Founded in 1920 Jacksonville, Florida’s Norman Studios was among the nation’s first to produce films starring African American characters in positive, non-stereotypical roles, contrasting the derogatory roles offered by the era’s mainstream filmmakers. It is the last surviving studio complex from the River City’s heyday as a wintertime film production hub.
Norman Studios Hosts Matthews Bridge Celebration
We’ve got lively music, locally made arts, classic cars, great food, tours of the Norman Studios, vintage posters and seminars by filmmaker Jerry Smith.
Festivities are free of charge. Mark your calendars and click the poster image to learn more.
We’ll see you at the bridge!
Play a Supporting Role in the Norman Studios
Love silent and classic film? Looking for a way to contribute something fantastic to the local film, cultural or historic preservation scene? The Norman Studios is building its cast of supporting stars to help further our initiatives. We’re looking for volunteer researchers, bloggers, film production crew, grantwriters, presenters and event planners and helpers. Click here to see how you can lend your talents to the Norman Studios’ big comeback!