Q: How did Al get a star? Could you please explain the process?
A: The only way to get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame is to be nominated and have your nomination accepted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce review board. Anyone can nominate, including fans, which is the route we took. Only a handful of the hundreds of applications submitted each year are accepted, and sometimes it takes several years before a nomination is accepted. Not everyone who gets nominated eventually gets accepted, but Al's accomplishments warranted a star and we're very very excited about it!
The actual nomination process involves an extensive application and the compiling of a lot of material to be included with it. Now that the nomination has been selected, itís up to us to put our money where our mouth is and sponsor the star. Thatís where you came in. Your contributions were a very important part of this whole process!
Q: So how much does that cost?
A: At the time Al's nomination was accepted, it cost $40,000 to sponsor a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. When we started, the price was $15,000. The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce raised the price from $15,000 to $25,000 on February 9, 2007. In December 2010, the price was raised again to $30,000. In 2017 the price was raised to $40,000. The money is used to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. If you are thinking of nominating a celebrity, please check with The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce for the current price.
Q: Now that Al's nomination was accepted, how soon can Al receive his star?
A: Al's nomination was accepted on June 22, 2017. The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce is working with Al and his manager to set a date for the ceremony. We don't have an exact date at this time, but we're expecting it will happen during Fall 2018. Once we know the exact date of the ceremony, you better believe we will share it here and be shouting that information everywhere we go!
Q: Is Al aware of this campaign?
A: He sure is! When we approached Al about it, his exact words were "I heard about that. I think that's great!" Al's been very supportive so far, and we expect him to continue to be so. He's a great guy!
Al and his management have been involved since early on in the process and will continue to be kept up to date on the progress. We have gone through all proper channels, and acquired the needed letter of agreement and permission to pursue this venture. Both Al and his management have given permission, and we have written agreement and support from both. We invite you to confirm with the office of Jay Levey, Al's manager, if there are any questions.
Q: I've still got a question or would like more information.
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Q: By the way, who are you guys?
A: We are a group of "Weird Al" Yankovic fans that strongly feel Al deserves a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Our team consists of two main contacts who donate their time and energy to keep the campaign running smoothly, and countless of extraordinary volunteers who assist them on a daily basis.
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Vikki DeVries / Treasurer / email@example.com
Bobbi Jordan / Graphics Coordinator
Tonya Monroe / Campaign Correspondent
Henry DeVries / Public Relations Consultant
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