Senate President ProTem Kevin de Leon Addresses Hollywood's Business Community

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August 11, 2017
California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) delivered State of the State Address at 3rd annual Hollywood Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Paramount Pictures Studios. He addressed a room packed with Hollywood’s business leaders and discussed the many accomplishments of the California legislature this past year and outlined a path forward to achieving success on future priorities, including affordable housing and 100 percent renewable energy. He also discussed AB 1839, the film tax credit expansion he carried to passage in 2014.

Senator de León is the 50th President pro Tempore of the California State Senate and the first Latino elected to the position in more than 130 years. He has been serving Hollywood since 2006, when he was first elected to represent the 45th district in the California State Assembly. In 2010, he was elected to the California State Senate. He was the lead negotiator for the expansion of California’s Film and Television Tax Credit to keep Hollywood production jobs at home in the Golden State. In addition he has focused his efforts on issues impacting the environment, the working poor, immigration, and public safety.

The Hollywood Chamber appreciates these businesses who sponsored the sold out luncheon. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is the Presenting sponsor. Platinum Level sponsors are Paramount Studios and Variety. Gold Level sponsors included Belmont Village, Hollywood Hills, FilmL.A., Inc., Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Managed Career Solutions, and Pantages Theatre / Nederlander Concerts. The Silver Level sponsors included California IATSE Council, CIM Group, Harridge Development Group, Hudson Pacific Properties, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Mayer Brown, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, SAG-AFTRA, Starline Tours, and The Walt Disney Company.

About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 96 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Jeff Zarrinnam of Hollywood Hotel, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017-18, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit

Hollywood Chamber, (323) 469-8311