Considered the icon of the motion picture industry throughout the world, Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles that can actually be considered separate from Los Angeles. Although it is not typical of the major Californian city to establish specific boundaries for city districts and regions, legislations have allowed Hollywood to be established as its own, independent district. The establishment does not have its own municipal government, but it does have an official “Mayor of Hollywood” who is for ceremonial purposes only.
Although much of the movie industry has expanded into the outlying regions of Hollywood, the community is still home to numerous historic movie studios, and theaters, as well as some editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies. The backlot of Paramount Pictures is still located in Hollywood. Many of the historic theaters are still used as venues and concert stages for premiers of major theatrical releases, as well as events such as the Academy Awards. Hollywood still boasts a great nightlife and tourism scene and is home to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.