News for California

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Challenges of Change: Finding Solutions” will be the theme of the 24th annual Hollywood Economic Development Summit, set for Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The popular progress event for Hollywood will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., according to co-chairs Tim Grubbs of Communitas Design and Marty Shelton of NAI Capital Commercial.  “Hollywood is known for entertainment, but it is ...read more
Categories: California, Development, Real Estate, Branding, Community, Housing, Attractions, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chamber, Featured, Technology
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Assemblymember Laura Friedman in her run for reelection.  "The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Laura Friedman once again, this time in her bid for reelection to represent the 43rd Assembly District. Since elected, Laura has excellently represented Hollywood ...read more
Categories: Accountability, Business, Hollywood, Advocacy, California, PAC
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Senator Ben Allen’s bid for reelection.  "The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Ben Allen in his race for reelection to represent Senate District 26. He has consistently demonstrated a special ability to identify and address problems through policy,” stated ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, Government, Business, Chamber, PAC
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, CA – April 11, 2018 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support today of Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian in his bid for reelection.  "The Hollywood Chamber PAC is proud to endorse Adrin Nazarian in his bid for reelection to represent the 46th Assembly District. Since taking office, the Assemblymember has been an effective advocate for ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, PAC, California, Hollywood
Friday, March 16, 2018
Watch LIVE as the Hollywood Chamber honors RuPaul on 3/16 exclusively on www.walkoffame.com The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored drag performer RuPaul with the 2,631st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT.  The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6652 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the World of Wonder production office ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, Television, California, Hollywood, Walk of Fame
Monday, February 05, 2018
Recently, I have observed an upswing in the number of residents, businesses and tourists asking why the City and State allow obviously-mentally ill people to wander our streets, endangering both themselves and the public. It is a fair question, but there has been no acceptable answer to this question.Finally, we are beginning to see some of our public officials address what is a deplorable ...read more
Categories: California, Chamber, Advocacy, Homelessness, City of Los Angeles, Community
Sunday, November 26, 2017
“The State of the Stream” was one of the key topics of the Hollywood Chamber’s sixth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference which focused on the rapidly evolving industry. This is the one conference that highlights the importance of the entertainment industry to our local economy,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “With the rapid changes in ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Community, Filming, Recording, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment, Motion Pictures, Tax Credits
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Plans for the Hollywood Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference is well under way. The half-day conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel slated for November 30th. The program will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed agenda through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is $159.Register ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Business, Chamber, Entertainment, Motion Pictures
Monday, October 23, 2017
“The State of the Stream” will be one of the topics of the Chamber’s Entertainment Industry Conference. This year’s conference will take place at the Loews Hotel Hollywood on Thursday, November 30th. The half-day conference will start with networking at 8:30 a.m. followed by a packed program through 1:30 p.m. Early Bird Special rate through Friday, November 17th is $129. Admission thereafter is ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Community, Hollywood, Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Entertainment
Monday, October 23, 2017
The legislative season is over, and we finally have begun to see our California legislature act on the housing crisis in this state. The Governor signed 15 bills that were intended to smooth the way to more housing being built.Over the past year, you have heard me discuss the importance of addressing California’s housing crisis. So, I think it is appropriate to commend the legislature and the ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, California, Hollywood, Homelessness, Housing, Chamber, City of Los Angeles, Community, Economic Development, Environment, Government
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Metropolitan Board officially endorses California Waterfix, approves Southern California’s $4.3-Billion share of the project. An initiative supported by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, California WaterFix’s new water intakes, twin tunnels in Delta would help secure future water reliability for Southland, address climate change.  The biggest water decision of this generation of Southern ...read more
Categories: Chamber, California, Environment
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Plans for the Chamber’s 2017 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference are well under way with committee co-chairs Susanne Ault of Variety and Kristin Cavanaugh of Sony Pictures at the helm. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, November 30th at the Loews Hotel Hollywood and will include exclusive conversations with top level industry leaders. The event will also include the ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Entertainment, Government, Motion Pictures, Tax Credits, Television, Advocacy, California, City of Los Angeles, Filming, Hollywood, Recording
Friday, August 11, 2017
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) delivered State of the State Address at 3rd annual Hollywood Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paramount Pictures Studios. He addressed a room packed with Hollywood’s business leaders and discussed the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outlined a path forward to achieving success on future ...read more
Categories: Advocacy, Chamber, Government, California, City of Los Angeles, Hollywood
Monday, March 20, 2017
The next California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) offers more than $68 million in available tax credits. This program is open to any business planning to create new full-time jobs in the state, regardless of size or location. Since 2014, GO-Biz has awarded over $400-million to 574 companies that are projected to create over 60,000 jobs and make $13.5-billion in investments. The deadline to submit ...read more
Categories: California, Tax Credits, Business, Government
Monday, March 20, 2017
Year-two of California’s expanded Film and Television Tax Credit Program 2.0 will end very much as it began – by scoring new and relocating TV projects ready to create jobs across the Golden State. The fifth and final tax credit application period (held February 10 – 17) for the current fiscal year brings an additional four relocating TV series; a pair from New York (“The Affair” and “The OA”), ...read more
Categories: California, Filming, Entertainment, Tax Credits
Monday, November 14, 2016
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Zach Katz of BMG US will be offering a spotlight on the Music industry at the 2016 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Variety. The packed program will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on Wednesday, November 30th. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the sessions running from 9:15 ...read more
Categories: California, Entertainment, Chamber, Hollywood
Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Amy Lemisch will be providing an update on the AB1839 and the future of filming in California at the 2016 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 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Hollywood, California, Entertainment
Monday, October 17, 2016
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a study in September (California’s First Film Tax Credit Program) that for the first time, offers an assessment of the economic and fiscal impact of the filming incentives that the State of California approved for our entertainment industry.  This is particularly interesting because the LAO is the nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor to ...read more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Government, Blog, California, City of Los Angeles, Jobs
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Continuing its efforts to press for reform of the California Environmental Quality Act, better known as CEQA, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce met with California State President pro Tempore Kevin de León in February. “The CEQA law has done a lot of good in preserving California’s environment since it was approved during Ronald Reagan’s administration as Governor,” said Chamber President & CEO ...read more
Categories: California, Chamber, Economic Development, Hollywood, City of Los Angeles
Monday, November 16, 2015
More than 300 business and community leaders attended the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference at Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 13th. Presented by Variety, the conference continues to be 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 ...read more
Categories: Awards, Chamber, Entertainment, Tax Credits, California, Economic Development, Hollywood