Roth Stock History

The History of Roth Stock Pictures

Opening on January 1, 1995, what is known today as Roth Stock Pictures got its start as one of the first web design studios in the industry. Our first website went online June 26, 1995. If you ask Mr. Roth, he will tell you, “It’s not done yet!”

Our original tagline was “Content Creators For a Multiplatform World” and we have been online and uninterrupted ever since.

Roth Stock Digital Media

Soon after opening the company, our founder, Lee Roth, won a web design contest for HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 1997, opening the doors to our work in Hollywood and later, expanding into Las Vegas, under the banner of Roth Stock Digital Media.

Red Carpet Atmosphere at the 87th Annual Academy Awards®
Red Carpet Pre-Show Atmosphere at the 87th Annual Academy Awards® with Nancy O’Dell (top photo, on left), Lee Roth (r – courtesy of Shola Orol), and George Pennacchio (lower photo, on left). The Oscar Statuette is ©A.M.P.A.S.®

2019: The Year Feature Film Production Begins

As of March 30, with four films now in development, with our first about to emerge into pre-production, news will be coming in a pretty constant stream starting by mid-summer. In the meantime, we have begun a quarterly series of Meet The Filmmaker Events to introduce our development services, funding options, and production associates.

2018: A New Name and a Renewed Focus

While the term “Digital Media” was all the rage when we got started, today, if you’re in media and you’re not digital, you’re a dinosaur destined for extinction!

Roth Stock Pictures: Event Photographers in Hollywood, California

While our services will always include still photography for production and publicity, the word “Pictures” allows us to continue our growth in film and video as well. If it’s good enough for Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures, it’s certainly good enough for us!

2016 and Beyond:

Over the years, Roth has amassed a wealth of relationships with entertainers, executives and creatives at all levels of the entertainment industry. It is these relationships that Roth Stock Pictures draws upon today as we expand into film and video.

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2015: Celebrating 20 Years in Digital Media

2001 – 2017: Diversification

Official Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar

1997 – 2001: A Series of Internet Firsts

Sinbad's Soul Music Festival

1995 – 1997: The Early Days of “Internet 1.0”

HBO

January 1, 1995: A Humble Living Room – Where It All Began

Roth Stock Pictures' First Studio
Roth Stock Pictures’ first studio was in the living room of a beach pad on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. Image captured April 25, 2015.

In the photo above, our computers were behind the blinds (open at that time) to the left of the door nearest the corner when the company was founded on January 1, 1995.

Roth Stock Pictures:
Engaging Audiences on All Platforms!

Projects in Development

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept unsolicited materials. Please send an initial inquiry using our Film Development Inquiry page.