The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Each week, there is a lot of activity in Hollywood which affects our community. Your Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is constantly dealing with issues and providing programs to benefit you. Here are some of our activities from last week:
Chamber honored Gary Sinise on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo by Bob Freeman
Actor and humanitarian Gary Senise received the 2,606th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Supply Sergeant. On hand to help him celebrate were four-star General Robin Rand, and two past Walk of Fame honorees – Patricia Heaton and Joe Mantegna.
The Economic Development Committee was briefed on a proposed hotel project at 1921 Wilcox Avenue and also met with Baret Lepejian, the owner of Tin Horn Flats to get his insights into issues that have challenged his restaurant.
An enthusiastic group of Chamber members took advantage of the Chamber’s bi-monthly networking luncheon, Speed Leads, to get leads and to promote their businesses. The program is offered free to members. For more information about the next Speed Leads, contact Chamber staffer Kyle Lim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler testified before the City Planning Commission on an appeal filed against the Academy Square project by the Golden State Environmental Justice Alliance, a group based in Corona. Gubler noted this is one more example of CEQA abuse, when a by-right project with no community opposition can be challenged by a group having nothing to do with Hollywood.
Popular actor Chris Pratt received the 2,607th star on the Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre. On hand to help honor the action star were his wife, actress Anna Faris, Director James Gunn, and co-stars from the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie, including Zoe Saldana.
Sponsor the Community Foundation's Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Taglyan, June 1st
The Heroes of Hollywood Committee will honor four exceptional leaders who have made a difference in the Hollywood community during the Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex, on June 1st. George Pennacchio, ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, will emcee the luncheon. The distinguished 2017 Heroes are:
Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de León
Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, Director of the Office of Special Operations for the Los Angeles Police Department
John Lyons, Owner of Avalon Hollywood
Pink’s Hot Dogs, Hollywood’s most iconic hot dog stand for over 75 years.
Additionally, Founder and President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Donelle Dadigan, will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant.
Entertainment journalist and television host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, will be honored with the Mary Pickford Award.
The Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon is the most recognized fundraising event of the year for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, providing financial assistance to non-profit organizations. Sponsorship opportunities offer an excellent exposure for your business and for a great cause. Please contact event coordinator Kristine Chong.
Join Our Celebration of Businesses in 'LA LA LAND' at the Chamber's Hollywood Expo, Avalon Hollywood, 4/26
The Chamber will be celebrating the 29th Hollywood Expo at the historic Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, April 26th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The most popular networking event of the year will be showcasing the businesses that make
‘LA LA Land’ the city of stars! The annual function. Admission is $20 at the door. Chamber members can still register before 11 a.m. on 4/26 for $10.
WAITING LIST: Chamber Series to Discuss How to Elevate Your Brand to Stay Relevant and Continue to Evolve, April 28th
Join the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Microsoft, and UGM Enterprises for a panel conversation about key strategies for staying current, connected and relevant in our crazy-fast changing times. Panelists Debra Balamos, Ish Obregon and Myra Casciato will share helpful tools, stories, insights from their diverse backgrounds working with media, branding, leadership, technology, content development and strategic partnerships strategies. The educational series will be held on Friday, April 28th, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150. Waiting list only. Please RVSP
Hollywood International Movie Center Offers Accelerated Program to Filmmaking
The Hollywood International Movie Center (HIMC) has developed a new, exclusive program of training committed to advancing knowledge and skills in filmmaking to foreign and domestic students on the basis of their needs. HIMC is affiliated with Columbia College in Hollywood (CCH), Emerson College in Los Angeles (ELA) and Musicians Institute (MI). The HIMC offers a 4-week accelerated program in the disciplines of filmmaking, acting and TV journalism. Whether you are a “do it yourself” enthusiast or a film student, the program offers both theoretical and practical classes that include the major disciplines of cinema, dramatic arts and television journalism. The program is designed to offer hands on experience in the field, and learn how to be creative within a time frame and a budget. For more information, please visit www.himcla.com.
L.A. Minimum Wage Rate to Change Effective July 1st
The City of Los Angeles has issued an official notice regarding L.A. Minimum Wage which take effect on July 1st. The poster needs to be placed in all businesses and includes information on the minimum wage and paid sick leave. For more information, please contact the Office of Wage Standards at 844-WAGESLA (924-3752) or email email@example.com or visit http://wagesla.lacity.org.
Official Notice in English - Spanish - Fact Sheet
Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition Seeks Volunteers
The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC) is seeking individuals who like to cook, prepare and serve meals to those most in need of a hot meal. GWHFC recently moved its operation serving LA’s homeless and hungry from the corner of Sycamore and Romaine to a more welcoming, permanent indoor location at the Salvation Army’s Hollywood location, at 5939 Hollywood Boulevard (between Gower and Bronson). Meals are prepared from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and served at this new location nightly from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Volunteer assistance is crucial, and there is a need for those who can work as daytime meal preparers and evening servers. Those interested in volunteering, please visit www.gwhfc.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hollywood Heritage to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese Theatre
On May 1, 2017, Hollywood Heritage, the TCL Chinese Theatre, NBCUniversal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the opening of one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks, The Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, with the premier presentation of the newly restored 1934 Cecil B. DeMille film, Cleopatra. This event will be kicking off the organization’s National Historic Preservation Month activities. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hollywoodheritage.com and http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2916255
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Chamber to Honor Wolfgang Puck with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck will be honored with the 2,608th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Television will be dedicated at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood & Highland Center home of the annual Oscar® telecast. Puck is the Chef for the Governors Ball following the award show. “Wolfgang Puck is an innovative chef who successfully converged the industry of food into the comfort of entertainment,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “His star will mark a staple presence hot off our world-famous Walk of Fame.”
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be director Brett Ratner and television personality Larry King.
Chamber Honors Chris Pratt with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Chris Pratt with the 2,607th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, April 21st, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Motion Pictures was dedicated at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre.
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were actress Anna Faris and director James Gunn. “Fans of Chris Pratt have been waiting for months to see their favorite actor receive his star, We are pleased to add the ‘Guardian’ to our Walk of Fame family,” stated Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez.
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.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks
of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Hollywood Chamber Calendar
Wednesday, April 26th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Wolfgang Puck Walk of Fame Watch LIVE
Wednesday, April 26th - Hollywood Expo at the Avalon - $20 at the door - Register
Friday, April 28th, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Elevate Your Brand! - RSVP
Tuesday, May 16th, 8 a.m. - Economic Development Committee - RSVP
Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Business After Hours at Lucky Strike - RSVP
Mon-Wed, May 22-24 Washington, D.C Advocacy Trip - Register
Wed-Thurs, May 31-April 1 - Sacramento Advocacy Trip - Register
Thursday, June 1st - Heroes of Hollywood at Taglyan - Register Sponsor
Thursday, June 22nd, 8:30 a.m. - Economic Summit at the Arclight - Sponsor
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