The Walk of Fame is a veritable chronological history of the Hollywood-based entertainment industry. In order to honor individuals behind the camera as well as the more famous personalities, the Walk of Fame contains many stars dedicated to the men and women who contributed to the greatness that was and is Hollywood.
The official nomination period is announced in the Hollywood entertainment trade publications and an appropriate news release is disseminated to the Los Angeles area print and broadcast media.
Nomination of an individual or group does not automatically equate to immediate approval for a star in the Walk of Fame. Although the Walk of Fame Committee does not reject a substantial nomination, it may take several consecutive nominations before a nominee is finally selected to receive a star.
All artists nominated are carefully and objectively evaluated by the Walk of Fame Committee. The Committee meets once a year and generally selects twelve stars that are to be dedicated each year. Those not selected for the current year are requested to resubmit for the next nomination period.
When nominating an individual or group, the sponsor must submit the nominee's qualifications (in the particular category) as well as contributions to the community and/or civic-oriented participation. The application must also be accompanied by a biography and photograph (no more than 10 pages) of the nominee. Non-returnable samples of the nominee's work may also be submitted (eg. Recording-catagory-music-CD). The sponsorship fee is *$15,000.
All nominations must be forwarded to the Walk of Fame Committee, c/o Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 7018 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA, 90028 by May 28, 2000. *Sponsorship fee subject to change. For more info call (323) 469-8311.