Q: What needs to be done to get Al 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. 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 we think Al's accomplishments warrant a star and we're ready for the long haul if need be.
The actual nomination process involves an extensive application and the compiling of a lot of material to be included with it. But don't worry about that, we're already on it! If the nomination is selected, itís then up to us to put our money where our mouth is and sponsor the star. Thatís where you come in. Your contributions are a very important part of this whole process!
Q: So how much does that cost?
A: It currently takes $30,000 to sponsor a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. (Note: 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.)
Q: How soon can Al receive his star?
A: The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce usually sets a deadline of May, and selects the next batch of stars in June every year. Since Al meets all the requirements for nomination, he can, and has been nominated each year. Should Al's nomination be accepted, the earliest date he can receive a star would be the first day of the calendar year after his nomination was accepted.
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: Excellent! What can I do to help?
A: If youíre motivated to support this worthy cause, please donate accordionly.
Q: I've still got a question or would like more information.
A: We'll do our best to answer and provide you with the information you seek. Join our discussion group, WeirdAlStar, and ask there, or send an email to email@example.com.
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.
If you wish to contact us to volunteer your time or thoughts, or get to know us better, you may do so -
David Rossi / Main Contact / firstname.lastname@example.org
Vikki DeVries / Treasurer / email@example.com
Bobbi Jordan / Graphics Coordinator
Tonya Monroe / Campaign Correspondent
Henry DeVries / Public Relations Consultant
Adrian Vazquez / Graphics Coordinator