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Bravo to Halle Berry & Jennifer Gardner for standing up for their children against the California news media’s predatory practices

Children of Celebrities should not be open targets for the News Media story in Sacramento

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Thank you Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry for lending your considerable talents and activism to stop the predatory practice of using the children of celebrities for media stories. In 1995 when the LA City Council following the death of Princess Diana tried to pass a law in Los Angeles making the unsavory conduct of paparazzi illegal not one celebrity showed up in City Council Chambers for fear of offending the agressive news media that they all depend upon for their celebrity survival. Now celebrity moms are taking on the news media for targeting their children. Bravo. Shame on the stalking news media for invading the privacy of the children of celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry. These women give enormously of their private lives in order to be movie stars. They shouldn’t have to sacrifice their children on the altar of fame to be able to work in the industry. The California Newpaper Publishers Association and the California Broadcasters Association spoke against the women’s rights to protect their children from their predatory practices. Shame on the media. How about covering real news and you wouldn’t have to stalk children in Hollywood.

Bring Hollywood Home is not surprised at the conduct of hostility towards families demonstrated in Sacramento today by the media. If it’s OK to outsource Hollywood jobs and force actors, producers, and film and TV crews to work outside of the state to prop up an aggressive lobbying scheme for tax credit incentives that California hasn’t the will to compete in then why should we be surprised that children don’t matter anymore to lawmakers.

Bring Hollywood is unapologetic about ‘whining’ to stop job outsourcing Job Outsourcing is an outrage just like encroaching upon the rights of non voting children who can’t say NO to photographers who intrude upon their young lives to sell newspapers degrading the stars in Hollywood. These stories wouldn’t have been considered “news” when I arrived in Hollywood in 1991. Consolidation of ownership of newspapers and the airwaves has led to a censorship of real news and a preoccupation with destroying the lives of our creative artists to make a buck.

www.bringhollywoodhome.org Sharon Hardee Jimenez, President/Founder Bring Hollywood Home Foundation

 
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Voting is a sacred priviledge in a democracy

Sharon & Kevin BHHFSharon & Kevin James

On Tuesday March 5th, 2013 Los Angeles Voters have a chance to make a difference in the leadership of our city.  LA is on the brink of bankruptcy.  Our city is in the top ten of the most corrupt cities in America according to a University of Illinois survey of convictions for bribery, extortion, and influence peddling.  I founded Bring Hollywood Home three years ago in February of 2010.  Sacramento special interests, the studios, and the unions have failed to make California competitive for film, TV, commercial, and music production.  Yet elected officials complained about the launch of Bring Hollywood Home saying they didn’t need a grassroots group to fight to stop runaway production.  With a great board of directors and alot of passion www.bringhollywoodhome.org we proceeded to fight back and try and convince the special interests that the interests of California should be to be competitive in keeping our jobs.  Our creative economy has been shaped by Hollywood.  Not just the ‘brand’ Hollywood, but, the place Hollywood.  In the past decade I have worked diligently as a publicist to improve the lives of Los Angelenos by fighting for democratic reforms and more inclusion in the voting process.  I was publicist for the Elected Los Angeles Charter Reform Commission which created neighborhood councils, and I was publicist and movie producer for the movement to create independent redistricting reform in California challenging fixed elections and gerrymandering.  And, I was the publicist for Hollywood Independence working with those who loved Hollywood and were tired of seeing the famous walk of fame decline as city leaders neglected one of the greatest tourist destinations in the world.

Bring Hollywood Home now endorses Kevin James for Mayor of Los Angeles, Gina Harden write in candidate CD15 a USC Cinema grad, Dan Stroncak for CD7 a Writers Guild of America member, Krystee Clark for CD7 a Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists member, and Mike Bonin for CD 11 a proven leader in West Los Angeles where my husband of 33 years worked as my loving partner to raise a family, support our community, open a small business (www.iconimagingpr.com) and in 2008 create a community based TV talk show about business (LA Business Today Channel 35 and Channel 58.)  Bob Jimenez is one of California’s leading journalists, a five time Emmy winning, Dupont Columbia, George Foster Peabody award winning TV newcaster who has worked in Northern and Southern California.  Bob and I both know that the future of California is tied to Hollywood and the jobs that we’ve lost over two and a half decades in film, TV, commercial, and music production are jobs we can’t afford to loose.

So vote on March 5th, 2013 and Make a Difference.  Thank you.  enzah@aol.com