Fort Lee Film Town USA Episode 001

Over a century ago, before there was Hollywood, there was Fort Lee, New Jersey– Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry– where independent filmmakers flocked to make movies for mass audiences eagerly consuming this experimental and imaginative technology. Today, Fort Lee is once again showcased as the epicenter for cinema history as well as an economic development engine with Fort Lee Film Commission members– Tom Meyers, executive director, and Nelson Page, chairman of the board –  at the helm.

Episode 1 Podcast Description:
Fort Lee Film Commission executive director, Tom Meyers and chairman of the board, Nelson Page explain the viable economic development and future impact with filmmaking and digital media in the State of New Jersey.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is showing a silent film that was mostly filmed in Fort Lee, The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) often noted as one of the first gangster films depicting social issues of the time. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith. 16 min. Music by Ben Model. Until Jan 13th.

2 Replies to “Fort Lee Film Town USA Episode 001”

  1. one stop shopping
    Christine and you 2 guys were GREAT
    and thanks for the pop!!
    Let’s get that Tax incentive DONE and celebrate @ iPic Fort Lee !!

  2. This is just fabulous. As a Fort Lee native, I produced high profile documentary in Los Angeles for twenty years. I am excited about this new Barrymore Center … what a smart and culturally rich experience this will be for Fort Lee.. The archive also sounds like it will be a wonderful tool for filmmakers like myself. Congratulations on this well- researched and class act achievement.

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