Laythrom Media will be producing a non-profit educational video concerning teenage drinking and DUIs. This video will be donated to MADD, SADD, and hundreds of school districts across the United States. We are profound activists in attempting to curb teenage drinking and drinking and driving. With your help, we can finish production of this video (scheduled for May 11th, 2013) and distribute it across the US, reaching thousands of teens and young adults everywhere. Without your support and the support of others, this video may not be able to reach as many people as we wish.
With Laythrom Media residing in the back yard of Youngstown, Ohio; it is interesting to realize the history that Youngstown actually has (especially in lieu of the entertainment industry).
Now personally, I have technically resided in the Greater Youngstown area for almost 20 years and I find it kind of saddening and a bit amusing that I have just come across the Warner Brothers/Youngstown history.
From Ohio History Central:
The Warner Brothers were exhibitors, distributors and producers of motion pictures.
The Warner Brothers were Harry, Sam, Albert, and Jack Warner. They were the sons of Polish immigrants. Their father arrived in the United States in 1887. The rest of the immediate family, with the exception of four children who had died in Poland, did not arrive until 1895. The family settled in Youngstown, Ohio. Members of the Warner family sold bicycles, soap, and ice cream and later opened a butcher shop.
By the early 1900s, the family had invested in a movie projector. They traveled across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and neighboring states, showing movies in tents. In 1903, they purchased a movie theater in New Castle, Pennsylvania. They invested in other theaters in Youngstown and in the surrounding area. In 1907, the brothers began to produce movies. They established a movie production company in California in 1918, and they created the Warner Bros. Company in 1923. The brothers continued to either purchase or build movie theaters. Among them was the Warner Theater in Youngstown in 1931.
In the early twenty-first century, Warner Bros. Entertainment was a subsidiary of Time-Warner Inc. It was one of the largest producers of movies and television programs in the world.
Sadly, now days the Youngstown area holds only a few independent film and production companies [including Laythrom].
I have come to the conclusion that, what this area needs, is a series of short films made by a collaboration of independent film makers. So, with that being said, we are looking to collaborate with other film makers, graphic artists, visual effects artists, actors & actresses, editors, writers, musicians and other production crew members on future short film projects.
This would be a strictly volunteer proposal and our goal is to show everyone in the Northeast Ohio/Western Pennsylvania areas (maybe even Hollywood) that the talent and passion is out there. It should also help the local news media open their eyes to the creative projects that are being created in this region.
All of the short film projects will be internet released (such as YouTube, Vimeo, blogs, websites, [possibly iTunes], etc) and will be free of charge to the public. Anyone participating in the creation of these short films will receive credit for their part; we will also be posting the projects and their perspective credits on IMDB as well.
If you are interested, just let us know. You don’t have to be a film maker either; even if this is something that you would like to look into (as a hobby or side project) let us know. We are open to suggestions and ideas, simple as that. It can be a great way to further your talents, build your resume and meet new contacts.
Contact us for any questions or details.