Upcoming Star Ceremonies

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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.
  • 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.


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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR KENNY ORTEGA 
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Honoree: Kenny Ortega

              Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: Actresses Jennifer Grey, Kathy Najimy and Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer Disney Channels Worldwide

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,667th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    6243 Hollywood Boulevard next to the Pantages Theatre

 WHEN:      Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PST  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that director, choreographer, and producer Kenny Ortega will be honored with the 2,667th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard next to the historic Pantages Theatre.

 “Kenny Ortega has been part of the history of films and television that many fans have grown up with and those same fans have children that continue to enjoy his work and will continue to pass on the love of his films for generations to come!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be actors Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Grey, and Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer Disney Channels Worldwide.

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.

Kenny Ortega is a multi-award-winning director, choreographer, and producer.  He was born in Palo Alto, California, the son of Madeline, a waitress, and Octavio "Tibby" Ortega, a factory worker.  

Initially, Ortega came out of the San Francisco Arts scene, working with the Tubes. In 1979, Ortega was contracted to work with KISS on their Dynasty Tour. He became more recognized after working with dancer and choreographer Gene Kellyon the film Xanaduand he went on to choreograph the dance for the Menudovideo "Hold Me", as well as the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, and has won awards for choreography in music videos, such as Madonna's "Material Girl". He also continued to work with The Tubeson their stage shows and directed the video for "She's a Beauty", as well as the choreography for Styx's "Mr. Roboto" video.

In 2002, Ortega was honored with Directing and Choreography Emmy Award for his work as supervising chorographer and co-artistic director of the Salt Lake Olympic Ceremonies and in 1996, he earned an Emmy and American Choreography Award for the Atlanta Olympic Ceremonies.

One of the top creatives in television and film today, Ortega is known for the “High School Musical” franchise, which earned him an Emmy Award and Directors Guild of America Award. He is also the executive producer for the movie’s multi-platinum soundtracks. In 2008, Ortega directed and executive produced “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” (HSM 3) for Walt Disney Studios, which at the time of its premiere, was the biggest theatrical box office opening for a musical in history.

Widely acclaimed for his genre-bending work in musicals, drama, comedy, and kids and family programs, Ortega has directed and/or choreographed global hits including the “Descendants” trilogy, “Newsies,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty in Pink,” and the Michael Jackson “This Is It” documentary, among others.

He is executive producer, director and choreographer of “Descendants 3,” of the hugely successful Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, which will premiere Friday, August 2nd. His other recent work include “A Change of Heart” (winner of the OUTshine Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature),“The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” for FOX, and The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Special for Freeform. He also directed and co-choreographed the Award-Winning Australian Arena Tour of the Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman and concert tours for artists including Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Cher, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton John, Gloria Estefan, The Pointer Sisters, Kiss, The Tubes, and Chaka Kahn.

Ortega has also received The Fred & Adele Astaire Lifetime Achievement Award, The Bob Fosse Award, an American Choreography Lifetime Achievement Award, an MTV Video Music Award, an American Music Award, Billboard Award, and an NAACP Image Award, among others. 

Ortega is involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

★★★

All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net


HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR STACY KEACH 
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

WHO:         Honoree: Stacy Keach

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: Actor Matt LeBlanc and Keach’s wife Malgosia Tomassi Keach

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,668th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of Television

WHERE:    1628 Vine Street near the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine

 WHEN:      Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PDT 

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that legendary actor Stacy Keach will be honored with the 2,668th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 31, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 1628 Vine Street near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine.

“Stacy Keach is a triple threat, working on stage, television and film.” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “He is what entertainment legends are made of and we are happy topay tribute to him and add his name to our historic Walk of Fame,” added Martinez.

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President will be Actor Matt LeBlanc and Stacy Keach’s wife Malgosia Tomassi Keach.  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.

Stacy Keach was born in Savannah, Georgia to a family of entertainers. His mother, Mary Cain Peckham was an actress; his father, Walter Stacy Keach Sr., a theatre director, drama teacher, and actor; and his brother James Keach is an actor and television producer/director.    

Keach started his career at the age of 4, playing Old King Cole in the school pageant in Taft, Texasand later graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959, where he was class president, then earned two BA degrees at the University of California, Berkeley (1963): one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. He attended the Yale School of Drama in 1966 and was a Fulbright Scholar to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.    

While studying in London, Keach met Laurence Olivier, his acting hero and history was made culminating in a long and successful career for Keach.

Throughout his extensive career, Keach has delivered a series of performances in top motion picture and television projects while continuing classical and Broadway stage work. He recently finished filming the 3rd season of the CBS award-winning comedy series Man With A Plan, alongside Matt LeBlanc, and will begin filming the 4th season in the fall. He has had a recurring role on NCIS: New Orleans, playing Scott Bakula’s father, and in Blue Bloods, as The Archbishop of New York, alongside Tom Selleck. He recently portrayed Robert Vesco alongside James Spader in The Blacklist. He guest-starred on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, and guest-starred on Starz’s second season of Blunt Talk, starring Sir Patrick Stewart. His prior television series credits include his title role performance in Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer and Titus. He is the narrator on CNBC’s American Greed, now in its 13th season.

On stage, Keach is considered a pre-eminent American interpreter of Shakespeare, with his Shakespearean roles including Hamlet, Henry V, Coriolanus, Falstaff, Macbeth, Richard III and King Lear (at Goodman Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., directed by Robert Falls).

He also led the national touring company cast of Frost/Nixon, portraying Richard M. Nixon. In 2018, Keach portrayed Ernest Hemingway in The Goodman Theatre’s one-man play, Pamplona, directed by Robert Falls. He plans on bringing Pamplona to L.A. in 2021. Keach’s memoir, All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage, was an initial recipient of the Prism Literary Award for work addressing overcoming addictive behavior. His performance honors include a Best Actor Golden Globe Award, three OBIE Awards, three Vernon Rice Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, three Helen Hayes Awards and the prestigious Millennium Recognition Award, the Will Award and he has been nominated for Emmy and Tony Awards.

In 2015, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2016, Keach received a Hollywood Film Award for Best Ensemble in the film Gold. He also won the 2011 Audie Award for best original work for the Mike Hammer radio novel “The Little Death,” in which he reprised his role as Mike Hammer and composed the musical score.

Keach is involved with various charities including: The World Cranial Foundation of which he is he international spokesman and he has been the Honorary Chair of the Cleft Palate Foundation for 40 years.

 

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All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 

 


 

 

 

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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 $50,000 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 Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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