Knockout for Sloan

Fundraiser brings in more than $1.7 million

HOLLYWOOD — For a studio that was pretty much dead and buried (on multiple occasions), MGM showed surprising signs of life Friday when topper Harry Sloan was honored at the BevWilshire by Los Angeles Team Mentoring.

The fundraiser that brought in more than $1.7 million was heavily supported by MGM staffers and drew a crowd that included Haim Saban, Armyan Bernstein, Paula Wagner and Rick Nicita, Jim Gianopulos, Bert Fields, and Les Moonves.

During the pre-reception, Sloan said he was drawn to the org’s work with 11- to 13-year-olds because “it’s getting to the kids before the gang members get to them.”

The dinner included a strong five-song perf by Lynda Carter and the award presentation to Sloan by Jon Feltheimer and Sylvester Stallone.

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