Up until 1939 the title ‘Art Director” was used instead of the present term ‘Production designer. At that time the person in charge of art department was named as Set Decorators. In 1939 David Selznick gave special recognition to William Cameron Menzies for his comprehensive work in the film GONE WITH THE WIND and he became the first production designer in Film History.From then onwards the head of art department got the title ‘ ART DIRECTOR’ and the first person who got the this title is ‘ LYLE WHEELER’ in the film GONE WITH THE WIND.
The First film show took place at Grand Café, Paris on 28 December 1895 by Lumier Brothers.
The first talking Movie in the world – Jazz Singer ( 1927)
The first film made in India – Raja Harichandra ( 1913) by Dandiraj Govind Phalke
The first talking movie in India- Alam Ara ( 1931 March 14 ) by Adershir Irani
First Cinemascope movie in India – Kagaz ke Phool ( ) by Guru Dutt
First color film in India
First Cinemascope movie in Color
First 70 mm movie in India – Around the World ( ) by
The first film made in Kerala – Vigathakumaran ( 1928 ) by J. C. Daniel
The second movie made in Kerala - Marthandavarma ( 1931 ) by V D Rao
The first talking movie in Malayalam – Balan ( 1938 ) By S Notani
The first color film In Malayalam - Kandambecha Kottu ( 1961 )
First Cinemascope film in Malayalam – Thacholi Ambu ( ) By Appachan
First 70 mm movie in Malayalam – Padayottam ( ) By Jijo
First 3D Film Malayalam – My Dear Kuttichathan ( 1984 ) By Jijo