Committees

Hollywood Chamber committees, comprised of volunteer members, are continuously working to improve Hollywood and shape its future. Through committee involvement, members have the opportunity to effect change in areas specific to their business, and, to make important business contacts. Take advantage of this important benefit of membership by signing up for one of the following committees by contacting the Chamber at (323) 469-8311 or via email info@hollywoodchamber.net

You must be a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in good standing to participate in any of the Chamber's committees. The Committee Chair must approve members who wish to join a committee

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Dwayne Gathers & Li Wen, 2015 Volunteer Co-chairs
Meets every third Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.
Coordinates efforts to retain and attract businesses to Hollywood. Comprised of volunteer members, the committee works closely with new developers and financial investors to ensure that community support is mobilized to gain approval for projects important to Hollywood’s revitalization. Sponsors periodic briefings for brokers on economic development projects in greater Hollywood, and coordinates annual Economic Summit.

TEAM HOLLYWOOD COMMITTEE
Susan Cabral-Ebert & Maricela Gomez, 2015 Volunteer Co-chairs
(The Arts, Entertainment & Emerging Media)
Meets second Wednesday, alternating months, 12 Noon
The Entertainment, Arts, & Media Committee, TEAM HOLLYWOOD mission is to promote the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries with a focus on film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing arts. The Committee aims to cultivate new and emerging media so as to uphold Hollywood’s status as the entertainment capital of the world.

HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
Fariba Kalantari, DDS & Sam Smith, 2015 Volunteer Co-chairs
Meets periodically as needed.
Addresses important health care issues facing Hollywood health care providers and educators, both legislatively and within the community. As one of the leading industries in the Hollywood community, the health care industry represents more than 10,000 jobs in Hollywood. 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
Mark R. Edwards & Matt Fritch, 2015 Volunteer Co-chairs
Meets every second Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Monitors legislative actions at the local, state and federal levels, and works to identify, support or oppose legislation that may impact local businesses. The Chamber fights to protect the interests of Hollywood and your business. 

TOURISM COMMITTEE
Donelle Dadigan & Patti MacJennett, 2015 Volunteer Co-chair
Meets every fourth Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
These meetings provide inside information on topics and issues important to Hollywood’s tourism industries. Works to encourage and facilitate tourism in Hollywood by sponsoring special events, providing tourism demographics and supports projects to increase tourism. Guest speakers and presentations by industry leaders keep members informed of cutting-edge trends and opportunities. 

HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE
Cindy Braun & Carole Sarian, 2015 Volunteer Co-chairs
Meets through May each year
The Heroes of Hollywood Event Planning Committee is comprised of members of the Hollywood Chamber who are event volunteers and have proven to be community leaders themselves. The Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon honor individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the Hollywood area.

ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
Paul Audley, FilmL.A., Inc. & Sharon Keyser, Paramount Pictures
Meets periodically

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER PAC
Laurie Goldman, Go! Goldman Organization
Meets periodically

HOLLYWOOD ED
Jon Clayden, Emerson College & Elizabeth McDonald, L.A. Film School
Meets periodically

HYPE (Hollywood Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs)
Karreno Alexanyan, JP Morgan Chase & Brandon Mason, Avison Young
Meets periodically

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