Hollywood Business Advocate - Official Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was hard at work last week on issues that impact Hollywood businesses. Here is a sampling of our activities:

Chamber Plans an Exclusive Luncheon Featuring State Senate President ProTem Kevin de León, August 10th
Hollywood Chamber Legislative Action Committee hosted representatives from Board of Equalization and Councilmember David Ryu. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

The Legislative Action Committee met and heard from State Board of Equalization member Jerome Horton, and was briefed by Nicholas Grief, representing Councilmember David Ryu (CD4), on potential City action to regulate tour buses.

A delegation from the Chamber and Hollywood Property Owners Alliance met with Councilman Curren Price to discuss the urgency of getting a Street Vending Ordinance in place to provide regulations that can be enforced within the City.

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler and Legislative Action Co-chair Mark Edwards participated in a City of Los Angeles Economic Strategy Session for Hollywood, offering input on the challenges faced by Hollywood businesses that hold back business growth.

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler participated in a groundbreaking ceremony by the Strategic Legacy Investment Group for their Tamarind South project at 1310 Tamarind, that will create 32 new housing units.

Representatives of the Chamber and Hollywood Property Owners Alliance met with City officials to discuss the need to address the issue of homeless encampments.

Early Crow Registration Ends Friday 10/20! Join us for Our Family-friendly All Hallows' Eve, Hollywood Forever, October 25th

Mark Your Calendar for All Hallows' Eve Fundraiser at Hollywood Forever, October 25th

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is planning its annual All Hallows' Eve Fundraiser, an event for Chamber members and their guests. Join the fun on Wednesday, October 25th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hollywood Forever at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Early Crow Special rate is $35 through October 22nd. Admission is $50 thereafter. Bring the kids to this family-friendly spooktacular and let children 12 and under roam free. Children must be accompanied with payind adult. This annual event is for members and not open to the public. No admission at the door. See photos from last year's party.

Hollywood Forever is the Presenting Sponsor of this annual staple event. Platinum Level sponsors are Fancifull Fine Foods & Gift Baskets, Pavemint, Premiere Events. Gold Level sponsors include Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP, Emerson College Los Angeles, Global Icons LLC, Harman Press, Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel. Silver Level sponsors include Ametron Audio / Video, Berj V. Tashjian, Capitol Music Group, City National Bank, The CrisCom Company, Drinks with Dee Dee, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Handelman Consulting, Inc., Hollywood Distillery, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, McDonald’s, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Pacific Commerce Bank, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Park & Velayos LLP, Southern California Gas Company, US Bank.

Please consider supporting the Hollywood Community Foundation by assisting with this wonderful community event. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that awards about $50,000 a year in grants to Hollywood community non-profits. Opportunities still available for sponsorships, restaurants, and prize donations. For information on donating, please contact kristine@hollywoodchamber.net.

Panel to Discuss ‘State of the Stream’ at Entertainment Conference, Nov 30th

“The State of the Stream” will be one of the topics of the Chamber’s Entertainment Industry Conference. This year’s conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is $159. Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.

As the growing ‘entertainment-on-demand’ audience continues to build a complex streaming economy, a new group of media power players are calling the shots. Their business strategies vary from subscription to ad-supported models, and the experiences are enhanced with user-generated content mixed with premium offerings across many platforms. In a crowded field, the streaming elite debate what’s next for this industry.

Panelists include Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television, and General Manager, Crackle; Erin McPherson, Head of Content Strategy, Acquisition and Programming, Verizon; Rachel Webber, Head of Digital Product, National Geographic; David Wells, CFO, Netflix. Andrew Wallenstein, Co-editor in Chief, Variety, to moderate.

Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures Entertainment are co-chairs of the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Vin Di Bona will return in his role as emcee for the sixth consecutive year.

Sponsors of the conference include Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Breakfast Level sponsors includes FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors includes City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties. Silver Level includes AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, The Walt Disney Company.

For more information about the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, contact Kaylee Kiecker at kaylee@hollywoodchamber.net.

Ted Talks on "The Get to Principle" and How to Step into Your Power

Join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Friday, October 27th to learn how to face decisions that affect us, our businesses and the ones we love. In his presentation, Ted Larkins will be sharing “The Get To Principle,” the ability to approach life from the power of "I Get To" as opposed to the victim feeling of "I have to". Hear Ted talk about how businesses today are missing out on integrating every experience on all levels, individual and teams, and how you can use his principle to help your businesses see opportunities and have a shift of mind from executive to explorer and adventurer and connect more with the emerging future possibilities. Register online at hollywoodchamber.net/events

Mark Your Calendar for All Hallows' Eve Fundraiser at Hollywood Forever, October 25th
Ticket link will be active 10/13

LACER LET'S DO LUNCH! Join Jackie Goldberg for LACER and others at the LACER LET'S DO LUNCH! on Wednesday, November the 8th at the Taglyan Cultural Center in Hollywood. This new event for LACER is part of plan for long-term financial security for students in LACER’s six afterschool programs. Unlike the November Brunch, this one-hour event is not on a weekend. The lunch is from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Taglyan Cultural Center, located in Hollywood at 1201 Vine Street. This is a fundraising event, but no one will be charged anything to have lunch with us, nor is there a minimum donation--or any donation--required to attend. Please RSVP to goldbeja@msn.com if you plan to attend. Parking is available on site.

Presale Special Offer for Hollywood Christmas Parade

Chamber Calls on Restaurants to Participate in Celebrating Police & Fire Appreciation Day, August 31stTake advantage of the 2017 Hollywood Christmas Parade & Concert August Presale which will be held on Sunday, November 26th, at 5 p.m. Purchase 12 VIP grandstand seats for $1,000 which offers you admission to reserved parade seating and the Pre-Parade Concert!  With your purchase, you will send 12 veterans and their families (or families in need) to the parade grandstands and Pre-Parade Concert! Only grandstands seats include admission to the concert. Previous concerts have included Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes, Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton-John, Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, India.Arie, Richie Sambora and more. To purchase these VIP tickets please contact, Ron Braverman at rb@ati.la or call 323-556-5600 ext 723


$16 Whale Watching Special See 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures showcasing 100 years of Hollywood at the Hollywood Museum

Hollywood Chamber to Honor George A. Romero with Star on the Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that filmmaker George A. Romero will be honored posthumously with the 2,621st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6604 Hollywood Boulevardin front the Hollywood Toy & Costume Store. “The fact that fans nominated Mr. Romero for the Walk of Fame star speaks volumes of how loved he was for his work in the horror film genre and for being the person he was. Fortunately, prior to his passing he learned that he was selected for a star, and we are saddened that he won’t be here with us for his special day,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame. Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be guest speakers: Filmmaker Edgar Wright and special effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero. Accepting the star will be Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

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Hollywood Chamber Calendar

Tuesday, October 24th, 3:30 p.m. - Tourism Committee - RSVP
Wednesday, October 25th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Walk of Fame WATCH LIVE
Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - All Hallows' Eve - Donate Register
Thursday, October 26th, 12 p.m. - Leadership Luncheon with Asm. Santiago - RSVP
Friday, October 27th, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Ted Talks on "The Get to Principle" - RSVP
Thursday, November 9th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee - RSVP
Thursday, November 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Mixer at LONO Hollywood - RSVP
Thursday, November 16th - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads - RSVP
Tuesday, November 21st - 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Economic Development Committee RSVP
November 23-24 - Hollywood Chamber closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 30th - Entertainment Industry Conference - Sponsor Register
Thursday, December 7th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - TEAM Meeting - RSVP

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