The Hungarian Hollywood Council was established by a bunch of people devoted to keep the memories of the Hungarian roots of the Hollywood film industry. The Council, as a civil organization announced after its inaugural meeting that former Los Angeles Consul General of Hungary, Ambassador Balázs Bokor has been elected as its President. He published his best-seller book „My Hollywood” on well-known Hollywood Hungarians in 2015.
Oscar-prize winner Ferenc Rófusz, director of the famous animation film, „The Fly” holds the post of the Vice-President. Gábor Csupó, animator, writer, director, producer and graphic designer, several times Emmy-winner, Béla Bunyik, the founding director of the Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival entered the Council`s Presidency. It is symbolically important that the mayors of two Hungarian villages, Tolcsva and Ricse are also members of the Presidency. Tolcsva was the birthplace of William Fox and Adolph Zukor, the founder of the Paramount Pictures was born in Ricse.
The newly founded organization aims at guarding the memories of the world famous icons of Hollywood who were born in Hungary or came from Hungarian families. It wishes to introduce in the widest possible circle their results, successes and to put them as exemplars for the young generations who can truly be proud of them. The Council intends to organize on a continuous base memorial meetings, professional conferences, film screenings, round table discussions remembering the many-many Hollywood people, directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, actors, designers, stuntmen, composers, special effects managers etc. with a Hungarian background. The Council has a strong commitment to work together with professional film organizations and local municipalities to draw the attention of the media and different communication channels to the Hungarian “element” of the Hollywood successes. It will initiate production of films on these topics and publishing several books studying the life and art of these Hollywood Hungarian people.
The Hungarian Hollywood Council is free to join. During the first 10 days of its existance dozens and dozens of movie professionals and people devoted to the film joined this civil organization. Application for membership: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Gaal Lloyd Magazin USA