Monday, October 24, 2016
The red carpet was a family celebration on October 7th, 2016, when talk show host Jonathan Sterritt interviewed Esther, Noah, and Rebecca Guigui about their leadership in Bring Hollywood Home. The children are descendants of a very talented musical, and filmmaking family led by Martin and Dahlia Waingort Guigui, Sunset Pictures, Old School Records. Their grandfather founded the Vermont Symphony, a role model for his son Martin, who grew up wanting to make movies and live in California. “The Guigui’s are the poster family for Bring Hollywood Home,” says Sharon Hardee Jimenez, founder president of the public policy 501 C4. “Their parent make movies, and do everything in their power to try to produce the movies in California so they can raise their three children and care for their grandmother who is also here in the LA area. Esther and Rebecca were just babies when Martin Guigui called to say he was with us to Bring Hollywood Home back in 2010. With the birth of Noah the family continues to grow and lend it’s massive talent to the work to keep production jobs in California with better tax credits for independent filmmakers.”
Sunday October 16, 2016
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 2014signed 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.