Upcoming Star Ceremonies

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is the awarding organization of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the only official website for a complete database of stars on Hollywood's sidewalks. This is also the official page where you can find out about announcements on upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremonies on Hollywood and Vine Boulevards. There are numerous Walk of Fame ceremonies throughout the year. Dates of these ceremonies are subject to change and are usually announced only one week before the star ceremony. Please note that other websites may have wrong dates and false information regarding a star ceremony. If you don't see it on this page, the announcement is not yet official or confirmed. For more information email us.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FANS ATTENDING WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

  • All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all  Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
  • We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • We highly suggest you leave young children at home as the area may get very crowded.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
  • The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only. Fans can watch the complete star ceremony anytime on www.walkoffame.com on the star's page. For example, you can watch the Backstreet Boys star ceremony on http://www.walkoffame.com/backstreet-boys.

NOTE TO ELECTRONIC NEWS

EMBARGO*As a condition of being considered for and subsequently issued press credentials for the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, your outlet has agreed to abide by the following restrictions:  No portion of the Walk of Fame Ceremony presentation may be rebroadcast or live streamed or used in any medium whatsoever, including internet, prior to the conclusion of the live ceremony.

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2014
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

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TELEVISION PERSONALITY TAVIS SMILEY TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Tavis Smiley
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: Larry King and Jay Leno

WHAT:       2,522nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6270 Hollywood Boulevard
                    near the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine

WHEN:      Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Tavis Smiley with star on the Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television personality Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 24, 2014 near the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine.

“Tavis Smiley is an inspiration to our generation and future leaders. He continues to deliver entertainment, advocacy and politics with his honest conversations,” said Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “His fans will be glad to see Tavis join our Walk of Fame family.”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers Larry King and Jay Leno will be on hand to unveil the star for Smiley, the 2,522nd star in the category of Television at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. His family later moved to Indiana and he went on to attend Indiana University. Subsequently, he moved to Los Angeles to serve under Mayor Tom Bradley before venturing into broadcast media.

From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, entrepreneur and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. He is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI).

In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has written 16 books. His memoir, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, became a New York Times best seller, and the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, became the first non-fiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach No. 1 on The New York Times best-sellers list. He also co-wrote the New York Times best seller, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. His forthcoming book, to be published in September 2014, is Death of a King: The Real Story of the Last Year in the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Smiley was the presenter and creative force behind AMERICA I AM: The African American Imprint. This unprecedented traveling museum exhibition, which debuted in January 2009, toured the United States for four years, celebrating the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to the U.S. and the world, as delivered through rare artifacts, memorabilia and multimedia. Many of the artifacts Smiley discovered and displayed during the AMERICA I AM tour are now on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution.

Smiley’s most gratifying accomplishments are rooted in his commitment to champion human rights and empowerment issues, and in his passion to inspire the next generation of leaders. Since its inception, the Tavis Smiley Foundation has provided leadership training and development for more than 6,500 young people through ‘Youth to Leaders’ training workshops and conferences. Expanding upon Smiley’s pervious anti-poverty work, the Foundation recently launched Ending Poverty: America’s Silent Spaces, a four-year national initiative to examine barriers and identify solutions to reduce hardship among our most vulnerable citizens. As part of the initiative, Smiley will embark on a series of town halls across the country, beginning June 26th in Los Angeles.

Smiley is CEO of The Smiley Group, Inc., which serves as the holding company for various enterprises encompassing broadcast and print media, lectures, symposiums, book publishing, and digital platforms.

His achievements have earned him numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees, including one from his alma mater, Indiana University. In 2009, Indiana University named the atrium of its School of Public and Environmental Affairs building “The Tavis Smiley Atrium.” Smiley is also the recipient of the prestigious Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, and the 2009 Interdependence Day Prize from Demos in Istanbul, Turkey. TIME magazine has named Smiley one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.”

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com

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ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.


NOTE TO ELECTRONIC NEWS

EMBARGO*As a condition of being considered for and subsequently issued press credentials for the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, your outlet has agreed to abide by the following restrictions:  No portion of the Walk of Fame Ceremony presentation may be rebroadcast or live streamed or used in any medium whatsoever, including internet, prior to the conclusion of the live ceremony.

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line:  (323) 468-1376
stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

 

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GIANCARLO ESPOSITO TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Giancarlo Esposito
                    Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

                    Guest speakers: TBA

WHAT:       2,523rd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
                    in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6351 Hollywood Boulevard
                    across the street from Beso restaurant

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

Hollywood Chamber to honor Giancarlo Esposito with star on the Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Giancarlo Esposito will be honored with the 2,523rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, April 29 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. “We are thrilled to have this triple threat on our Walk of Fame,” stated Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Leron Gubler. “This talented actor, director, and producer continues to entertain fans, and his talent is a great fit on our sidewalk of immortalized stars!”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers TBA will be on hand to help Espositounveil the 2,523rd star in the category of Television at 6351 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans several decades.

Esposito is currently starring as Major Tom Neville — a former mild-mannered insurance agent-turned ruthless and cunning militia leader after the world inexplicably loses all sources of power — in the NBC drama series “Revolution.” From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke, the Warner Bros. Television–produced “Revolution” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC

Television audiences also know him well from his iconic portrayal of drug kingpin Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in AMC’s award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” for which he won the 2012 Critics Choice Award and also earned a 2012 Emmy® nomination.

In 2014, Esposito plans to direct and star in the independent historical drama “Patriotic Treason,” the story of abolitionist John Brown. Esposito will play Fredrick Douglass opposite four-time Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris.

Esposito has appeared in notable films such as “Rabbit Hole,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Smoke” and “The Last Holiday.” His performances in Spike Lee’s films “Do the Right Thing,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “School Daze” and “Malcolm X” are among Esposito’s most memorable roles. Esposito’s other film credits include outstanding performances in “SherryBaby,” “Ali,” “Nothing to Lose,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Bob Roberts,” “King of New York” and “The Cotton Club.” In 1995, Esposito was recognized for his incredible work in “Fresh” with a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.

In 2007, through his production company, Quiet Hand Productions, Esposito made his feature directorial debut with the film “Gospel Hill.” He also co-starred in the film with Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Taylor Kitsch and Samuel L. Jackson.  

This fascinating drama film won more than nine awards at various acclaimed film festivals. Quiet Hand Productions aspires to make conscious content” films that focus on the inspirational.   

Esposito’s many television credits include “Community,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “Law & Order,” “Bakersfield PD,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Kidnapped.”

Esposito is also well-known to theatre goers for his award-winning work on stage. He recently starred in Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere of “Storefront Church,” written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner John Patrick Shanley. “Storefront Church” joins “Doubt” and “Defiance” to complete Shanley’s “Church and State” trilogy. Esposito has won two Obie Awards for “Zooman and The Sign” at the Negro Ensemble Company and “Distant Fires” at The Atlantic Theater Company, where he continues to perform and teach as a company member. His long list of Broadway credits includes “Sacrilege,” “Seesaw,” “Merrily We Roll Along, and “Lost In The Stars,” to name a few. He also co-starred on Broadway with James Earl Jones, Terrence Howard and Phylicia Rashad in Debbie Allen’s rendition of the great classic Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Esposito is very involved in philanthropic work. He is also a proud board member of the Creative Coalition, an arts and advocacy group that champions the First Amendment. He also lends his support to such organizations as the Waterkeeper Alliance, Kids for Peace and World Merit USA, which advance the arts and education.

 

For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com

 

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ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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Date confirmed for May 9.



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www.walkoffame.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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