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Film Director Bill Duke, Film Producer Jonathan Sheldon, B.O.E Jerome E. Horton, Olympian Gary Visconti, Actor Edward James Olmos, Actor Massi Furlan, The American Bloomers Band, Dignitaries & Celebrities Support Bring Hollywood Home Foundation’s July 14th Musical Benefit to Celebrate California’s Tax Credit Incentives to Keep Film & TV Production & Post- Production Jobs in California.
May 25, 2017, Santa Monica, CA: On Friday, July 14th from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, Harvelle’s Historic 1931 Nightclub (located at 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401) is where Bring Hollywood Home Foundation’s Musical Benefit will celebrate California’s Tax Credit Incentives to keep Film & TV Production & Post-Production jobs in the state of California. There will be a red carpet, tapas and the music and entertainment headliner is by Bring Hollywood Home’s leadership, Jonathan and Jane Sheldon of the American Bloomers Band (nominated twice for best song in the American Music Awards). Confirmed guests include Actor/Director/Producer Bill Duke (Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute, Duke Media Founder and Author/Director of “DARK GIRLS”), Independent Film Producer of “SWING STATE” Jonathan Sheldon, B.O.E Chairman Jerome E. Horton, Olympian Gold Medalist Figure Skater/Co-Founder of Bring Hollywood Home Gary Visconti, Actor Edward James Olmos, Actor Massi Furlan, dignitaries, celebrities and guests.
Bring Hollywood Home Foundations is a 501 (C) 4 non-profit organization with a mission to fight for jobs, to stop job outsourcing and to bring film and TV production and post-production back to California. What makes this night unique is that Independent Film Maker Jonathan Sheldon’s Swing State is currently being distributed by Netflix. This comedy takes a shot at exposing the American culture of politics and voting. Sheldon won best director at the DTLA film festival in 2016 for his independent film. Sheldon, like hundreds of other independent filmmakers, was denied California tax credit incentives for his film because the state run screening process includes a quota of jobs, that the overwhelming majority of independent producers, who live here, could never qualify for, under the present law.
Bring Hollywood Home has written legislation, (includes a 30 % incentive for independent productions $10M and under) led by co-founding advisory board member Bob Jimenez, that would give independent filmmakers a chance to work here in California and be able to access the same kind of tax credits they get when they go to out of state to Georgia, Louisiana, New York, and other states, that are far more generous to independent productions. “We at Bring Hollywood Home believe there is a great deal more to be done in California to create an even playing field for independent and women and minority led small and medium sized production companies. Breaking the code here in the state where Hollywood was invented, has been our challenge since 2010, when we founded the first 501 (C) 4 lobby non-profit, to represent those filmmakers now underrepresented in tax credits lead by the major corporation studios. Bring Hollywood Home is led by public policy professionals and independent filmmakers with a passion for fairness and first amendment rights. We hope you will join us on Friday, July 14th, 2017, as we gather again to celebrate our work, fundraise for the cause and network for better access to investors and distribution of films made in California.” Says Sharon Hardee Jimenez, President, Co- Founder Bring Hollywood Home Foundation
Sponsors include Harvelle’s Nightclub, CPA Mark Greenberg, Family Theater Productions, Arbonne Manager Gretchen Nordham, TracySaundersArt.com & Artisfactions.com Visual Communications. For more event, sponsorship, ticket and raffle information, Contact Sharon Jimenez at 310-409-3306 or SharonHardeeJimenez@gmail.com or go to www.BringHollywoodHome.org (Donations are not tax deductible.). For PR & Media inquiries, email TracySaundersArt@gmail.com. RSVP Required.