Volume 12 n Issue 3 May/June 2017
AWARD-WINNING BIMONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
City Addresses Griffith Park Traffic Issues n Economic Summit to Focus on Livable Hollywood n Hollywood Honors its Heroes
Hollywood Chamber Announces the 2017 Premier Investors
he Hollywood Chamber is fortunate to have some of the most supportive members involved with its Premier Investors Club. The Chamber thanks each of these investors. “Your support allows us to execute top level events at highly sought-after venues, and secure prominent speakers who offer exclusive insights,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. The Premier Investors Club offers members an opportunity to plan their marketing efforts and budgets in advance, while receiving added perks and promotion. With a minimum investment in event sponsorship, Premier Investors receive complimentary promotion on Chamber collateral, in print and electronic media, as well as special invitations, preferred seating, and other benefits. The Hollywood Chamber is proud to announce these supportive partners who have signed on for the 2017 Premier Investors Club: Platinum Star Level include The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building and Variety. Gold Star Level include Film L.A., Inc. and Hudson Pacific Properties/Sunset Gower Sunset Bronson Studios. Silver Star Level include AT&T, Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, and Paramount Pictures. Silver Star Level include CIM Group, Capitol Records, Comcast | NBCUniversal, City National Bank, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Managed Career Solutions, MBS Group, Southern California Gas Company, The Original Farmers Market, and US Bank. If your company would like to take advantage of the benefits, it’s not too late to join the Premier Investors Club. For details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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City Implements Circulation Improvements in Griffith Park
nyone who follows local issues knows that traffic circulation in and around Griffith Park has been one of the most contentious issues in the community. Now, in an effort to address the topic, the L.A. Dept. of Recreation and Parks is taking steps to address the problem. “Recreation and Parks was concerned with public safety, massive traf-
fic congestion and the environmental impact on the park around the roadways heading to the Griffith Observatory,” said Joe Salaices, Superintendent of Griffith Region for the department. He added that the goal was to mitigate traffic by offering multi-model access to the park. “One obvious way was to add weekday DASH bus service Continued on Page FIVE
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Officials announce DASH Observatory bus service running seven days a week.
Livability to be Focus of Economic Development Summit
uilding a More Livable Hollywood” is the theme of the 2017 Hollywood Economic Development Summit, which will take place on Thursday, June 22nd at the ArcLight Hollywood. The 23rd annual event will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with networking beginning at 8 a.m., according to co-chairs Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial. “As Hollywood continues to mature as an urban community, we want to be able to show how this can enhance its livability,” said Grubbs. Networking will begin at 8 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Among the speakers at the conference will be L.A. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. An opening keynote will be delivered by L.A. Planning Director Vince Bertoni. A panel of new companies will also be featured, discussing how new employers can benefit a community. As of press time, the following speakers have been confirmed: Patrick Bynum, Senior Vice President of Viacom and Kareem Saleh, Chief of Staff, ZestFinance. Jerry Neuman of Liner LLP will moderate. A conversation will also be held with Relevant Group’s developers Grant King and Richard Heyman, to discuss their vision for the Selma Avenue corridor and their efforts at “place-making” by redeveloping a two-block stretch in that neighborhood. Angela Babcock of Stratiscope will interview.
A panel of residents will discuss how positive development can enhance the livability of a neighborhood and how they would like to see new development bring to the community. Participating on this panel will be Li Wen of Gensler, Dan Sadleir of Lights, Camera, Body!, and Debbie Wehbe, local property owner. Phil Hart of Tanya Hart Productions will moderate. Closing Keynote remarks will be provided by Professor David Sloane of the USC Urban Planning Department. He is an expert in urban history, cultural landscapes and health planning and will address what is needed as far as place-making to help Hollywood to achieve its potential. In addition, the Excellence in Economic Development Award will be presented this year to Hudson Pacific, the firm responsible for the new Icon Development, and for revitalizing the Sunset-Bronson and Sunset-Gower studio lots. Chris Barton, EVP Development & Capital Investments will accept the award. There are still numerous opportunities for sponsorships in connection with the summit. Anyone interested
should contact Leron Gubler at email@example.com. As of press time, the following sponsors have been identified: Diamond Level sponsors include Harridge Development Group, Rescore, and Strategic Legacy Investment Group. Gold Level sponsors include American Commercial Equities, CIM Group, Counterintuity, Gensler, Gonzales Law Group, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hudson Pacific Properties, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Liner LLP, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Robertson Properties Group, and Wilcon. Silver Level sponsors include Ametron, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac, City National Bank, Communitas Design, LLC, Discover Hollywood Magazine, East Hollywood BID, Emerson College Los Angeles, Handelman Consulting, Inc, Hart Realty Advisors, Hollywood Entertainment District, LeFrak, The Original Farmers Market, Park & Velayos, Selbert Perkins Design, Sunset & Vine BID, U.S. Bank, and Wood Partners. Attendees will be among the first to receive their copy of the popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2017. Admission is $50 before Monday, June 19th. $60 at the door. Register online at http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/events. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy hollywoodchamber.net n 3
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he annual Heroes of Hollywood Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Taglyan Cultural Complex (1201 N. Vine Street) in Hollywood. The Community Foundation welcomes back Carole Sarian of The CrisCom Company and Cindy Braun of Braun Consulting as the Heroes of Hollywood event co-chairs. George Pennacchio, ABC7 Entertainment Reporter, will emcee. This year, the Heroes of Hollywood program will recognize the achievements of the following exceptional heroes: Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, Director of the Office of Special Operations for the Los Angeles Police Department; John Lyons, Owner of Avalon Hollywood; Baydsar Thomasian, Deputy District Director, Office of President Pro Tempore Kevin de León; 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. As of press time, this year’s Platinum Level sponsor is Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Gold Level sponsors include Avalon Hollywood, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, LaTerra Development, LLC, Managed Career Solutions, MBS Equipment Company, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Taglyan Cultural Complex. Silver Level sponsors include City National Bank, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, FilmL.A., Inc., Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, Hudson Pacific Properties, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, The Original Farmers Market, Pacific Commerce Bank, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Southern California Gas Company, and US Bank. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. For more information, please email event coordinator, Kristine Chong, at email@example.com. Taglyan Cultural Complex is located at 1201 N. Vine Street. Valet parking is $8. Admission is $100. Reserve your seat online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.
City Implements Circulation Improvements in Griffith Park Continued from Page THREE
as a complement to the weekend service,” he continued. “The weekday DASH also increased opportunities for people who don’t own cars to go to the Observatory.” The DASH service, which began March 21st has been a huge success. As many as 4,274 people have taken advantage of the service on a Saturday, while the weekday service has drawn as many as 2,449 people in a day. The route, with 10 stops, also connects with the Redline Subway station at Vermont and Sunset Blvd. Buses run every 20 minutes. Surveys taken show that a significant number of tourists are taking the subway to access the DASH bus at the Vermont/Sunset Station. Salaices reported that in order to improve safety, the roadways were also reconfigured to offer one-way flow around the Griffith Observatory. West Observatory Road is now one-way going up, while East Observatory Road is one-way going down. A parking rate of $4 per hour was also established to help subsidize the cost of the weekday DASH service and to cover the cost of traffic control to assist visitors.
Recreation and Parks is also researching additional steps that might be taken in the future to improve traffic flow. Among the things being studied include: acquiring electric shuttles, improvements in the area around the Observatory, a proposed walkway from the Greek Theatre to the Observatory, alternate places on the perimeter of the park to add more parking, as well as possibly eliminating parking on one side of Ferndale Road. “The best news about this project, along with improved customer service, is how this was a community effort that helped Recreation and Parks bring this to fruition,” noted
From left: Michael Shull, Department of Recreation and Parks, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti; Councilmember David Ryu, CD4, Seleta Reynolds, LADOT, and John Fasana, Metro Board at the accouncement of the weekday Dash Obus service.
Salaices. “We are delighted that so many contributed to this most important step to alleviating traffic in the park, improving safety and customer service.” As a follow-up to the Griffith Park improvements, Councilman David Ryu has announced that he is commissioning another $100,000 study that will consider how to improve park access, safety, and mobility in the areas around Griffith Park. In particular, the study will focus on the impacted areas near the western sides of Griffith Park. The study’s goal is to provide recommendations on best practices for public access and Hollywood Sign viewing along the various hiking trails, all while continuing to protect the urban wilderness elements of the Park. “We need to improve the visitor experience for park users, quality of life for our neighbors, and most importantly, the public safety for all,” he said. “By approving funding for this expanded access and mobility study, we will finally move forward on smart solutions for both visitors, residents, and park users alike.” CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy hollywoodchamber.net n 5
Hollywood Chamber PAC Announces Board of Directors for 2017
he Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) elected a new Board of Directors for 2017 at its annual meeting. The new board is comprised of the following members: Mark R. Edwards, MRE Communications, President; James Litz, Beverly Hills / Greater LA Association of Realtors, Vice President; Brian Folb, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Secretary; Marty Shelton, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Treasurer; Chris Barton, Hudson Pacific Properties; Susan Cabral-Ebert, IATSE Local 706; David Green, Pantages Theater-Nederlander West;
Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel; and Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, ex officio Mark R. Edwards has nearly 20 years of public affairs experience honed managing political campaigns, working in government, non-profit
advocacy, community relations and government relations in the private sector. “Thank you to the PAC Board of Governors for their continued confidence in me by electing me to serve a second term,” said Edwards, President of the Hollywood Chamber PAC. “After a busy election season the PAC will focus on raising funds, advocacy, and building relationships with local, regional and state government officials.” The PAC was established in 2010 by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to strengthen the voice of the Hollywood Business Community among elected officials at the local and state levels. For more information about the Chamber PAC please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/pac.
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Meet the East Hollywood BID 2017 Board of Governors
hether you work, live, play, shop, or heal in East Hollywood, you should already be seeing some of the work of the East Hollywood Business Improvement District (EHBID). The BID was initially established in 2007 to improve the commercial area of East Hollywood through various programs and services designed to increase the commercial activity of the District. From painting light poles and planting trees, to power washing our East Hollywood streets- over the past 10 years, the East Hollywood Business Improvement District (BID) has been hard at work improving the Vermont Avenue corridor of East Hollywood. The East Hollywood BID 2017 Board of Governors was elected at the BID’s April Meeting. Members of the BID’s Board are elected to serve a term of two years. A person is eligible for consideration as long as they are an East Hollywood BID Parcel Owner in Good Standing or an authorized representative of a Parcel Owner in Good Standing. The 2017 BID Board of Governors consists of members: Chairman, Harvey Shield, Temple Knesset Israel; Vice Chairman, Berj Tashjian,
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Property Owner; Treasurer, Susanna Furios, Church of Scientology, Los Angeles; Secretary, Mark Brady, Barnsdall Plaza; Gerald “Jerry” Clute, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center; Jacques Massachi, Property Owner; James Underdown, Center For Inquiry; Ellen Zaman, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; and Jeff Zarrinnam, Hollywood Hotel To date, the BID has painted over 100 of the lampposts along Vermont, making them a consistent shade and with graffiti resistant paint. In addition, the BID will begin repairing the most hazardous sections of the sidewalk along Vermont Ave and ultimately make repairs to have all of the sidewalks throughout the BID be safe, uniform, and clean. Additionally, the East Hollywood BID has planted over 100 trees along Vermont Ave. between Santa Monica and Sunset. The new trees replaced Chitalpa and Fruitless Olive trees that were found to be an inappropriate tree species for the area and consequently were doing poorly. New tree species planted by the BID included Canary Island Pines, Australian Willows and Chinese Pistache, once mature, the trees will provide improved
shade for pedestrians as well as a fresh look to the streetscape. At the end of 2016, the EHBID completed the first phase of its project to install traffic medians along Vermont Ave. The EHBID’s Vermont Ave. medians project was selected as one of the funding recipients through the highly competitive Metro Call for Projects process, as a way to calm traffic and enhance the pedestrian experience in this highly traveled area of the city. During the initial phase of the project, 4 medians were installed. An additional two medians will be constructed under the second phase of the project for a total of six medians that will stretch from Hollywood Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd. This area of Vermont Ave. encompasses several major hospitals, two Metro Stations, LA City College, the Braille Institute, religious institutions, many small business, and residents, making it a busy corridor for pedestrians and motorists alike. For further information, please contact Executive Director, Nicole Shahenian at Nicole@EHBID.org. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT creating a strong economy
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Working for a Better Hollywood
hat a year for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce – working to defeat a proposed citywide building moratorium, at the same time as planning for the first major move of the Chamber offices in 25 years. Fortunately, the Chamber was successful on both fronts. The so-called Neighborhood Integrity Initiative (Measure S) lost in a landslide with 69percent of the electorate saying “no”. The Chamber was part of the broadest coalition ever assembled in Los Angeles to oppose Measure S, which many believed might have plunged L.A. into a recession. Meanwhile, the Chamber moved in December to the Sunset Media Tower at 6255 Sunset Blvd. The state-of-the art facility positions the Chamber well to represent the business community for the next decade. Of course, there were many other issues tackled by the Chamber during the year as we worked to advocate for our members. Here is a summary of some of our key activities for the year:
The Chamber is Creating a Strong Local Economy A revised process to review development projects was approved by the Chamber with the creation of a new Project Review Committee. The goal of the new process is to provide developers with constructive comments that will help them to improve their projects to get city support. The Chamber supported action by the City to create a new Subarea F General Plan Amendment for Hollywood that allows large scale retail to be built and brings the partially-constructed Target Store at Sunset and Western into compliance with a ruling by a Superior Court judge. Chamber representatives testified at numerous hearings in support of proposed Hollywood developments, including: Rescore, Thompson Hotel, Palladium Residences, Essex, Paramount’s 25year master plan, 8150 Sunset, R.D. Olson, Hollywood Forever mausoleum, and 5901 Sunset. A future Hollywood/Western Business Improvement District moved closer as the Chamber worked on a signature-gathering campaign to obtain the signatures to form the district. A proposed new 60,000-sq.ft. Hollywood Courthouse was discussed with representatives of the State Judiciary, who met with the Chamber to discuss the status of the proposal.
2016-17 Moving Hollywood’s Agenda Forward
As a native “Hollywoodian”, having been born at Kaiser on Sunset, it is an honor for me to be your new Chair of the Board. As a Hollywood hotelier for the past 37 years and at the Hollywood Hotel for the past 24 years, I have hosted millions of guests from every country around the world who remind me daily why they come to this magical place we call Hollywood. I do what I do for the love of Hollywood. I believe it is incumbent on me to help preserve the crossroads of Hollywood ideals and the place that I call home. There is no better place to do that than to be involved in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. We face some real challenges in this new Chamber fiscal year, but we also draw upon unequaled greatness to address them – and we have some of the most diverse, talented, creative and innovative volunteers anywhere. So I may be calling on your assistance. As I look at the year ahead, nothing is more important than the Hollywood Community Plan Update. It has been delayed now for five years due to lawsuits. This is something really needed by the community – by both the business community and the residential community. An updated plan is needed to protect everyone’s interests. If you want to stop spot zoning, then you need a new community plan. So let’s get the job done this year! We must still press on for CEQA reform. That is the California Environmental Quality Act for those not familiar with it. What was once a commendable and praiseworthy concept has devolved into an abusive system to kill worthy projects or to shake down developers for money. This is no way to build a great city and state. Our public officials in Sacramento need to get serious about needed reforms. The blame for the affordable housing crisis in this state lies at their feet because they have refused to address CEQA. Regarding membership, I want us to develop a way to enlarge the Hollywood tent and to bring new businesses into the Chamber fold. We represent their interests anyway, so let’s find a way to include them all. Let me conclude by saying that I need your active support and involvement because we all believe Hollywood is worth fighting for. We are only limited by the number of volunteers we have working on issues. If you can’t offer your time, then contribute financially to our many initiatives. There is something everyone can do. I’m ready to fight for our Hollywood and its future, and so I ask you, are YOU ready to also fight for Hollywood? I really look forward to working with you all in this new year. I know we can accomplish a lot in moving Hollywood’s agenda forward. Jeff Zarrinnam Chair of the Board, 2017-18
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Meeting with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
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Construction was completed on four new landscaped medians on Vermont Avenue that the East Hollywood BID and Chamber had worked years to achieve.
The Arts, Entertainment & Emerging Media (TEAM) Susan Cabral Ebert, Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Local 706 IATSE Larry LaBoe, New Filmmakers L.A.
The 5th annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference was a huge success, discussing “Global Hollywood” and honoring Ted Sarandos of Netflix with the “Commitment to California” Award.
Budget & Audit Dwayne Gathers, Gathers Strategies,Inc.
“Emerging Hollywood” was the topic at the 22nd annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit. L.A. Times architectural critic Christopher Hawthorne was the keynote speaker and Kilroy Realty was honored with the Excellence in Economic Development Award.
Economic Development Timothy Grubbs, Communitas Design, LLC Marty Shelton, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate Entertainment Conference Susanne Ault, Variety Kristin Cavanaugh, Sony Pictures Entertainment
CEQA reform remained a high priority of the Chamber with numerous meetings held on the topic as well as a meeting with Kip Lipper, one of the top experts in Sacramento on the environmental law.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Dr. Fariba Kalantari, Famous Hollywood Dental Care
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Health Care Manny Rodriguez, La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Hedyeh Khalili, AltaMed General Pediatrics
Special “Stars of Excellence” were presented to Capitol Records in recognition of their 75th anniversary and to Technicolor for their 100th anniversary.
Heroes of Hollywood Cindy Braun, Braun Consulting Carole Sarian, The CrisCom Company
The Chamber-managed Hollywood Walk of Fame was named by Business Insider Magazine as the number one most-visited icon in the United States.
Hollywood Chamber PAC Mark Edwards, MRE Communications Legislative Action Matt Fritch, MBS Equipment Company Mark Edwards, MRE Communications Licensing Mitch Nedick, The CW Network Marketing Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood Museum Project Review Committee Bill Roschen, Roschen Van Cleve Architects Tourism Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood Museum Patti MacJennett, L.A. Convention & Tourism Board Walk of Fame Vin Di Bona, Vin Di Bona Productions/Fishbowl Worldwide
A total of 28 Walk of Fame ceremonies were organized and publicized by the Hollywood Chamber, beginning with a unique double ceremony for Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein and ending the year with a ceremony for entertainment executive Haim Saban. A new Hollywood Guide and Hollywood Business Profile, with the latest demographic information was published and distributed to 25,000 homes and businesses. The 15th annual Media Welcome Center was again hosted by the Chamber at the TCL Chinese Theatre for more than 75 press representatives coming to Hollywood for the Academy Awards. It allowed the Chamber to pitch stories about Hollywood to the press. The first Walk of Fame Honors Television Special was recorded at the Taglyan Center and broadcast nationwide on the CW Network. Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler was the keynote speaker at a seminar on Hollywood development sponsored by Biznow. Chamber staff participated in numerous media interviews during the year, discussing the revitalization of Hollywood and the Walk of Fame.
The Chamber Offers Opportunities to Network and Promote YOUR Business The 28th annual Hollywood Expo was held at the Avalon, with more than 80 exhibitors demonstrating why Hollywood is such a unique and energetic business location.
Free monthly Mixers exclusively for Chamber members were held at some of Hollywood’s great hot spots, including: Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, Tin Horn Flats, 33 Taps, Wood & Vine, American Legion Post 43, Teddy’s at the Roosevelt Hotel, and the W Hotel.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation
Hollywood Hot Deals, a free service for Chamber members, was emailed monthly to 5,000 contacts in the Hollywood area, while Businesses You Need to Know, another free service to members, was sent out bi-monthly.
One of the unique features of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is its efforts to support local community non-profit organizations. As a 501c3 nonprofit association, contributions to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation are tax deductible. Checks should be written to the “Chamber Community Foundation” and sent to the Chamber. The Foundation holds two fundraising events annually – the Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon (formerly called the Women of Distinction Luncheon) and the All Hallows Eve Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. All net proceeds go to charity. Since its inception in 1996, the foundation has given out more than $836,000 in grants to Hollywood nonprofits, and this past year awarded $37,500.
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held at numerous new Chamber businesses – another free service to members. Among the venues promoted last year were: Rooftop Film Club, Lunch Box (8621 Santa Monica Blvd.), Gold’s Gym, Which Wich, SIM Digital, Equinox, Viacom, Farmer Boys, WaBa, and Ahi Poki Bowl. The Healthcare Committee issued its Healthy Hollywood brochure, listing the Chamber’s many members in the health care field. Free to members Tech 101 Seminars were held on cutting- edge topics like: Uber Pool for Carpooling, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Time Savers, and Using Social Media to Market Your Business. Speed Leads, our popular networking luncheon free and exclusively for members, was held bimonthly and helped members gain new leads and friends in a nonthreatening business environment. Hundreds of Chamber members had an opportunity for involvement and to make new connections at the dozens of Chamber committee meetings held throughout the year.
The Chamber is Representing the Interests of Business With Government The Chamber put a full-court press on its efforts to help defeat Measure S by educating our members and the public on the harmful effects of a building moratorium, participating on panels, and raising contributions to mount a credible campaign against it. Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the Chamber at a breakfast meeting and stated his opposition to Measure S. A Chamber delegation participated in the regional Access DC trip to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress and federal agencies on Southern California issues. The Chamber conducted research and a survey of its members in order to formulate a credibly policy on the issue of short-term rental regulations by the City. County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas met with business leaders at a Chamber-organized meeting to discuss the County’s proposed ¼ cent sales tax measure to fund homeless services. The Chamber’s annual lobbying trip to Sacramento yielded meetings with State Senate President ProTempore Kevin de León, Senator Ben Allen, and Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian and Richard Bloom, where the need for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was discussed.
Dr. Fariba Kalantari, Chair, 2017-2018
In our most recent fiscal year, the Chamber Foundation assisted the following organizations: Assistance League of Southern California Blind Children Centers of America Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood Covenant House Fountain Theatre Greenway Arts Alliance The Harmony Project Hollygrove Hollywood Alumni Association Hollywood Arts Council Hollywood Fringe Festival Hollywood Police Activities League Imagine L.A. L.A.C.E. The Los Angeles Center of Photography Los Angeles City College Foundation New Filmmakers L.A. The Pablove Foundation Raise-a-Child Ronald McDonald House Streetlights Theatre West Vibes 365 We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network
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Our Business Agenda As you review our Report to Hollywood’s Business Community, you will see that the past year has been filled with achievements for the Hollywood Chamber. Not only did we defeat a proposed building moratorium that might have plunged L.A. into a recession, but we also managed to handle the first significant move of the Chamber in more than 25 years. So far, our new offices have received rave reviews. A lot of work went into this move, so I hope we are here another 25 years! My special thanks to the committee that worked so hard to make it happen – Donelle Dadigan, Mark Panatier, Marty Shelton and Jeff Zarrinnam. One of the blessings we have at the chamber is that we have so many volunteers with expertise on whom we can call when needed – whether it is to defeat an anti-business measure or to move the Chamber. In our new fiscal year, I anticipate that we will be calling on our volunteers again. I expect that two particular issues will rise to the top of our agenda – the approval of a new updated Community Plan for Hollywood and Homeless challenges. Hollywood is currently operating under a plan that is 29 years old. The City Planning Department worked for eight years on the last update of the plan that was approved in 2012, only to be thrown out by a court on a technicality. Now, the Planning Department is finally ready to begin the renewal process again. We expect the new proposed plan to begin hearings sometime in the spring, with adoption later this year. It is important that we find common ground and get a plan adopted to protect neighborhoods and to also give businesses more certainty so that developers don’t need to seek variances. We will need a strong turn out from the business community at hearings in support of a new plan. The issue of homelessness is challenging because there are no easy answers. It is tragic to see so many homeless on our streets. The problem is worse today than when I first came to Hollywood 25 years ago. Voters approved two measures this past year to build more housing for the homeless and to provide services to them. As a Chamber, we must monitor and be sure that Hollywood is receiving its fair share of those funds. And we must encourage enforcement of existing laws and regulations so that the public feels safe walking our streets. At some point, we may need to call on our members to write letters and help us to lobby for greater attention in Hollywood. There will be many other issues that surface during the coming year. Know that the Chamber is here to represent your interests. Every day we work for a better Hollywood – and we’ll look forward to working with you to achieve our goals in 2017-2018. Leron Gubler President & CEO
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An energy efficiency briefing for local studios to discuss ways to decrease energy and water usage was hosted by the Chamber. Chamber staff testified at hearings by the City on a proposed Street Vending Ordinance and urged that an “opt-out” clause be adopted for Business Improvement Districts that manage the sidewalks within their boundaries. Important luncheons were sponsored by the Chamber including the State of the State with Senate President ProTempore Kevin de León, State of Hollywood with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and an introductory luncheon with Councilmember David Ryu.
The Chamber is Taking Political Action The Hollywood Chamber Political Action Committee endorsed Laura Friedman (Assembly District 43), Richard Bloom (AD 50), Adrin Nazarian (AD46), Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, Controller Ron Galperin, and Los Angeles Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell, Paul Koretz, Curren Price, Mike Bonin, and Joe Buscaino. The Chamber opposed Measure JJJ, the Build A Better L.A. Initiative; opposed Measure S, (the building moratorium); supported Measure HHH, the bond to build permanent supportive housing for the homeless; supported Measure H, the County sales tax measure to fund homeless services, and supported Measure M, the sales tax measure to increase funding for mass transit in Los Angeles County.
The Chamber is Giving Back to the Community The 6th annual Heroes of Hollywood Luncheon was held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex to raise funds to support Hollywood nonprofit organizations. Honorees included Anastasia Mann, Jeff Briggs, Jackie Lawson, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Gilmore Family and Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, who received the Mary Pickford Award. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation awarded $37,500 in grants to 21 Hollywood community nonprofit organizations. Flowers were placed on the stars of past Walk of Fame honorees who passed away during the year. The 22nd annual Hollywood Police and Firefighters Appreciation BBQ was held, where several hundred of Hollywood’s public safety officials received a show of strong Hollywood appreciation for the work they perform daily on our behalf.
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An enthusiastic crowd attended the Chamber Foundation’s annual All Hallows Eve fundraiser at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which raised thousands of dollars for the Foundation’s grant program.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT CHAMBER EVENTS
Lucky Strike Live to Host Chamber Mixer, May 16th
he Hollywood Chamber’s May Business After Hours Mixer will be hosted by Lucky Strike Live on Tuesday, May 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Located smack on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, Lucky Strike Live has rapidly erupted from a hidden bowling alley into Hollywood’s underground entertainment hub. Featuring live performances every week by
national touring and local artists, Lucky Strike Live’s oneof-a-kind blend of edgy steampunk aesthetic, cutting edge lights & sound, gastropub cuisine, and beautifully modern lane design has turned it into a bustling magnet for Hollywood’s hippest and craziest crowd. For more information, visit www.bowlluckystrike.com. Enjoy your first drink on the house and sample Lucky Strike Live’s chef-driven cuisine throughout the event. Bowling opportunities will also be offered at this one-of-akind venue. Located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 143. Parking is available at the Hollywood & Highland Center: $2 for the first 2 hours and $1 every 15 min. thereafter with validation. RSVP at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business at Hollywood Chamber’s Business After Hours mixers. RSVP at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events. As a benefit of membership, there is no charge to attend Chamber mixers for members who are in good standing. Non-members who wish to attend may contact email@example.com CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT providing networking opportunities
Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building to Host Chamber Mixer, June 15th
The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building will be showcasing their elegant art deco Penthouse Ballroom for the Hollywood Chamber’s June Business After Hours Mixer on Thursday, June 15th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Experience the venue which hosts celebrations for Academy Awards, SAG-AFTRA, Daytime Emmys, and many others. It is an ideal venue for events ranging from formal dinners to breakfast buffets; from trade shows and corporate symposiums to networking receptions and entertainment events. The Hollywood Museum has the ability to transport large displays and vehicles and can accommodate network access on the roof, which has been known to televise many of the red carpet arrivals to the Dolby Theatre. The Hollywood Museum is the original studio for Max Factor make up and is often the backdrop for film shoots, music videos, and celebrity interviews. Restored to its original grandeur and recognized as a historical landmark, the Hollywood Museum houses the largest collection of costumes, props, posters and photographs Hollywood has to offer! As a benefit of membership, Chamber members are invited to attend this elegant mixer at no charge and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and access to four floors of exhibits following the mixer. Enjoy your first drink on the house and delicious hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening courtesy of the Hollywood Museum located at 1660 Highland Ave. in Hollywood. Parking is available for $7. RSVP at www.hollywoodchamber.net/events.
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What You Need to Know About L.A.’s Upcoming Wage Hike & Paid Sick Leave Cynthia Ruiz will be discussing the new employment regulations Friday, June 2nd, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 6255 Sunset Blvd, Ste 150
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NETWORKING THANK YOU TO OUR RENEWING MEMBER BUSINESSES A&R Worldwide / MUSEXPO AAA / Westways Magazine AdlhochCreative, Inc. AJ Khair Construction, Inc AKA Beverly Hills Amoeba Music Arslanian and Associates, Inc. Art of Acting Studio At The P Avalon Hollywood Avison Young-Southern California, Ltd Azoff MSG Entertainment Belmont Village Senior Living, Hollywood Heights Burbank SEO Experts Campus Hollywood, Inc. Cerrell Associates, Inc. Chocolate Sundaes LLC Copymat The CrisCom Company Cross Roads Of The World The CW Network DDD-Hollywood/Gower, LLC Defiant Public Relations Diamond Environmental Services, LP. Directors Guild Of America Mary Lou Dudas
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El Capitan Office Bldg., McGann Asset Mgmt., Inc. Famous Hollywood Dental Care FilmL.A., Inc. Ford Theatre Foundation Foto Spark Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood @ Universal CityWalk Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. Harridge Development Group, LLC Heritage Auctions Hollywood Club Crawl Hollywood High School Alumni Association Hollywood Historic Hotel, Inc. Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building Hollywood Piano Company Hollywood YMCA Hustler Hollywood I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 J.H. Snyder Co. The John Mejia Show LACE Line 204 LLC Linoleum City, Inc. Lord, Rosemary Los Angeles Culture Festival Los Angeles Dodgers Marathon Communications Melrose Business Improvement Association Miceli’s Restaurants, Inc. Musicians Institute The Musso & Frank Grill National Academy Of Recording Arts Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Paley Center For Media Paramount Contractors & Developers Park & Velayos LLP The Party Staff Inc. Picky Print Production, INC. Pinnacle Designs Ricardo Montalbán Theatre & Foundation Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum Salvation Army Way In Youth Services, The Sarkis Realty, Inc. SEE-LA / Hollywood Farmer’s Market Silver Commercial Sound Advice SSI / Advanced Post Services Star Track Tours LLC Sunset Bronson Studios Sunset Gower Studios Sunset Media Center c/o Kilroy Realty Corporation Supply Sergeant Television Center Thomas Safran & Associates Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill Visit California Wolfgang Puck Catering Youth Policy Institute
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS CONCORDE CAREER COLLEGE – NORTH HOLLYWOOD Concorde Career College – North Hollywood is part of a 16-campus network across eight states that has been training future dental and medical professionals, in many local communities for more than 60 years. From becoming a dental assistant to earning a degree in respiratory therapy, students complete some programs in as few as nine months and benefit from a hands-on, real-world learning environment that combines theoretical learning and practical application. Their low-anxiety admissions process, detailed breakdown of each program, financial aid counseling and transparency throughout enrollment will leave students feeling confident in choosing Concorde to jumpstart their health care career. Concorde Career College – North Hollywood offers their students a multitude of ways to interact with the community. Many of their programs include an externship component where students work in hospitals, outpatient clinics and offices throughout the Central California area. They have a dental clinic where community members can schedule appointments for lowcost dental services, like cleanings, x-rays and teeth whitening treatments. Additionally, Concorde hosts various blooddrives, fundraisers and fairs through the year to connect the local public with health and wellness opportunities. Carmen Bowen, Campus President 12412 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606 Call (818)766-8151 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.concorde.edu/campus/north-hollywood-california
SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL The mission of Screamfest® Horror Film Festival is to provide a platform for emerging talented writers and directors in the genre to showcase their work to the residents of Los Angeles County and entertainment industry. Screamfest screens quality features and shorts from around the world in competition at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles and is open to the public. Screamfest® runs for ten days every October. It is the perfect event to kick off the Halloween season. Screamfest® is best known for discovering and premiering Paranormal Activity. Other premieres include Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, 30 Days of Night (Josh Hartnett, Ben Foster), Trick ‘r Treat (Anna Paquin). Past attendees include Wes Craven, Stan Winston, John Carpenter, Clive Barker, Sam Raimi, James Franco, Sean Penn, Jeremy Sisto, Slash, Eli Roth, Corey Taylor, David Arquette, Josh Hartnett and Ben Foster to name a few. Sponsors have included Pepsi, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Universal Home Video, Destination America, POPTV, ShockTop/Stella Artois, Boost Mobile, FEARNet, Captain Morgan and Movie Magic.
LA SMASHCAKES LA SmashCakes is the newest and most unique cake experience hit! The Edible Chocolate Piñata. The gourmet chocolate dome is filled with candy and chocolate treats, and topped off with a variety of themed choices. For all occasion, such as birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, baby showers, quinseria, corporate events, LA SmashCakes will make it an experience to remember. All their smash cakes are hand-made and custom to order. Make your next cake a smash! Call Jenny today. Jenny Hernstad, President Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Call (310)349-6739 • email@example.com www.lasmashcakes.com
OUE SKYSPACE LA OUE Skyspace LA is California’s tallest open-air observation deck at nearly 1,000ft above downtown Los Angeles, and the premiere destination for 360-degree views of the city, stretching from the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Ocean. The OUE Skyspace LA experience includes a variety of interactive visitor touch points on floors 2, 54, 69 and 70. In addition to taking in the spectacular panoramas from the two-story observation deck on the upper floors, visitors can view the city like never before on the thrilling Skyslide attraction. Made entirely of clear glass, 1 ¼ inches thick, the Skyslide is a first-of-itskind outdoor glass slide affixed to the exterior of the U.S. Bank Tower, extending 45-ft long from floor 70 to floor 69, offering visitors a truly unparalleled experience. Jill Logsdon, Director of Sales and Marketing 633 West Fifth Street, Suite 840, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Call 213-894-9000 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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MEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT NEW MEMBER BUSINESSES OF THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER ACN Lisa Polanski 1626 N. Wilcox Ave #502 Hollywood, CA, 90028 (323) 873-9709 www.owningyourpower.acndirect.com
Haiti International Film Festival Jacquil Constant 7000 Hawthorn Ave., Suite #137 Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (323) 603-9676
Sages & Seekers Elly Katz 1400 N. Fuller Ave. #9 Los Angeles, CA, 90046 (508) 444-8821 www.sagesandseekers.org
Airbnb John Choi 888 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA, 94103 www.airbnb.com
Hollywood Education and Literacy Project Linda Rickey 6336 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (323) 463-2100 www.helplearn.org
Scientology Media Productions Lissa Alexandre 4401 W. Sunset Dr. Los Angeles, CA, 90027 (323) 210-1700 www.scientology.org
Barry’s Ticket Service Christopher Cabrera 1020 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA, 90015 (213) 749-0057 www.barrystickets.com Beauty & Essex / 1615 Cahuenga, LLC Rob Rawleigh 1615 Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA, 90028 (323) 676-8880 www.beautyandessexla.com Braun Consulting/Cindy K. Braun Cindy Braun 12335 Emelita St. Valley Village, CA, 91607 (818) 415-4139 Casa de Monte Vista Palm Springs Joseph Luisi 696 N. Via Monte Vista Palm Springs, CA, 92262 (760) 272-0161 www.casademontevista.com Concorde Career College - North Hollywood Carmen Bowen 12412 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA, 91606 (818) 766-8151 www.concorde.edu
Massage Envy - Hollywood Nurit Weiss Grunfeld 1639 Vine St. Hollywood, CA, 90028 Netflix, Inc. Amy Dee 5808 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (408) 540-3700 www.netflix.com Page Academy Heather Jones 565 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90004 (949) 515-1700 www.pageschool.com Peggy Albrecht Friendly House Monica Phillips 347 S. Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90020 (213) 389-9964 www.friendlyhousela.org Resolve Recovery Nial Stimson 6109 Afton Place Los Angeles, CA, 90028 (213) 507-4223 www.resolverecovery.org
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OFFERS BENEFITS TO NON-PROFITS MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has worked with Microsoft to provide non-profit, community and member organizations with exclusive discounts, free software and tech services. Call (323)469-8311 • firstname.lastname@example.org 14 n hollywoodchamber.net
Screamfest Horror Film Festival Rachel Belofsky 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA, 90028 (310) 358-3273 www.screamfestla.com Stratford School (Los Angeles Melrose Campus) Candi Schreuders 1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90038 (323) 962-3075 www.stratfordschools.com/find-yourcampus/melrose Stratiscope Angela Babcock 2006 W. Burbank Blvd., Suite 200 Burbank, CA, 91506 (818) 570-3408 www.stratiscope.com Technicolor Federal Credit Union Robert Baron 5300 Melrose Ave., Suite #107E Hollywood, CA, 90038 (818) 973-4900 www.technicolorfcu.org The Listing Group Nima Tehrany 9000 W. Sunset Blvd. #1100 West Hollywood, CA, 90069 (310) 617-6462 www.thelistinggroup.com The Voice Company Phil Virga 10550 Camden Drive Cypress, CA, 90630 (818) 763-1988 www.thevoiceco.com
MEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHTS SPOTLIGHT HOLLYWOOD BURBANK AIRPORT Hollywood Burbank Airport, serving the community since 1930, provides nonstop flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, New York City, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle, and one-stop, no-plane change flights to major destinations across the country, with service from Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Hollywood Burbank Airport is the closest airport to many of the Los Angeles region’s most popular attractions, and offers curbside pick-up and drop off, on-site car rental and on-site access to public transportation, including Metrolink and Amtrak rail connections. The Airport also features onsite stops for multiple Metro Bus lines and BurbankBus service to and from the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station. The Airport is committed to providing top-notch customer service with our easy-to-use facilities, walkable parking options, and free WiFi throughout the terminal. Frank R. Miller, Executive Director 2627 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Call 818-840-8840 • email@example.com www.hollywoodburbankairport.com
SCIENTOLOGY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS An historic yet utterly high-tech media complex, Scientology Media Productions (SMP), opened in May 2016. It’s a fully integrated digital media production center for TV, Internet and magazines, with a mission to harness the power of all media to help build a better world for tomorrow. Originally built in 1912, the Golden Age of Hollywood’s past now merges with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology of today. Designed for global communication across every conceivable media channel, there is simply no other facility like it on earth. This historic five-acre motion picture and television studio is equipped with sound stages, visual effects, editing, animation, recording, mixing, broadcasting, foreign language translation and dubbing, every aspect of production and publishing on one self-contained lot. They have state-of-the art facilities for every form of media film, television, internet, social media networks, podcasts, streaming video, radio, cable, satellite and adaptable to any future development in media production. SMP also opens their doors to humanitarian organizations, charities and religions of every denomination in Los Angeles. Their facilities will be open for all manner of community events, telethons, and religious programming of all faiths. Lissa Alexandre, Director of Public Affairs 4401 West Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90027 Call (323)210-1700 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.scientology.org www.oue-skyspace.com
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Hollywood Chamber Welcomes New Members During Business After Hours at Teddy’s in Roosevelt Hotel in March The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce welcomed new businesses at its March Business After Hours generously hosted by Teddy’s at The Roosevelt Hotel. Chair Fariba Kalantari, DDS, welcomed these new members: Cindy Braun, Braun Consulting/Cindy K. Braun; Sofia Gresen, City National Bank; Jacquil Constant, Haiti International Film Festival; Richard Engelhgard, Hampton Inn & Suites Los Angeles/Hollywood; Linda Rickey, Hollywood Education and Literacy Project; Serge Konov, Hollywood International Movie Center, LLC; Jenny Hernstad, LA SmashCakes; Jen McMahan, Lucky Strike Hollywood; Gilles Sado, M.L. World Help Inc.; Dolores Mattice, National Corporate Housing; Benie Encarnacion, The Sherwin Williams Company; Candi Schreuders, Stratford School (Los Angeles Melrose Campus); Angela Babcock,
Stratiscope; Phil Virga, The Voice Company; and Christine Calderon, When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation and Dr. Phil Foundation.
Community Foundation Presents Grants to Local Organizations During the Chamber’s March Business After Hours, Beth Marlis, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented $9,000 in grants to the following community organizations: Hollywood Fringe Festival, Theatre West, Assistance League, Hollywood High Alumni, Blind Children’s Center, Hollygrove, Fountain Theatre, Streetlights, and Ronald McDonald House. 16 n hollywoodchamber.net
In this issue of the Hollywood Business Advocate, Chair Jeff Zarrinnam shares his thoughts on “Moving Hollywood’s Agenda Forward.” This issu...