Even Francis Ford Coppola Had Difficulties Getting Films Made!

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

At a recent Q&A for Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, Francis Ford Coppola made a comment about film finance that goes to the heart of independent filmmaking. He said that even with The Godfather under his belt, and Oscars for both The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II he -still- had difficulty finding funding for Apocalypse Now! Roth …

So Just What is Film Development Anyway?

Roth Stock Pictures: Film Development and Production Services

Roth Stock Pictures and Moving Pictures Media Group Welcome to the new Roth Stock Pictures and Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG) Newsletter. Our intention is to keep you updated on projects we’re working on, and to provide resources for filmmakers who are seeking information about how to get their film or television projects into production. …

PRESS RELEASE: Roth Stock Pictures Commits to Film Industry

Roth Stock Pictures: Film Development and Production Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lee Roth Roth Stock Pictures Expands into Film Development and Production Services From Development Funding To the Awards Shows! HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 29, 2018 — Roth Stock Pictures is very pleased to announce a new relationship with Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG) to provide development and production services to the motion […]

The Origins of the Name Roth Stock

My memorial to Old School days! A lot of people don't know the origin of the name Roth Stock for my company. Back in the "Old Days" when movies were actually shot on FILM (the F-word!) ... If you ran out of film and you had maybe, three pages of dialogue left, you didn't want …

This is Why We Say We’re Press Not Paparazzi

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Had my camera with me today to do a little bit of street shooting after a meeting in Beverly Hills. My real interest was to catch some of the high end cars that tend to head down Rodeo Drive. When walking back to my Jeep, I see Brian Grazer seated at a sidewalk cafe, talking …

U.S. Census 2020 – Doing Good For The Community

U.S. Census Bureau, Glendale, California

Are you thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government is! And so was PR Newswire with this photo assignment! Although I have worked for government contractors in the past, this is the first time I have actually been sworn in as a government contractor. The rules of what I can say and show …

Photo Shoot for the U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau - Los Angeles Test Site Documentation

Have you been thinking about the 2020 Census yet? Your Federal Government has! Editing photos from this week's very vital photo assignment from PR Newswire, and the Feds have decided I'm not so much of a risk after all. So I can now say I have been photographing for the United States Census Bureau. I cannot talk …

Preproduction for the 88th Annual Academy Awards

88th Annual Academy Awards

Guilty of neglecting the blog lately, so here's a little catch up on what's been happening this past week ... Just one day to go for Hollywood's Biggest Night, the 88th Annual Academy Awards® at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, California. Click the thumbnails below to view full-size photos. Got caught …