What does it take to light the Hollywood sign? A dream, six big projectors and BET

The sign has lived in Kleiser’s backyard since 1987, when he purchased a

stunning A-frame along Mulholland Drive — the closest house to the L.A. landmark.

Good friends and prominent computer animators since the 1980s,

Bergeron and Kleiser spent many nights partying at that very A-frame,

looking up at the white letters above them and wondering what it would take to light them up.

“There have been a couple of times I thought I could do it,” said Kleiser,

who runs a recording studio called Under the Sign Studios out of his Hollywood home.

“I thought I could convince the Academy Museum, which opened last fall, to do something on

the sign to celebrate their opening. But I couldn’t get them interested.”