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

The Online Publication of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday, December 5, 2017

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The staff members and volunteers of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce are always working to represent the interests of our members. Here is a look at last week:

From left: Vin Di Bona, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Leron Gubler, Donelle Dadigan, Steve Levitan, Jeff Zarrinnam, Kevin James at the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Photo by Lionel Hahn

The sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference was held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel and drew a large crowd that was a cross-section of the entertainment industry. The Chamber started the conference six years ago to focus attention on the importance of this legacy industry to the economy of Southern California.

The Chamber presented its Commitment to California Awardto producer and director Steve Levitan, who created the award-winning Modern Family television series.

The Chamber’s Project Review Committee completed its review of the proposed 1600 Schrader hotel. The committee is composed of Chamber experts in various aspects of land-use who offer constructive suggestions to developers about their projects to improve the developments as they seek city approvals.

Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler attended a briefing at the Japanese-American Museum detailing the roll out of Hollywood’s soon-to-be opening Japan House.

Representatives from the East Hollywood Business Improvement District met with Council District 13 staff to discuss issues along the Vermont Avenue corridor.

State of Entertainment Industry Highlighted at Hollywood Chamber Conference at Loews

From left: Rachel Webber, Erin McPherson, Eric Berger, David Wells, and Andrew Wallenstein at the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. Photo by Lionel Hahn

The Stream was one of the key topics of the Hollywood Chamber’s sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference which focused on the rapidly evolving industry at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. Read more

​The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce thanks the host of businesses which sponsored the conference. Sponsors of the conference included Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Luncheon sponsor included Netflix. Breakfast Level sponsors included FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors included 20th Century Fox Television, City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Meruelo Media. Silver Level included AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, California IATSE Council (CIC), Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College, First Entertainment Credit Union, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, The Walt Disney Company.

View photos from the 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference

Chamber Welcomes New Member Businesses at the Annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Dream Hotel

The Hollywood Chamber welcomed ten new member businesses at its Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive generously hosted by Dream Hollywood in the Highlight Room. Guests networked over special holiday cocktails courtesy of Premiere Events while experiencing views of the Los Angeles skyline. Toys were donated to the LAFD Hollywood Fire Department, and music was provided by DJ Crash. Chair Jeff Zarrinnam and J.J. Connaughton, Director of Membership Services welcomed these new members: Ayo Akinsete representing Beauty & Essex, Dream Hollywood Hotel, and Tao Group; Whitney Rosenson, Art Dimensions Inc.; Gino Grajeda, Black Horn Imports; Eva Bitar, Board of Public Works - Mayor's Office of Film & Television Production; Tish Ciravolo, Daisy Rock Guitars; Dee Dee Sorvino, Drinks with Dee Dee; Nurit Weiss Grunfeld, Massage Envy - Hollywood; Robert Hernandez, Visionary Youth Center. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

Attendees of the event brought an unwrapped toy to the Chamber's annual Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive to benefit the Los Angeles Fire Department Station 27 in Hollywood. Photo by Marlene Panoyan

View more photos from the Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive

Folb Family Welcomes First Granddaughter

The Folb Family of Paramount Contractors and Developers is pleased to announce the arrival of a baby granddaughter to Hollywood. The first grandchild in the Folb Family, the baby girl is named Brisa Elizabeth Salvatierra, born on Thursday, November 30th. Brian Folb’s daughter, mommy Olivia Danielle and daddy Jalisco are happy, proud parents. The Hollywood Chamber congratulates Kate “Kiki” and grandpa Brian as well as the whole Folb Family on the new bundle of joy.

Share Your Feedback on Citywide Economic Development Strategy Survey

Please Participate in Citywide Economic Development Strategy Stakeholder Survey. EWDD and HR&A would like to hear from individuals and organizations across the City who are actively working to strengthen the Los Angeles economy in general, or in neighborhoods struggling with historic or structural under-investment. You, or your organization, have been identified as a stakeholder performing this work, and they are requesting your participation in an online survey that is critical to ensuring that the Strategy represents a robust and equitable Los Angeles economy in the years ahead. Your feedback will help them identify the importance of various business, workforce, and community issues, as well as actions that the City's economic development strategy should prioritize. Please complete the brief online survey through this link. Please contact LAEDS@ArellanoAssociates.com with any comments about this online survey.

Brighten Your Holiday Shopping Experience at Jollywood Pop-up Market, December 9th

Join the Hollywood community for one-day only as the Hollywood Boulevard transforms and becomes JOLLYWOOD on  Saturday, December 9th, from 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The pop-up market along Hollywood Boulevard between Wilcox and Las Palmas will be showcasing a holiday market featuring more than 20 local artisanal vendors, carolers and Santa Claus. The Jollywood Holiday Pop-Up in Old Hollywood was conceived to bring together the Hollywood community of shopkeepers, retailers, artisans, artists, chefs, florists, and more to offer the community one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and treats. Local restaurants, retailers, and galleries will join in the spirit and offer special discounts, tastings, and live performances. Shop for gifts, decorations, treats and more as Tinseltown glitters. Free admission, all ages. For more information, visit  http://onlyinhollywood.org/jollywood/

First Annual Los Angeles Market for Makers - Make a difference in Hollywood this Holiday Season and join the community in the first annual Los Angeles Market for Makers on Sunday, December 10th. Youth for Human Rights International will participate along with other local organizations. This holiday market will be filled with handmade crafts, DIY workshops and local food trucks. The celebration will be held on L. Ron Hubbard Way between Sunset Blvd and Fountain Ave, in East Hollywood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several non-profits will be in attendance. Bring your kids to participate in the march for Human Rights at noon.

Check out the 'Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors' Special Show to Air December 18th on CW

The 2017 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONORS special will be offering yet another glimpse of star ceremonies and Hollywood's brightest celebrations. Catch the show on Monday, December 18th (9:00-10:00pm ET) when the CW will air THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONORS. Hosted by Montel Williams, the special celebrates those who have been honored over the years with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The show will look back at star ceremonies for Amy Adams, Adam Levine, Hugh Laurie, Viola Davis, Chris Pratt, George Segal, Allison Janney, Ice Cube, Keri Russel, Jason Bateman, John Goodman, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell and more. The special will also feature the unique night-time star unveiling and tribute to Selena Quintanilla.


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Hollywood Chamber to Honor Dwayne Johnson with Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Dwayne Johnson will be honored with the 2,624th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, December 13th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Hollywood & Highland. “Everyone loves Dwayne Johnson! We predict that his star will be a very popular one to visit on our famous walk. Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame. We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

Stay tuned for the last star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before the end of the year! 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

Thursday, December 7th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - TEAM Committee Meeting - RSVP
Friday, December 8th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Leadership Luncheon w/Monica Rodriguez RSVP
Thursday, December 14th, 4 p.m. - Legislative Action Committee - RSVP
Monday, December 18th, 9 p.m. - Walk of Fame Honors broadcast on CW
Tuesday, December 19th, 8 a.m. Economic Development Committee - RSVP
Thursday, January 25th, 11:30 a.m. - State of Hollywood Luncheon - Sponsor

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