Fort Lee Film Commission Wins the 2015 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award


Great News from the Fort Lee Film Commission!

I quote  Tom Meyer's post on the Fort Lee Film Commission Facebook Page:


I am pleased to announce that I received a letter today from the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board informing us that the Fort Lee Film Commission has won the 2015 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award for Preservation Education for our documentary film The Champion: A Story of America's First Film Town. We will receive our award from Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco and the board of Chosen Freeholders during a public program at May 7th at 7 PM at the historic Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at 120 Atlantic Street in Hackensack. A reception will follow.

We are very proud of this film which tells the story of our film history which is American film history. This award comes on the heels of us winning the Best Home Grown Documentary Award at the recent Garden State Film Festival. Our film has also been accepted into the 2015 Pordenone Film Festival scheduled for October in Italy. We are currently at work with our friends at Milestone Video to put this film and other of our Fort Lee Films on a DVD Fort Lee Film History set which we hope will be out late this year or early next.