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Screen International Security Services is a Los Angeles, California security firm providing security services to several big-name Hollywood actors, including Will Smith, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ozzy Osbourne, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise.[1] The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York City and London.[2]

History

Originally founded to provide personal protection to high-profile individuals where they work, travel or live, the company's services have grown to include on- and off-premises protection and consultation for corporate entities, executives, conventions, international dignitaries and families. The company's website notes that SISS personnel have been trained in counter-intelligence and anti-terrorism by some of the world's most advanced organizations. The company offers a variety of security and investigative services.[3]

Avi Korein

SISS was founded by Avi Korein, an Israeli security specialist and former bouncer who has provided personal security services for Bruce Willis and, since about 1996, Mel Gibson.[4] Korein was a nightclub owner before managing to establish his company as a major security provider to the stars in Hollywood.

Roger Friedman of Fox News in 2006 noted what he perceived as the irony of Korein working for Mel Gibson, who caused controversy when he uttered anti-semitic comments during a DUI incident in Malibu, California. [1]

Despite keeping a low profile, Korein landed two movie roles, as a bouncer in 1994's Color of Night and as Eliyahu Golomb in Hanna's War in 1988.

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