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'Star Wars' fans to get chance at cameo

In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, r=the "Founders Award" recipient producer and director J.J. Abrams arrives at the 2013 International Emmy Awards Gala at the New York Hilton, in New York. From the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in Abu Dhabi, the director Abrams announced the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change, a campaign to raise funds for United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF). The campaign will run from 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 21, 2014, until 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 18. (Photo by Evan Agostini/InvisionAP, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams is giving fans a shot at a cameo in the film that's set to be released next year.

Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot have teamed up for a campaign to raise funds for UNICEF. Abrams announced the initiative in a video from the set of the movie in Abu Dhabi.

For every $10 donation at Omaze.com/StarWars, contributors will become eligible to appear in the film when it shoots in London. The campaign began just after midnight Wednesday and runs until 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 18.

The cast of "Episode VII" was revealed in April, and Adam Driver is among the newbies. Disney will release the film in December 2015.

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