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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Ed Harris with Star on Walk of Fame

Published March 6th, 2015

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AWARD-WINNING ACTOR ED HARRIS TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Ed Harris
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: Marcia Gay Harden and Andy Garcia

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,546th star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6712 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Egyptian Theatre

WHEN:      Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Ed Harris with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Ed Harris will be honored with the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated in front of The Egyptian Theatre. “The multi-talented actor and director Ed Harris has fascinated us with his memorable roles on multiple platforms,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “His continued success and acclaim paved the way for him to be forever a shining star among stars on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame!”

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actors Marcia Gay Harden and Andy Garcia.

Ed Harris stars opposite Liam Neeson in “Run All Night,” for director Jaume Collet-Serra, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on March 13.  He will also star with Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich in “Cymbeline,” Michael Almereyda’s modern film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.Harris recently completed filming on Dean Devlin’s untitled feature directorial debut, alongsideAndy Garcia.

Harris made his feature film directing debut on “Pollock,” receiving an Academy Award® nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® under his direction.

Harris’ extensive film credits include “Appaloosa” (director, co-screenwriter and star); “A History of Violence” (National Society of Film Critics Award); “The Hours” (Oscar®, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations); “Frontera,” with Michael Peña; “The Face of Love,” with Annette Bening; “Pain and Gain”; “Gone Baby Gone”; “The Truman Show” (Oscar® nomination, Golden Globe Award); “Apollo 13” (Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award); “The Way Back”; “Copying Beethoven”; “The Right Stuff”; “The Abyss”; “The Rock”; “The Human Stain”; “A Beautiful Mind”; “Stepmom”; “The Firm”; “A Flash of Green”; “Places in the Heart”; “Alamo Bay”; “Sweet Dreams”; “Jackknife”; “State of Grace”; “The Third Miracle” and “Touching Home.”

On television, Harris will star in J.J. Abrams’ and Jonathan Nolan’s “Westworld” for HBO. When last on HBO, Harris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with Emmy and SAG nominations, for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed “Game Change.” He starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries “Empire Falls,” for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actor nominations. His other television credits include “The Last Innocent Man,” “Running Mates,” “Paris Trout” and “Riders of the Purple Sage,” for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for “Outstanding Television Feature Film.”

In 2012, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harris starred with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s “The Jacksonian,” directed by Robert Falls. He reprised that role to critical acclaim in the play’s New York Premiere at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination (“Outstanding Solo Performance”) and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination (“Outstanding Solo Show”) for the Off-Broadway production of “Wrecks” at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland,and won the 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for “Best Solo Performance” for the production of “Wrecks” at the Geffen Playhouse. His theatre credits include: Ronald Harwood’s “Taking Sides”; Sam Shepard’s plays “Fool for Love” (Obie) and “Simpatico” (Lucille Lortel Award for “Best Actor”); George Furth’s “Precious Sons” (Drama Desk Award); “Prairie Avenue”; “Scar”; “A Streetcar Named Desire”; “The Grapes of Wrath”; and “Sweet Bird of Youth.”

Harris supports many philanthropic organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, AIDS Project LA, KCRW and Wounded Warriors.

 

★★★

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Jim Parsons with Star on Walk of Fame

Published March 3rd, 2015


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ACTOR JIM PARSONS TO BE HONORED WITH 
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
                    Emcee: Leron Gubler, President/CEO, Hollywood Chamber

                    Guest speakers: Chuck Lorre and Jeffrey Katzenberg
                    Celebrities attending the event will be the cast of “The Big Bang Theory”

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,545th Hollywood Walk of Fame star 
                    for Jim Parsons in the category of Television

WHERE:    6533 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Hudson Apartments

WHEN:      Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Jim Parsons with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Jim Parsons will be honored with the 2,545th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of the historic Hudson Apartments located at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard.  “Jim’s fans have been anxiously awaiting thiswell-deserved star ceremony and they will get a big bang out of seeing our recipient receiving this honor!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be television producer and Walk of Famer Chuck Lorre and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Jim Parsons was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He earned a BA from the University of Houston and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Old Globe Theater/University of San Diego.    

Four-time Emmy winner, Golden Globe® Award winner and SAG Nominee, Jim Parsons continues to bring a winning combination of indelible charm, charisma and comedic timing to his roles on screen and on stage, establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s leading men. Parsons is beloved for his role as ‘Sheldon Cooper’ on CBS’ critically-acclaimed hit “The Big Bang Theory.” He has received several awards for his hilarious performance, including four Emmy Awards for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series,’ the Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy,’ and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy Series.’ “The Big Bang Theory”is presently in its 8th season and airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS and five nights a week in syndication.

On the big screen, Parsons will play the lead voice in “HOME,” a DreamWorks Animation adaption of the award-winning book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, co-starring singer and actress Rihanna. “HOME” is set to hit theaters on March 27, 2015. Parsons will return to Broadway this summer in the original comedy An Act of God. Emmy winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show) wrote the play and Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct. Parsons will take on the role of God in the play which is inspired by the Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod. Previews begin at Studio 54 on May 5 and the show officially opens May 28 which will run for a limited engagement this summer.

Parsons most recently participated in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly’s “Merton of the Movies,” directed by Scott Ellis. The one-night-only reading took place this past December at Studio 54, with all proceeds benefitting the Roundabout’s New Play Initiative. He also voiced the lead character, ‘Buddy’ in NBC’s animated holiday special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.” The special was based on the popular film “Elf” and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical.” The stop motion hour-long special also aired in December 2014.

In Spring 2014, Parsons starred opposite Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in “The Normal Heart,” HBO’s original movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Larry Kramer play, which was directed by Ryan Murphy. The play tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Parsons portrayed the role of gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. Parsons received an Emmy nomination for his role, and the film won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Television Movie.’

Earlier in his career Parsons appeared in many films including Todd Phillips’ “School for Scoundrels” opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder for The Weinstein Company; as well as Chris Terrio’s “Heights” opposite Glenn Close and James Marsden for Merchant/Ivory.  Parsons  also created scene-stealing roles in several independent films such as Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” and “Garden State,” Kevin Connolly’s “Gardener of Eden” and Danny Leiner’s “The Great New Wonderful.”

On the stage, Parsons starred in the Broadway revival of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Harvey,” in the role of ‘Elwood Dowd’, the genial eccentric who claims to see a six-foot-tall white rabbit Harvey. The production ran with limited engagement at the famous Studio 54 in New York City. Parsons received a Theatre World Award for his debut Broadway performance as ‘Tommy Boatwright’ in “The Normal Heart,” starring opposite Ellen Barkin, John Benjamin Hickey, and Joe Mantello. “The Normal Heart” won a Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Play” and was presented with the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Revival of a Play” and “Outstanding Ensemble Performance.” “The Normal Heart” also received nominations from The Outer Critics Circle for “Outstanding Revival of a Play,” as well as five Tony Award nominations. Parsons’ other stage performances include “The Castle” for the Manhattan Ensemble Theater, “The Countess” for the Globe Theater as well as “The Tempest” and “As You Like It” for the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

Parsons is a recipient of Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) “Inspiration Award.” He dedicates his time to such charitable organizations as The Catastrophic Theatre, a local Houston theater where he used to work.

★★★

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
The Android version will premiere later this year.

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Chris O'Donnell with Star on Walk of Fame

Published March 2nd, 2015

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ACTOR CHRIS O’DONNELL TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speaker: LL COOL J

                    Celebrities attending the star ceremony will be cast members of “NCIS: Los Angeles”

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,544th star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Television

WHERE:    6681 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Jameson’s Irish Pub

WHEN:      Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Chris O'Donnell with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Chris O’Donnell will be honored with the 2,544th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of Jameson’s Irish Pub located at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actor and O’Donnell’s co-star on “NCIS: Los Angeles” LL COOL J. The show airs Mondays at 10 p.m. PST on CBS.

Chris O’Donnell’s charm and diverse acting skills have allowed him to become one of Hollywood’s leading male actors. O’Donnell currently stars as G. Callen in CBS’ hit drama, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” which is in its sixth season.

O’Donnell made his acting debut with a critically acclaimed performance as Jessica Lange’s rebellious son in the Paul Brickman feature “Men Don’t Leave,” followed by a memorable cameo in Jon Avnet’s Academy Award® nominated “Fried Green Tomatoes.” In 1993, O’Donnell was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Chicago Film Critics Award for his role opposite Al Pacino in the multiple Academy Award-winning “Scent of a Woman,” directed by Marty Brest. O’Donnell then played swashbuckling  D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers,” for which he was named the NATO/ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow in 1994. O’Donnell adopted an Irish dialect to star in the romantic comedy “Circle of Friends,” and won over audiences worldwide with his stand-out performance as Robin in the highest grossing film of 1995 “Batman Forever.”

He went on to star in the dark legal thriller “The Chamber,” and Lord Richard Attenborough’s period romance “In Love and War,” before reprising his role as the daredevil acrobat and fledging super-hero in the 1997 hit “Batman and Robin.” In 1999, O’Donnell co-starred in Robert Altman’s critically-acclaimed comedy “Cookie’s Fortune” as part of an impressive ensemble cast including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler.

O’Donnell’s other film credits include the action-thriller “Vertical Limit,” the romantic comedy “The Bachelor,” “Kinsey,” Twentieth Century Fox’s “Max Payne”, New Line’s “Kitt Kittridge: An American Girl,” Warner Bros’ animated “Cats and Dogs” and the independent film “A Little Help.”

O’Donnell’s TV credits include the TNT Miniseries, “The Company,” and the hit series “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In 2002, O’Donnell made his Broadway stage debut in Arthur Miller’s play “The Man Who Had All the Luck” opposite Samantha Mathis.

O’Donnell dedicates his time to such charitable organizations as St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and sits on the Board of Roberts Enterprise Development Fund.

★★★

ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
The Android version will premiere later this year.

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Dick Gregory with Walk of Fame Star

Published January 27th, 2015

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For Immediate Release: January 27, 2015
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
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ENTERTAINER DICK GREGORY TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:          Dick Gregory
                     Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                     Guest speakers: TBA

Celebrities invited to attend will beNick Cannon, Louis Gossett Jr., George Lopez, Denise Nicolas, Rob Schneider and Pauly Perrette

WHAT:        Dedication of the 2,542nd star on the Walk of Fame
                     in the category of Live Theatre/Performance

WHERE:     1650 Vine Street near the world famous corner of Hollywood & Vine

WHEN:       Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Dick Gregory with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Dick Gregory will be honored with the 2,542nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, February 2, 2015. The star in the category of Live Theatre/Performance will be dedicated at 1650 Vine Street near Hollywood & Vine. “We are proud to honor Dick Gregory with a star on the Walk of Fame during Black History month. He has given so much to the world with his wisdom through his work in entertainment,” stated Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and emcee of the ceremonies.

The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

The day after the ceremony the celebration will continue with the Dick Gregory & Friends All Star Tribute and Toast on Tuesday, February 3, at 8:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, 1615 N. Vine Street in Hollywood.

Richard Claxton Gregory aka Dick Gregory is a comedian, civil rights activist, author, recording artist, actor, philosopher and anti-drug crusader. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the military in the mid 1950s. He was drafted in 1954 while attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. After being discharged in 1956, with a desire to perform comedy professionally, he moved to Chicago.

Gregory attributes the launch of his career to Hugh Hefner, who watched him perform at Herman Roberts Show Bar. Hefner hired Gregory to work at the Chicago Playboy Club as a replacement for comedian Professor Irwin Corey.

By 1962, Gregory had become a nationally-known headline performer, selling out nightclubs, making numerous national television appearances, and recording popular comedy albums. Gregory, whose style was detached, ironic, and satirical, gained the attention of audiences with his political and controversial stand up acts. By being both outspoken and provocative, he became a household name and opened many doors for Black entertainers.

As an influential American comedian, he has used his voice to convey to both white and black audiences his message on civil rights. His social satire helped change the way white Americans perceived black American comedians since he first performed in the public arena.

By October of 1963, Dick Gregory was one of the highest paid entertainers in the world. At that time, he answered the call of Medgar Evers to come to Mississippi  to join the movement. His life was forever changed.  Gregory went to Selma, Alabama and spoke for two hours on a public platform two days before the voter registration drive known as “Freedom Day.” Gregory later became more involved in struggles for civil rights, activism against the Vietnam War, economic reform and anti-drug issues and other matters.

In 2000, Gregory was honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., by a sold out house with special tributes by Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Cicely Tyson, Mark Lane, Marion Barry and many more.

Gregory is listed as No. 82 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all time. He has appeared in numerous films including: “Steppin: The Movie,” “Letter to the President,” “Malcolm X: A Search for Identity,” “In Remembrance of Martin,” “The Hot Chick,” “Children of the Struggle,” and many more. He has written 14 books and has 15 comedy albums that contain his stand up acts and his political commentary.

He has been married to Lillian Gregory since 1959 and on the day of his star ceremony they will also be celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary. They have 10 children.

Celebrities, politicians and statesmen alike from the Kennedy family to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Marlon Brando sought Gregory’s wisdom and counsel; many still do so today.

Tweet It: Hollywood Chamber to honor Dick Gregory with star on #hollywoodwalkoffame on 2/2 www.walkoffame.com

★★★

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
The Android version will premiere later this year.

 

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Councilman Mitch O’Farrell to Deliver Popular State Of Hollywood Address

Published January 23rd, 2015

For Release: Jan. 22, 2015
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
VP Media Relations, Hollywood Chamber
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COUNCILMAN MITCH O’FARRELL TO DELIVER POPULAR STATE OF HOLLYWOOD ADDRESS

 

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell to Deliver Popular State Of Hollywood Address

HOLLYWOOD, CA-JANUARY 26, 2015-Having completed his first full year representing the 13th Council District, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell will have a lot to report at his second State of Hollywood address on Thursday, January 29th.  “Every year, we encourage people to be sure and make their reservations early,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “We have sold out for this event in the past. We again expect a lot of interest.”

 

This year’s luncheon will be held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, 1201 N. Vine Street, with networking beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon following at 12 noon. Admission is $75 for Chamber members. Prime tables with signage can be reserved for $800. Reservations can be made by going to the Chamber website www.hollywoodchamber.net/events or by calling (323)469-8311.

 

O’Farrell has built a solid reputation of improving the quality of life for constituents in the 13th Council District. He is working to create opportunities for more affordable housing; reforming City policy to help small, neighborhood businesses drive the local economy; and working with his colleagues, the Mayor and the entertainment industry to halt runaway production.

 

“From a business point of view, the Councilman has definitely worked to protect the interests of small business,” said Gubler. “On the proposed increase in the minimum wage to $13.25, we appreciate that he successfully lobbied for an economic impact study and has insisted on a full debate on the subject before the City Council acts.”

 

The Councilman’s district is the most diverse in the City, including the neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, Historic Filipinotown, Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown, Rampart Village and Silverlake.

 

He understands the importance of Hollywood, its history, and its brand as a unique one-of-a-kind destination place for the rest of the world. He is working to enhance Hollywood’s reputation as a world-class neighborhood in which to live, do business and visit. He promotes that it is an economic driver for the rest of L.A. as the entertainment capital of the world and a worldwide destination for tourists.

 

Elected to the Council in 2013, he was appointed to serve as Chair of the Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and Los Angeles River Committee; Vice-Chair of Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee; and as a committee member of Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee; Public Safety Committee; and the Education and Neighborhoods Committee. He is also a member of the City’s ad hoc committee on Film and Television Production Jobs.

 

The Presenting sponsors are the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Variety. Other sponsors include the following: Platinum-level sponsors are Millennium Hollywood, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Taglyan Cultural Complex, Comcast/NBC/Universal Studios Hollywood. Gold-level sponsors are Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Pictures, Rescore Hollywood LLC, Starline Tours, and Sunset Bronson+Sunset Gower Studios. Silver-level sponsors are Andrews International, CIM Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, The Walt Disney Company, US Bank and W Hollywood Hotel & Residences.

 

 

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For more than 94 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, advocacy, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Karen Diehl is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

Hollywood Chamber to honor Ken Ehrlich with Walk of Fame Star

Published January 20th, 2015

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TELEVISION PRODUCER KEN EHRLICH TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

EHRLICH CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCING GRAMMY SHOW

The Grammy Show will air Sunday, February 8th on CBS 8 – 11:30 p.m.

WHO:         Ken Ehrlich
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: John Legend, Stevie Wonder and LL Cool J

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,541st star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Television

WHERE:    1750 N. Vine Street 
                    in front of the Capitol Records Building

WHEN:      Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Ken Ehrlich with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television producer Ken Ehrlich will be honored with the 2,541st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of the historic Capitol Records Building at 1750 N. Vine Street.

 “It is time we honor the man who successfully elevated and transformed the artists and their music we love into memorable moments on live Television,” said Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Ken Ehrlich’s magical productions have touched millions of people watching these shows around the world and we are pleased to welcome him to our family of stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

The star ceremony will be streamed live on www.walkoffame.com.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be John Legend, Stevie Wonder and LL Cool J.

While the Grammy Awards are what Ken Ehrlich is best known for, his 47-year history as a television producer is filled with living examples of how Ehrlich’s creative spark and judgment has left viewers with memorable moments on the small screen, whether they be a studio full of blues legends paying tribute to Muddy Waters (“Soundstage” 1974), 350,000 fans in Times Square celebrating the NFL kickoff season with Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias and Alicia Keys (NFL KICKOFF SHOW, 2003), or Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy closing the show in the East Room of the White House with special guest President Barack Obama singing “Sweet Home Chicago” (In Performance at the White House; Red, White and Blues, 2012). All of these moments and so many more have come to be known as “Ken Ehrlich moments,” and they’re the most admired, and most imitated segments of live event television.

Among Ehrlich’s many achievements and innovations in the world of music television are the creation of the “MTV Movie Awards” and the “VH1 Divas” shows, which changed the face of music and led to the rise of female artists in popular music. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion and many more benefitted from appearances on Divas shows. For the past several years, Ken and his company AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC, have produced a series of shows from the East Room of the White House and have brought artists from Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin to Ariana Grande, BB King and others in performance in front of the First Family. In 2014, Ehrlich achieved a remarkable hat-trick, producing the 56th Grammy Awards show and then moving next door to the LA Convention Center to bring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and a room full of superstars together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. The latter show was so successful that CBS network repeated it an unprecedented second time within the week the following Wednesday night!

Ehrlich believes that artistic excellence in music is a moveable feast, and demonstrates his commitment to that premise by, as he says, ‘connecting the dots.’  His creation of the concept of Grammy moments’ musical performances which unite artists from different generations, genres or disciplines that ultimately go to demonstrate the universal nature of music and seeks to unite generations. Whether it be Beyonce and Tina Turner, Eminem and Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna and the sons of Bob Marley, Ehrlich brings people together and creates television experiences that are unique and unifying. So much so that in addition to numerous awards and nominations, he has been honored by the Producers Guild of America with its Visionary Award, and Billboard Magazine has named him one of the “Power 100” in the music industry. But beyond all the star-studded spectacles that Ehrlich has created and produced over the years, he is most proud of shows he has done that have served to make a difference. Among those shows are an HBO special he did in 1988 that paid tribute to the contribution of our Vietnam vets; an epic celebration of Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison; the reopening of the New Orleans Superdome one year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans (U2 and Green Day performed), and then a similarly-themed six hour special aired only three weeks after Katrina from Madison Square Garden which raised $10M for the residents of that city; and a tribute to the people of New York City and John Lennon, presented two weeks after 9/11. He also produced the US side of the Live 8 event in 2005.

Ehrlich has always been available when called upon to contribute his creativity as well as his staff in support of charitable causes. He produced several all-star non-televised events for Katie Couric’s Colon cancer organization, produced several more for Los Angeles’ Entertainment Industry Foundation, and in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the Grammy Museum, has produced and raised significant funds for the Museum through benefits, evenings at the Museum, etc. He has produced several City of Hope Award dinners, and a series of fundraising concerts in support of the fight against breast cancer (for Lifetime Television). In the last two presidential campaigns, he produced some extremely high profile and influential benefits for President Barack Obama.  In 2011, Ken directed Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, which is one of Las Vegas’ most successful and long running star driven offerings.  

He is a longstanding member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America and he has maintained a strong supporting stance of the importance of keeping entertainment industry jobs here in Hollywood.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
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Hollywood Chamber to honor Ray Dolby posthumously with Walk of Fame Star

Published January 20th, 2015

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RAY DOLBY, AUDIO PIONEER AND FOUNDER OF DOLBY LABORATORIES
TO BE HONORED WITH
POSTHUMOUS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Past President Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 
Sid Ganis and Francis Ford Coppola

Accepting the star will be Mrs. Dagmar Dolby

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2540th star on the Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Dolby Theatre

WHEN:      Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Ray Dolby posthumously with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the late Ray Dolby with the 2,540th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated in front of The Dolby Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are very happy to add acclaimed Dolby sound system engineer and inventor Ray Dolby to the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone in the world has experienced the most amazing audio emanating from film screens around the world. Ray Dolby is part of our cinematic history and we are proud to add his star to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Francis Ford Coppola and Mrs. Dagmar Dolby.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Ray Dolby is recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies that revolutionized the recording industry and enabled cinema sound to deliver the same emotional intensity as images. He founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965 and created an environment where scientists and engineers advance the science of sight and sound to produce spectacular experiences. Dr. Dolby’s pioneering work in noise reduction and surround sound led to the development of many state-of-the-art technologies, for which he holds more than 50 US patents. Dolby Laboratories continues to deliver breakthrough audio and video technologies that transform entertainment.

Dr. Dolby was known for his insatiable curiosity and attributed his success to a quest for education fostered by supportive parents. Early in Dr. Dolby’s career, while attending high school on the San Francisco Peninsula and then Stanford University, he worked at Ampex Corporation and was the chief designer of all electronic aspects of the first practical videotape recording system.

In the nearly 50 years since Dr. Dolby founded Dolby Laboratories, the company has transformed the entertainment experience from the cinema to the living room to mobile entertainment. Tens of thousands of films and billions of products and devices with Dolby technologies have made their way to theatres, homes, and consumers’ hands around the world. The industry has awarded Dolby Laboratories with 10 Academy Awards® and 14 Emmy® Awards for its groundbreaking achievements throughout the years. Today, the company’s audio and imaging technologies are an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, who continue to use Dolby® tools to bring their visions to life.

Among Dr. Dolby’s awards and honors are:

·         The National Medal of Technology, received from President Clinton (1997)

·         The Order of Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.), awarded by Queen Elizabeth II (1987)

·         Honorary doctorate in science (Cambridge University, 1997)

·         Honorary doctorate (University of York, 1999)

 

Dr. Dolby was awarded the following industry awards:

·         Oscar® statuette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, 1989)

·         Oscar Class II (plaque) from AMPAS (1979)

·         Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including for the invention of the Ampex® video tape recorder and his work for Dolby Laboratories (1989, 2005)

·         Grammy® award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (1995)

·         Berlinale Camera award from the Berlin Film Festival (2012)

·         George Gund III Award from the San Francisco Film Society (2013)

 

Dr. Dolby also received medals from the following professional institutions:

·         Audio Engineering Society (AES) Silver (1971) and Gold (1992) Medals

·         Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Edison Medal (2010)

 

As a former Marshall Scholar, Dr. Dolby was also awarded the George C. Marshall Award in 2003. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the United States and the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom in 2004.

In 2012, the iconic Hollywood landmark known to the world as the home of the Academy Awards was renamed the Dolby Theatre® and the site of the post-Oscars gala was renamed the Ray Dolby Ballroom in honor of Dr. Dolby.

Together, Dr. Dolby and his wife, Dagmar, were active in philanthropy and supported numerous causes and organizations. In recent years, two centers of science, research and patient care opened with their support: the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building (which houses the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research center at the University of California, San Francisco) and the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8
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Hollywood Chamber PAC Endorses Wally Knox in Los Angeles City Council District 4 Primary Race

Published January 20th, 2015

 

Nicole Shahenian, 323-785-1762
VP, Public Policy
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Nicole@hollywoodchamber.net

 

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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER PAC ENDORSES WALLY KNOX in LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4 PRIMARY RACE

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA – January 20, 2015 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of City Council District 4 (CD-4) candidate Wally Knox.

"I am honored to have the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce PAC endorsement!” said Knox. “The Chamber knows my track record, having worked directly with them throughout my years in the Assembly. Now I am running for City Council in a district that is almost entirely within my former Assembly boundaries. I know the district well, and am excited to get back to work for the residents of the 4th District. I look forward to working with the Chamber to end the war between neighborhoods and developers by giving everyone a reliable legal framework that cannot be evaded at the whim of a Councilmember, myself included. I am also anxious to enhance the city’s halting progress in restoring services after years and years of decline. It is imperative that officials show the public that they can do the basics and do them well.”

Laurie Goldman, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber PAC stated, “With such a large field of talented candidates this was not an easy decision to make for our PAC Board. The Board established an extensive endorsement process including a debate, a candidate questionnaire and in-person interviews. Each candidate offered a unique perspective on what they could bring to CD 4 but ultimately it was Wally Knox who offered the most compelling vision for the future of the District. Wally has a proven record in the Hollywood business community. We have seen first-hand his passion and commitment for Hollywood throughout his tenure in the California State Assembly and are proud to provide him with our full support in his efforts to represent CD-4 on the City Council.” 

“I cannot wait to get back to work in this District as your Councilmember,” stated Knox. “I know what it will take to make Hollywood the world class community it deserves to be and as Councilmember, residents of CD 4 can count on my Administration to lead the way in making CD 4 thrive and prosper while preserving the character of our neighborhoods. The Chamber and the business community in the 4th District support me because they know I am the candidate who will actually reform the way this City deals with our small business community. I intend to reignite our local economy, create and sustain local jobs, and maintain the beauty and character of our residential neighborhoods. These are not incompatible goals so long as everyone knows they can rely on an old-fashioned concept: the rule of laws that embody carefully worked out community plans, not the whims of individual Councilmembers."

The Hollywood Chamber PAC recognizes the importance of this election in determining the future for our Hollywood business community and for businesses throughout Los Angeles. The PAC encourages all Angelenos to get out and vote on March 3rd. For further information on Hollywood Chamber PAC endorsements, please visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

For further information about the Wally Knox for City Council campaign, please visit: www.wallyforcouncil.com.

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About Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC)
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials. The Hollywood Chamber PAC is an essential tool in advancing the business community agenda at local, state, and federal levels and will provide an additional forum to actively engage legislators on the needs and concerns of Hollywood Chamber members and the Hollywood business community. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac

 

Hollywood Chamber to honor Don Mischer with Star on Walk of Fame

Published December 3rd, 2014

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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR DON MISCHER TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speaker: Jimmy Kimmel and Seth MacFarlane

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,539th star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Television

WHERE:    7013 Hollywood Boulevard 
                    in front of The Marshalls Department Store

WHEN:      Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Don Mischer with star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor producer & directorDon Mischer with the 2,539th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of the new Marshalls Store at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard.

“We are very happy to add acclaimed producer Don Mischer to the Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “His productions are known all over the world and will remain part of our television history for eternity,” he added.

Assisting emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Jimmy Kimmel and Seth MacFarlane.

Don Mischer is an internationally-known producer and director of television and live events. He has been honored with fifteen Emmy Awards, a record ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, Europe’s prestigious Gold Rose of Montreux and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America.

As President of Don Mischer Productions (DMP), his credits range from “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” and the “Billboard Music Awards,” to Super Bowl Halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen), the Democratic National Convention, the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Shanghai, and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.

Don’srecent works include the 83rd, 84th, and 85th Academy Awards, the 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony with President Obama, recent Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Neil Patrick Harris, The Breakthrough Prize: Scientists Changing the World, and One Night Only’s tributes to Eddie Murphy and Don Rickles.

Mischer has also produced specials that featured performances by Beyonce, Bono, Prince, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Usher, Jenifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood, among others.

Mischer received the Governors Award from the National Association of Choreographers. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, where he was recently elected to the National Board, the Producers Guild of America, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he has served two terms on the Board of Governors.

Don has focused his charitable efforts on helping schools raise money for their Arts programs. As educational budgets get cut, the first thing that always goes is education in the Arts. He’s helped through producing benefits for junior highs and high schools in the Southern California area, and through personal donations as well.

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App is now available in the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-hollywood-walk-fame/id725209617?mt=8.
The Android version will premiere later this year.

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Hollywood Chamber to honor Pharrell Williams with Walk of Fame Star

Published November 26th, 2014

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HOLLYWOOD IS ‘HAPPY’ TO HONOR PHARRELL WILLIAMS WITH A
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Pharrell Williams
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speaker: Ellen DeGeneres

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,537th star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Recording

WHERE:    6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hollywood Hotel

WHEN:      Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Pharrell Williams with star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that producer, singer, songwriter Pharrell Williams will be honored with the 2,537th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star in the category of Recording will be unveiled at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the W Hotel Hollywood. “We are so happy to pay tribute to Pharrell Williams, one of the nicest and most talented artists in show business,” stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “His music is known the world over, and we are confident that fans will be ‘happy’ to see his star shine on our Walk of Fame.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Pharrell Williams is currently seen on the NBC television hit “The Voice” as one of the three expert judges.

Redefining cool for a new generation, Williams is a creative force who uses music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early ’90s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar, Williams has never stopped creating.

Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Robin Thicke’s  “Blurred Lines,” Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me),” Britney Spears’s “I’m A Slave 4 U,” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You.” With over 100-million copies of his productions sold,  Williams’ music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. He’s also created a new way of looking at established stars such as Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones.  Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D.

The music industry has honored Pharrell with 7 Grammy Awards including 2004’s and 2014’s “Producer of the Year.” as well as ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award in 2012. He received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” which was featured in the animated film “Despicable Me 2.” The popular song “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, and peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide. The song is the lead single off of his new album “G I R L.” Pharrell’s latest solo album “G I R L” was released on March 3, 2014 to rave reviews.

 With his latest venture i am OTHER — a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel —  Williams’ vision continues to push pop culture forward. Williams’ prolific body of work extends beyond the world of music. His diverse artistic creations range from designing a sculpture with prolific contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, to accessories and jewelry for Louis Vuitton, to T-shirts for Japanese mega-brand Uniqlo, to adidas sportswear, and to the forthcoming perfume collaboration with Comme des Garçons.

Pharrell’s work in the humanitarian field is an extension of his success. In 2008, he founded From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA), a foundation focused on supporting the Pharrell Williams Resource Centers’ learning programs for underserved youth in at risk communities across the nation. This past March, Pharrell partnered with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the International Day of Happiness inspiring individuals all over the globe to demonstrate their unique “happy.”

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