Reaching out to independent filmmakers, gaining massive support from top Hollywood leaders
With Special Guest Speaker Gerard Butler
Los Angeles, CA – February 18, 2013 – The Eric Garcetti for Mayor of Los Angeles campaign announces a who’s who of Hollywood fundraiser on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:30pm at Writers Boot Camp, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90404. The event will focus on the many challenges facing independent filmmakers in Los Angeles.
Garcetti understands the importance of bringing back and keeping film dollars in Los Angeles. “I am proud to have earned support from so many Hollywood leaders. More than a half-million jobs in our community are tied to our entertainment industry, and I will make sure we are always the entertainment capital of the world," says Garcetti.
The heavy-hitter panel of indie filmmaking experts will discuss industry concerns offering suggestions to help bring significant production dollars back to the Los Angeles film market. Confirmed panelists include Director Ariel Vromen, Director Gabriela Tagliavini, producer Charles Berg, Rick Fishbein, President, West Board, Association of Independent Commercial Producers and Mikel Eliot, Managing Partner of Quixote/Smashbox Studios.
Garcetti has also earned early support from many of Hollywood’s A-list entertainers and executives including Michael Eisner, Will Farrell, Kyra Sedgwick, Salma Hayek, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Kimmel, Tim Robbins, Hill Harper, Tatyana Ali, David Amboz of Disney, Tracy Do Real Estate, World Language Communications, Submission Promotion, Total Expose Public Relations, Christina McGeehan, Natasha Lee, and many others.
Event hosts are Jason Gurvitz from Green Dog Films; Jeff Gordon of Writers Boot Camp, and The Law Offices of Angeline Chen. All requests should be directed to campaign staffer Stephanie Daily Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 310-497-8162.
The suggested donation is $100, maximum of $1,300 per individual or business. Please make donations at http://www.ericgarcetti.com/
As a fourth-generation Angelino, Eric Garcetti has served as the 13th Council District councilperson for 12 years and understands what the city of Los Angeles needs. He has been widely recognized for his groundbreaking policies and commitment to the city of Los Angeles. Among his accomplishments, he was won awards including the Green Cross Millennium Award, a Tiger Award from the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and the prestigious New Frontier Award presented to him by Caroline and Ted Kennedy on behalf of the Kennedy Library and family.