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Chamber’s Popular Economic Development Summit to Focus on Why Hollywood Matters

Published June 23rd, 2015

Chamber’s Popular Economic Development Summit to Focus On
WHY HOLLYWOOD MATTERS: ASSESSING THE STATE OF HOLLYWOOD’S RE-EMERGENCE
June 24th at Arclight Cinemas

HOLLYWOOD, CA--Given Hollywood’s prominence, there is no place in Southern California better positioned to create a unique urban center. Speakers at the Hollywood Chamber of
Commerce Economic Development Summit will weigh-in on how Hollywood is re-emerging and developing a thriving “ecosystem” to support an attractive city lifestyle. Attendees will hear experts explain what needs to be done to foster a creative and sustainable environment in Hollywood attractive to investors, employers and residents.  Don’t miss this stimulating discussion at the Hollywood Chamber’s top annual economic conference on Wednesday, June 24, at the Arclight Theatre, 6360 Sunset Blvd. The annual half-day event kicks off with exhibits, networking and continental breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by program through 11 a.m. Admission is $60. Parking is available at the ArcLight Hollywood complex at reduced price. Register online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

“We are building a stronger economy in Hollywood,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “Our mission is to advocate for economic vitality that creates jobs, promotes a sustainable economy and enhances the quality of life in Hollywood. The Chamber’s Economic Development Committee serves as a forum to generate ideas that can further the Chamber’s economic development mission and guide Hollywood’s growth as the most dynamic, diverse, and vibrant community in the L.A. area.  We bring together regional thought leaders, public policy experts, private sector leaders, and government officials to advance ideas and advocate for policies that will further the growth, development and sustainability of Hollywood’s diverse communities.”

Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of the 13th District will be welcoming guests to this annual summit.

Hamet Watt, Venture Partner of Upfront Ventures will be the opening keynote speaker. He is a leader in L.A.’s entrepreneurial community.

The first panel discussion will tackle “How Hollywood is doing in addressing quality of life issues? What still needs to be done to create a sustainable community where people want to live?” Moderated by Co-chair Li Wen, the panelists include Tori Kjer of Trust for Public Land, Kerry Morrison of Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, Derrick Moore of Avison Young, and Dixon  Slingerland of Youth Policy Institute/Hollywood Promise Zone.

The second panel discussion will address  “What are the Economic Development issues and opportunities facing Hollywood and what must we do to be competitive?” Moderated by Co-chair Dwayne Gathers, panelists include Lina Chen of Nix Hydra Games, Michelle Kempner of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, Michele Sizemore of Vince and Ellen Zaman of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Closing keynote speaker will be Victor Coleman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties, a major developer of studio and office space in Hollywood.

Attendees will be among the first to receive a copy of the Chamber’s new Hollywood Business & Community Profile. They will also receive a complimentary copy of the popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2015. This is an annual map published by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which features Hollywood’s most recent projects under development or in the pipeline.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce expresses appreciation to the many sponsors who made this conference possible! Diamond level sponsors include CIM Group, Hudson Pacific Properties, Hollywood International Regional Center, Kilroy Realty Corp., Millennium Hollywood, and Sheppard Mullin. Gold level sponsors include Eastown, Gensler, JH Snyder Co., Latham & Watkins, Palladium Residences, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Regency Outdoor Advertising, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Robertson Properties Group, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Townscape Partners, Toyota of Hollywood, and Wilcon. Silver level sponsors include Ametron Audio/Video, Birch Tree Properties, Capital Foresight, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Emerson College, Essex Property Trust, Inc., Film Tools, Fresh & Easy, Gathers Strategies, Gonzales Law Group, Handelman Consulting, Hollywood Entertainment District, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Horizon Hollywood, JLL, NAI Capital Commercial, Outfront Media, Park Plus, Inc., The Original Farmers Market, The Robert Green Co. , Southern California Gas Company, Sunset & Vine BID, Universal Waste, Valley Crest Design Group, Vantage Property Investors, Warner Constructors, Inc., and Wood Partners.

Parking is available at the ArcLight Hollywood complex at reduced price. Register online: www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

 

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

For more than 93 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital.  Beth Marlis 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 of Commerce announces Walk of Fame Class of 2016

Published June 22nd, 2015

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 22, 2015
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WALK OF FAMER DAVE KOZ ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONOREES FOR CLASS OF 2016

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 22, 2015 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Monday, June 22, 2015 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Musician and Walk of Famer Dave Koz announced the new honorees alongside Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Maureen Schultz, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2014-2015. The new selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

 

 

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is excited to announce our newest honorees to the Walk of Fame. After much deliberation, we feel that we have selected a great group of talent for this coveted award. Fans from around the world will be thrilled to hear that their favorite celebrities will be honored on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Schultz. “We look forward to welcoming these great talents to our Walk of Fame family.”

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2016 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES:
Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Ashley Judd, Michael Keaton, Kurt Russell, Quentin Tarantino, and Toshiro Mifune (posthumous)

In the category of TELEVISION:
Barbara Bain, Kathy Bates, Roma Downey, David Duchovny, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Debra Messing, Tracy Morgan, Gary Sinise, and William S. Paley (posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING:
Shirley Caesar, LL Cool J, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Levine, Bruno Mars, Joseph B. ‘Joe’ Smith, Itzhak Perlman, ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot (posthumous)

In the category of RADIO: Ralph Lawler

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:
Angélica María, Harvey Fierstein, and Kevin Hart

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are normally announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

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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 to 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.

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Paul Rudd with Star on the Walk of Fame

Published June 18th, 2015

 

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ACTOR PAUL RUDD TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

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

                    Guest speakers: Actors Michael Douglas and Adam Scott

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,554th star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6834 Hollywood Boulevard next to the El Capitan Theatre

WHEN:      Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Paul Rudd with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Paul Rudd will be honored with the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated in front of the El Capitan Theatre at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard. Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Helping emcee and to unveil the star will be Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler and guest speakers actors Michael Douglas and Adam Scott.  

Paul Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey.  He studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  After graduating, he landed his first real acting job playing a recurring character on the TV show “Sisters.” But it wasn’t until he played the part of Josh in the movie “Clueless” that audiences thrust him into the category of ‘that guy’ actor. Soon after “Clueless,” he was recognized as ‘that guy’ in “The Cider House Rules,”“Romeo and Juliet” and several other indie films. As a New York resident, he also performed in several Broadway productions. Rudd worked steadily for many years, before being cast as Brian Fantana in the movie “Anchorman.”  That proved to be a seminal movie in Rudd’s career because it started not only a steady run of comedy hits, but also a transition from just being a "that guy" actor to ‘that guy' who does all those Judd Apatow movies.

Rudd will next be seen as the superhero character in Marvel’s highly anticipated “Ant-Man,” directed by Peyton Reed. The film also stars Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, and will be    released on July 17th  in U.S. theaters.

Rudd recently finished filming Rob Burnett’s “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” which is based on Jonathan Evison’s novel of the same name, opposite Selena Gomez and Craig Roberts.

In 2013, Rudd successfully reprised the role of Brian Fantana, starring once again opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner in Adam McKay’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” for Paramount Pictures.  “Anchorman 2” grossed over $170-million worldwide and received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Year End Movie, as well as two MTV Movie Award nominations. Rudd’s other film credits include such popular hit movies as “Knocked Up,” “This Is 40,” “Role Models,” “Wanderlust,” “ Our Idiot Brother,”  “I Love You, Man,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “Clueless,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Object of My Affection,” “They Came Together,” “Prince Avalanche,” “Admission,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “How Do You Know,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” “The Ten,” “Night at the Museum,” “Diggers,” “The Chateau” and many others.

Rudd returned to the Broadway stage in Craig Wright’s “Grace,” starring opposite Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Edward Asner. “Grace” was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play and Rudd was nominated for a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance Award. His other stage credits include starring opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg’s Broadway production of “Three Days of Rain,” Neil LaBute’s “Bash” as well as LaBute’s “The Shape of Things.” Rudd made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips’ “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” opposite Jessica Lange. Other Broadway credits include Nicholas Hynter’s “Twelfth Night” at Lincoln Center Theater with a special performance that aired on PBS’ “Great Performances,” and in Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

On television, Rudd was the co-writer and co-creator of the critically-acclaimed series “Party Down” on Starz. He also garnered wide recognition with a recurring role on the TV sitcom “Friends” as Mike Hannigan.  Additionally, Rudd will reprise his role as Andy in David Wain’s “Wet Hot American Summer,” along with the original cast for an eight-episode limited television series based on the cult film. The series will air on Netflix in July of 2015.

Rudd is involved with Big Slick/Children’s Mercy Hospital, Say, Project ALS, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation and the American Cancer Society charities.

 

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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. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

 

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Bobby Flay with Star on Walk of Fame

Published May 26th, 2015

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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2015
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WHAT’S COOKING HOLLYWOOD?
BOBBY FLAY TO BE HONORED WITH A STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME
THAT’S WHAT’S COOKING!

Flay Is The First Chef To Be Honored With A Star on The Walk of Fame

 

WHO:         Honoree-Bobby Flay
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: Emmy Award-winning co-host of The Chew and fellow Iron Chef  Michael Symon; 
                    Brooke Johnson, President of Food Network & Cooking Channel; and his daughter Sophie Flay

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2553rd star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Television

WHERE:    6141 Hollywood Boulevard 
                    in front of the new Eastown Apartments

WHEN:      Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Hollywood Chamber to honor Bobby Flay  with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Chef Bobby Flay will be honored with the 2,553rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated in front of Eastown Apartments at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard. Flay is the first chef to be honored with a star on the famous Walk of Fame. Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Helping emcee and to unveil the star will be Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler and guest speakers Iron Chef Michael Symon, President of Food Network & Cooking Channel, Brooke Johnson and daughter Sophie Flay. “We are thrilled to honor our very first culinary star on our fabled Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler. “Bobby Flay has entertained the masses with his culinary expertise and has opened the eyes of food lovers everywhere.”  

A native of New York City, Bobby Flay has come a long way in both the entertainment and restaurant industry since he discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17.

From his first appearance on Food Network in 1994, Flay has been a continued presence hosting programs which are both entertaining and informative, bringing cooking tips and information on American regional fare to a national audience. Flay’s show, Grillin’ & Chillin’, premiered in 1996, followed by Hot Off the Grill and Emmy award-winner Boy Meets Grill, as well as his hit series, Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Currently, the chef and culinary superstar can be seen in his most recent primetime hit series, Beat Bobby Flay, as well as his daytime Emmy award-winning Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. And on June 7th, he returns as co-host for season eleven of Food Network Star, where along with Giada De Laurentiis and Food Network execs, Flay will be looking for the next great television food personality. He can also be seen alongside many familiar Food Network faces in the new series Guilty Pleasures, reigning supreme in Kitchen Stadium as one of the original US Iron Chefs in Iron Chef America on Food Network, as well as Brunch @ Bobby’s, on both Food Network and sister network Cooking Channel. As if that weren’t enough, Flay is also a staple on numerous seasonal and holiday specials, including his most recent Emmy award-nominated, Thanksgiving at Bobby’s.

Flay’s shows have not only received several Emmy® awards and nominations, but also James Beard Foundation Awards and nominations as well as a People’s Choice Award nomination. In addition to his on-camera roles, Flay is a talented producer through his Rock Shrimp Productions banner, which is currently producing Beat Bobby Flay andBrunch @ Bobby’s and has previously delivered popular series 5 Ingredient Fix, Alex’s Day Off, Kelsey’s Essentials, Mexican Made Easy andSandwich King.  Flay also created Bobby Flay Fit, his first lifestyle series for FoodNetwork.com.

In addition to his extensive body of work on Food Network and Cooking Channel, Flay has also lent his culinary expertise to numerous talk shows and morning shows including CBS This Morning and the Today Show, sharing delicious recipes which he demonstrates with ease, making them accessible and achievable for a national audience. Flay also expanded his small screen credits out of the kitchen to include a star turn as himself on the HBO series Entourage.

Flay works tirelessly to challenge the way Americans view and taste food – making it bold, zesty and always fun. He continues to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for food through his cookbooks and cooking programs. Bobby’s thirteenth cookbook “Brunch @ Bobby’s” (Clarkson Potter) will hit bookstores in Fall 2015.

At the very young age of 17, Flay started working as a cook at the famed Theatre District haunt, Joe Allen’s. The job had been arranged by his father, who was a partner in the restaurant. After a short time, Joe Allen himself became so impressed by Flay’s talents that he paid the young cook’s tuition to the French Culinary Institute.

Following his graduation in 1984, Flay worked with restaurateur/owner Jonathan Waxman at Buds and Jams, where he first discovered the sweet-heat of Southwestern ingredients. It was at these burgeoning restaurants that Flay met other icons of the era – Wolfgang Puck, Jeremiah Tower – who he credits with spawning an entire generation of chefs. After Jams, Flay debuted as Executive Chef at the East Village’s Miracle Grill where he caught the attention of restaurateur Jerome Kretchmer. Kretchmer offered the 25-year old the opportunity to create his own sensation at Mesa Grill, which opened in 1991.

Two years later, Flay teamed with businessman Laurence Kretchmer to open Bolo in November 1993. During Bolo’s reign, Flay drew inspiration from the bravado and complexities of Spanish food, deftly blending the unique flavors of Spain with more familiar American ingredients. A decade later, Bolo was awarded a rare three stars by The New York Times.

Flay brought his unique amalgam of innovative food and inviting hospitality to Las Vegas with the 2004 opening of Mesa Grill at the legendary Caesars Palace. The City’s upbeat urban energy continues to provide an ideal backdrop for Mesa Grill’s lively cuisine.

At his New York eatery, Bar Americain, which opened in March 2005, Bobby Flay takes the intimacy of a midtown brasserie and injects it with authentic American flavors and style. Drawing from regional American ingredients, Flay’s dishes rejuvenate old classics and celebrate the abundance of America’s diverse and delicious heritage. Bar Americain has received rave reviews from the press, including two stars from The New York Times and in November 2009, Bobby Flay brought Bar Americain to Connecticut opening up in the Mohegan Sun.

Bobby Flay Steak, which opened in July 2006 in Atlantic City, is Flay’s first-ever steakhouse. At this restaurant, he presents classic steakhouse fare that he remembers enjoying as a child in New York City and on the Jersey Shore as well as new dishes that incorporate his famous grilling techniques and signature Southwestern fare.

In March 2007, Flay brought Mesa Grill to The Cove, Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and in July 2008, Bobby opened his first Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP) in Long Island. At BBP,  Flay presents an array of burgers inspired by his extensive travels and love of the grill in a convenient casual setting. To date, there are 18 BBP outposts with additional locations on the way.   Flay’s sixth fine dining restaurant, Gato, opened March 2014 in New York City’s NOHO District. Gato opened to rave reviews from the press, including two stars from The New York Times, and a year later still remains one of the most sought-after reservations in downtown New York City.

 Flay is personally involved with such non-profit organizations as Citymeals-on-Wheels, Make-A-Wish foundation, Food Network’s and Cooking Channel’s philanthropic wine and food festivals (NYCWFF & SOBEWFF). He is an equine welfare advocate and his passion for horses has helped raise funds for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He has been awarded the Earle I. Mack Champion Award recognizing his efforts on behalf of the TRF.

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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. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

 

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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Melissa McCarthy on Walk of Fame

Published May 12th, 2015

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ACTRESS MELISSSA MCCARTHY TO BE HONORED WITH

STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Honoree Melissa McCarthy
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Ellen DeGeneres, director Paul Feig and Ben Falcone

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,552nd star on the Walk of Fame 
                    in the category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6927 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

WHEN:      Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Melissa McCarthy with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress Melissa McCarthy will be honored with the 2,552nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Motion Pictures will be dedicated in front of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard. “Hollywood is thrilled to honor Melissa McCarthy with this coveted award. Her ability to portray unique, unforgettable and exuberant characters sets her apart,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and emcee of the event. “She is one of America’s favorite comedic actresses and very deserving of this honor!” The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Helping emcee Gubler to unveil the star will be Ellen DeGeneres, Director Paul Feig, and McCarthy’s husband and business partner Ben Falcone.

A native of Illinois, Melissa McCarthy first made her mark on the comedy stage performing stand-up in New York at The Duplex, The Improv, and Stand-Up New York. At the same time, she studied the Meisner Technique under Michael Harney and then continued her dramatic training at The Actors Studio. Melissa starred in a variety of stage productions throughout the city. In Los Angeles, Melissa spent nine years as a main-stage member of the world renowned improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.

McCarthy received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Megan in the worldwide hit comedy Bridesmaids, a film directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow. She also received BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, and SAG Award nominations for this role and won the MTV Movie Award for Comedic Performance of the Year.

In 2014, McCarthy starred opposite Bill Murray in St. Vincent, for which she received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, and in Tammy which she co-wrote with her actor/writer husband Ben Falcone, who also served as the film’s director. She received a People’s Choice Award for this role. Her previous film credits include The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock for Director Paul Feig, Identity Thief alongside Jason Bateman, This is 40 for Director Judd Apatow, and Todd Phillip’s The Hangover Part IIIMcCarthy will next be seen in FOX’s action comedy Spy, in which she plays an unlikely desk-bound CIA agent turned super spy. The film, directed by Paul Feig, will be released nationwide on June 5th.

McCarthy has just completed shooting Michelle Darnell which she co-wrote with Ben Falcone, who also directs (Universal/April 8, 2016), and will begin shooting Ghostbusters, directed by Paul Feig, this June (Sony/July 22, 2016).

McCarthy’s additional feature film work includes The Back-Up PlanLife As We Know ItPretty Ugly PeopleJust Add WaterThe NinesWhite OleanderPumpkin, and Go.  She starred in John August’s short film God and in The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey.  

On television, McCarthy starred as the clumsy culinary genius Sookie St. James in “Gilmore Girls” and Dena in the series “Samantha Who?” McCarthy won an Emmy Award for starring as Molly on the hit CBS comedy “Mike & Molly” and has directed several episodes. She has also received Emmy nominations for guest hosting “Saturday Night Live,” which she has hosted three times.

McCarthy will launch her first clothing line “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” this August. Following this launch, she will release an upper tier clothing line called “Melissa McCarthy” in August 2016.

★★★

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Sofia Vergara with Star on Walk of Fame

Published April 29th, 2015

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SOFIA VERGARA TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Star Will Be Next To the Star of Vergara’s TV Husband Ed O’Neill

 

WHO:         Honoree: Sofia Vergara
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Eric Stonestreet and “Modern Family” Co-creator/Executive Producer Steve Levitan

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,551st star on the Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Television

WHERE:    7013 Hollywood Boulevard 
                    in front of Marshalls Department Store

WHEN:      Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Sofia Vergara with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress Sofia Vergara will be honored with the 2,551st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Marshalls Department store. “The Hollywood Chamber is proud to add some spice to the Hollywood Walk of Fame by immortalizing Sofia Vergara’s fame onto our iconic Walk of Fame. Vergara adds coveted diversity to our Walk of Fame institution. We also think putting her star next to the star of TV husband Ed O’Neill is an added value for fans of their show to enjoy,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actor Eric Stonestreet and “Modern Family” Co-creator/Executive Producer Steve Levitan.

Discovered on the beaches of Barranquilla, Colombia, Vergara began her career in a Pepsi-Cola commercial and history was made. World renowned as one of the funniest and sexiest stars today, Sofia Vergara is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominated actress. She can currently be seen as ‘Gloria Delgado-Pritchett’ in the five-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series “Modern Family,” which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Vergara will soon be seen opposite Reese Witherspoon in New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit,” distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. The film is slated for release on May 8th, the day after Vergara’s star induction ceremony. Vergara is also an executive producer on the film.

Vergara’s recent film appearances include starring opposite Woody Allen and Sharon Stone in John Turturro’s “Fading Gigolo” as well as co-starring in Open Road Films’ “Chef” with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. and Simon West’s “Wild Card” with Jason Statham. Both “Fading Gigolo” and “Chef” posted one of the year’s best specialty box-office openings.

Vergara got her break in Disney’s comedy “Big Trouble” and since then has starred in films such as “Smurfs,” “Happy Feet 2,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Four Brothers” and Tyler Perry’s box office sensations “Meet The Browns” and “Madea Goes To Jail.”

On stage in 2009, Vergara earned rave reviews when she debuted in the Broadway production of “Chicago” as ‘Mama Morton.’

In the Hispanic market, some of her past TV credits include “Fuera de Serie” as well as her special guest appearance on 2008’s highest rated Spanish language soap opera, “Fuego en la Sangre” on Univision. Additionally, she executive produced the Spanish version of “Desperate Housewives.” The entertainment trade papers have also named her one of the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment.

Along with the recognition she has earned for her acting career, Vergara is also considered a successful entrepreneur with an especially strong celebrity brand. Being able to successfully cross over from her original audience of Hispanic consumers and spread her influence across all demographics, is something Vergara does on a daily basis with her retail lines, which range from furniture to hair care and fragrance and more appeal to virtually every demographic. She has a collection for Kay Jewelers called ‘So Sofia’ and her fragrance, Sofia by Sofia Vergara, launched last May and her second fragrance will be launched globally later this summer.

In 1994, Vergara founded Latin World Entertainment with business partner Luis Balaguer. Latin World Entertainment has grown from a management agency for top Hispanic talent to a multi-service company offering a 360° approach, and currently is the premier Hispanic talent management and entertainment marketing firm in the United States. The company represents the biggest stars, opinion-makers and trendsetters in the Spanish-speaking entertainment world, and leverages that star power to take brands and products directly into the growing Hispanic market.

In addition to her success as an actress and entrepreneur, Vergara is also committed to being active through various philanthropic endeavors. Vergara works closely with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2001, Vergara created “Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia,” a foundation that has helped thousands of children in Colombia. She has also donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her hometown, and currently dedicates her time giving back to this charity in Colombia.

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Julianna Margulies on Walk of Fame

Published April 27th, 2015

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AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS JULIANNA MARGULIES
TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:          Honoree: Julianna Margulies
                     Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                     Guest speakers:  Michael J. Fox and Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation

WHAT:        Dedication of the 2,550th star on the Walk of Fame
                     in the category of Television

WHERE:     6621 Hollywood Boulevard in front of
                     Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics & Makeup Academy

WHEN:       Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Julianna Margulies with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actress Julianna Margulies will be honored with the 2,550th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard.

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Michael J. Fox and Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. “Julianna is one of the premiere actresses in the world of television and film. Her leading popularity and television success keeps us yearning for more,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “We are very proud to have her be a part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for fans around the world to see.” The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film.

A native of New York, Margulies started doing theatre and got her big break on the show pilot of “ER”. Her character on the show was supposed to die, but she tested so high that is was decided that she would live on and she became a series regular.

Margulies currently stars and produces the CBS hit show The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick, a role that has won her two Emmy, as well as a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. The season finale of the show is scheduled for May 10th and airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m.

Other TV credits include her multi-episode guest role in HBO’s The Sopranos, The Grid, a mini-series from TNT and the BBC, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and TNT’s original mini-series The Mists of Avalon, opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen.  

In 2012 Margulies was seen on the big screen in Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys alongside Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. Margulies also starred in City Island, opposite Andy Garcia. The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Margulies other film credits include the dark comedy The Darwin Awards, directed by Finn Taylor, opposite Winona Ryder and Joe Fiennes; David R. Ellis’ Snakes on a Plane opposite Samuel L. Jackson; Jay Alaimo’s Slingshot opposite David Arquette and Balthazar Getty; Steve Beck’s Ghost Ship opposite Gabriel Byrne; Bruce Beresford’s Evelyn opposite Pierce Brosnan; What’s Cooking, an ensemble drama directed by Gurinder Chadha; Richard Linklater’s The Newton Boys; Boaz Yakin’s A Price Above Rubies; Jack Green’s Traveller; Bruce Beresford’s Paradise Road; and George Hickenlooper’s The Man From Elysian Fields opposite Andy Garcia and Mick Jagger.

On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in Festen, opposite Michael Hayden, Larry Bryggman, Ali MacGraw, and Jeremy Sisto. Margulies completed a successful run in Jon Robin Baitz’s Ten Unknowns at Lincoln Center, opposite Donald Sutherland, for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award. Other theater credits include: The Vagina Monologues, both Off-Broadway and in the Los Angeles premiere, and Intrigue with Faye at the New York Stage and Film Festival.

Aside from her career, Margulies has personally been involved in Project ALS since its inception, Erin’s Law, and the rebuilding efforts of the Rockaways, alongside the St. Bernard Project after Super Storm Sandy.

 

★★★

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Larry Elder with Star on the Walk of Fame

Published April 16th, 2015

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LARRY ELDER CELBRATES BIRTHDAY WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Larry Elder
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Dean Cain, Dennis Prager and Jon Voight

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,548th star on the Walk of Fame 
                    in the category of Radio

WHERE:    6270 Hollywood Boulevard next to the W Hollywood Hotel

WHEN:      Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Larry Elder with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that radio personality Larry Elder will be honored with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. April 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Radio will be dedicated at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard next to the W Hollywood Hotel. “Larry Elder is one of the airwave’s most popular voices who shares his insightful discussions and opinions with legions of dedicated fans,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “We are proud to have him join our Walk of Fame family.”

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Dean Cain, Dennis Prager and Jon Voight.

A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” the best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned concepts as evidence and logic in his on-air discussions.

He recently hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March, 1994. “The Larry Elder Show,” was a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on KABC 790. Elder is currently broadcasting “The Larry Elder Show” live on www.larryelder.com, where he also produces video and audio podcasts forhis fans – the “Elderados.”

Known to his listeners as the “Sage From South Central,” Larry sizzles on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day’s most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his listeners. The “Sage” engages political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility and education that have elevated the talk radio genre. Elder’s views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personalities cable news pundits in the country.

In his best-selling book, “The 10 Things You Can’t Say in America,” Elder skewers the crippling myths that dominate the public agenda. In his second book, “Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies and the Special Interests That Divide America,” Elder again takes on the Nanny State, “victicrats” and the politically correct. His third book, “What’s Race Got to Do with It? Why it’s Time to Stop the Stupidest Argument in America,” is praised as a groundbreaking must-read for the future of race relations in America. His latest book, “Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours,” is a deeply moving, personal story of anger and reconciliation with his dad, who grew up fatherless and was kicked out of his house at 13 years old, on the eve of the Great Depression in the Jim Crow South. Elder also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column distributed through Creators Syndicate.

Elder was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 1974, and graduated from University of Michigan, School of Law in 1977. After graduation, he worked with a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he practiced litigation. He then opened “Laurence A. Elder and Associates,” a business specializing in recruiting experienced attorneys. At the same time, he hosted a topic-oriented television show in Cleveland, initially on PBS, then on the local Fox affiliate.

Elder created, directed and produced his first film, “Michael & Me,” a documentary that examines the history and use of guns in America. It was released in August 2005.

He hosted the television show, “Moral Court,” distributed by Warner Brothers Television. In the fall of 2004, Warner Brothers returned Elder to daily television with “The Larry Elder Show,” an hour-long, multi-topic show that brought common sense, sound advice and realistic, workable solutions. Elder was the subject of profiles by both “60 Minutes” and “20/20.” In 1999, he received a Los Angeles area Emmy for “Best News Special.” He was the reporter for several episodes of the groundbreaking PBS “National Desk” series, including “Redefining Racism: Fresh Voices From Black America.” His PBS work earned him a 1998 AEGIS Award of Excellence, a 1998 Telly award, and a 1999 Emerald City Gold Award of Excellence.

Elder has established the Larry Elder Charities, a non-profit organization that contributes to groups and individuals offering non-government, self-help solutions to problems of poverty, crime, poor parenting, dependency, and education.

★★★

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Hollywood Chamber to honor Jeff Lynne with Star on the Walk of Fame

Published April 13th, 2015

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ROCK ARTIST JEFF LYNNE TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Jeff Lynne
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
                    Guest speakers: Tom Petty and Joe Walsh

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the category of Recording

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

WHEN:      Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

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

Hollywood Chamber to honor Jeff Lynne with star on Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that prolific singer, songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne will be honored with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the iconic Capitol Records building where the stars of Lynne’s friends and co-musicians The Beatles and Roy Orbison are cemented. “Jeff Lynne is one of the premier musicians of his time! With longevity and decades of his magical artistry, Lynne has captivated fans with his distinctive style and very memorable sounds,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled to add his name to our famed Walk of Fame next to his musical peers.”

Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Tom Petty and Joe Walsh.

Born and raised in Shard End, Birmingham, England Lynne has been bringing music to fans in his home country and around the world for nearly four decades. He came to prominence as the leader and creative force of Electric Light Orchestra—better known by its initials, ELO. With ELO, he scored many hits throughout the 1970s, including “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” “Livin’ Thing,” and “Don’t Bring Me Down” to name a few.

Lynne eventually went on to concentrate on production and songwriting work for fellow major stars, former Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison among them. He resurfaced as a performer in 1988, when he became a member of the Traveling Wilburys.

One thing that has made the past few years thrilling times for Jeff Lynne fans is that the man himself has been busy working in the studio—his natural environment—and increasingly onstage as well to bring Jeff Lynne’s ELO back to life for generations of fans all around the world. The love for Lynne’s musical genius was vividly apparent in September 2014 when ELO headlined BBC Radio2’s Hyde Park festival, the first time in almost 30 years that they’d been on a festival stage. The 50,000 fans in attendance sang along in joyous rapture with every word. More than 800,000 people tuned in to BBC’s “Red Button” to watch the show.

Recently in 2015, during Lynne’s surprise performance with Ed Sheeran at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Lynne’s contemporaries Paul McCartney and artists like Taylor Swift danced exuberantly in the aisles. Lynne’s high profile Grammy Awards appearance came nearly a year to the day after his wildly acclaimed performance at the televised Grammy salute to The Beatles, at which Lynne took his rightful place honoring his heroes and friends as he performed alongside Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh and Dhani Harrison. This exciting re-emergence also coincided with Lynne’s music—both vintage and new—being featured prominently in director David. O. Russell’s acclaimed film “American Hustle.”

In his own powerful but humble way, Jeff Lynne has been making waves all over the world for most of his musical life—a fact memorably documented in the acclaimed 2012 documentary Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO.

In 2012, Lynne returned to make waves all over again with Long Wave. Lynne’s extraordinary latest solo album found this remarkable artist recording some of the great popular songs that first inspired his lifelong and enduring love affair with popular music. The songs that Jeff Lynne revisited on Long Wave are some of the great songs that inspired him to go on to write his modern standards like, “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Showdown,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Do Ya,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” and “Telephone Line.”

Long Wavearrived as Lynne was also bringing his fans Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, an altogether stunning volume featuring new versions of his past ELO smashes.

Electric Light Orchestra is one of the most remarkable success stories in rock history. ELO has sold over 50-million records worldwide, and continues to be a remarkably popular catalog. Between 1972 and 1986, Lynne wrote and produced 26 Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom, and 20 Top 40 hits in the United States, including 20 Top 20 smashes in the UK and 15 Top 20 smashes in the U.S. The ELO catalog continues to have tremendous impact here in the 21st Century, and demonstrated powerfully so when the compilation All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra was released in 2005, and became a Top 10 album hit in international markets including England.

Over the years, Lynne produced and collaborated with many of the greatest musical artists of all time, including Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and The Beatles themselves. He has also collaborated with such contemporaries as Tom Petty and Joe Walsh, whose latest album Analog Man Lynne helped produce. Together with Harrison, Orbison, Petty and Bob Dylan, Lynne is a member of the Grammy award-winning Traveling Wilburys—a super group like no other.

The undeniable fact is that with Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne brought the world a different sound that still sounds modern, relevant and great.  

Lynne is involved with such organizations as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma).  

★★★

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The Android version will premiere later this year.

 

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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

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

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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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