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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH 

BOB JIMENEZ, MARTIN GUIGUI, BILL DUKE, SHARON JIMENEZ, JEROME E. HORTON, MARGARET WU, MARK GREENBERG,

JAN B. TUCKER,  JONATHAN SHELDON

THE COALITION FOR ENGAGED EDUCATION 

DIVERSITY 

TAKES CENTER STAGE TO BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME

(PUBLIC POLICY NON PROFIT TAKES AIM AT LACK OF FILM PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVES FOR INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS)

Sunday October 16, 2016 Santa Monica, California

Deadline Hollywood says film production is down in Los Angeles.  Well of course it’s down, because the story the Hollywood press ignores is that independent film producers get little to none of the tax credit incentives passed by the Califonria Legislature in 2014 signed by Governor Brown.  And, while Bring Hollywood Home independent producers are making wonderful films here in LA so they can stay close to their families, they are denied tax credits.  The exclusionary rules have civil rights groups determined to see the California Legislature create tax credit incentives with rules that open up jobs, not send them out of state and out of the country.

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Bring Hollywood Home Herb Jordan. Margaret Wu Jordan, Bill Duke, Jerome & Yvonne Horton

“We brought the stars out to shine on the problem of job outsourcing and runaway production,” says Sharon Hardee Jinenez co founder president of the public policy 501 c4 launched in 2010 to confront the lack of competitive incentives and business models that have left Hollywood in despair and distress.   “The Californa Board of Equalization Jerome Horton, Inglewood’s treasure Yvonne Horton, advertising marketing executive Margaret Wu and music business leader Herb Jordan joined in a dinner with 150 creative business leaders hosted by iconic actor/director Bill Duke who leads the diversity issue at the Director’s Guild of America one of the most powerful guilds in all of Hollywood.

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October 7th The Coalition for Engaged Education Presentts Bring Hollywood Home The Paul Cummins Library New Roads Santa Monica

“We know we have to get people working again in this city if we are going to confront the challenges of homelessness and poverty,” says Bob Jimenez government affairs director emeritus of the California Board of Equalizaiton, a Peabody award winning documentary filmmaker and well known former TV news anchor KRONTV San Francisco and KCBS TV, UPN NEWS 13, KFWB Los Angeles.   “We have to fight for our jobs in this state and against job outsourcing because too many people have been forced to leave in the entertainment industry because of public policy that isn’t working as effectively as if needs to if women and minority led independent productions ads to have any chance of survival in my home state.

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Terrence Gomes LA neighborhood council leader and candidate for city council with Sharon Hardee Jimenez founder president Bring Hollywood Home

The October 7th dinner and VIP celebrity included political hopeful Terrance Gomes as LA political leaders remain committed to bringing the jobs back to Hollywood.  “I helped create neighborhood councils in 1997 – 1999 when I served as publicist for the Elected LA Charter Reform committee 1997-1999,” says Jimenez.  “No one thought we’d ever pass a new charter but we did!  In 2013 we endorsed for Mayor of LA and supported the candidates who wanted to win back our jobs in Hollywood and we will keep doing this until we win in Sacramento for the creative economy.”

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“Director Producer Musician Martin Guigui brought his wife Dahlia and all his children to perform for the cause, assembling the most extraordinary musicians who’ve ever come together in Califonria in the nearly three decade loss of jobs in the creative economy,”  declared Jimenez.  “The reality that so many extraordinary leaders in the creative economy continue to join in the coalition to fight for jobs as we broaden to include social justice education and civil rights leaders, must be a wake up call to the media and to the California Legoslative leadership and municipal leaders in LA, should signal to everyone that we have no intention of going away or becoming quieter on the issue of job outsourcing.

Thank you to Artisfactions Tracy Saunders, Donna Dymally celebrity photography, Jose Rosas videography, Gary Visconti and Preston Smith painters, Our sponsors Mark Greenberg Miller Ward CPA’s business management James Azadian Enterprise Counsel Group, Lares Restaurant, Hollywood With Students Golden Spirit Awards, all the musicians, and most importantly even person who bought a ticket to support this critical cause for jobs!  Keep up with our leadership and join us today at www.bringhollywoodhome.org.  310 408 3306 sharonhardeejimenez@gmail.com.   Jonathan Sheldon, Diane Ladd, Jonathan Sterritt, Bob Jinenez, Stephen Seidel, Dr. Juan Rosriquez Flores Gerald Wolff, Paul Cummins, Mike Butler. seanna and Siona Pererra, and the many volunteers who made the night possible doe the National Athem to Unchained Melody a night doe the Hollywood History Books! Let’s get our state back to work!

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