Guidelines for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast™
Held in Los Angeles, California
PAYMENT METHODS: Submitting Reservations and Payments
Payments are by check or money order only. We do not accept credit cards, fax, email or
telephone reservations. Click here for policy on bounced or returned checks.
For our attendance list and for security purposes, you must list your contact phone number and
the full legal names of all guests who are paid for on your check (including yours). You should
also indicate if you or your guests wish to use a performing or professional name on your name
tags. Please note that if you do not provide us with a telephone contact number, you will be
accepting full responsibility for our inability to notify you in case of a change in venue, a
local or national emergency or other unforeseen emergency.
"On-Time" Reservations: $40 per person for full breakfast. Checks or money orders must be
postmarked by the published deadline date (usually one week prior to the event)
in order to be
considered "on time." Payments for the Los Angeles Hollywood Networking Breakfast should be made payable to: Changing Images In America. Send by deadline to:
Changing Images In America, P.O.
Box 2688, Hollywood, CA 90078. (Tel: 323-465-9800).
COMPANY CHECKS: If you are sending us a company check, please
indicate for whom the reservation is to be made. If your check has more than
one name printed on the check, please indicate for whom the reservation is
to be made. In effect, always tell us in whose name(s) the reservation is to be
made when you send in your check, including any "stage names" that you or
your guests use.
Confirmed Reservations: Your check, sent in by the postmarked deadline, is your confirmation. We
do not mail tickets or call you to confirm receipt of your check.
|LATE RESERVATIONS: Mail, Phone and Walk-in Policy
-- If you mail your check any
time after the postmark deadline, it will be considered a "late" reservation, and your check
should reflect the additional $5 charged for late reservations, making the check total $45. If
your check is late and is made for only $40, you will be charged the additional $5 late fee when
you arrive. We will not be responsible if you mail your check after the postmark deadline and we
do not receive it in time to include you on our reservations list.
“pre-confirmed late reservations by phone.")
By Phone -- Pre-confirmed Late Reservations
As a courtesy to people who wish to attend the breakfast but for whom it is too late to mail
a check (even a "late" check), we have a good faith "Pre-confirmed Late Reservations List." To
get on this list, you must speak with someone in our office to arrange to attend the breakfast,
as there are certain guidelines. Pre-confirmed late reservations extend the final count and they
are included in the final extended count we give to our venue and, therefore, are considered a
firm commitment by you. The price for a pre-confirmed late reservation is $45, cash only.
information below on “walk-ins”.)
A Word of Advice: Please do not make a "pre-confirmed late reservation" for someone for whom you
will not be paying. If you will not be financially responsible for payment, have that individual
call in their own reservation.
If you attend a Hollywood Networking Breakfast™ held at the Wyndham Bel Age Hotel, without a
reservation or a pre-confirmed late reservation (see above), the price will be $50 - cash only.
Unfortunately, for breakfasts held at Paramount Studios, we are not able to accept "unexpected
The State of California provides sign language interpreting services for the hearing impaired
through the Media Access Office/EDD. YOU MUST REQUEST THE INTERPRETER ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. For
more information re: interpreting services, contact the Media Access Office/EDD at (818)
752-1196; (818) 753-3426 fax; (818) 753-3427 TTY.
|BOUNCED / RETURNED CHECKS:
There will be a $25 charge for every bounced or returned check. When you bounce a check, we not
only incur bank charges, we also must pay for your breakfast. If your check is returned for
nonpayment, you will be liable for bank fees, reimbursement of your breakfast and you will also
be required thereafter to pay by money order (by mail), or cash only at the door, after having
your reservation pre-approved.
Note: If we receive a returned check from you, and you do not make good on the check plus the
charges, you will not be allowed back into the breakfast. If we make a good faith late
reservation for you and you do not honor it or make good on it, you will not be allowed back
into the breakfast.
|REFUNDS / TRANSFERS / ROLLOVERS
When we make a commitment to our venue for a specific number of people and meals, we make that
commitment based on your commitment to us. Our venue will not allow rollovers for no-shows, so
we do not permit rollovers. Here are our guidelines:
• Reservations are non-refundable.
• A reservation may be transferred to someone else for the date paid for only.
• No-shows cannot be rolled over to another Breakfast.
Business casual attire required. We provide a professional setting, so no jeans or t-shirts
allowed. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Due to heightened security measures, if you are not recognized as a breakfast regular, you will
be required to show a valid and current photo identification, to be admitted to the breakfast.
When sending in your check, you must list your full legal name as it appears on your I.D. You
must also indicate if you wish to use a performing or professional name on your name tag. You
are also asked to provide certain contact information with your reservation (see #1 above). We
thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
|PARKING: $4 discounted valet parking is available at the Wyndham Bel
Age Hotel. Side street parking is also available around the hotel. When the event is held at
Paramount Studios, parking is free, where available on the studio lot.
It's great that you come to the Hollywood Networking Breakfast™
to hear and make contact with
the guest speaker. However, you should also consider attending because of the people whom a
particular speaker might attract, whether the speaker is in your field of interest or not. Also,
make it a priority to get the contact information of the speaker and others in whom you are
interested before you leave. The breakfast is an extremely time consuming event and it is
impossible to return phone calls about a past breakfast.
Guest speakers' attendance is confirmed at the time of all publications and notifications.
In case of a cancellation by our guest speaker, we
reserve the right to provide a substitute speaker of a caliber in keeping with our established
standards. Our "no refund" and "no rollover" policy for all reservations will
apply. For detailed information on this month's breakfast speaker in
In an effort to help you get your checks in on time, we will send an email of the current
month's breakfast information, and two reminder emails, to give you ample notice and time to
meet the postmark deadline.
TO BE ADDED TO OUR E-MAIL NOTIFICATION LIST:
If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, click here:
Please be sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail, and company and/or
profession (in the body of your email message) and company and/or profession to for our records.
All information is strictly confidential. Please reference the breakfast in your subject line
and do NOT send your information as an attachment.
More information about the Hollywood Networking Breakfast held in Los Angeles can be obtained by
calling: (323) 465-9800 or visiting the
http://www.changingimagesinamerica.org/hnindex.htm website. Info
about the Hollywood Networking Breakfast, including speaker information can
also be found right here at: