Media Credentials
Requirements, Guidelines, and Application

HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME®
MEDIA CREDENTIALS SELECTIONS CRITERIA AND GUIDLINES

LIMITED SPACE

Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremonies and other Hollywood Chamber events have limited space in the designed media areas. The Chamber would appreciate media cooperation in keeping attending staff to the absolute minimum necessary to cover the events.

ELIGIBILITY

Credentials will be for working media over the age of 18 that need access to designated media locations to produce editorial coverage, not solely to watch the event. This includes newspapers, TV, radio and legitimate digital websites that produce consistent and professional content adhering to accepted journalistic principles.

The Hollywood Chamber will issue media credentials to “members of the working press.” By definition, a “member of the working press” shall be a paid employee or representative of a known and established media organization.

Having been credentialed at previous Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremonies or other Hollywood Chamber events does not guarantee acceptance.

Journalists who receive credentials must be on assignment for a reputable media organization that has a record of consistently covering Hollywood entertainment events. Any freelance photographer or reporter must be able to submit an assignment letter from a reputable news outlet if requested.

On a case-by-case basis, the Hollywood Chamber will consider applications for media credentials from independent online media representatives. Credentials will be granted to these individuals if space allows and after all established media organizations have been accommodated.

All journalists who wish to attend Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremonies or other Hollywood Chamber events must submit a media credential application. Journalists, and their editors, who apply for credentials acknowledge they have read and agree to these media eligibility guidelines as well as broadcast restrictions. Organizations may request more than one media credential; however, the Hollywood Chamber reserves the right to limit the number of credentials allocated to any media organization in its sole discretion. The Hollywood Chamber does not guarantee that any credentials will be awarded to any organization.

APPLICATION PROCEEDURES

Contact Ana Martinez by email at [email protected] to obtain an application. Applying for credentials does not guarantee credentials will be approved. The media credentials will be distributed at the discretion of the Hollywood Chamber.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Media credential applications must be received by the established deadlines. The Hollywood Chamber will not guarantee that media who submit their applications after the deadline will be accommodated. Regardless, submitting an application in no way guarantees your agency will receive a credential. Space may be limited and only a specific number of media credentials will be issued.

CREDENTIAL ACCEPTANCE

The Hollywood Chamber encourages all media to attend Hollywood Chamber Events. However, if there is a limitation on the number of credentials issued for a specific event, the Hollywood Chamber will consider the following criteria, in order of significance, when issuing approval:

● Media organizations with a large national audience
● Local media in the host city
● Media outlets that attend Hollywood Chamber events on a regular basis
● Applications received by the deadline date
● Hollywood entertainment specialty media
● Independent online representatives

An acceptance or rejection email will be sent to the applicant and editor listed on the application no later than 10 days after the application deadline. Please contact [email protected] if you have a question about the status of your application.

CREDENTIAL USAGE

Credential use conditions

Credentials must be worn and visible at all times during the event. Each credential is issued specifically for the journalist who was accepted through the credential process. Any media outlet that wishes to change the name(s) of its credentialed media must submit a new credential request. If the change is to take place after the credential deadline has passed, contact [email protected] prior to the event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason.

Credentialed journalists will receive admission to the event, access to media work areas, mixed zone and to any other areas where media access is provided inside the event venue. Misuse of a Hollywood Chamber media credential will result in the immediate loss of the credential, removal from the media areas and the possible loss of credential privileges for future events for the journalist and the assigning media agency.

Media members credentialed as photographers and videographers are expected to use professional equipment. The use of equipment such as ‘point and shoot’ style cameras or mobile telephones that are not considered professional equipment will result in access being restricted or revoked.

Media members are expected to dress professionally. This includes no political promotion or third party commercial advertising of any kind.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS

Photographers and videographers must be on assignment from a known and established media organization and use professional camera equipment.

All photographs and videos taken at the event are to be used solely for non-commercial editorial purposes by the publication and website for which an individual is credentialed. Photography is for editorial and/or personal use only and may not be published otherwise.

Failure to comply with the policies stated in the preceding paragraph may result in the immediate loss of credential privileges for all future Hollywood Chamber events. Additionally, the media outlet associated with the photographer or videographer in violation of such policies may lose the ability to credential a photographer at future Hollywood Chamber events.

MEDIA APPLICATION FOR HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME® AND HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER EVENTS

NOTICE OF CREDENTIAL USE CONDITION

  • Acceptance and use of this Hollywood Chamber credential (this “Credential”) constitutes (i) agreement by the individual holding this Credential (the “Bearer”), on behalf of Bearer and Bearer’s employer or the entity with which Bearer is obtaining this Credential (collectively, the “Bearer Parties”), to abide by the (A) following terms and conditions (the “Credential Use Conditions”), (B) conditions on reporting and transmitting updates regarding the Hollywood Walk Of Fame® ceremonies and Hollywood Chamber events, and (C) Hollywood Chamber rules governing access to the event areas and (ii) the Bearer’s acknowledgement that it has read these Credential Use Conditions.
  • This Credential is issued for the sole purpose of providing access to the Bearer in connection with a Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremony or other Hollywood Chamber events. Compliance with these terms is a condition of all uses permitted by this Credential. Any unauthorized use or violation of any term of this Credential (including, without limitation, requesting autographs, taking non-work related photographs, or making any other personal use of this Credential or the event access conferred by this Credential) automatically and immediately revokes all permissions granted in this Credential and subjects Bearer to ejection from the event, prosecution for criminal trespass, Bearer employer revocation of Credentials for future events, and any other remedies available under law. The Hollywood Chamber and/or its designees, in their sole discretion, may at any time revoke this Credential and/or any of the rights granted hereunder for any reason. The Bearer’s right to enter (or re-enter) and remain at an event is conditioned upon compliance with the terms of this Credential and with any and all applicable policies of the Hollywood Chamber and any event host including, without limitation, any security and conduct policies, and any health and safety policies and assessments (including, without limitation, with respect to the risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria, or illnesses (e.g., COVID-19)). This Credential must be surrendered upon demand by the Hollywood Chamber. The Hollywood Chamber may revoke this Credential at any time in its sole discretion, and reserves the right to deny admission or eject any person who the Hollywood Chamber, in its sole discretion, determines poses a risk to the health and safety of other attendees and the Bearer waives any claims that Bearer might have against the Hollywood Chamber with respect thereto.
  • This Credential is issued solely to provide access to an individual with a legitimate working function at a Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremony or other Hollywood Chamber event solely to perform such function, and Bearer hereby represents, warrants, and covenants that Bearer is attending the event solely for such purpose. The Bearer must be on a specific assignment as an employee or agent for the organization to which this Credential is issued. If the Bearer ceases to be an employee or agent for such organization, this Credential is hereby automatically revoked. It is forbidden to lend, sell, or otherwise transfer this Credential, including to post or otherwise distribute any photograph or other depiction of this Credential on any mobile or social networking/media platform, any other website or in any other media now existing or invented in the future. This Credential must be worn by the Bearer in full view at all times when entering an event.
  • The Bearer’s right to film, tape, photograph or create other recordings, broadcasts, descriptions, accounts or other publications or reports pursuant to this Credential is limited to creation, reproduction, transmission, and distribution by accredited linear television networks of the Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremony or other Hollywood Chamber event solely for news coverage in the ordinary course of their business (“Media Uses”). All photographs and video taken at the event are to be used solely for non-commercial editorial purposes by the publication and website for which an individual is credentialed. Photography is for editorial and/or personal use only and may not be published otherwise. Any other Media Uses of Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremonies or other Hollywood Chamber events, including without limitation, books, motion pictures, posters, interactive products, advertising, marketing, promotional contests, sweepstakes, or other trade or merchandising uses, or in any form of media whether now or hereafter known, requires the prior specific written agreement of the Hollywood Chamber. The rights to any Media Use or any other use of Hollywood Chamber material or Hollywood Chamber Events, including, without limitation, all copyright, trademark, and other property or ownership rights in Hollywood Chamber Events, and any intellectual property or other proprietary items created or used in connection therewith, are reserved to and shall remain the sole property of the Hollywood Chamber.
  • The Bearer grants permission to the Released Parties to use the Bearer’s image, likeness, actions, and statements, in perpetuity, in any Media Use relating to the Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremony and/or Hollywood Chamber event in any context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization from or compensation to the Bearer.
  • The Bearer consents to allowing the Hollywood Chamber and/or the event venue to inspect Bearer’s person and any bags, clothing, or other articles for security purposes, and acknowledges and agrees that Bearer may be denied entry to or ejected from Hollywood Walk of Fame® ceremony and/or Hollywood Chamber event by the Hollywood Chamber in its sole 5 discretion. Bearer consents to security searches and/or screening of Bearer and waives any claims that Bearer might have against the Hollywood Chamber and/or the event venue.
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