Creative Spaces for Creative Companies– Moxie Pictures

Photo taken from Memory Alpha Wiki article on Robert Legato

Robert Legato is a prominent name in the entertainment industry, specializing in visual effects and post production for such films as The Departed, Interview with a Vampire, Apollo 13, Avatar, Titanic, and most recently, Hugo. His skill has earned him a dozen nominations and academy awards for Visual Effects in the movies Titanic (1997) and Hugo (2011). Once part of Moxie Pictures, a former tenant at PMI’s 2644 30th Street in Santa Monica from 2006 to 2008, PMI is proud to have been home to this visual effects wizard and congratulates him on his most recent Oscar.

Creative Spaces for Creative Companies– Applied Semantics

Gil Elbaz co-founded Applied Semantics, later acquired by Google in April 2003 for $102 million.  Google used the technology from Elbaz’s software to create the AdSense program.  Adsense allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, and rich media advertisements that are targeted to site content and audience. For example, if an article appeared about dogs, advertisements for dog food may appear with it.  Applied Semantics was located in Santa Monica at PMI’s at 2644 30th Street building from 2003-2005 both prior to and after Google’s acquisition. PMI produces creative spaces for creative people.

Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times