(Bring Hollywood Home Foundation closing.  We are moving on to being part of
keeping jobs in California – our 501 C 4 lobby is done)

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2018

Since January 2010 when the first California film and tv tax credits were passed by the state legislature we have been the grassroots lobby foundation to fight for family friendly R with a purpose film and tv productions coming back to our state. made history by forming a coalition ‘people power’ lobby to raise awareness of the loss of jobs in the industry.

As a result of nearly a decade of effort the California Tax Credit Incentives for Film and TV were expanded from 100M (2010) to 330M in 2014, and now thanks to many of us who’ve worked to raise awareness of job outsourcing, in 2018 the incentives have been extended to 2025, a 1.6 billion dollar boost to keep jobs in our state.

The coalition we formed as a 501 C 4 foundation included some of the most important leaders in Hollywood film and tv.  Bill Duke, Diane Ladd, Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, BOE Jerome Horton, Jonathan Sheldon, Gary Visconti, Peter Dwong, Massi Furlan, Michael Coyar, Garrett Moris, Said Faraj, Dennis Anderson, Gary Visconti, Jane Sheldon, Chris & Susan Sheldon, Gina Felix Goldman, Garry Hobday, David Longoria, Shalini Varghese, Jimmy Reid, Deidre Vines-Williams, DA Ballinger, Rem J, Dennis Flowers, Steve DeVosion, Jonathan Sterritt, Stephen Seidel, Hipolito Munoz, Jessica Just, Ed Madinya, Leah Bergman, Dr. Juan Rodriquez Flores, Anna Jimenez Lyle, Martin & Dahlia Guigui, Margaret Wu, Herb Jordan, Donna Dymally, Iona Kaye, Sadia Asraf, the late LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the late private detective Jan B. Tucker, Paul Cummins, Gerald Wolff, the late music agent Jerry Heller, Robert Charles Hunter, Lydia Grant, Jack Mansour, Marie Engleardt Jordan, Claire Mansour, Fred Shaw, David Rodriquez, Joss Tillard-Gates, Mark & Frida Greenberg, Miles Cooley, Lauren Hammond, Donna Dymally, Debbie Miller Hobday, artists Jake Fernandez & Linda Chapman, artist Preston Smith, Magdelena Mendez, Mike Butler, Kathleen Bailey, Bill Mundell, Austin Beutner, Father David Guffey, Tony Sands, Family Theater Productions, Charity Morsey, Glen Johnson Band, Jimmy & Ginny Gallegus, Jimmy Azadian, Eric Genuis, Geoffrey Garfield, Lydia Grant, Kevin James, Phil Esparza, Luis Valdez, Harrison & Phoebe Crenshaw, Michelle Crenshaw, Wilma Love, Robert & Donna Campos, Mike Butler, Jose Rose, Adam Roberts , Brittany Bolduc, Marcia Bonowitz, Dr. Hong Boem Rhee, Jose Rojas, Seth Backus, Philip Isles, The Magic Castle, Harvelle’s Nightclub, New Roads School, The Coalition for Engaged Education, Clark Perry, Ellia English, David Hernandez, Hernan Molina, Kevin Wing, Brynn Lucas, Shelby Lee, Malvina Mhkchian, Senator Toni Atkins, Deanna Sphen, Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Lauren Pizar-Mains, Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson, Carlos Navarette, Tauheed Asraf, Dr. Asif Mahmood, Lara Maxey, David Bright, Terrence Gomes, Elsa Ramo, Ramo Law, Barbara Sted, Carla Ross, Ilse Nussbaum, Doreen Spicer-Dannelly, Jose Luis Valenzuela, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and thousands of supporters who signed our FaceBook Petition “Stop job outsourcing job outsourcing is an outrage, and the hundreds of supporters who bought tickets to our events, and the thousands who joined our twitter and Facebook pages.

All of you made a difference.  We could never have accomplished the events, the legislation we wrote and presented in Sacramento, and the
As we move on to other endeavors we will continue to advocate for women and independent filmmakers in the state and nation, and we will join our leaders in the major studios, the trade unions, and Netflix and Hulu and HBO, in work to bring quality film & TV to the nation and the world.  We know the effort to bring jobs back will continue for decades to come.  We wish all the best to the California Film Commission, the Milken Foundation, Film LA, Women in Film, Duke Media Foundation, LA Latino International Film Festival, Downtown Film Festival, the Motion Picture Association of America, the LA Times, The LA Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and all the publications online that have taken note of our leadership especially, Diamonds Mirror Marisa Bojiuc, Tracy Saunders PR & Marketing, and Amy Prenner Corralez PR, Sharon Aragon Hollywood 360, The Ray Charles Foundation, and finally Bob Jimenez, my right hand and my left hand for all of your long support, especially in writing legislation to advocate for independent filmmakers.

The future of Hollywood film and TV is in good hands.  As my granddaughter exclaimed as she rode her first ferris wheel ride at Pacific Park in Santa Monica, “Mama Mama we are up so high I can see Bring Hollywood Home!” All of our efforts were for the future generations of creatives whose ‘dreams’ are brought to California the birthplace of the major studios and the Motion Picture Industry.

The Bring Hollywood Home Foundation has been a joy to build and run from my home office in Mid-City Los Angeles.  We are officially closing our 501 C 4 as of August 1, 2018.

Sharon Hardee Jimenez, Founder President

In 2018 Bring Hollywood Home is urging Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian to Amend California AB 2936 to include women and minority filmmakers in the state’s tax credit incentives.  (Summary of our BHHF proposed amendment to the bill extending the studio incentives until 2025 is stated below our salute to France’s McDormand Best actress 2018)

8 years before #timesup #metoo The Bring Hollywood Home Foundation started raising awareness of the need for women and independent filmmakers to have fair and equal tax credit incentives in California because we all have projects that need financing.

Congratulations Best Actress 2018 Frances McDormand for your win and your speech

“All of us have projects that need financing”

Please see AB 2936 as introduced by California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian co sponsored by ( Senator Ben Allen 2018) extending California’s studio tax incentives to 2025.

“If this bill is not amended women and independent filmmakers will not be able to go after their own financing with the support of the state of California tax incentives.  We will be excluded again unless this bill is amended. Billions of jobs in film and tv will be outsourced to other states and countries, and women and independent filmmakers will be at the mercy of multi national corporations and studios, to find financing for their projects.  Women and independent filmmakers need to be included in California’s tax credit incentives in 2018. #timesup”

Sharon Hardee Jimenez, Co-Founder president Bring Hollywood Home

This is the the language Bring Hollywood Home is proposing to amend Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Author AB 2936 – our language would include independent filmmakers women and minorities creating thousands of additional jobs at a faster rate if TV and film production is redefined as small manufacturing.


AMENDMENT applies to tax credit laws affecting small manufacturing for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, and before January 1, 2025.  The amendment  revises the definitions of “qualified full-time and part- time employee,” “qualified taxpayer,” and “manufacturing business, who hire 500 employees or less” for the credit against those taxes for portions of the wages paid by a taxpayer, engaged in a trade or small manufacturing business within a designated census tract, to certain employees who provide services for that taxpayer in connection with that small manufacturing trade or business. This bill would additionally expand the definition of “qualified wages” for qualified full-time and part-time employees within a designated area, including, but not limited to those engaged in manufacturing tangible products that are exported nationally or internationally to interested markets. Bill amends the existing tax code redefining film and television production as small manufacturing/ comparable   to any tangible intellectual property that is sold and distributed to mass media, thus, including digital/film, stage work, art shows or commercial television as would be promoted and shown on social media venues such as HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon.


Left to right:  Mark Greenberg, Jack Mansour, Sharon Jimenez, Bill Duke, Joss Tillard  Gates and Bob Jimenez

LA City Club  August 11, 2017  Bring Hollywood Home executive meeting to expand tax credits.

Independent Filmmakers – if you own a film or production company please apply for the 200 M in California Competes Tax Credits! Click Here.


Bring Hollywood Home Wants to Save La La Land

Guest celebrities and leaders alike came together in Santa Monica at the Harvelle’s Night Club on 4th Street to fight for the entertainment industry job drought in California. The host was Bring Hollywood Home and at the forefront of this unique movement, Sharon Jimenez, one of the few outspoken residents defending what is considered a national heritage. The spotlight was the Hollywood Golden Age: The movies back then were still mostly made in Hollywood.

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The Coalition for Engaged Education Presents Bring Hollywood Home

Bill Duke introducing LULAC video at the 69th state convention.

Bill Duke LULAC 2016   LULAC

Edward James Olmos urging the civil rights leadership to get behind the work for an independent tax credit film fund for minorities and women to build the studios of tomorrow in California.

We are featured as the lead spokesperson in the fight for the tax credit incentives on the #1 network TV network in Europe during the Oscars. This is a major push for our legislation.


Bring Hollywood Home is a 501c4 in California with a mission to fight for jobs in the creative economy working to stop job outsourcing and bring film, TV commercialmusic production and post production back to the state. We have brought together some of the most impressive new leadership in California.Please DONATE (not tax deductible) and sign up on our website to get involved and volunteer your skills to help us Bring Hollywood Home

Sharon Hardee Jimenez founder/president Bring Hollywood Home

Private Film Fund Advisory Board

September 24, 2013 – Bring Hollywood Home Foundation announce private film fund.   We have investors to participate in a private film fund.  However, until California has fair and equal tax credit incentives for independent, minority and women led productions, there is not an equal opportunity for investors to come into California to support Bring Hollywood Home Independent productions.   2016 we are urging equal tax credit incentives as we ask California lawmakers and the Governor for an even playing field.   Please join us.


FRIENDS OF BRING HOLLYWOOD Thank you Miller/Ward or supporting our Friday, October 7th, 2016 Celebrity Dinner and Concert 

Miller, Ward & Company, CPA’s and Business Managers



Pledge to Work to stop runaway production from California.


Get involved in the statewide runaway production awareness campaign being led by the Bring Hollywood Home Foundation. Our leadership supports independent film, TV, commercial, and music production in California. Let our elected officials and business leaders know that outsourcing the future of our children is an outrage. MAKE THE PLEDGE

Benefit Concert left a memorable message in the hearts and minds of guests.