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American Zoetrope

American Zoetrope
Production company
IndustryMotion pictures
Television
FoundedDecember 12, 1969; 49 years ago (1969-12-12)
FounderFrancis Ford Coppola Edit this on Wikidata
Headquarters,
Key people
Francis Ford Coppola
George Lucas
OwnerRoman Coppola
Sofia Coppola
Websitezoetrope.com

American Zoetrope (also known as Zoetrope Studios from 1979 until 1990) is a privately run American film production company, centered in San Francisco, California and founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.

Opened on December 12, 1969,[1] the studio has produced not only the films of Coppola (including Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Tetro), but also George Lucas's pre-Star Wars films (THX 1138, American Graffiti), as well as many others by avant-garde directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa, Wim Wenders and Godfrey Reggio. American Zoetrope was an early adopter of digital filmmaking, including some of the earliest uses of HDTV.

Four films produced by American Zoetrope are included in the American Film Institute's Top 100 Films. American Zoetrope-produced films have received 15 Academy Awards and 68 nominations.

American Zoetrope is located in the Sentinel Building

Formation

Initially located in a warehouse on Folsom Street, the company's headquarters have since 1972[2] been in the historic Sentinel Building, at 916 Kearny Street in San Francisco's North Beach neighbourhood.

Coppola named the studio after a zoetrope he was given in the late 1960s by the filmmaker and collector of early film devices, Mogens Skot-Hansen. "Zoetrope" is also the name by which Coppola's quarterly fiction magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, is often known.

American Zoetrope is now owned entirely by Coppola's son and daughter, directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola.[3], while a majority of the film library is now owned by Lionsgate.

Zoetrope Virtual Studio

It also administers the Zoetrope Virtual Studio, a complete motion picture production studio for members only. Launched in June 2000 after more than four years work, it brings together departments for screenwriters, directors, producers and other filmmaker artists, plus new departments for other creative endeavours, offering e-collaborative tools. Filmmaker members can workshop a wide range of film arts, including music, graphics, design and film & video.

Filmography

American Zoetrope / Zoetrope Studios filmography
Date Film Director Company Credit Notes
TBA On the Rocks Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [4]
TBA Mainstream Gia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [5]
2017 The Beguiled Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2016 Paris Can Wait Eleanor Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2016 Joshy Jeff Baena American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2015 A Very Murray Christmas Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2015 Last Days in the Desert Rodrigo García American Zoetrope Production Company [7]
2014 Life After Beth Jeff Baena American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2013 Palo Alto Gia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2013 The Bling Ring Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Roman Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2012 On the Road Walter Salles American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2011 Twixt Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2010 Somewhere Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company
2009 Tetro Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2007 Youth Without Youth Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2006 Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2006 The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2004 Kinsey Bill Condon American Zoetrope Production Company (uncredited) [6]
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2003 Jeepers Creepers 2 Victor Salva American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2002 Pumpkin Anthony Abrams and Adam Larson Broder American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2002 Assassination Tango Robert Duvall American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2001 Jeepers Creepers Victor Salva American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2001 CQ Roman Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2001 No Such Thing Hal Hartley American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
2001 Suriyothai Chatrichalerm Yukol American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1999 The Florentine Nick Stagliano American Zoetrope Production Company
1999 The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1999 The Third Miracle Agnieszka Holland American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1999 Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1998 Moby Dick Franc Roddam American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1997 The Rainmaker Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1997 Buddy Caroline Thompson American Zoetrope Production Company (as An American Zoetrope Production) [6]
1997 The Odyssey Andrei Konchalovsky American Zoetrope Production Company (as American Zoetrope San Francisco) [6]
1996 Jack Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1995 Haunted Lewis Gilbert American Zoetrope Production Company
1995 My Family Gregory Nava American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Kenneth Branagh American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1994 Don Juan DeMarco Jeremy Leven American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1993 The Secret Garden Agnieszka Holland American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1992 Wind Carroll Ballard American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Fax Bahr, Eleanor Coppola, and George Hickenlooper American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1990 The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1989 Wait Until Spring, Bandini Dominique Deruddere Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1988 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company
1987 Tough Guys Don't Dance Norman Mailer Zoetrope Studios Production Company
1987 Gardens of Stone Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1987 Barfly Barbet Schroeder Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven Linda Feferman Zoetrope Studios Production Company
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Paul Schrader Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1984 The Cotton Club Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1983 The Outsiders Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1983 Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1983 The Black Stallion Returns Robert Dalva Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1982 Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio Zoetrope Studios Production Company
1982 The Making of 'One from the Heart' Tony St. John Zoetrope Studios Production Company
1982 Hammett Wim Wenders Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1982 One from the Heart Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope Studios Production Company/Distributor [6]
1982 The Grey Fox Phillip Borsos Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1982 Passion Jean-Luc Godard Zoetrope Studios Production Company/Distributor [6]
1982 The Escape Artist Caleb Deschanel Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1982 Parsifal Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Zoetrope Studios Distributor [6]
1980 Kagemusha Akira Kurosawa Zoetrope Studios Production Company [6]
1980 Sauve qui peut (la vie) Jean-Luc Godard Zoetrope Studios Production Company/Distributor [6]
1979 The Black Stallion Carroll Ballard Omni Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1979 Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola Omni Zoetrope Production Company [6][8]
1977 Hitler: A Film from Germany Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Omni Zoetrope Distributor [6]
1977 Perfumed Nightmare Kidlat Tahimik American Zoetrope Distributor [6]
1974 The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1974 The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Facilities Furnished Through (as American Zoetrope San Francisco) [6]
1972 The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1972 Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King Hans-Jürgen Syberberg American Zoetrope Distributor [6]
1973 American Graffiti George Lucas American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1971 THX 1138 George Lucas American Zoetrope Production Company [6]
1969 The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola American Zoetrope Production Company [6][9]

Television series

Cafe Zoetrope at ground level of the building

Cafe Zoetrope

In the building lobby Coppola operates a small Italian café, Cafe Zoetrope, featuring Inglenook Estate wine and memorabilia from his films.[10]

The neighborhood is well known for its cafes and its writers. Coppola wrote much of the screenplay for The Godfather in the nearby Caffe Trieste and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books is located up Columbus Avenue from the Sentinel Building.

References

  1. ^ Fog City Mavericks. Starz, Englewood, CO, USA. June 15, 2011. Television.
  2. ^ "American Zoetrope: Films". www.zoetrope.com. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Coppola stated this in an interview with Harry Knowles for Ain't It Cool News published on May 8, 2007.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 15, 2019). "Sofia Coppola And Bill Murray To Reteam For 'On The Rocks', Apple & A24's First Film". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (October 30, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Andrew Garfield Joins Gia Coppola's Romance Movie 'Mainstream'". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq "American Zoetrope: Films", zoetrope.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  7. ^ "Last Days in the Desert". Cinefex. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Zoetrope Studios [us]
  9. ^ American Zoetrope [us]
  10. ^ Cafe Zoetrope

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