American Zoetrope

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American Zoetrope is the name of the studios founded by Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas, named after a collection of zoetropes Coppola was given in the late 1960s by filmmaker and collector of early motion picture making equipment, Mogens Skot-Hansen.

Originally housed in a warehouse in San Francisco in 1969, the studio has released not only the films of Coppola (The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, The Black Stallion, etc.) but George Lucas's pre-Star Wars films, THX-1138 and American Graffiti, as well as many others by cutting edge directors, including Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi by Godfrey Reggio.

The studios today offer many production and post-production services, including Telecine, sound mixing, editing and screening rooms. Its most recent production was Lost in Translation, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Francis's daughter, for which she won 2003's Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay.

"Zoetrope" is also the name by which Coppola's quarterly fiction magazine, Zoetrope All-Story, is popularly referred.

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