WATCH: Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J, Abrams announces contest with a new character walking through the background.
LOS ANGELES – 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. Disney will release the film in December 2015.
WATCH: Global National’s Mike Drolet reports on the other incentives announced by J.J. Abrams
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