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Associate Producer

by David Richardson Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 1:06 PM
info@hollywoodfilmoffice.org 213 235 1777

Hollywood Film Office Press Release

Press Release

Hollywood Film Office

201 N. Occidental Blvd #8

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone (213) 235-1777

Fax (213) 235-1778

Contact: David Richardson

Phone: (213) 400-9775

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD FILM OFFICE

CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MOVIE MAKING IN LOS ANGELES.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first films made in Los Angeles CA with the

Hollywood Film Office at the AFCI Location Trade Show Expo in Santa Monica, CA.

HOLLYWOOD CA, April 2, 2008:

In a city that loves to throw a party for just about any occasion and is considered the movie

making capital of the world, it is amazing that no one seems to have noticed that this year marks

the 100th anniversary of movies being made in Los Angeles California. The Hollywood Film

Office has taken up the torch to promote this historic event and will continue to be a champion of

the vital role the studio film industry, and independent film producers, play in this city.

Francis Boggs, a director for the then Chicago based Selig-Polyscope Co. founded the first

California movie studio in a vacant lot behind the Sing Loo Chinese laundry in downtown Los

Angeles in 1908. In his short career, Boggs was able to complete hundreds of short films taking

advantage of the agreeable weather, good lighting and many “looks” Los Angeles has to offer.

The star of these very first Hollywood films was none other than Hobart Bosworth, the “Dean of

Film” and builder of the studio space that HFO now houses its indie film operations.

The Hollywood Film Office will be promoting this monumental 100th anniversary of film

making in Los Angeles at their booth at the AFCI Location Trade Show Expo in Santa Monica,

CA this coming April 10th – 12th. In addition, HFO is planning a large summer celebration to

coincide with their Grand Opening party and are focusing their efforts to have the city

memorialize this centennial event with a plaque in downtown L.A.

With its streamlined approach to the physical production aspects of independent filmmaking,

HFO is confident and excited for the future of film making in Hollywood and making movies

move all over Los Angeles, it’s how we roll!

For more information visit www.hollywoodfilmoffice.org on the web.

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