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Councilman Reviews First Term n Global Hollywood Topic for Entertainment Conference n Chamber Announces Move n East Hollywood Breaks Ground for Medians


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A Conversation with Councilman O’Farrell to detail some of his accomplishments and to address the key issues facing his district. What has been your biggest achievement as councilman? The policy achievement of which I am most proud is the regulation of ecigarettes across the City. E-cigarettes have proven to be dangerous and a gateway to nicotine addiction. Continued on Page FIVE

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ouncilmember Mitch O’Farrell was elected to represent the 13th Council District on the Los Angeles City Council in 2013, besting 14 competitors for a chance to represent one of the most urban and cosmopolitan districts in the city – stretching from Hollywood to Glassell Park. Most of Hollywood’s downtown business district falls within his purview. As he now prepares to run for reelection, the Chamber asked the Councilmember

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Global Hollywood is Topic for 5th Entertainment Conference

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lans have been announced for the fifth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Variety. The conference is the pre-eminent local forum that focuses on the importance of the Entertainment Industry to California and steps that need to be taken to keep it healthy. The conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 N. Highland Ave., on Friday, November 30. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the sessions running from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The conference includes breakfast and lunch. Co-chairs are Sharon Keyser, Senior VP, Real Estate, Government & Community Relations for Paramount Pictures and Doug Troy, COO and CFO for Trailer Park. “Our planning committee has been working for six months to put together the most comprehensive program on the issues and opportunities affecting this industry,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. “We are delighted with the high caliber of speakers and public officials who will be present.” The conference will be opened with a greeting from Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember representing Hollywood. In addition, California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León will deliver keynote remarks. Continued on Page SIX

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OF THE ENTERTAINMENT 2016 STATE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Hollywood Without Borders: The Global Entertainment Industry Wednesday, November 30, 2016 / 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Loews Hollywood Hotel / 1755 Highland Ave., Hollywood

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Mitch O’Farrell

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OFFICERS Dr. Fariba Kalantari Jeff Zarrinnam Fabio Conti Bill Roschen Carole Sarian Donelle Dadigan Nicole Mihalka Beth Marlis

Chair of the Board Senior Vice Chair Vice Chair Vice Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary Imm. Past Chair

DIRECTORS Homer Alba Sholeh Assil Paul Audley Cindy Braun Patty Brunton Alton Butler Susan Cabral-Ebert Vin Di Bona Catherine Farrell John Gallogly Michael Gargano Tari Garza Dwayne Gathers Michael Gonzales John Goodwin Howard Green Mike Harriel Sharon Keyser Ilyanne Morden Kichaven Melissa Logan Brandon Mason Francis Park Stan Savage David Simon Michelle Sobrino Gary Taglyan Doug Troy

HONORARY DIRECTORS Brian Johnson Kerry Morrison

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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will be relocating its office in January 2017. The new location will be on the ground floor of the Sunset Media Center at 6255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 150. For the past 25 years, the Chamber has been housed on the campus of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. “Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler. “While we have enjoyed our long association with the Roosevelt Hotel, we are looking forward to welcoming our membership to a new state-of-the art office,” said Gubler.

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quarter century is a long time … and that is how long the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has been located adjacent to the Roosevelt Hotel. In fact, most of our members no longer can remember when we were located any place else. Even among the Chamber staff, only Ana Martinez and I can recall when we first moved here (ironically from the very building that we will now be moving to). At the time, the Chamber staff was located “temporarily” in the cabanas located under the Roosevelt parking structure, while our space was being built out. What was supposed to have lasted six months ended up taking three years before our current office was finished. This has been a wonderful location for the Chamber right on the Walk of Fame. I’m a little nostalgic because my job interviews for this position were done at the Roosevelt Hotel. They have been wonderful partners over the years. The annual barbecue that the Chamber does for the LAPD/LAFD was initiated over 20 years ago by Alex Baptiste, who was the General Manager of the hotel at the time. Alex served as the Chair of the Board, and several subsequent GM’s also served on our board. Johnny Grant, who chaired the Walk of Fame for nearly 30 years, lived in the penthouse of the Roosevelt Hotel, which was very convenient when he needed to have meetings at the Chamber. When the Chamber was founded in 1921, it began on Hollywood Blvd. Over the years, the Chamber has been located on one or the other of Hollywood’s two major boulevards – Hollywood or Sunset. So now, here we go again – bouncing back to Sunset. The Roosevelt management advised us more than a year ago that they needed our space back for their future plans. They have been very generous in giving us plenty of time to identify a new location for the Chamber and to plan our move. We are excited about the opportunity to move back to the recently renovated 6255 Sunset Blvd. building, which will offer the Chamber great visibility. Not only will we have signage on the building, but we will also be located on the ground floor with easy access for our members. And it will put the Chamber in the current center of development activity for Hollywood. I would like to especially thank the members of the relocation committee, who have spent countless hours on this project. They include Donelle Dadigan, chair; Marty Shelton, Mark Panatier, and Jeff Zarrinnam. One of the great things about the Chamber is that we have volunteers who possess great expertise and are willing to donate their time to this organization. I am confident that because of their help, we are going to have a home of which our members will be proud and which will serve a valuable function as a meeting center for Hollywood. We will let you know when our open house is scheduled!


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A Conversation with Councilman O’Farrell Continued from Page THREE

The action of the LA City Council spurred the State of California to follow our lead. My work has positively impacted the collective public health in the Los Angeles workplace and in our neighborhoods. Since my roots are in community activism, I’m also always intensely focused on improvements I can make to quality of life across the great 13th District. I’ve worked hard to make sure our communities are safe, pleasant and walkable, so I’ve implemented several measures aimed at pedestrian safety. Since taking office, we’ve approved 12 brand-new full traffic signals across the district, many of which are in close proximity to schools. Five of these signals have already been installed, including three in Hollywood. There will be at least six more full signals coming to Hollywood over the next year or two. This is in addition to the “scramble” (diagonal) crosswalk at Hollywood/Highland, which I approved in 2015 and has been an incredible success, turning one of the most dangerous intersections in the City into a safe pedestrian crossing What has been your biggest challenge as councilman? One of the things I’ve talked about ever since running for the seat is a “culture of indifference” at City Hall. I’ve also been public about this recently in the context of my “Open For Business” initiative aimed at helping small businesses across the City. While there are many, many devoted and passionate public servants at City Hall, there is often an atmosphere that puts a lot of emphasis on bureaucracy but not on simple, streamlined solutions. I’ve been fighting against that mindset since my days as a community activist and am continuing to do so as a Councilmember. What do you hope to achieve in your second term? I want to help lead the way out of

the number one crisis facing our City: the lack of affordable housing. I have seven initiatives pending that would result in a dramatic increase in the production of affordable housing, and I hope to see these proposals become law if I’m fortunate enough to receive a second term in office. I also want to continue my work across the district in improving public safety, quality of life and the built environment across our neighborhoods. What was your most surprising discovery upon becoming a councilman? The disconnect at City Hall between rhetoric and lack of actual political will to follow through. Will the Hollywood Target ever be completed? I believe it will. While there have been well-documented legal challenges to this project – which has now been stalled for over two years – we have worked very diligently and effectively at finding a solution that should allow construction to move forward. Once Mitch completed, the Target will provide O’Farrell a tremendous economic benefit to an area that not only needs this project, but wants it. Over the years, I’ve been contacted by countless stakeholders regarding this topic, and I’m well aware that the vast majority of my constituents want the Target to be completed. How would the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative impact Hollywood if it passes? The biggest danger regarding the initiative is that its impact would be far greater than simply in Hollywood – although Hollywood would certainly feel the effects of this misguided

proposal. Many world-class projects proposed for Hollywood would suddenly disappear – including residential, office, retail and hotel projects – at a time when we are seeing unprecedented investment in our community. While the initiative only calls for a two-year moratorium on certain types of construction, make no mistake: the end result would be much more than a two-year stop to construction. This would put the brakes on quality investment in the City of Los Angeles for many years and will harm our ability to produce affordable housing. Is it possible to bridge the gap between new development and homeowners who are fearful of its impact on their quality of lives? Yes. I’ve said repeatedly that we don’t have to sacrifice what is great about our neighborhoods in the name of progress. When a new development is proposed that calls for some kind of discretionary action on the part of the Council office, my staff and I take great care in making sure that the project is appropriate for its surroundings. For example, density makes

more sense in areas that are wellserved by public transportation, especially our subway system. But there have been several areas where I have worked to ensure that development does not improperly alter the character of a neighborhood. For example, in my first few years in office I worked to downzone parts of Echo Park (along Sunset Boulevard) and Elysian Valley (along the Los Angeles River), because I wanted to ensure that any future development was compatible with its surroundings. Continued on Page SIX hollywoodchamber.net n 5


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A Conversation with Mitch O’Farrell Continued from Page FIVE

What are you trying to achieve with your  motions relative to tour operators? Most importantly, I want to ensure that the entire tour bus experience is a safe one for all - whether it’s the tourists themselves, the drivers, and certainly for the residents and stakeholders in Los Angeles. There have been too many reports of unsafe experiences, some of which have recently been highlighted by the news media. I want to make sure that the City is doing everything it can to ensure public safety as it relates to tour buses. To that end, one of the things I’m interested in is getting recommendations as to how the City could potentially increase its enforcement and regulatory authority, the bulk of which currently lies with the State. I think we could have a safer and more effective system if Los Angeles had more direct control over the regulation of tour buses. What is your program for small businesses? I’m very excited about my “Open For Business” initiative, which aims to streamline the way entrepreneurs obtain permits, cut the bureaucratic red tape associated with opening a business, and reduce the upfront costs for mom-and-pop operations to open their doors. I want to change the perception that there is a culture of indifference at City Hall. As part of this initiative, I’ve introduced a series of motions that direct City staff to report on amending permit fees to make them more equitable for small businesses; creating an expedited process for “good operators” to renew Conditional Use Permits; modifying existing code requirements that hinder certain types of businesses from opening; ensuring case management services are available to small businesses; and identifying specific employees within the Departments of City Planning and Water and Power to act as liaisons to Building and Safety and small business owners to help these small business owners open for business. 6 n hollywoodchamber.net

Do you really think it is possible to bring order to the situation on Hollywood Blvd. with the “characters” and “CD vendors”? Absolutely. I’ve been involved in this issue for many years, since my time on the staff of my predecessor. The costumed characters and street performers, if regulated, can be a great asset to Hollywood Boulevard and help bring a unique identity to the area. That being said, the area is one of the busiest in the City - with only 12 foot-wide sidewalks - and there have been several well-documented instances of criminal activity

involving some of the characters and vendors, including physical altercations between each other and cases of robbery or intimidation of tourists. The City Attorney and Los Angeles Police Department are looking very closely at what we can do to ensure this is a safe environment for everyone involved (including the characters), while respecting the First Amendment rights of free speech and expression. We want people to have a safe, positive experience with the folks they encounter on Hollywood Boulevard, and I’m confident that we can strike the right balance on this issue. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Global Hollywood is Topic for 5th Entertainment Conference Continued from Page THREE

The Commitment to California Award will be presented to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. Producer Vin Di Bona will again be the emcee. Reservations can be made online at hollywoodchamber.net/conference. The early bird, special rate is $99 for chamber members who register prior to November 28th. The price rises to $125 for those who register at the door. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $1,000. A special one-on-one interview on “The State of the Music Industry” will be conducted between Zach Katz, President, U.S. Repertoire & Marketing, BMG Entertainment and Steve Gaydos of Variety. A panel will discuss “Hollywood Without Borders: The Global Entertainment Industry.” Debra Birnbaum, Executive Editor of Variety will moderate. Panelists include: Michael Grindon, President of Worldwide Distribution, Legendary TV; Dana Goldberg, Chief Creative Officer, Skydance Production; Brent Montgomery, CEO, ITV America, Jason Goldberg. President, TV, STX Entertainment; and Michael Kagan, ICM. A spotlight conversation will be held between Amy Lemisch, Executive Director of the California Film Commission and Paul Audley, President of FilmL.A., Inc. on the successful rollout of the State’s new film incentives, with information on what comes next.

A host of businesses have lined up to support and sponsor the conference. In addition to presenting sponsor Variety, the Platinum Luncheon Sponsor will be the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building. Breakfast sponsors include: Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park and Vin Di Bona Productions/FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold level sponsors include: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Film L.A., Inc., First Entertainment Credit Union, Harman Press, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hudson Media Properties, Meruelo Media, and Skydance Media. Silver level sponsors include: APM Music, AT&T, Capitol Music Group, Emerson College Los Angeles, Hilton Los Angeles/ Universal City, Hollywood American Legion Post #43, Comcast|NBC Universal, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, and The Walt Disney Company. Valet parking at Loews Hotel is $20. Self-parking at H&H is $15. Register online at www.hollywoodchamber.net/conference. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Traffic-Calming Medians Come to Vermont Ave.

Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD13), City officials, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, EHBID Boardmembers and community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of six medians on Vermont Avenue in East Hollywood.

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he East Hollywood Business Improvement District (EHBID), along with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (CD-13), held a groundbreaking ceremony in October to launch the installation of medians along Vermont Avenue. A total of six medians 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. 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. The East Hollywood Business Improvement District has partnered

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

• Phase 1 construction of four medians is estimated to run through Mid-November • DOT will be closing an inside lane of traffic in both directions to accommodate the construction crews. • Lane closure will take place during off-peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only. with Metro, LADOT, and City Council District 13 to bring the six medians to fruition. Metro agreed to provide $900,000 towards the EHBID’s project, with additional funding from Council District 13 and the EHBID. Construction for the first four medians began with the groundbreaking and will be followed at a later date, by two more. Councilmember

Mitch O’Farrell, Members of the BID Board, representatives from the City, as well as EHBID community members were all on hand for the ground breaking event. “The BID Board is very excited about this project and the benefits it will bring to the East Hollywood Community” stated Nicole Shahenian, Executive Director of the BID. “The Vermont corridor is home to several major institutions, many small business, and of course residents - all of which will benefit from the pedestrian safety enhancements, and the improved greenscape.” For progress updates on construction, visit the East Hollywood BID website, www.ehbid.org or contact the BID’s Executive Director, Nicole Shahenian at Nicole@ehbid.org. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Hollywood Chamber Repairs Vandalism on Star, LAPD Returns Trump Star Medallion

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he Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Donald Trump located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard was recently subject to vandalism. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood Historic Trust repaired the damaged star immediately. “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” said Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. Our Entertainment District Detectives return the vandalized star’s stolen medallion democracy is based on respect for the which was found in a refrigerator. Pictured from left: Lt. Michael Ling, Officer law. People can make a difference by Cesar Corona, Leron Gubler, Cpt. Cory Palka, Ana Martinez, Officer Scott voting and not destroying public Danielson, Det. Paul Hendry, Officer Jess Faber, Lt. Richard Gabaldon. property.” The Chamber worked with the LAPD in regards to this Gubler said this is something the Chamber would do for felony and intends to prosecute to the full extent of the law. any Walk of Fame star that has been vandalized.

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Invites Members to Attend Meeting of TEAM Hollywood Committee

Refer a member. Get rewarded.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the meeting of its new The Entertainment, Arts & Media Committee (TEAM HOLLYWOOD) on Thursday, December 1st, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. WHAT:

Committee Meeting of the Chamber’s Committee TEAM HOLLYWOOD - The Entertainment, Arts & Media

WHEN:

Thursday, December 1st • 12 Noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 7018 Hollywood Blvd. Open to Hollywood Chamber Members only. Lunch will be served. TEAM HOLLYWOOD mission is to promote the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries with a focus on film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing arts. The Hollywood Chamber Committee additionally aims to cultivate new and emerging media so as to uphold Hollywood’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. TEAM HOLLYWOOD is co-chaired by Chamber members Susan Cabral-Ebert of IATSE Local 706 and Maricela Gomez of Paramount Pictures, and meets regularly. Chamber committees, comprised of volunteer members, are continuously working to improve Hollywood and shape its future. Through committee involvement, members have the opportunity to effect change in areas specific to their business, and, to make important business contacts. The Hollywood Chamber encourages you to take advantage of this membership benefit by participating in our committees.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is introducing a new Referral Program starting July 1st which offers $25 credit and other benefits to both the referring member and the new business which joins. Here’s how to claim your $25 reward: • You have to be a member of the Hollywood Chamber • Refer a new business for membership via an introduction email. You must include the business or organization being referred in your email along with their contact name, email address and phone number. • If they join, your business will receive one-time $25 off dues on the next anniversary date of your membership. • There are no limits on referrals. You will receive $25 off on membership dues for each member you refer when they join the Chamber. Value Added Bonus to Your Business:

Value Added Bonus to Your Referral:

1 Enter into a quarterly drawing for prizes at mixers

1 Waive the $30 processing fee from their membership application

Lunch will be generously provided by Fancifull Fine Foods and Baskets.

2 Promote your business and the Referral Program via Chamber media

2 Promote the new member and the Referral Program via Chamber media

A benefit of your membership. Limited Seating. Must RSVP. Partial validated parking is available at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

3 Participate in photo opportunities and testimonials

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he Hollywood Walk of Fame has been hustling with star ceremonies. October was a very busy month with four stars dedicated. Clarence Avant, a music mogul was surrounded by friends, Irving Azoff, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx and many others as they all spoke about his incredible career in the music business. The star in the category of Recording is located at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard. Next was comedian Kevin Clarence Hart who was honored with a Avant Live Performance star for his stand up work. His star was placed at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard next to DSW Shoes and Marshalls retail store for the perfect reason. Before Kevin took the entertainment world by storm, he honed his work ethic as a shoe salesman in his hometown of Philadelphia. It’s fitting Allison Janney that a man who has achieved so much in his career and given such joy to so many across the world has never forgotten where he comes from. If the shoe fits, Kevin...” Allison Janney from the hit shows “Mom” and the very popular “West Wing” was also honored at the corner of Hollywood and Gower. The star in the category of Television was dedicated at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard down the street from the newly developed Eastown. The reason for that location is that she used to live near that corner with her actress girlfriends and even created their own fictional Gower Acting Drama Academy (GADA) which they always use to Hugh remember the days when they Laurie first started their careers in show business. Last but not least is the British actor Hugh Laurie from the hit show “House,” and his new show broadcast on hulu called “Chance,” where again he plays a doctor.

Fittingly, his star in the category of Television was dedicated in front of the Pig N’ Whistle, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, the British pub where other luminaries have their stars. They include: Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Ridley Scott and Dame Helen Mirren. Log onto www.walkoffame to view the videos of Kevin Hart their star dedications right after the ceremonies. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, you can enjoy the ceremonies via a livestream by the Chamber’s exclusive media partner Variety. Catch the ceremonies LIVE on www.walkoffame.com at 11:30 a.m. For updates on upcoming ceremonies, please check out www.walkoffame.com and Walk of Fame on Facebook and twitter @Wofstargirl. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Kalantari Receives Fellowship Award, Named President-Elect

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ollywood’s famous dentist, Dr. Fariba Kalantari recently received a Fellowship Award from the International College of Dentists. The International College of Dentists is a leading honorary dental organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind. One of the most significant events in a dentist’s career is being recognized as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Such acceptance signifies that one has brought honor to the dental profession through devoted service and high ethical behavior. The idea for the College was created in 1920 by Dr. Louis Ottofy with the help of Dr. Tsurukichi Okumura of Japan and incorporated in 1928. Its purpose was to promote cordial relations within the profession and help disseminate scientific information. The College was formed to advance the science and art of dentistry for the health and welfare of the public, to bring together the world’s outstanding

Fariba Kalantari members of the dental profession for the exchange of dental knowledge, and to encourage the growth of the profession worldwide. Kalantari was also inducted as the President-Elect for the Los Angeles Dental Society. They recognized Dr Fariba Kalantari with Leadership Certificate at their 81st Installation of Officers and Volunteer Recognition. Kalantari was installed as Chair of Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for 2016-17

being the first Dentist to ever chair the Board. She owns the Famous Hollywood Dental Care, a private dental practice located at 6464 Sunset Blvd. An Immigrant from Iran in 1984, Dr Kalantari completed her last year of High School in Wisconsin. Later she joined her family in New York and continued with her studies at Brooklyn College which led to her acceptance to Columbia University School of Dental Medicine. As the youngest graduate of Class of 1992, Dr. Kalantari continued with her Post Doctoral training in General Practice Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Since then, she has been awarded Fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry, The International Congress of Oral Implantology and most recently The International College of Dentists. She is Past Chair of the CDA Dental Forum. Dr. Kalantari has been involved with many local and international charities. In September 2015, she went on a mission trip to Dominican Republic with Smiles for Life Foundation, providing dental services to impoverished communities. Currently, she is serving as Cochair of Public Relations and Vice President of LADS.

Chamber Welcomes the Luxurious Equinox to Hollywood The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was on hand recently to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Equinox in Hollywood. Set amidst legendary entertainment studios and iconic landmarks such as the Capitol Records Building and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Equinox Hollywood exudes the optimistic spirit of urban reclamation. Exposed concrete and raw architectural elements are juxtaposed against West Coast-inspired artistic touches that boast bold use of pattern and color. Take your performance to new heights as you revel in the open spaces of this lofted-ceiling, 38,000-sq.ft. single-floor club featuring four stunning fitness studios, full luxury amenities including The Spa, three-lane indoor saltwater pool and a dedicated plunge pool. Membership packages to the club offer

access to classes, training, pilates, spa and more. Stop by to say welcome and check out the Equinox experience at 1550 N. Vine Street in Hollywood. You CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Paramount Contractors & Developers Continues to Meet TV Entertainment Industry’s Short Term Production Space Requirements at Hollywood Offices

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ith television production companies looking to anchor themselves in Hollywood again, Paramount Contractors & Developers (PCD) Hollywood Offices at 6464 and 6565 Sunset Boulevard are among the few properties which offer flexible lease terms and turnkey ready spaces. PCD is hoping such lease deals would assist pre/post-production tenants to remain in Hollywood. Brian Folb of PCD said: “Because of the uncertainty whether a particular show they are working on will get picked up by a network, productionrelated tenants usually commit to leasing for a few months. Most office space leasing agents won’t even offer to help look for such kind of space due to the lower commissions paid for short term rentals.” "They can usually house themselves on the television production lots,” Folb noted. “However, these facilities are already overtaxed, expensive, and do not lend for a good experience as they get bumped around to make room for shows already renting space for larger ongoing productions.” According to Folb, the landlord faces the risk of turnover cost if the

tenant doesn’t end up having a successful show. “The tenant cannot commit for an extended stay - a risk which many institutional building owners can’t take due to restrictions from lenders. On the other hand, the tenant is looking for a location and a landlord who understands their needs and can offer a one-stop-shop management team which can accommodate those needs, allowing the tenant to do their job without interruptions.” Folb and his leasing team at PCD

understand that television production space is a very specialized niche market, and also one that is critical to the industry they are trying to keep in Hollywood. PCD announced that they have figured out the formula at Hollywood Offices and created a successful office leasing program out of it. Learn more at www.hollywoodoffices.com. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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RENEWING MEMBERS - WE THANK THESE BUSINESSES FOR RENEWING THEIR MEMBERSHIP 7060 Hollywood, LLC Air Conditioning Solutions, Inc. American Federation of Musicians, Local 47 The American Musical and Dramatic Academy Ametron Audio / Video Arbonne International - Viviane Arlotto Independent Consultant Assistance League of Los Angeles Associated Television International Avenue, The Bell Sound Studios Blind Children's Center Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Capitol Music Group Childhelp Inc Chris Baumgart, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Del Monte CineSky Pictures, LLC Coldwell Banker / Hancock Park Counterpoint Records & Books

Diehl Communications Fairfax Insurance Services, Inc Family Theater Productions First Property Realty Corporation Fountain Theatre, The Gelson's Hanover Company, The Hollywood Arts Council Hollywood Community Housing Corporation Hollywood Property Owners Alliance Hollywood-Los Feliz Kiwanis Club Hospital Association of Southern California KFI Kings Education LANAIR Group Laugh Factory Los Angeles City College Swap Meet Marcus & Millichap Modern Parking, Inc.

MRE Communications Newport Landing $16 Whale Watching Plan Do See, Inc. Premiere Events Prime Time Hollywood Tours Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center RAD Financial & Insurance Solutions Inc. RaiseAChild.US Raleigh Studios Senior Star Power Productions Inc. Set and Flow Yoga Seventh-day Adventist Church Of Hollywood Sign Studio, The Starline Tours of Hollywood Streetlights Subway Hollywood TOURific Escapes Truman & Elliott LLP Universal Studios Japan Co., LTD Upright Citizens Brigade hollywoodchamber.net n 11


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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS ADP, LLC Kelcey Covert 600 Corporate Pointe, Ste. 450 Culver City, CA 90230 (310)957-6432 www.adp.com

Imagine LA LaShanda Maze 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1001 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323)944-0210 www.imaginela.org

Advance Building Protection Leeor Maciborski 6464 Sunset Blvd., #910 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)300-4644 www.advancebuildingprotection.com

JP Morgan Chase Hollywood Main Martin Nordahl 1500 Vine St., Floor 01 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)466-1121 www.chase.com

Behavioral Health Services, Inc. Gilbert Mora 15519 Crenshaw Blvd. Gardena, CA 90249 (323)461-3161 www.bhs-inc.org Conti Santi Properties Fabio Conti 6270 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)363-8677 Escape Hotel Hollywood Ion Beroiz Lopez 6633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)848-4954 www.escapehotelhollywood.com Hollywood Newsreel Rick Spalla 1622 Gower St. Hollywood, CA 90028 (323)833-5920 www.hollywoodnewsreel.com Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle Delivery Ingrid Rodriguez 1006 N. El Centro Ave., #208 Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323)495-9761 Hyleage Security Services Armen Dallakian 150 S. Glenoaks Blvd., Unit 102 Burbank, CA 91502 (818)459-7060 www.hss-securitypros.com

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JP Morgan Chase Los Feliz & Hillhurst Suzy Kazanchyan 4500 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)662-1705 www.chase.com Korean Air Sam Barrett 1813 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213)484-5724 www.koreanair.com Lehrer Architects LA Nerin Kadribegovic 2140 Hyperion Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)664-4747 www.lehrerarchitects.com Lights, Camera, Body! Dan Sadleir 1755 El Cerrito Place #103 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (847)975-3267 www.dansadleir.com Museum of Broken Relationships Alexis Hyde 6751 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (213)443-3813 brokenships.la

TMI HOLLYWOOD TMI Hollywood, one of Los Angeles’ longest running and most acclaimed sketch comedy show, parodies everything and anything Hollywood! Every Sunday night, it’s SNL meets TMZ, at the Acme Comedy Theatre on La Brea, as their talented cast and celebrity guest host perform an allnew hour of sketch comedy, commentary and musical theater, based on the stories of the week in entertainment, celebrity gossip and pop culture. Peter Aiello Acme Comedy Theatre 135 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles 90036 Call (323)786-3040 • peter@tmihollywood.com www.tmihollywood.com

HOLLYWOOD SCOOTER & BICYCLE DELIVERY Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle Delivery is located in the heart of Hollywood and provides delivery services exclusively to the Hollywood community. They offer convenient, flat rate services at an affordable price and produce fast delivery by using scooters and bicycles to navigate traffic congestion. In support of the Hollywood Police Department and Firefighters’ services, Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle Delivery provide them with free delivery services to police officers and firefighters on duty. “We don’t work for the businesses we pick up from or deliver to, we work for YOU!” said Ingrid Rodriguez, CEO of Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle Delivery. Rodriguez noted that delivery services for takeout are usually known for taking too much time to make a delivery, and aim is to make a profit for their business with disregard of the customer satisfaction. Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle aims on being your premier delivery service. Ingrid Rodriguez, CEO Call (323)495-9761 hollywoodscooterbicycledeliver@gmail.com

ADVANCE BUILDING PROTECTION Advance Building Protection is a leading Los Angelesbased fire systems contractor. They specialize in regulatory sprinkler testing of all building types as well as installation and monitoring of life safety systems. They offer standard testing in accordance with Regulation 4 (City of Los Angeles) and Title 19 (California outside of Los Angeles). Their contractors specialize in design and installation of fire suppression systems in various tenant improvement build-outs such as retail, hospitality, creative office, warehouse, and production facilities. Leeor Maciborski, Principal 6464 Sunset Blvd, Ste 910, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (323)300-4644 leeor@advancebuildingprotection.com www.advancebuildingprotection.com


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CAMTEC MOTION PICTURE CAMERA SYSTEMS Camtec Motion Picture Camera Systems is Hollywood’s boutique rental destination for vintage and anamorphic lenses in addition to the newest modern technology. Staffed by industry leading professionals, they service top cinematographers and production companies with competitive custom packages designed to meet the client’s needs. Tiffany Caprice, Marketing | Client Relations 4221 W. Magnolia Blvd Burbank CA 91505 Call (818)841-8700 • tiffany@camtec.tv www.camtec.tv

SANDHOUSE Sandhouse was built on the premise that work should not have to feel like work, it should feel like your passion. They set out to create a space where you feel at home with the amenities you need right at your fingertips. Their flagship space at 6600 Sunset Blvd. expands over two floors - they have 15,000-sq. ft. of co-working and private offices where you can simply join as a virtual office or lease their private offices for your entire company. Sandhouse gives you seamless versatility to expand without having to change your address. Their members are entrepreneurs, small businesses, satellite offices for Fortune 500 companies and creative types. Whether you’ve outgrown the home office or just need a great place to knock out some work, they’ve got you covered. Kristin Mayher, Facility Operations Manager 6600 Sunset Blvd Ste 210, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (323)348-1380 • info@sandhousela.com www.sandhousela.com

LIGHTS, CAMERA, BODY! Lights, Camera, Body! is a health and wellness company focused on bringing holistic and alternative medicine to production sets worldwide. Located in Hollywood, Lights, Camera, Body! will bring relaxation to cast and crew members enhancing their overall wellness. With the enhancement of the your team’s overall wellness, they are able to perform better and in the long run making a stronger final product for the production. The focus is to improve the cast and crew’s physical, emotional and spiritual bodies as they find the Love within. Through energy, nature and emotion, Lights, Camera, Body! will enhance one’s wellness in all three bodies leaving them feeling rejuvenated and ready to work in a clear state of mind, creating an overall positive dynamic on the production set. Dan Sadleir, Owner/Healer 1755 El Cerrito Place, Los Angeles, CA. 90028 Call (847)975-3267 • dan@CrystalHeartHealing.com www.LightsCameraBody.com

RAO’S HOLLYWOOD Rao’s Hollywood, the famed 120-year old Italian eatery from East Harlem New York, began its newest adventure in Los Angeles completely remodeling and renovating the former Hollywood Canteen at 1006 Seward Street in the middle of the Hollywood Media District. As the location somewhat resembles its counterpart in Harlem, (out of the way, off the beaten path in a somewhat obscure location), Rao’s Hollywood blends both traditional New York authenticity with subtle West Coast flare. The family-style service, warm ambiance and traditional Neapolitan cuisine sing harmoniously providing a truly fulfilling experience. Stop by and enjoy Rao’s classics such as Meatballs, Penne alla Vodka, Lemon Chicken and more. Welcome to Rao’s! Patrick Hickey 1006 Seward Street. Los Angeles, CA 90038 Call (323)962-7267 • phickey@raosla.com www.raosrestaurants.com

MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS The Museum of Broken Relationships explores broken love and other human relationships – what they mean to us, what they tell us about what we share and how we can learn and grow from them. It is composed of objects donated anonymously by members of the public from all over the world. Each exhibit is an object (some of them ordinary, some of them extraordinary) and a story, which together recount a watershed event in someone’s life. The exhibits reflect the full range of human emotions. Some are sad; but many are amusing and hopeful and remind us that people change, grow and recover. Love relationships may end; relationships with family members, business partners, cities, religions and even with our former selves may end. But we learn and move on. The dislocation of a broken relationship may be isolating, but the experience is universal. No one is alone in this. In 2016, John B. Quinn founded the Museum in Los Angeles, a city of dreams – many realized and many not – which often leave broken relationships in their wake. Alexis Hyde, Director 6751 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Call (323)892-1200 • museum@brokenships.la brokenships.la

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 • info@hollywoodchamber.net hollywoodchamber.net n 13


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PALEY. to Host Chamber’s Business Mixer Nov. 9th

Hollywood Chamber Introduces Business Referral Program Refer a member. Get rewarded.

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he Hollywood Chamber’s November Business After Hours Mixer will be hosted by PALEY. on Wednesday, November 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Located at the heart of Columbia Square, PALEY. is a new restaurant that reimagines classic Hollywood glamour for a modern era. Named for CBS C.E.O. and visionary William S. Paley and his wife, Babe, PALEY. serves a modern and dynamic menu of California cuisine with influences from L.A.’s multicultural heritage. For more information on the venue, visit www.paleyhollywood.com Enjoy your first drink and appetizers throughout the evening courtesy of PALEY. Located at 6115 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100. Validated parking at the Columbia Square Parking Garage. $3 for the first two hours and $3.50 for every 30 minutes thereafter. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business at this stylish venue, famously located at the birthplace of the Golden Age of Hollywood. RSVP to: 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 info@hollywoodchamber.net

he Hollywood Chamber’s Referral Program is off to a great start! “We are hoping to get more members participating!” said JJ Connaughton, Director of Membership Sales. The Hollywood Chamber’s new Referral Program offers $25 credit and other benefits to both the referring member and the new business which joins. To claim your $25 reward, you have to be a member of the Hollywood Chamber and refer a new business for membership via an introduction email. If they join, your business will receive one-time $25 off dues on the next anniversary date of your membership. There are no limits on referrals. You will receive $25 off on membership dues for each member you refer when they join the Chamber. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/refer

Hollywood Chamber Promotes Member Venues for the Holiday

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embers of the Hollywood Chamber are encouraged to send their venue details for the Fourth Annual “Hollywood for the Holidays” online publication. Presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, the guide aims to help local businesses promote their venue during the holiday season through January 2017. Last year, around 35 member businesses took advantage of this promotional opportunity. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net/holidays and send your venue details to info@hollywoodchamber.net

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS ParkerWhitaker Productions Sarah Whitaker 1222 N. Olive Dr., Unit 202 West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310)694-1616 www.parkerwhitaker.com

Sandhouse Los Angeles Kristin Mayher 6600 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 210 Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323)348-1380 www.sandhousela.com/

Suaya Properties Angela Babcock 6541 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 111 Los Angeles, CA 91401 (310)739-6055 www.suayaproperties.com/

The Loretta McNary Show Loretta McNary 3706 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38115 (901)691-7227 lorettamcnaryshow.wixsite.com/2013

Rao's Hollywood Patrick Hickey 1006 Seward St. Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323)962-7267 www.raosrestaurants.com

SpotHero Tyson Braun 325 W. Huron St., Ste. 806 Chicago, IL 60654 (424)321-4376 spothero.com/los-angeles-parking

The Appointment Group Rob Manikowski 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90024 (424)248-2572 www.appointmentgroup.com

V for Vape Suraj Amancharla 1727 N. Vermont Ave., #210 Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)928-2148 www.vforvape.com

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Chamber Community Foundation Celebrates All Hallow's Eve Party at Hollywood Forever

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ore than 300 ghosts and ghouls flocked with their little goblins dressed in costume and masks at the popular All Hallow’s Eve Party. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation held the annual fundraiser at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in October. The ghoulish event was presented by Hollywood Forever where guests celebrated the spirits all for a good cause for the community. The family-friendly event was one of the two annual fundraisers which helps The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation raise funds. The proceeds make it possible for the Foundation to assist community organization in the form of grants. “These grants are a direct financial investment and ongoing commitment

by our local business community in support of Hollywood’s non-profits, arts organizations, youth services and underserved populations,” said Beth Marlis, Chair of the Community Foundation for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “It’s an honor to support their efforts and our community through our Foundation’s grant-making program,” continued Marlis. “We just awarded $20,000 in grants to eleven organizations. I’m extremely proud of and inspired by the incredible work that our diverse community non-profits do on a daily basis.”

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation thanks the generous contributions of kind souls. In addition to Presenting sponsor Hollywood Forever, Goldlevel sponsors included Harridge Development Group, Hollywood Hotel, and McDonald’s. Silver-level sponsors included Ametron Audio / Video, Andrews International, Armbruster Goldsmith & Delvac LLP, Avison Young, Capitol Music Group, The CrisCom Company, Famous Hollywood Dental Care, NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Park & Velayos LLP, Southern California Gas Company, Toyota of Hollywood and US Bank. Additional supporters included ANC Productions, Hollywood Piano Company and Premiere Events. Ghosts and immortals experienced haunted walking tours, graveyard golf

cart tours, psychic and tarot card readings, wicked face painters, Dave & Buster’s kidz zone, pumpkin decorating station and chance encounters with strolling magicians. IN Hollywood TV dancers performed throughout the night to killer sounds from DJ Crash. The night crawlers enjoyed creepy concoctions sponsored by Anheuser-Busch Beers, Hollywood Forever, Premiere Events, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Frightening food stations supplied spooky recipes provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Ciabatta Bar, Fabiolus Cucina, Fresh Brothers, Hooters Restaurant, McDonald’s, Rao’s Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theatre, and Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill. Ghosts and ghouls and costume contest winners snatched prizes donated by Amazing Los Angeles Race, Amoeba Music, Bliss Spa, Fresh Brothers, Hard Rock Cafe at Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles Dodgers, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Smart Destinations, Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. CHAMBER BUSINESS BENEFIT

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Chamber Welcomes New Members at Wood & Vine in September The Hollywood Chamber welcomed new businesses at its September Business After Hours generously hosted by Wood & Vine. Chair Fariba Kalantari, DDS, welcomed these new members: Gilbert Mora, Behavioral Health Services, Inc.; Ingrid Rodriguez, Hollywood Scooter & Bicycle Delivery; Armen Dallakian, Hyleage Security Services; Keshia Ajani, McElfish Law Firm; Alexis Hyde, Museum of Broken Relationships; Bart Verry, The Pablove Foundation; Peter Aiello, TMI Hollywood LLC; Suraj Amancharla, V for Vape; Erin Penner, Vibes365; Nicole Galati, Yamashiro Hollywood.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Presents $20K in Grants to Local Member Organizations The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation presented new grants to nonprofit organizations during the Chamber’s monthly mixer at the scenic patio of Wood & Vine in September. The grants awarded were made possible through the proceeds generated from Foundation events and fundraising efforts. Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, Beth Marlis presented $20K in grants to the following organizations: Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, Greenway Arts Alliance, The Harmony Project, Hollywood Arts Council, Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL), The Los Angeles Center of Photography, 16 n hollywoodchamber.net

Los Angeles City College Foundation, New Filmmakers LA, The Pablove Foundation, RaiseAChild, and We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network.


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