The Fountain Theatre is very pleased and proud to welcome Oscar Arslanian as a new member of its Board of Directors.
“I have known and admired Oscar for many years,” said Fountain Co-Artistic Director Stephen Sachs. “He is a longtime advocate for the arts in Hollywood. There isn’t a person in the Hollywood business and arts community who doesn’t know and love Oscar and his wife, Nyla. He brings decades of expertise and a wide network of business and arts friendships to the Fountain. We are fortunate to have him with us.”
“It’s great to be associated with such a fine company,” beamed Arslanian.
Publisher/Owner of Discover Hollywood Magazine and the Hollywood Visitors Guide, Oscar has been a positive force for the renaissance that is presently underway in Hollywood.
Oscar’s roots are in the entertainment industry. He has been at the forefront of the “Oldies” or classic rock music genre for over 30 years. Oscar represents Fabian, Chris Montez, Johnny Tillotson, Brian Hyland and Kathy Young and produces concerts at major venues throughout the U.S. He produced the first live Oldies Rock ‘n Roll pay-per-view TV broadcast before 85,000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and The Mamas & Papas “California Dreamin” tour for the California Department of Tourism.
He is currently the Executive Producer of “The Chris Montez Story” a documentary feature film.
Oscar is an active member of the Board of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and has served as its Chairman of the Board. He is a tireless advocate for Hollywood’s iconic role for tourism in California and as an economic engine for the entire Los Angeles region.
He currently serves on the boards of the Hollywood Historic Trust and is the Chairman of the Hollywood Arts Council’s Advisory Board.
He is the Publisher of Discover Hollywood Magazine, a free quarterly publication for “people who love Hollywood” that has a 75,000 distribution and provides visitors and residents information about the unique culture and lore of Hollywood.
In 1998, the California Travel Industry Association named Oscar to the California Tourism Hall of Fame. Oscar received The Golden Award in 2009 for his contribution to the Hollywood community from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.
Oscar is a graduate of Dartmouth College and while serving recently as President of his class, created the “Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition in Performance Endowment Fund” which to date has raised over $1 million.
In 2010 Oscar and his wife Nyla were recipients of the Anastasia K. Mann Leadership Award from the Travel and Tourism Marketing Association of Southern California for their vision and direction as leaders at the forefront of the Southern California Tourism Industry and in 2011 they received the Hollywood Star Award for their dedication and commitment to Hollywood.