Hollywood Knights International is a full-service celebrity events production and promotional firm. We specialize in producing Celebrity Fundraising Events (Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Bowling, Poker, Softball, Paintball, Karting, and Yachting), Galas, Grand Opening Celebrations, Product Launches, and booking Public Appearances with American celebrities. We have successfully produced major events all over the world since 1986 and have raised millions of dollars for various charity organizations worldwide.
Our story begins with our company's founder, David Mirisch, who pioneered the collaboration of fundraising with celebrities. He produced some of the very first consecutive tennis and golf charity tournaments in Hollywood back in 1973. In addition to his role as the world’s preeminent celebrity events producer, he was a publicist for Merv Griffin, Omar Sharif, The Supremes, Johnny Mathis, Raquel Welch, Perry Como, Lindsay Wagner and Farrah Fawcett, who was discovered by David and went on to become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses.
Although Hollywood Knights International is a worldwide celebrity-driven production & promotional company, “Hollywood Knights” is also the name of our celebrity basketball team. The first Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Team consisted of the members of the 1977 Baseball World Series team, The Los Angeles Dodgers, including Hall-of-Famer Don Sutton, Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Steve Yeager, Tommy John, Jimmy Wynn, Rick Monday and television star Ron Masak (Murder She Wrote). Unfortunately, after the first season, the players were forbidden to participate in off-season sporting events. David used this opportunity to replace them with some of his "teen-idol" film and television stars. The celebrities were so popular with students that the Knights eventually became a team made up entirely of actors and entertainers - and The Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Team was born. The Knights have toured locally, nationally, and internationally to raise millions of dollars for charities since 1978.
In 1992, Michael Mirisch, David’s son, became the company’s CEO and catapulted The Hollywood Knights Celebrity Basketball Team into a cultural phenomenon. In 1994, the team was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan in recognition for their efforts and accomplishments within the community.
To sum it all up, we provide the stars and produce events to meet the needs of charities, corporations, organizations, and individuals.
In a vast sea of celebrity event production firms worldwide, what sets Hollywood Knights International apart?
- Our 40 years of talent bookings and event production experience
- Our "Golden Rolodex" of thousands of stars with whom we have established personal relationships
- Our proven formulas for success with every event regardless of size, scope, or budget
Whether your job calls for four celebrities to sign autographs at a gala or event function in Florida, 15 celebrities to travel to Europe for the grand opening of a resort or international basketball game, or 30 celebrities to play in a golf tournament in the United States, we’re the experts and we'll make it happen!