Lee Roth’s Media Journey

Serving the Entertainment Industry Since 1995

Beginning January 1, 1995, Lee Roth got his start opening one of the first web design studios in the industry. His first website went online June 26, 1995. If you ask him today, he will tell you, “It’s not done yet!”

With his first clients being mostly game development studios, in early 1997, Lee won a web design contest for HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, where he met actor/comedian Sinbad, who opened the doors to working in Hollywood.

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.®

2022: The Future in Artificial Intelligence

As 2022 comes to a close, it brings some retrospective after a pandemic, an economic downturn, unpredictable markets, a cryptocurrency crash that is still (early-December) around 60% below where that market was just a year ago, and total disruption of the theatrical release pattern for feature films. This has made it extraordinarily difficult to secure funding, so our focus this coming year is a change in strategy regarding film finance. More news on that in the coming months.

What’s New and On The Horizon?

Custom Cars AI, from Roth Stock Pictures, is now exclusively represented for commercial licensing by Pond5

Custom Cars AI from Roth Stock Pictures is now represented for commercial licensing exclusively by Pond5

The Custom Cars AI Merch Store is Open!


2019: The Year Feature Film Production Begins

As of March 30, with four films now in development, news will be coming in a pretty constant stream starting by mid-summer. In the meantime, we have begun a 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: Engaging Audiences on All Platforms

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”

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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, Lee’s computers were behind the blinds (open at that time) to the left of the door nearest the corner when his first media company was founded on January 1, 1995.

Roth Stock Pictures: Engaging Audiences on All Platforms