Co-creator and Executive Producer of Modern Family, Steve Levitan was honored with the 2017 Commitment to California Award at the Hollywood Chamber’s annual State of the Entertainment Industry Conference Hollywood Chamber. The half-day conference was held at Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 30th.
Emmy Award-winner Levitan has been dedicated to keeping production of the successful TV series “Modern Family” in California. Most of the production of this popular romantic comedy is executed in Los Angeles, and the show has ventured filming on locations such as Santa Clarita, Lake Tahoe and throughout California. The ABC’s Emmy Award-winning show offered a taste of Tahoe recently when the cast and crew shot the entirety of the season nine premiere on the basin’s South Shore.
Early next year, Levitan will be launching a new TV series “LA to Vegas,” which will be produced in Los Angeles. “LA>Vegas” is an ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.
Levitan and television writer/producer Christopher Lloyd produce the multi-award winning romantic comedy “Modern Family.” The top rated TV show won a Golden Globe in 2012, accumulated another 115 award wins and 338 nominations.
Born in 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, Levitan has amassed an impressive 32 award wins and 24 nominations. He has nabbed such awards as Primetime Emmy Awards, American Comedy Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music, CableACE, Golden Nymph/Monte-Carlo TV Festival, PGA Award and Writers Guild of America and more.
The annual Commitment to California Award is presented at the State of the Entertainment Industry Conference to an entertainment executive who has successfully brought in and/or kept groundbreaking entertainment here in California. The revered recipient has made a significant contribution to the creative and economic growth in our state and made a tremendous impact in our immediate community. Past honorees have included Ted Sarandos, Vin Di Bona, Michael Chiklis, Shawn Ryan, Anthony E. Zuiker, and more.
A host of businesses have lined up to support and sponsor the conference. Sponsors of the conference include Variety as Presenting Sponsor and Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building as Platinum Sponsor. Luncheon sponsor includes Netflix. Breakfast Level sponsors include FilmL.A., Inc., Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Trailer Park, Vin Di Bona Productions / FishBowl Worldwide Media. Gold Level sponsors include 20th Century Fox Television, City National Bank, Harman Press, Hudson Pacific Properties, Meruelo Media. Silver Level include AT&T, Belmont Village Hollywood Hills, California IATSE Council (CIC), Capitol Music Group, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Emerson College, First Entertainment Credit Union, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, Paramount Contractors & Developers, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, SAG-AFTRA, W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, 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, 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.
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