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Saturday, September 28, 2024 2nd Album launching aims to create awareness on drug abuse & build sister relationship between Freetown & Hollywood Queennak's 2nd album launching to create awareness on drug abuse and empower the youths. Unforgettable Album Launch Concert - more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Hollywood has always been associated with new ideas. If you think about the early entertainment industry that located here, it was all about creativity and creating stories that would be compelling. Here we are 100 years later, and creativity continues to rule in Hollywood, even as the entertainment industry undergoes a major transformation due to new technologies that are opening new more
Categories: Chamber, Jobs, Blog, Community
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Two new hotels opened in Hollywood last month – the Kimpton Everly with 216 rooms and the Hampton Inn Hollywood with 112 rooms. Together with the Dream Hotel that opened in July, we have added more than 500 rooms to the Hollywood market this year. This is a 15-percent increase in the number of hotel rooms in Hollywood, bringing our total rooms to 3,926 in 51 properties. By my count, there are more
Categories: Blog, Development, Jobs, Advocacy, Community, Hollywood
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Earlier this month, Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. announced that it had finalized a $200-million acquisition of the historic Hollywood Center Studios. This is the third studio acquisition in Hollywood by Hudson Pacific. Based on their track record, it is very good news for Hollywood.Hudson had previously acquired Sunset-Gower Studios and Sunset-Bronson Studios. They will now own a combined more
Categories: Blog, Entertainment, Jobs, Economic Development, Filming
Monday, March 13, 2017
In the aftermath of Measure S, it seems everyone is offering their post mortem observations about this giant struggle over land-use and development in Los Angeles. I’d like to add my “two cents”.First, the voters made the right choice in sinking Measure S. We can breathe a sigh of relief that a blanket moratorium did not go into effect that would have vaporized thousands of construction jobs and more
Categories: Blog, Community, Jobs, City of Los Angeles, Economic Development, Measure S
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 more
Categories: Business, Chamber, Government, Blog, California, City of Los Angeles, Jobs
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Los Angeles and California embarked on an unprecedented experiment this past year, when both voted to phase in a $15-minimum wage over a period of years. In L.A., the rate will reach $15 in 2020 for businesses with 26 employees or more and in 2021 for smaller businesses. In California, the $15 rate will be achieved in 2021, making it the highest state minimum wage in the nation.  Business more
Categories: Business, Hollywood, Blog, City of Los Angeles, Minimum Wage
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
A week ago, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) Board held a hearing on a proposed $120-billion plan to dramatically expand mass transit throughout the region. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was on hand to support the Crenshaw Northern Extension. We have pressed for this project for several years, and so were pleased that it was included in the list of projects to be funded. more
Categories: Blog, Hollywood, Chamber, Transportation