest of Honor
Jean Picker Firstenberg, Director, AFI
Guests include Hollywood and Washington
Luminaries, Members of Congress

WHERE: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
Willard Ballroom
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC


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