Filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis to receive prestigious United States Military Award

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Suzanne DeLaurentiis to receive Prestigious Award Rarely Bestowed Upon Civilians to Be Presented June 26 in Oregon

Famed producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis, who already has acquired countless awards for filmmaking, can add a different kind of award to the list. The United States Military will bestow upon her the Oregon National Guard Commendation (ORCOM) for her tireless work benefitting the Oregon National Guard and wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The award, rarely given to civilians, will be presented to DeLaurentiis for her outstanding achievement and unselfishness, devoting numerous hours to wounded military overseas and in the States.

General Mike Caldwell will present the Award at Clakamas Community College in Oregon on June 26th before two thousand American soldiers. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be present as well as a number of other dignitaries. This is a great honor for DeLaurentiis, since less than fifteen civilians have received the prestigious accommodation. The award is given to only those who are recognized for their significant and meritorious achievements. Co-founders of the Cinema City International Film Festival, Suzanne DeLaurentiis and Partner Juliette Harris have inspired peers and persons of influence to support the military by not taking political sides and honoring the soldiers themselves and their families for their bravery and dedication to their country.

Suzanne DeLaurentiis has spent more than thirty years as a filmmaker, building a career and company based on the belief that passion, dedication, and strong stories make for great films. After producing numerous feature films, TV pilots, commercials, and music videos including the hit films 10th and Wolf, Out of the Black, A Month of Sundays and Out of the Black. she has already been honored by the Marco Island Film Festival’s esteemed, the Palm Beach International Film Festival’s Distinguished Founders Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, the Telly Award for Best Picture, the Opal Award for Excellence In Film from Women In Film & Media, the Terry Scarlett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Producing, and the 2008 Hollywood F.A.M.E. Lifetime Achievement Award for Music In Motion Pictures.

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