Thanks to Carolyn Hartman for bringing Michael Kucharo, ex-officio president of the Arizona Film and Media Coalition to be the guest speaker at the Historical League October meeting. His presentation was filled with the history of movie making and movies in Arizona. We learned about the beginning of making pictures including the Magic Lantern, Mutoscope, Zoetroope, Thomas Edison and George Eastman working on moving pictures, and Nickelodeon.
Arizona's tax incentives lapsed in 2010 for film makers so many are going to other states. more at www.azfilmandmedia.org