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The Lot at Formosa

The Lot at Formosa The Lot Studios is one of the most historic movie and television production lots in all of Hollywood.

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Cheers from Douglas Fairbanks on the set of Robin Hood (1922) filmed at The Lot at Formosa! We hope you have a safe and ...
05/05/2022

Cheers from Douglas Fairbanks on the set of Robin Hood (1922) filmed at The Lot at Formosa! We hope you have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo.

Afterhours at The Lot at Formosa. We love the glow from our modern office buildings. Our campus offers top tier producti...
05/03/2022

Afterhours at The Lot at Formosa. We love the glow from our modern office buildings. Our campus offers top tier production services and creative space to support the success of TV shows, films, commercials, photoshoots and more.

The Writer's Building is always the perfect backdrop for a special event. If you could hold your celebration at The Lot ...
04/28/2022

The Writer's Building is always the perfect backdrop for a special event. If you could hold your celebration at The Lot at Formosa, which venue would you choose? From the rooftop to the sound stages, the options are endless.

Can you think of any movies featuring the iconic Griffith Observatory? We know a few. One is a love story starring Ryan ...
04/26/2022

Can you think of any movies featuring the iconic Griffith Observatory? We know a few. One is a love story starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Let us know in the comments the name of this film!

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Reminiscing on this dreamy event at The Lot at Formosa. We rolled out the red carpet and the whole night sparkled. The r...
04/21/2022

Reminiscing on this dreamy event at The Lot at Formosa. We rolled out the red carpet and the whole night sparkled.

The red carpet has always been a symbol of prestige and fame, with mentions of a crimson colored walkway dating back to the Greeks. But did you know Hollywood's red carpet tradition began in the Douglas Fairbanks era? The red carpet was laid out for the premier of Robin Hood in 1922 at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, a film starring Fairbanks and filmed at The Lot at Formosa.

📍 Santa Monica Lifeguard Tower 16The Santa Monica Pier is an iconic spot with a rich history of cameos in some of our fa...
04/19/2022

📍 Santa Monica Lifeguard Tower 16

The Santa Monica Pier is an iconic spot with a rich history of cameos in some of our favorite films. We've seen Forrest Gump gaze out into the ocean horizon in his run to the most western point of the US, and Iron Man soar by the Pacific Wheel on a quest to save the earth.

Happy birthday Charlie Chaplin! This early Hollywood star played a prodigious role in the history of The Lot at Formosa....
04/16/2022

Happy birthday Charlie Chaplin! This early Hollywood star played a prodigious role in the history of The Lot at Formosa. Chaplin was born in 1889 in London, England. His road to fame began at a young age, from dancing on the streets to joining a comedy crew and eventually directing, producing, and acting in films.

His path crossed with The Lot at Formosa in 1919 when he founded the United Artists Corporation with Mary Pickford. This allowed them to control the distribution of their own independently produced films. Freeing them from studio contracts, this action formed the first “Studio” which acted primarily as a distribution organization for independent production companies. It was not, however, until 1927 that United Artist located to the Pickford/Fairbanks Lot. Today, we remember Chaplin for his trademark bowler hat and moustache, as well as his remarkable impact on the art of cinema.

The perfect place to unwind after a long day in the studio. Open Monday through Friday, The Global Cuisine by Gary Arabi...
04/14/2022

The perfect place to unwind after a long day in the studio. Open Monday through Friday, The Global Cuisine by Gary Arabia at The Lot at Formosa offers indoor and patio dining, grab and go meals and a full-service coffee bar.

Sunny days ahead! The Lot at Formosa is open for business. PC: @senglend
04/12/2022

Sunny days ahead! The Lot at Formosa is open for business.

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Construction site or behind the scenes at The Lot at Formosa? The full-service facilities at The Lot at Formosa offer a ...
04/07/2022

Construction site or behind the scenes at The Lot at Formosa?

The full-service facilities at The Lot at Formosa offer a range of services needed to bring a major motion picture to life, including motorized equipment, expendables, and telecom equipment and services.

The illustrious Jane Russell on the set of Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1941), filmed at The Lot at Formosa.  A story of t...
04/06/2022

The illustrious Jane Russell on the set of Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1941), filmed at The Lot at Formosa. A story of the untamed wild West, The Outlaw follows the legendary life of Billy the Kid, his partnership with Doc Holliday and their rivalry for the love of Russell’s character Rio.

The release of this film was a wild ride due to censorship issues, but it ultimately launched the actress into stardom.

What do all these television shows have in common? They were filmed at The Lot at Formosa! Which of these hit shows have...
04/01/2022

What do all these television shows have in common? They were filmed at The Lot at Formosa! Which of these hit shows have you seen?

How fabulous does this celebration look? The Writer's Courtyard was transformed into a magical holiday party venue compl...
03/30/2022

How fabulous does this celebration look? The Writer's Courtyard was transformed into a magical holiday party venue complete with photo booth, DJ, lounge areas and more. Bring your next event to life at The Lot at Formosa https://thelotatformosa.com.

Across the street from The Lot at Formosa is a spot just as legendary: The Formosa Café. Dozens of celebrity patrons fre...
03/24/2022

Across the street from The Lot at Formosa is a spot just as legendary: The Formosa Café. Dozens of celebrity patrons frequented the beloved eatery since its beginnings in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Over the years the iconic hangout has changed hands and endured two failed re-openings, but in 2019, the restaurant was successfully restored by the 1933 Group. Today, The Formosa Cafe and all its glory is named one of the best Chinese restaurants in West Hollywood, and its incredible history is honored with original memorabilia.

We left our hearts in Hollywood. ❤ There's nothing like a magical LA sunset over The Hollywood Sign in the Santa Monica ...
03/22/2022

We left our hearts in Hollywood. ❤ There's nothing like a magical LA sunset over The Hollywood Sign in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Originally placed on Mt. Lee in 1923 to promote a housing development called Hollywoodland, The Hollywood Sign is one of the most famous and recognizable man-made monuments in the world.

Creating cinematic masterpieces builds up a hefty appetite, which is why The Lot at Formosa is fully equipped to satisfy...
03/18/2022

Creating cinematic masterpieces builds up a hefty appetite, which is why The Lot at Formosa is fully equipped to satisfy the needs of a hungry cast, crew, and everyone in between. Global Cuisine is a full-service, on-site restaurant and catering company located at The Lot at Formosa. Focused on quality ingredients and creative presentation, Global cuisine uses fresh products from around the world, delivering a unique fusion of flavors, textures, and spices to their meals.

The Lot at Formosa has hosted numerous Hollywood legends in the last century. One of those legends is the magnetic Natal...
03/17/2022

The Lot at Formosa has hosted numerous Hollywood legends in the last century. One of those legends is the magnetic Natalie Wood. The acclaimed actress starred in a rich history of feature films over the years. Wood was launched into stardom at a young age following a leading role in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Some of her other most notable roles include Judy in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), for which she won an Academy Award nomination, and Maria in the 1961 version of hit musical West Side Story.

An inside look at one of the sound mixing stages at The Lot at Formosa!The best movies are brought to life on the big sc...
03/15/2022

An inside look at one of the sound mixing stages at The Lot at Formosa!

The best movies are brought to life on the big screen with more than just great acting and a spectacular set. Behind the scenes work is essential to the fruition of a feature film, like sound mixing, which is blending the levels of sounds in a production, including dialogue, sound effects and music.

History is painted in The Lot at Formosa. In 1922, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks purchased the original studio and...
03/10/2022

History is painted in The Lot at Formosa. In 1922, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks purchased the original studio and established Pickford-Fairbanks Studios. Two of Douglas Fairbanks’ most famous films, “Robin Hood” and “Thief of Bagdad” were produced here, as were many of Mary Pickford’s greatest films, including “Pollyanna,” “Little Annie Rooney,” “Sparrows” and her last “Secrets.”

Parties more extravagant than Gatsby! From movie premieres and Oscar parties to fundraisers, weddings and bar mitzvahs, ...
03/08/2022

Parties more extravagant than Gatsby! From movie premieres and Oscar parties to fundraisers, weddings and bar mitzvahs, dazzle guests with an incredible celebration at The Lot at Formosa.

Offering multiple on-site venue options perfect for events ranging from 10 to 3,000 guests, relax and let either our in-house event production and catering company or yours coordinate all of the details of your event, from the design, decor and lighting to entertainment, staffing, and more. Contact us for more information on booking special events at The Lot at Formosa. https://thelotatformosa.com/

Did you know renowned movie producer and director Howard Hughes used to rent a garage space at The Lot at Formosa so he ...
03/03/2022

Did you know renowned movie producer and director Howard Hughes used to rent a garage space at The Lot at Formosa so he could always have a car nearby in Hollywood? Hughes, a studio tenant for nearly 50 years, created several feature films onsite including Scarface (1932) and The Outlaw (1941).

Lights, camera, action! Dozens of hit movies and tv shows have been filmed at The Lot at Formosa over the years. From Wa...
03/01/2022

Lights, camera, action! Dozens of hit movies and tv shows have been filmed at The Lot at Formosa over the years. From Warner Bros. Dynasty to HBO’s hit Euphoria, The Lot at Formosa boasts an impressive archive. With seven state of the art sound facilities, collaborative production office space and first-class amenities, The Lot at Formosa has inspired filmmakers for decades.

The history of The Lot at Formosa dates back to 1918, when Jesse D. Hampton built a simple film studio at the corner of ...
02/24/2022

The history of The Lot at Formosa dates back to 1918, when Jesse D. Hampton built a simple film studio at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue. More than 100 years later, The Lot at Formosa has evolved into one of Hollywood’s top independent production studios. Check out the transformation from the studio’s early 20th century roots, to the 1980-90s, and today.

Welcome to The Lot at Formosa - reimagined! We’re still the same full-service production studio, we’ve just launched a b...
02/22/2022

Welcome to The Lot at Formosa - reimagined! We’re still the same full-service production studio, we’ve just launched a brand-new look. To celebrate the debut of our new identity, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share the history of The Lot at Formosa, and some of our favorite memories.

05/03/2019
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05/02/2019
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Happy Birthday, Dwayne Johnson! From 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' to "Ballers" to 'Moana,' which of The Rock's 104 acting credits is your favorite? https://imdb.to/2ZQMGCk

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05/01/2019

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Our first official look at Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik in 'Sonic the Hedgehog'.

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04/23/2019

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"It's pretty strange that we keep running into each other." La La Land (2016). What's your favorite Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone movie?

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04/17/2019

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Top 50 highest-grossing actors at the U.S. box office. Can you guess who are in the top spots? https://imdb.to/2UqXWS4

04/15/2019
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Happy Birthday, Emma Watson! ✨ From casting spells as #HermioneGranger to taming the beast as #Belle, what’s your favorite #EmmaWatson movie?

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1041 N Formosa Ave
West Hollywood, CA
90046

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(323) 850-3180

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