Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Watch History In The Making!

- The Sept. 14 edition of the Jacksonville History Show will feature the Norman Studios, the non-profit organization working to help preserve and promote Northeast Florida's film history via the restoration of Richard Norman's silent film studio complex. The five-building property, including four buildings currently owned by the City of Jacksonville, is the sole surviving studio from Northeast Florida's heyday as the nation's major winter silent film production hub. 

When: Wednesday, September 14 · 8:00 p.m.

Where: Comcast Cable Channel 99, Jacksonville, FL broadcast area

Why is this so important you're wondering? Because it means a possible increase in tourism for Jacksonville!! 

Norman Studios Co-Chair Anthony Hodge and Education/Community Director Rita Reagan will appear on the show, airing Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8:00 p.m. on Comcast Channel 99. A top point of discussion will be the recent Jacksonville City Council vote that cleared the way for the donation of the city-owned portion of the Norman Studios property to the National Parks Service. Pending Congressional approval, the property consisting of Norman's film processing building, generator shed, wardrobe cottage and prop storage garage could become America's next national park, providing a potential tourism boom for Jacksonville. 

For more information contact on Norman Studios:
   Rita Reagan, (904) 716-0706 or
  Anthony Hodge, (904) 534-9612 or 

Or visit the Norman Studios website at:

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