David A. Roberti of Los Angeles, president pro tem of the state Senate, and City Councilman Michael Woo will head a nonprofit corporation that has been formed to promote the proposed Hollywood Exposition and Museum.
The $53-million entertainment complex would house film, television, radio and recording industry exhibits. Plans based on studies by four consulting firms after a seven-month study call for financing from both state and private contributions. The tax-exempt corporation will be funded by $785,000 appropriated in a measure introduced by Roberti and signed earlier this month by Gov. George Deukmejian.
The four consulting firms that prepared the 39-page analysis of the project are Economics Research Associates, Landmark Entertainment Group, Archiplan and Lee Saylor Inc.
The study was paid for by $140,000 allocated in last year's state budget at Roberti's request.
Phyllis Holzman, Roberti's Hollywood administrative assistant, will leave Roberti's staff to serve as the museum's executive director. Roberti's office released a statement saying that Holzman will be hired by the nonprofit corporation to organize staffing, oversee the project and begin fund-raising activities.