Seminal Films Moves to Culver Studios Lot

Seminal Films moves to the offices of the historic Culver Studios.

Culver City, CA, February 27, 2010 --( Seminal Films is pleased to announce it has opened new offices on the lot of the historic Culver Studios. All US operations for the Da Silva Group affiliated companies, including Seminal Films and the Icon Music Group, will be based out of this new location.

“At a time when production is fleeing Los Angeles, it is refreshing to have an entertainment company moving in,” said Mathius Gertz, VP of Acquisitions and Development for Seminal Films.

Seminal Films, LLC is a film company specializing in independent film acquisition and production. Seminal Films has acquired many films this year, including Oscar-nominated Liam Neeson’s Resting Places and the documentary On The Line starring Academy Award-winning Susan Surandon and Martin Sheen. The Da Silva Group, based in Los Angeles, California and Edmonton, Alberta is a well-established media group with radio interests in Canada as well as music and film labels. Da Silva has an exclusive DVD output distribution arrangement with Entertainment 1, the world's largest independent CD/DVD distributor, based in New York.

Culver Studios is an independent production facility in Los Angeles, California. Since its inception in 1918, the studio has changed ownership multiple times, home to such names as RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, Desilu Studios and Sony. It is now owned by PCCP Studio City Los Angeles.

Through the years, this historic studio has been the site for many films, including Gone With The Wind, King Kong, Citizen Kane, and Raging Bull. After television took off in the late 1950’s, it was the birthplace of classics The Andy Griffith Show, Batman, Lassie and the pilot for Star Trek. Currently, though not owned by a major studio, it operates as an independent lot accommodating various films, commercials, music videos, special events, and is home to such TV shows as The Bonnie Hunt Show, Scrubs, and the new ABC hit Cougar Town.

For more information please contact:
Christine Perez

Culver Studios
9336 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232


Seminal Films
Christine Perez