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California has an opportunity to export independent films to China

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 CALIFORNIA HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPORT

INDEPENDENT FILMS MADE IN HOLLYWOOD

TO THE GROWING MIDDLE CLASS IN CHINA

(FIRST LAWMAKERS NEED TO GIVE EQUAL TAX CREDITS

TO KEEP FILMING IN CALIFORNIA)

Thursday, November 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES

The presidential election results are in and regardless of who we voted for the one thing we all learned on election night was the media is no expert when it comes to calling the results of an election and that polls don’t matter as much as votes.  Most of us were shocked by the electoral college victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump who campaigned strongly against job outsourcing and trade deficits.  California may have voted majority, democratic, but there is no state that will be more affected by the trade decisions made in Washington D.C. in 2017, than the Pacific Rim, and no bigger economy in the nation than ours.  

HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES GAVE BIG MONEY TO HILARY CLINTON

WHILE OUR MAJOR STUDIOS LOOK TO CHINA TO GIVE THEM MILLIONS IN TAX CREDITS 

TO TAKE PRODUCTION JOBS TO ASIA

 “The sobering message from the electoral college vote is a reality that many voters want something positive done about the US trade deficit and we’re in a position for a win win in California if our state lawmakers will work with Bring Hollywood Home’s public policy efforts to expand the tax credit incentives for the major studios and give equal or greater tax credits to independent filmmakers who have more incentive to stay and create jobs in California than the major studios represented by their MPAA lobbyists in Sacramento.” says Sharon Hardee Jimenez, founder president of the 501 C 4 grassroots leadership for independent filmmakers.  “As voters who supported Hilary Clinton worry about President Donald Trump on issues like women’s rights and minority empowerment, the need to export America’s values for progressive leadership in human rights and civil rights is more urgent than ever now as we look at reversing the trade deficit and keeping jobs in California.  The major studios making 3 D films that sell products and bring in the bigger money at the box office are happy to see the Chinese offering millions in tax credits.  This leaves independent filmmakers to bring the jobs to California with less of a need for big budgets and Chinese billionaire money, and more need to tell stories that export our values to the most populous country on the planet.” Jimenez emphasizes.  

BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME FOUNDED BY WOMEN & MINORITY FILMMAKERS

IS WORKING TO MAKE FILM MANUFACTURING AN EXPORT TO HELP

OFFSET THE TRADE DEFICIT WITH OUR FRIENDS IN CHINA

There are many beautiful new theaters in China and a growing middle class created by the manufacturing jobs we’ve sent to Asia over the past half century.” says Jimenez.  “We are purposing a California film fund to support 10 to 25 million dollar independent productions in California that will allow us to manufacture films with actors that are globally recognized, who will tell the stories that our own screenwriters can write to export our values to the super power and the billionaires who are now making deals with the biggest directors in Hollywood.  Turning the trade deficit around we will export our independent films and create genuine commerce beneficial to those of us who live and hope for a brighter jobs future in California.”

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The Coalition for Engaged Education Presents Bring Hollywood Home – Independent filmmakers and artists joined in at the Paul Cummins Library at New Roads School in Santa Monica on October 7th to celebrate six years of leadership that has led to visionary public policy leadership – Bring Hollywood Home thanks Paul Cummins, Mike Butler and Marcus Castain for joining with our Board of Directors to help us create a great celebrity dinner & concert on October 7th, 2016.  Painters Preston Smith and Gary Charles Visconti created an artwork that was auctioned off by Garry Hobday creating the funds needed to make the night a success.  Lares Restaurant, Latino independently owned in Santa Monica served dinner to 150 guests

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 Celebrity Dinner on October 7th was hosted by Duke Media Foundation’s Bill Duke, celebrity guests included the California Board of Equalization’s Jerome Horton, and Inglewood Treasurer Yvonne Horton, with Asian marketing and media leader Margaret Wu, and Herb Jordan, Grammy nominated music producer and CEO of the Adage Group

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Jerome & Yvonne Horton at the Moss Theater with Frida & Mark Greenberg Miller Ward CPA’s & Business Managers – One of our VIP sponsors for the event, other sponsors included The Coalition for Engaged Education, Artisfactions.com Tracy Saunders, James Azadian The Enterprise Group, Icon Imaging PR, PMSARTWORK.com, Sunset Pictures & Old School Records, Martin Guigui CEO, & Dahlia Guigui, bobjimenez.com photography, Diane Ladd & the Arts & Culture Taskforce, Donna Dymally celebrity photography, Jan B. Tucker, Private detective, Beverly Hills Times Magazine Stephanie Kibler, Adam Roberts web support, Yuri Jimenez, Lily Jimenez, Charles Jimenez, & Bring Back the Ice working to bring an ice rink back for families on LA’s Westside

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 Red Carpet Host Jonathan Sterritt, with Rebecca, Ester & Noah Guigui – Martin Guigui co founding board member Bring Hollywood Home got involved in 2010 so he could be there to raise his children, support his wife and mother by producing films in California

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 Bindhu & Jonathan Sheldon – Producer, Director SWING STATE – winner Best Director DTLA Film Festival 2016 

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   Garry & Debbie Lee Hobday, “Debbie Lee Talent Management, Garry Hobday voice over actor, Jonathan Sterritt Red Carpet Host

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Martin Guigui and his all star band presented the most brilliant concert in the history of runaway production lifting the music for a cause that must include equal and fair tax credits in California for Independent Producers to create thousands of jobs with a film fund that is worthy of the big talent represented by the small and medium sized production companies still based in California – At the Moss Theater with Martin Guigui, Dahlia, Noah, Rebecca, Ester Guigui, Kenny Arnoff drummer, Rami Jaffee, Mike Merritt, Paul Hipp, Austin Hanks, Gregory Douglass, Whitney Avolon, Chad Hollister, Christopher Ameruso

See Op Ed Latino Weekly Review, Dr. Juan Rodriquez Flores, Publisher  

LA MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI YOU PROMISED TO BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME? WHAT HAPPENED? OP ED BY Sharon Hardee Jimenez 

Special Thanks to Marisa Bojiuc – Please see the write up on the event and leaders of Bring Hollywood Home on her blog

BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME TAKES CENTER STAGE Article by Marisa Bojiuc 

PRESTON SMITH PAINTING TO BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME

GARY VISCONTI PAINTING TO BRING HOLLYWOOD HOME

“Bring Hollywood Home has joined with non-profit Hollywood With Students since 2014 to present the Golden Spirit Award with David Gallegos Valentina.  2016 winner was Sunset Pictures Martin Guigui, 2015 Bill Duke, Duke Media, & 2014 Diane Ladd, Exxcell Entertainment

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