By/Por Juan Rodriguez Flores
Translated by Staff
A notable roster of talented artists, led by American Bloomers and also including Tyler Lyle, Martin Guigui All Star Band, and Glenn Johnson Band, will be held at club Leonardo’s / Candelas La Brea, on Monday July 30, beginning at 6 pm. The purpose of this special musical event is to raise funds for the Bring Home Hollywood Foundation. This non-profit organization’s main objective is to help prevent the further loss of films, television programs, and commercial filming that leaves for other regions of the U.S. and even other countries around the world.
Responding to the call, Sharon H. Jimenez, founder and CEO of Bring Hollywood Home Foundation, whose legal status is a 501 C4, has assembled a musical celebration whose emcee will be comedian Mike Dolan. Dolan has shared the stage with artists such as: Margaret Chao, Daniel Tosh, Adam Devine, and Melissa Villasenor among others.
This is the third musical event during 2012 in which Jimenez and the board of directors of Bring Hollywood Home Foundation have brought awareness to the serious problem that causes the state economy to languish and families related to the film industry to suffer losses in wages. The same economic consequences have affected workers from numerous other theatrical disciplines and specialties over the last two or three decades.
Bring Hollywood Home has increased its presence and visibility over the past couple of years in the vastly creative circle of Hollywood. The foundation president Sharon H. Jimenez has developed an intensive awareness campaign among those in charge of leading the California Film Commission. Jimenez hopes that the foundation’s communications with officials from other departments and levels of state government will help develop mechanisms and legislation that can rescue and revitalize the “dream factory” from the immobilized and frozen point where it currently stands.
Attracted by the opportunity that will support the cause promoted by Bring Hollywood Home Foundation, the musical groups and singers who will appear on stage at Leonardo’s / Candelas, La Brea, have agreed that it will be “an honor for all of them” to lend their inspiration and talents to this good cause. For Sharon H. Jimenez, the crisis being experienced by Hollywood of not being able to provide enough employment options for thousands of workers in California has a devastating impact on film-industry families.“It’s not unusual for a person working in film to be away from home for several months. He does not have the luxury of departing in the morning and returning to his wife and children at the end of the day and keeping an eye on them and what they need” says Jimenez. “This is normal in another kind of business. In the case of film, it has become a serious problem as families live for long periods of time without being able to see each other on a regular basis.”
Although she knows that producing films has become a global activity which are always looking for ways to cut costs, Sharon H. Jimenez believes that their needs to be in Hollywood and California better incentives and tax regulations, “which may prompt us to be more efficient and competitive, technically and financially, than other production centers inside and outside the country” .
Striving to achieve these goals is one of the main tasks of Sharon H. Jimenez and her team through the non-profit organization “Bring Hollywood Home Foundation”. And the best way to support them is to attend the benefit concert on July 30, 2012 from 6 PM.
For more information go to the site www.bringhomehollywood.org
Leonardo’s / Candelas
S. La Brea # 831, Los Angeles, CA.
Phone (323) 936-7155