Announcing the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2020

A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Recording and Radio have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the full list was announced today, June 20, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The newest honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations at a selection committee meeting held in June and will be ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Walk of Famer/actress/singer Vanessa Williams, a committee member for the 2019-2020 Selection Committee, announced the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively by VARIETY on www.walkoffame.com. The stream begins at 12:30 P.M. PDT.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of thirty-five artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood,” remarked Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona.  “Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories” he added.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2020 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter,  Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer, and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING:  Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection. Upcoming star ceremonies are announced ten days prior to the dedication on www.walkoffame.com.

Economic Development Summit Recap

This past week, the Chamber held its Economic Development Summit. We had an outstanding morning hearing from our Keynote speakers London Kemp (Netflix) and Rob Jernigan (Gensler) as well as our breakout speakers: Alana Trubitz (Serendipity Labs), Max Gates-Fleming (Second Home LA), Amelia Heape (The Hollywood Pantages Theatre), Laura Connelly (Los Angeles Philharmonic Association), Peter Hansen (The Hollywood Roosevelt), Lee Wochner (Counterintuity, LLC), Michael Gonzales (The Gonzales Law Group), Alfred Fraijo Jr. (Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP), Dan Halden (The HEART of Hollywood), Kris Larson (Hollywood Property Owners Alliance), and our own President & CEO Rana Ghadban (Hollywood Chamber of Commerce).

 

The Chamber would also like to thank its Economic Development Committee Co-chairs Timothy Grubbs and Marty Shelton for their leadership in putting on this year’s Summit. We hope you enjoyed the new format for the event, and we also want your feedback! Visit hollywoodchamber.net/reviews to tell us about your Summit experience.

 

Finally, we want to offer our gratitude to all the sponsors for this year’s Summit. With their generous support, the Chamber was able to bring in additional speakers and move into a new venue this year.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to Announce Walk of Fame Class of 2020

A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Recording and Radio have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the full list will be announced June 20, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The newest honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations at a selection committee meeting held in June and will be ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Walk of Famer/actress/singer Vanessa Williams, a committee member for the Walk of 2019-2020 Selection Committee, will announce the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The selections will be revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The stream begins at 12:30 P.M. PDT.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of thirty-five artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood,” remarked Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona.  “Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories” he added.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection. Upcoming star ceremonies are announced ten days prior to the dedication on www.walkoffame.com.

The new selection will be revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream begins at 12:30 P.M. and will be held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices, 6255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 150, Hollywood, CA 90028.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to the dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.

Economic Development Summit 2019: Netflix, Gensler, Hollywood Center…

There is only one Hollywood, and there is only one annual Economic forum that presents a comprehensive overview of this world-famous community. The Economic Development Summit is Hollywood’s premier event that focuses on the positive changes occurring in the community. Now in its 25th year, the conference provides cutting-edge information on the trends and big-picture issues that will impact Hollywood’s future.

Join us to network and discuss the future of Hollywood.

This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Register for the 2019 Hollywood Economic Development Summit

 

$4 Million Allocated for Walk of Fame Improvements by HEART of Hollywood

The HEART of Hollywood Initiative has selected planning and architecture firm, Gensler to kickstart creating a Masterplan for improving Hollywood Boulevard and making improvements to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a National Historic Landmark, and my HEART of Hollywood initiative will give this community the attention it deserves,” said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. “Our focus is on consistent attention to the necessary quality of life improvements for local residents and visitors. A great public corridor – one that is safe for pedestrians, visible at night, and responsive to community needs – can help catalyze even more investment in housing for all income levels as well as economic development. This means good paying jobs for our local workforce. Hollywood Boulevard can be this kind of place, which is why the City is making this strategic investment.”

“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to collaborate with the HEART of Hollywood initiative to preserve the Walk of Fame and make strategic improvements that will benefit generations to come,” stated Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The Walk of Fame continues to draw thousands of tourists each year to see the stars or attend a star ceremony on the world famous Boulevard. The Chamber is excited to be partnering with the HEART of Hollywood initiative to reinvigorate the Hollywood Boulevard Corridor through safety and visibility improvements. The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering will be the lead City agency on the project, which also calls for participation from community stakeholders.

 

To learn more about the HEART of Hollywood Initiative, visit https://cd13.lacity.org/news/heart-hollywood-receives-4m-boost-improvements 

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is one of the most proactive and largest chambers in Los Angeles County. Our members range from small businesses to major studios; tourism companies to healthcare corporations. The Hollywood Chamber serves as an advocate for our members, representing the interests of businesses and residents in the greater Hollywood area. We are the proud owners of two world-renowned icons: The Hollywood Sign and The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are the Top 10 Reasons to invest in the Hollywood Chamber

  1. Political and Legislative Advocacy
    Represent you on issues that affect your bottom line
  2. Economic Development
    Promote growth and investment in Hollywood
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  5. Tourism Department
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  6. Information
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  7. Discounts
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  8. Referrals
    Introduce new business referral program exclusively for Chamber members
  9. Community Involvement
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  10. Credibility
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