In February, FilmL.A. was proud to support the sixth annual Made in Hollywood Honors (MIHH), together with the Los Angeles City Council and seven other MIHH partner organizations. The Honors took place on the Heart of Hollywood Terrace at 1600 VINE in Hollywood. FilmL.A. has participated at the sponsor level for four years.
The MIHH program salutes films nominated for Academy Awards® for Best Picture or Best Animated Feature, which were produced and filmed in California. For 2017, feature film honors were presented to Disney’s Zootopia and Moana and to industry favorite, La La Land.
Presenting before 100 film industry attendees, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell thanked all who work tirelessly to ensure that L.A.’s film & entertainment industry continues to thrive.
Each event sponsor addressed the group including FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “We’re glad to be here to celebrate the nominees,” Audley said. “FilmL.A.’s nearly 100 employees are thankful to the people of Los Angeles and those who serve this great city for their continued support of the entertainment industry.”
Co-hosting the MIHH event was Jazmyn Simon, principal actress on the HBO series Ballers, which recently relocated to California from Florida with the aid of the California Film & TV Tax Credit. Simon also thanked the California State Legislature, the unions and guilds who helped to get the state’s revised industry incentive renewed. “I’m able to take my child to school on days when I don’t have to be on set and I’m grateful for that,” Simon said.
Many notable film industry entities sponsor the MIHH program. FilmL.A. is joined by SAG-AFTRA, the California Film Commission, Teamsters Local 399, the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund and the Producers Guild of America, along with MIHH partner and co-sponsor, 1600 VINE. Also present to lend his support was Kevin James, Director of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Film and TV Production.
Established in 2011, MIHH continues under the leadership of Los Angeles Councilmember O’Farrell. Previous honorees have gone on to win Oscars for Best Picture or Best Animated Feature, including: The Artist, Argo, Frozen and Big Hero 6. Other MIHH recipients include American Sniper, Whiplash, The Croods, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Her. In 2017, Zootopia and La La Land went on to win Oscar awards.