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For Immediate Release: October 8, 2018
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR
SIR RICHARD BRANSON WITH STAR
ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Honoree: SIR RICHARD BRANSON
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: To be announced
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,647th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of RECORDING
WHERE: 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front the Guinness World Record Museum
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that music entertainment executive Sir Richard Branson will be honored with the 2,647th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Guinness Museum of World Records.
“Sir Richard Branson brought Virgin Records as well as international entertainment retailing chain, Virgin Megastores to the United States with much success. Putting artists and consumers first, Virgin is a brand both known and respected all over the world. We are proud to honor entrepreneur Sir Richard on our world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame!” stated Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Sir Richard Branson is the Founder of Virgin Group, a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including travel and transportation, telecommunications, financial services, leisure and filmed entertainment, and health and wellness.
Branson has challenged himself with many record-breaking adventures, including the fastest ever Atlantic Ocean crossing, a series of hot air balloon journeys, and kitesurfing across the Channel. He has described Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, as “the greatest adventure of all.” Accordingly, it’s only fitting that Branson’s star be positioned in front of the Guinness Museum of World Records.
Branson, who is being honored with a star in the music category started Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970 and eventually started a record shop in Oxford Street in London. In 1972, he launched the record label Virgin Records. After building a recording studio, The Manor, the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded and released “Tubular Bells” whose debut album in 1973 became a chart-topping bestseller and was used as the main theme for ‘The Exorcist.’ Virgin Records went on to sign household names such as Sex Pistols, Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel becoming the biggest independent label in the world. Virgin Records still operates today and has works with artists including but not limited to Daft Punk, Katy Perry and Bastille to name just a few.
Since starting youth culture magazine Student aged 16, Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to drive positive change in the world. In 2004, he established non-profit foundation Virgin Unite to tackle tough social and environmental problems and strive to make business a force for good. Most of his time is now spent building businesses that will make a positive difference in the world and working with Virgin Unite and organizations it has incubated, such as The Elders, The Carbon War Room, The B Team, Ocean Unite and Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders.
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ABOUT 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 $40,000 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. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - www.HollywoodChamber.net
For more than 97 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. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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