The Entertainment Industry—City Building and the Development of Southern California

The Entertainment Industry—City Building and the Development of Southern California

LA Regional Planning History Group

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Planning History Group and
the Huntington/USC Institute for the Study of California and the West
How did Southern California become the center for the entertainment industry? How has the entertainment industry impacted the growth of the region over the last century? What land use and development issues have proven most problematic? How will the industry change and grow in the future?This one-day conference will bring together historians, urban planners, and civic leaders to discuss these issues. The speakers and panelists will examine the growth of the movie and television studios, theme parks, and other entertainment venues. They will offer their own personal knowledge and perspective on the question of how the industry has impacted the region and what the future holds for Southern California.

Registration and coffee 9:00-9:30; buffet lunch on the Garden Terrace 12:15-1:15; speakers and panel discussion 9:30-2:30.

Speakers and panelists
Marc Wanamaker (Historian and Filmmaker, Bison Archives and Productions) on early
Southern California film studios
Julie Lugo Cerra (Historian and Historic Preservationist, Cerra Enterprises) on Culver
City and the studios
William H. Fain (Architect and Urban Designer, Johnson Fain, Inc.) on Universal
City and entertainment centers
William Fulton (Author and Urban Planner, Solimar Research Group) on land use issues
and the industry
Greg Hise (Historian, USC School of Policy Planning & Development)
Mark Pisano (Director, Southern California Association of Governments)

Address, telephone and/or e-mail:__________________________________________
Conference fee and lunch is $45; students $35
Please send form and check payable to LARPHG by Oct. 25 to LA Regional Planning History Group, P.O. Box 5905, Pasadena, CA 91117 or pay by PayPal at LARPHG

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For more information contact:

Frank Wein
LA Regional Planning History Group
c/o URS Corp. 915 Wilshire Blvd., #700
Los Angeles
Calif. 90017

Phone: 213-996-2413
Fax: 213-996-2290
Email: [email protected]

Posted September 23, 2004

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