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The Hollywood Chamber worked on a few fronts last week championing the business interests and creating a strong local economy. Here are some of the items we were following or initiating:
Hollywood Chamber honored Mandy Patinkin with star on the Walk of Fame. Photo by Bob Freeman
Actor Mandy Patinkin was honored with the 2,629th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Pantages Theatre. Helping Emcee Vin Di Bona to unveil the star were Patti LuPone and Rupert Friend. The star ceremonies promote Hollywood as a tourist destination for locals, visitors and online viewers around the world. Watch the star ceremony on www.walkoffame.com
LA City Council shined the spotlight on Oscar nominated films made in Hollywood and throughout California. Best Picture Nominee ‘Lady Bird,’’ and Best Animated Feature Nominees ‘Coco’ and ‘The Boss Baby’ received the 7th Annual Made in Hollywood Honors (MIHH) at a ceremony hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell during a special City Council presentation. The event is in collaboration with Councilmember O’Farrell, SAG-AFTRA, the California Film Commission, FilmL.A., Inc. Teamsters Local 399, the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund and the Producers Guild of America, together with MIHH partner and co-sponsor, 1600 VINE and its managing partner, Klein Financial Corporation.
As part of its on-going efforts to strengthen relationships between the Chamber and our Hollywood area Neighborhood Councils, the Chamber convened a meeting with the leadership of area Neighborhood Councils. Attendees were briefed on the status of the Hollywood Community Plan Update and provided with a report from LAPD. The Chamber-Neighborhood Council Outreach meetings are scheduled quarterly.
Heroes of Hollywood Committee met and discussed plans for the upcoming 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. The event will be held at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, May 31st. Co-chairs Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting reviewed the nomination form and possible submissions for Heroes of Hollywood award. You can nominate an individual, business, or non‐profit organization for the 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 16th, by 10 a.m. Click here for Heroes of Hollywood Nomination Form.
The Healthcare Planning Committee convened and brainstormed potential ideas for a wellness focused panel discussion. The committee also discussed the upcoming Hollywood Health Guide which promotes. healthcare-related businesses.
Chamber Foundation Gears Up for Heroes of Hollywood, Committee Co-chairs Call for Heroes Nominations
Plans are underway for the Chamber Foundation’s 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. The annual fundraiser will be held once again at Taglyan Complex on Thursday, May 31st. Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting will return once again in their roles as co-chairs of the Heroes of Hollywood Committee.
The Committee is now accepting Nominations for Heroes of Hollywood. You can nominate an individual, business, or non‐profit organization for the 2018 Heroes of Hollywood Awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 16th, by 10 a.m. Click here for Heroes of Hollywood Nomination Form.
View photos from Heroes of Hollywood 2017 - View Commemorative Program 2017
Read the Chamber's Latest Issue of 'Hollywood Business Advocate'
The newest issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate is out. In this issue, the Chamber reports on member survey about the future of our community. In his column, Chair Jeff Zarrinnam reflects on where we’ve been and what challenges and opportunities we anticipate. Join us for the annual State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell at Taglyan Complex, January 25th. Learn about the new California Employment Laws that affect businesses in 2018 and beyond, read about our Walk of Fame star ceremonies and how we promoted Hollywood, and learn more about the Chamber’s agenda and upcoming events. In this issue, we also shine the spotlight on some of our member businesses as we welcomed new members at Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive at Dream Hotel.
THIS ISSUE OF THE HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS ADVOCATE IS SPONSORED BY:
Hollywood Chamber to Honor Mark Hamill with Walk of Fame Star
“In a Galaxy far, far away”...The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Mark Hamill will be honored with the 2,630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 8, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre. “Star Wars fans from around the world and a galaxy far, far away will be excited to hear that legendary actor Mark Hamill will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We are proud to add this extraordinary talent to the historic Hollywood monument,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Helping Master of Ceremonies and President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler unveil the star will be Harrison Ford and George Lucas.
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
Tuesday, March 6th, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Speed Leads Luncheon - RSVP
Thursday, March 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Mark Hamill Walk of Fame - Watch LIVE
Mon.-Fri. March 12-16 - Access D.C. - Join us