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For Immediate Release: April 14, 2014
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
COMMITTEE NOW ACCEPTING WALK OF FAME NOMINATIONS FOR YEAR 2015

All Nomination Forms Must Be Submitted By Friday, May 30, 2014
To Be Considered In June Selection Meeting For 2015

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA --Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 12 noon. No exceptions.  All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2015.

“We are constantly asked about the process. Nominating someone for a star is as simple as can be! All we ask for is a completed nomination application and a commitment to sponsor the star should their celebrity be selected. Anyone can nominate their favorite celebrity, including a fan,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Each year, we receive an average of 300 nominations. The Walk of Fame Committee will select an elite group of personalities to become our newest Walk of Famers and continue to help make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!”

Nomination applications can be obtained at www.walkoffame.com

Nomination Procedures: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/nominations

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/faqs

Sample Nomination Form: http://www.walkoffame.com/media/walkoffamenomination.pdf

or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Ana Martinez, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Walk of Fame categories include Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance.  The Walk of Fame Committee will select approximately 20-24 names for insertion into the world-famous Walk.

Whether nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio and the nominee’s qualifications as well as a list of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. A letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management must be included with the application.  Posthumous nominations have a five year waiting period.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame. The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted. “We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on our website www.walkoffame.com,” said Martinez.

New selections will be announced in June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.

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FOR PRESS QUESTIONS CONTACT: Ana Martinez at Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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For Immediate Release: 20, 2013
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES
NEW WALK OF FAME HONOREES FOR 2014

KICKING OFF MILESTONE CELEBRATION OF THE
2,500th WALK OF FAME STAR FOR JENNIFER LOPEZ

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  June 20, 2013 —For the first time in the history of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee made a live announcement prior to a milestone 2,500th star dedication ceremony for Jennifer Lopez. The Committee announced the new group of entertainment professionals skilled in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, and Recording who have been chosen to receive the coveted Walk of Fame star. “The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce the new Class of 2014,” stated David Green, Chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee. “We have a great mix of celebrities and industry executives who have made Hollywood what it is today - one of the greatest entertainment destinations in the world.  The new selections will bring great joy and fond memories for those millions who visit Hollywood each year!”

            Chairman Green along with Hollywood Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler announced to the world on Thursday, June 20, 2013 the new selections at 11 a.m. in front of the W Hotel Hollywood.  These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations sent to the committee at a meeting held in June 14, 2013 and subsequently ratified by the Hollywood Chamber's Board of Directors. After the announcement, hundreds of Jennifer Lopez fans enjoyed watching this unprecedented ceremony as their favorite singer/actress was presented with the 2,500th star on the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2014 are:

 

MOTION PICTURES:
Orlando Bloom, Ray Dolby, Sally Field, Jack H. Harris, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, Paul Mazursky, and Tom Sherak

 

TELEVISION:
Dabney Coleman, Kaley Cuoco, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Esposito, Deidre Hall, Cheryl Hines, Don Mischer , Tavis Smiley and Phil Hartman (posthumous)

 

RECORDING:
Holland Dozier Holland, Jeff Lynne, Mana, Ray Parker Jr., Katy Perry, Rick Springfield and Tupac Amaru Shakur (posthumous)

 

RADIO:
Renan Almendarez Coello (El Cucuy)

 

The event was live streamed on www.walkoffame.com.

Dates have not been scheduled for these stars. Recipients have five years to schedule ceremonies from date of selection or they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced 10 days prior to event on official website www.walkoffame.comand social media.

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CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING STAR CEREMONIES:

Walkoffame.com, Hollywood Walk of Fame on Facebook or follow on twitter  @WOFstargirl

 

www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

#hollywoodwalkoffame #wofstargirl

We're on Facebook too! Like us at Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

Find your favorite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

 


For Immediate Release: April 29, 2013
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net


HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
COMMITTEE NOW ACCEPTING WALK OF FAME NOMINATIONS FOR YEAR 2014

All Nomination Forms Must Be Submitted By Friday, May 31, 2013
To Be Considered In June Selection Meeting For 2014

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA --Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Deadline for submission is on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12 noon. No exceptions.  All nominations will be considered in the annual Walk of Fame Committee meeting to be held in June. The Walk of Fame Committee will make selections for the year 2014.

“Anyone can nominate their favorite celebrity. Each year, we receive more than 300 nominations,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame. “This process will help us select an elite group of personalities who help make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!”

Nomination applications can be obtained at www.walkoffame.com

Nomination Procedures: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/nominations

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/faqs

Sample Nomination Form: http://www.walkoffame.com/media/walkoffamenomination.pdf

or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Walk of Fame Committee
c/o Ana Martinez, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Hollywood, CA 90028

The Walk of Fame categories include Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance.  The Walk of Fame Committee will select approximately 20-24 names for insertion into the world-famous Walk.

When nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit a photo, a bio and the nominee’s qualifications as well as a list of contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation. A letter of agreement from the nominee or his/her management must be included with the application.  Posthumous nominations have a five year waiting period.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame does not encourage or endorse online campaigns for fundraising for a star prior to selection. Such initiatives do not impact the selection process for a star on the Walk of Fame.The committee does not accept signatures, phone calls, e-mails, or any form of written or online petitions for a nomination. Beware of all online petitions that collect your email address to no avail. Only official Walk of Fame applications are accepted.“We encourage that you read and fully understand the nomination and selection process on our website www.walkoffame.com,” said Martinez.

New selections will be announced in June. See www.walkoffame.com for updates.

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FOR PRESS QUESTIONS CONTACT: Ana Martinez at Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

#hollywoodwalkoffame   #wofstargirl

We're on Facebook too! Like us at Hollywood Walk of Fame

Find your favorite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

 


For Immediate Release: Sept 13, 2012
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Vice President, Media Relations
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

      

 

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME FACELIFT WORK BEGINS

Hollywood, Ca- September 12, 2012--More than six years of advance work are finally paying off, with repair work which began this week on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The Hollywood Historic Trust is the lead agency on the project.

"This is the culmination of years of hard work by the Historic Trust, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Metro, the Board of Public Works, the Cultural Heritage Commission, the offices of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and Councilmembers Garcetti and LaBonge, as well as CIM Group and many local business and property owners to raise the money and to establish new specifications necessary to restore the Walk of Fame to glory,” said Christi Van Cleve, co-chair of the Trust. 

Donelle Dadigan, also co-chair of the Trust added, “To be honest, the real credit goes to Johnny Grant, our beloved late mayor of Hollywood.  Without his leadership, these disparate forces never would have assembled together to develop the plan has led us to this point.”

The effort to rehab the Walk of Fame dates back to 2006.  With a noticeable deterioration of the Walk in front of the Hollywood & Highland center, Grant was determined to find a way to make permanent repairs.  The problem was that repairs made by the Trust would quickly break up again.  A task force was assembled and an expert in terrazzo, by the name of Fritz Iselin, was brought in from Florida to evaluate why the sidewalk kept cracking. 

Iselin’s evaluation recommended doubling the concrete base from four inched to eight inches and including more spacers to allow for movement.  Before moving forward, it was necessary to install a test strip in order to verify that the recommendation would work.  The Historic Trust paid for that test at the corner of Hollywood and Highland.  It was necessary to let the test strip sit for a year in order to evaluate how it held up to weather factors and heavy foot traffic.

At the end of the test, it was determined that the new specifications had worked and the City began to draw up the official new specifications and to get them approved.

Meanwhile, efforts were underway to raise the money necessary to make repairs.  The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce instituted a “Friends of the Walk of Fame” program to seek corporate support.  Absolut Vodka and L’Oreal both came on board and contributed to the effort.  In addition, the Metro Board and the Community Redevelopment Agency both agreed to make contributions to the program.  However, the $500,000 pledged by the CRA was later lost when the State disbanded redevelopment agencies.

Originally estimated to cost about $4-million, it became obvious that with the new specifications the actual costs of repair would far exceed the money raised, and so it was determined to begin at the locations with the worst damage and to address other areas as funding was raised.

There were hopes that the repair effort could begin in 2010, the 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame, but the complexity of the project made that infeasible. 

"Johnny Grant would be very pleased with the progress that we have made,” said Chamber President & CEO Leron Gubler.  “Of course he would ask us why it took so long, but he would have been happy!  This was one of his highest priorities just prior to his passing.”

The first construction area for the repairs, beginning right after Labor Day, is located on the north side of Hollywood Blvd. just west of Highland Avenue and proceeds west to an area in front of the Dolby Theatre.  The construction in this area has been divided into three phases to minimize the impacts on surrounding retail businesses, the Metro station, and the community at large.  The first two phases will be completed before the end of 2012, while the third phase will be delayed until March 2013 in order to avoid conflict with the holiday season and the 2013 Academy Awards. 

The construction in this area will include a complete removal and replacement of the terrazzo panels and damaged star panels.  The soil and structural section below the surface will be removed and replaced.  The historic aspects of the star panels will be preserved and reused.  Sections of broken curbs also will be removed and replaced.

As a result, DASH and Metro bus stops in the area will be temporarily relocated.  The westbound lane adjacent to the curb will be closed for the duration of the first two phases of the project, and then reopened until the third phase begins, when it will be closed again until final completion.

"This is just the beginning,” said Jeff Briggs, who serves on the Trust Board and who was Chamber Chair when the task force first began its efforts.  “Now that we have been able to commence work in this location, we can much more rapidly get to other portions of the Walk needing attention.  This includes along Vine and virtually the entirety of the Walk.  Hollywood has been growing, and continues to grow, and transportation is a key element to the new updated Community Plan.  The Walk of Fame rehabilitation ensures that walking will be as much a part of Hollywood growth and transportation as the Redline.”

Help restore the Hollywood Walk of Fame by donating $25 to the Hollywood Chamber. In appreciation, we will send you "Friends of the Walk of Fame" pin with Certificate of Authenticity.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the repair effort is welcome to send a check to the Chamber made out to the “Hollywood Historic Trust” which will then be passed along for future phases.

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About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (www.hollywoodchamber.net)

For more than 91 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Christopher Barton is the Chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

About the Hollywood Walk of Fame (www.walkoffame.com)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. For more information, please visit www.WalkOfFame.com

About the Hollywood Historic Trust
Formed in 1979, The Trust provides a great service by assisting the City on a voluntary basis in helping to maintain the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Trust is established for the purpose of preserving the exotic and historic place known as Hollywood as a museum by maintaining and improving the concept of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

 


              

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Partners with MediaMine
to Develop Walk of Fame App

Technology will Turn Hollywood’s Storied Sidewalks into
Robust Interactive Experience

HOLLYWOOD, August 29, 2012 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is partnering with MediaMine to develop a new Walk of Fame application for the Internet, mobile and tablet devices that will offer a suite of customized, engaging features utilizing geo-location technology and social sharing connectivity. The Walk of Fame app will be like a personal digital docent, turning the iconic Hollywood sidewalks into an informative and fun museum of entertainment history. The app is currently slated to be available for download next summer.

 

MediaMine, a digital media asset management company that consults with content and brand owners to realize the full potential of their assets, will curate the Chamber of Commerce’s collection, a treasure trove of historic Hollywood content, into a usable app for travelers that is part tour guide, part scavenger hunt, part game and part local services provider. MediaMine will utilize its proprietary Digital Docent™ technology as the underlying platform for the Walk of Fame app. The first phase of the project consists of MediaMine digitizing the Chamber’s vast materials that document momentous occasions from recent Hollywood events to endearing moments from decades past.

“The idea is to transform a tourist’s trip from a passive experience into one with engaging information in the form of news, videos, photos, letters and other information about the fascinating events occurring in Hollywood throughout the 20th century as well as present day,” says Leron Gubler, president and CEO of The Chamber. “There is a surplus of fun activities, entertainment venues, and points of interest when one visits Hollywood. MediaMine has devised an app that will marry today’s technology with the heritage contained in our library that, until now, was inaccessible by the public.”

 

With nearly 2,500 stars, Walk of Fame users will be able to build custom itineraries prior to their visit by simply selecting stars for their must-see list. To make the process even easier, the app also will provide a range of pre-defined tours based on various criteria input by users, such as length of travel and areas of particular interest. Travelers will be able to post photos to the application in real time as they tour the Walk of Fame, enabling them to share their experiences directly with their friends on various social networking sites.

“Our goal is to take underserviced collections and discover the value and legacy to be shared on today’s new media platforms and transmedia environments,” says MediaMine Co-Founder and President Barry Snyder. “The potential for digital asset management solutions is limitless. Content owners, brands, corporations, museums, universities, retail product companies, sports teams or almost any institution with valuable information and wares can reach new audiences and engage in exciting, inventive ways.”

Features such as the Star Map, will highlight stars on a visual map utilizing augmented reality technology that indicates other points of interest nearby. Visitors can then plot custom itineraries to ensure they get to see everything they came to see. As users approach their points of destination along the Walk of Fame, they will be presented with a rich collection of information concerning the associated celebrities. In addition to text, photos and videos of their chosen stars, the app also lets visitors discover the stars’ favorite spots nearby.

 

As they navigate their route, the app will inform travelers of other places of interest near their chosen route, allowing them to see what’s around them, including entertainment, dining and shopping options, so that all the information they need is at their fingertips. They can bookmark favorite stars, attractions, vendors and retail stores as well as create notes so they can return to a particular location on their current trip, or a future Hollywood vacation.

 

Other engaging features include the Walk of Fame’s Trivia Challenge and Scavenger Hunt, which will lead users to nearby locations and provide more information about their favorite celebrities as well as receive discounts and exclusive offers from local merchants.

The application will also feature for-purchase virtual items and hard goods, enabling people to share their adventures with friends via their social media sites as well as enjoy the experience later—time and time again.

App users can also request updates from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, such as when a new Star is added. Future releases will include language translations, so foreign visitors can enjoy all that Hollywood has to offer as well.

For more information about MediaMine, visit www.media-mine.com. For more information about the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, go to www.hollywoodchamber.net.

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About MediaMine
Established in 2010, MediaMine draws on both new and traditional communications to help businesses realize the full potential of their catalogs through a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the solutions it undertakes. MediaMine utilizes technology and digital asset management techniques to organize a client’s accumulated film, videotape, audio recordings, prints, negatives or documents and then design revenue-generating strategies for these untapped library resources. MediaMine understands the value of the assets and unlimited possibilities to maximize distribution possibilities, employing creative and unique ways for audiences to enjoy content. For more information about MediaMine, visit www.media-mine.com. Follow MediaMine on Facebookand Twitter.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 91 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Christopher Barton is the Chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

About the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. For more information, please visit www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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Sally Christgau – direct dial 415.238.2254 / sally@ignite.bz
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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2012
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

                                                                           

 

     

WALK OF FAMER MARG HELGENBERGER
AND THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
ANNOUNCE 

NEW WALK OF FAME HONOREES  FOR 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  June 22, 2012 —For the first time in the history of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held a live press announcement in order to proclaim the 2013 Hollywood Walk of Famers. This elite group of entertainment professionals is skilled in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance. Actress and recent Walk of Fame recipient Marg Helgenberger will announce the new selections to the media on Friday, June 22, at noon in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Oscar Room at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.  These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations at a meeting held on June 15, 2012 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted the event and  David Green, Chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee, who participated in this historic event stated “The Walk of Fame committee is proud to announce next year’s honorees whose additions to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of their star power, talent, and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world.”

Helgenberger went on to read the names of the 24 newly selected Walk of Famers:

The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2013 are:

MOTION PICTURES:
Rick Baker, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, 
Ron Howard and Helen Mirren

TELEVISION:
Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal and Matthew Perry

RECORDING:
The BackStreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Jane’s Addiction, Janis Joplin (Posthumous), New Kids on the Block, Usher Raymond IV, Thalia and Luther Vandross (Posthumous)

LIVE THEATRE/PERFORMANCE:
Olympia Dukakis and Penn & Teller

RADIO:
Steve Harvey and “Shot Gun” Tom Kelly

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. In 2010, the Walk of Fame marked its 50th anniversary. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public.

 

MARG HELGENBERGER

Marg Helgenberger was honored with her own Walk of Fame star on January 23, 2012 at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard at in front of the historic Musso & Frank Grill.  Helgenberger portrayed Catherine Willows, the team’s former supervisor and an investigator with a cop’s instinct for reading human behavior for the past 12 seasons on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which is the most watched show in the world.  On January 25, she said goodbye to her character and moved on to a new chapter in her life.  CSI airs Wednesdays at 10PM (ET/PT) on CBS.
             Helgenberger appeared in two original tele-pictures for Showtime.  In the controversial Thanks of a Grateful Nation, she played the sister of a man (Steven Weber) who suffers a terminal brain tumor after returning from the Gulf War.  She then co-starred with Ann-Margret in the Happy Face Murders as a detective investigating a very unsettling and confusing case of murder. She also starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
            Her breakout role as K.C. on China Beach, won her an Emmy Award in 1990.  In 1997, she guest- starred on a four-episode arc on ER, playing George Clooney’s love interest.  Other television credits include Murder Live with David Morse and Teri Garr, Stephen King’s highly-rated mini-series The Tommyknockers, a Tom Hanks-directed episode of Showtime’s Fallen Angels, and the Oscar nominated short film, Partners, directed by Peter Weller, as well as The Gold Coast, starring opposite David Caruso.
            On the feature film side, Helgenberger co-starred with Julia Roberts in the Universal hit drama, Erin Brockovichand with Kevin Costner in the film, Mr. Brooks. She also starred in Species and Species II.  Other film credits includeIn Good Company  starring alongside Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson;  Fire Down Belowwith Steven Seagal; The Last Time I Committed Suicide with Keanu Reeves; My Fellow Americans with Jack Lemmon and James Garner; Cowboy Way  with Woody Harrelson; Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence;  Always with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss and Crooked Hearts with Peter Berg and Noah Wyle.

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A handout with the names of all the new Walk of Fame honorees will be provided to attending press.

www.walkoffame.com

ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

 

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

 

 


     

 

WALK OF FAMER MARG HELGENBERGER AND
THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO ANNOUNCE

NEW WALK OF FAME HONOREES FOR 2013

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  June 20, 2012 —For the first time in the history of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will hold a live press announcement in order to proclaim the 2013 Hollywood Walk of Famers. This elite group of entertainment professionals is skilled in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theatre/Live Performance. Actress and recent Walk of Fame recipient Marg Helgenberger will announce the new selections to the media on Friday, June 22, at noon in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Oscar Room at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.  These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations at a meeting held on June 15, 2012 and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and  David Green, Chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee, will also participate in this historic event stated “The Walk of Fame committee is proud to announce next year’s honorees whose additions to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of their star power, talent, and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world.”

The event will be live streamed on www.walkoffame.com at noon that day.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. In 2010, the Walk of Fame marked its 50th anniversary. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public.

 

MARG HELGENBERGER

            Marg Helgenberger was honored with her own Walk of Fame star on January 23, 2012 at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard at in front of the historic Musso & Frank Grill.  Helgenberger portrayed Catherine Willows, the team’s former supervisor and an investigator with a cop’s instinct for reading human behavior for the past 12 seasons on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which is the most watched show in the world.  On January 25, she said goodbye to her character and moved on to a new chapter in her life.  CSI airs Wednesdays at 10PM (ET/PT) on CBS.
             Helgenberger appeared in two original tele-pictures for Showtime.  In the controversial Thanks of a Grateful Nation, she played the sister of a man (Steven Weber) who suffers a terminal brain tumor after returning from the Gulf War.  She then co-starred with Ann-Margret in the Happy Face Murders as a detective investigating a very unsettling and confusing case of murder. She also starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
            Her breakout role as K.C. on China Beach, won her an Emmy Award in 1990.  In 1997, she guest- starred on a four-episode arc on ER, playing George Clooney’s love interest.  Other television credits include Murder Live with David Morse and Teri Garr, Stephen King’s highly-rated mini-series The Tommyknockers, a Tom Hanks-directed episode of Showtime’s Fallen Angels, and the Oscar nominated short film, Partners, directed by Peter Weller, as well as The Gold Coast, starring opposite David Caruso.
            On the feature film side, Helgenberger co-starred with Julia Roberts in the Universal hit drama, Erin Brockovichand with Kevin Costner in the film, Mr. Brooks. She also starred in Species and Species II.  Other film credits includeIn Good Company  starring alongside Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson;  Fire Down Belowwith Steven Seagal; The Last Time I Committed Suicide with Keanu Reeves; My Fellow Americans with Jack Lemmon and James Garner; Cowboy Way  with Woody Harrelson; Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence;  Always with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss and Crooked Hearts with Peter Berg and Noah Wyle.

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A handout with the names of all the new Walk of Fame honorees will be provided to attending press.

ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

 

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

www.walkoffame.com

 

 


 

For Immediate Release: 2/13/2012
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

 

    

 

RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS REGARDING
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR
FOR WHITNEY HOUSTON

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA—February 13, 2012- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has received numerous inquiries about Whitney Houston, the great voice who left us too soon. The media and fans have asked us whether Whitney Houston has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Houston was selected in 1995, but a date was never requested by the singer’s representatives for a star-unveiling ceremony. The approved selection expired in 2000, after the five-year allotted time to receive the star once someone has been selected. However, the Walk of Fame Committee would be happy to consider re-instating the status of the star if it is desired by the family.

“It is up to the family and or representatives to connect with the Hollywood Chamber regarding the issue of a star ceremony,” said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “At this time we believe that the family should be left to grieve for their dearly departed. At such time as they are ready, we would be open to discussions about setting a date to immortalize the legendary Whitney Houston with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

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ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars to the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – www.HollywoodChamber.net
For more than 91 years the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital.  Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber. Marty Shelton, Vice President of NAI Capital is the Chairperson of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. For more information please visit www.Hollywoodchamber.net.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

 

 


THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WALK OF FAME COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
NEW WALK OF FAME HONOREES FOR 2012

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA.  June 21, 2011 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 17, 2011 and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors.

 

The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2012 are:

MOTION PICTURES:
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, 
John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous)

TELEVISION:
Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West

RECORDING:
Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous)

RADIO:
Ellen K.

“The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars,” said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.

 

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DATES HAVE NOT BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THESE STARS. RECIPIENTS HAVE FIVE YEARS TO SCHEDULE CEREMONIES FROM DATE OF SELECTION OR THEY EXPIRE.

 

CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING STAR CEREMONIES:

www.walkoffame.com, Hollywood Walk of Fame on Facebook or follow on twitter  @WOFstargirl