Photo: Lina Wertmuller and Sophia Loren




WHO: Honoree: Lina Wertmüller
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban
Guest Speakers: Pascal Vicedomini, Secretary General of the Capri in the World Institute, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian.
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,679th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 7065 Hollywood Boulevard
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 A.M.
The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that award winning director Lina Wertmüller will be honored with the 2,679th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard. Along with this stellar honor, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that its Board of Governors will present an Honorary Oscar to Wertmüller on October 27th.

“Lina Wertmüller has dedicated her talent to all mediums of the arts, including cinema, theatre, opera in addition to writing many songs and novels. We are proud to have this distinguished talent on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer will be Pascal Vicedomini, Secretary General of the Capri in the World Institute, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Lina Wertmüller born in Rome on August 14th, 1928 began her journey by enrolling in stage directing courses at the Accademia Pietro Sharoff. After receiving her diploma, she worked in theatre productions with Garinei & Giovannini and became an assistant director. Through her acquaintance with Marcello Mastroianni, she met Federico Fellini and, in 1962, Fellini offered her to be his assistant director on 8 1/2. In the meantime, she worked as writer in radio and television programs such as Canzonissima and Studio Uno.
She made her directing debut with The Basilisks (1963). The film’s subject matter - the lives of impoverished people in southern Italy - became a recurring motif in her later works. In the 70s Wertmüller expressed her creative nature and poetry, by writing and directing The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy (1973), Swept Away (1974), All Screwed Up (1974) and Seven Beauties (1975), most of them are performed by Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. The Seduction of Mimì and Love and Anarchy were premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Lina Wertmüller’s films were the first by a female director to be selected for Cannes. Her work displays a unique writing and directing style that has proved popular in Italy and abroad.
With Seven Beauties, Wertmüller became the first woman in history to receive four Academy Award Nominations, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Film and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Giancarlo Giannini. Her other films include: Night Full of Rain (1978); Blood Feud, also known as Revenge (1978). A Night Full of Rain, A Joke of Destiny, Up to Date and many others.
In 1985, she received the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. Recently, Wertmüller has dedicated to hand down her knowledge in the art of filmmaking to younger generation of future directors, writers and actors. She directed for six years the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Cinecittà and she is still continuing to hold Master Classes at the National Film School and in many film and theatre academies around Italy. Since 1995, Lina Wertmüller has been the honorary President of the Capri in the World Institute, the nonprofit association promoting the Annual International Festivals ‘’Capri, Hollywood’’ and ‘’Los Angeles, Italia’’. She is also heavily involved in FIRC - an Italian foundation dedicated to supporting cancer research.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is a free event and is open to the public. The sponsorship funds for this special honor are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019-2020, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

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