On Sunday, December 9, AEG's Season of Giving celebrated the second night of Chanukah with celebrity lamplighter David Arquette at L.A. LIVE. Arquette was joined by Rabbi Cunin of Chabad of California to light the 10-foot tall menorah sculpture created out of 800 pounds of ice.
In 1997 Arquette was discovered at Sundance for his role in "Johns." Since that time, he has acted in dozens of feature films, including the "Scream" films, "Hamlet 2," "The Grey Zone," "Dream with the Fishes," "Never Die Alone" and "The Darwin Awards." Last year he reprised his role as Deputy "Dewey" Riley in the much anticipated fourth installment of the "Scream" films. He has also joined the cast of the Disney Television interactive series, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," where he lends his voice as Scully, a lookout pirate parrot who helps Jake and his crew of kid pirates.
In January 2003, Arquette formed a Production Company, Coquette Productions, with Courteney Cox. Through their company, he wrote and produced his directorial debut, "The Tripper," as well as "The Butler's in Love," which he executive-produced and directed. Also under the Coquette banner he produced the F/X drama "Dirt" and ABC's "Cougar Town," with Bill Lawrence, which Arquette executive produces along with Cox, who stars.
AEG's Season of Giving is an initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness in support of non-profit organizations working on issues of hunger, homelessness and healthcare. During the month of December, a different non-profit organization will be highlighted during a brief program at the Los Angeles Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE.Chabad of California is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides drug and alcohol prevention and rehabilitation for at-risk youth; food, shelter, crisis intervention and referral services for people and families in desperate need; and youth programs for children with special needs.
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