Norman Studios produced many “race movies” – as movies made for Black audiences have been referred to at the time – including its most notable film, “The Flying Ace,” concerning the life of aviator Bessie Coleman. The studio was bought by Middleburg native Richard Norman. Norman, a white man, wanted to make motion pictures that starred Black actors and employed Black stagehands – a rarity in the early days of the movie trade. Though it first opened as Eagle Film Company, the studio at 6337 Arlington Road in Arlington is finest remembered for its time as Norman Film Studios. While most of those studios finally settled on Hollywood and some even ended up abroad, Jacksonville was the primary main winter vacation spot for the movie trade.

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual look at studio profits for the most recent calendar 12 months follows the discharge of financials for the fourth quarter of 2016. After all, a number of corporations have fiscal years that differ from the calendar yr, and Time Warner, Fox and Sony include huge TV production companies, which give a giant proportion of their earnings, whereas different corporations do not. The sound stage is the central part of a …