November 15, 2006


"The scope and quality of work coming from this area is exceptional and branding the area as the 'Venice Media District' is a long time coming," noted Feist. "The history of filmmaking and media production goes back to the early 1900's when Venice was called 'Hollywood by the Sea,' and now encompasses everything from hand crafted work of local artists to digital effects for major motion pictures."

Member companies for the Venice Media District range from casting, directorial offices, production, editorial, music, sound design, animation, voice acting, special effects, graphic design and photography.

The Venice Media District has a number of goals, including trying to raise awareness and attract businesses and entrepreneurs to the area. Networking is also on the agenda, as are plans to create a vehicle for non-profits to access the assets of the VMD.

At the event, Councilmember Rosendahl unveiled the signed motion from the Los Angeles City Council designating Venice as an official "Media District."

"This is an exciting opportunity for the Venice community," he noted. "The Venice Media District will help to promote the diverse array of area businesses and put Venice on the map as a major player in the entertainment industry."

PHOTO: (L-R) LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl and Robert Feist of Ravenswork.