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Eye on LA explores the History of Hollywood

ABC 7 News - VIDEO -

The Eye on LA - ABC News team took a tour of Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue with Raleigh's president, Mark Rosenthal, who took us through the early 1900s when the studios first arrived and set up house in Hollywood. In fact, many of the studios just celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2012.

James Cameron Almost Made A Film Called 'E.T.' Before Steven Spielberg

By Kirsten Acuna | Business Insider – Sat, Dec 15, 2012

While going through Cameron's 45-page sworn declaration defending his ownership of the "Avatar" property, the director revealed he had the idea to write a film of the same name as Steven Spielberg's 1982 hit.

A Georgia Main Street Paved in Red Carpet

BY: Robbie Brown for The New York Times

No city took advantage of the Georgia filmmaking bonanza as much as Senoia. The first movie made here was “Driving Miss Daisy,” which was released in 1989, and a movie or television show has been filmed nearly each year since, including “Sweet Home Alabama” in 2002, “Meet the Browns” in 2008 and “Footloose” in 2011. By far the biggest project has been “The Walking Dead,” the hit zombie show on AMC that is the highest-rated drama of all time on basic cable channels.


LA Horror Fest at Raleigh Studios

Festival to Launch this Weekend, Oct 26th & 27th

The L.A. Horror Fest makes its debut this weekend October 26 and 27th just in time for Halloween at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The new entry in the expanding universe of film festivals was founded by two Chicagoans, James Groth and Thomas Schroeder, and will be part film festival and part convention.

Stellar Energy Completes 960 kW Solar PV System for Lightstorm Entertainment

Solar Electricity Powers the Film Production of AVATAR Movie Sequels

LEI was determined to harness pure and clean solar energy to power their highly anticipated sequels to AVATAR, the highest grossing film of all time.

The solar energy system consists of three large roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays and features 3,692 solar modules and three inverters, which produce enough electricity to power LEI’s sound stages and offices at Manhattan Beach Studios (MBS) Media Campus, a state-of-the-art production lot in Manhattan Beach, California owned by The Carlyle Group and property managed by Raleigh Studios.


'Cirque du Soleil' makes 3D leap to the big screen

James Cameron and Andrew Adamson at the Helm

Oscar-winning director James Cameron, who broke new ground with 3D technology with "Avatar," is bringing that knowhow to Cirque du Soleil, producing a 3D film featuring the high-flying acrobatic troupe.

James Cameron Swears He Didn't Rip Off The Idea For 'Avatar'

By Kirsten Acuna | Business Insider – Thu, Dec 13, 2012

Cameron has received a lot of flack claiming his beautiful world of Pandora and the Na'vi was nothing more than the equivalent of two '90s animated pictures intertwined. 

Just in case anyone else wants to stake a claim in what Cameron has described as his "most personal film" to date, he wants everyone to know that he had the idea for his film long before both "FernGully" and Disney's "Pocahontas". In a lengthy 45-page sworn declaration filed at the end of October, Cameron once and for all laid out the details of how he came up with the idea for Hollywood's blockbuster.


Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige Named Motion Picture Showman Of The Year By Publicists

By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Wednesday November 14, 2012

ICG publicists will honor Kevin Feige as Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 50th Annual Awards Luncheon on February 22.

James Cameron To Direct ‘The Informationist’ For Fox After ‘Avatar’ Films

By: Mike Fleming Jr. Published Tuesday October 23, 2012

James Cameron's company Lightstorm Entertainment has acquired film rights to the 2011 novel, The Informationist by Taylor Stevens to put on Cameron's to-direct list after he finished the second and third Avatar sequels.

Lightstorm Entertainment's AVATAR Solar Project

Case Study

Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. (LEI) wanted to make a significant statement by powering 100% of the filming and production of the AVATAR sequels with solar energy. This solar project took place at MBS Media Campus and required cooperation between LEI, The Carlyle Group; the property's owner and Raleigh Studios; the property manager.

Working at a busy studio where some of today's most popular television shows and movies are produced required accommodating the client's security, privacy, and noise restriction policies to minimize disruption. Additionally, there was very limited ground space to place the inverters and the solar modules were to be installed on the studio's barrel shaped roofs.

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