August 19 marks the birth of an important person in TV history, yet very few people would ever know. Philo T. Farnsworth was born in 1906 in Utah and is regarded as the father of television.
When he was just a teenager, Farnsworth came up with the idea of picture transmission while he was a student in high school and later began his research at Bringham Young University.
In 1927, he successfully transmitted an image of a dollar bill that was comprised of 60 horizontal lines and subsequently submitted the first of many patents he would own.
Attention Cinemaniacs! Toronto After Dark Film Festival is returning this October with 8 thrilling nights of horror, sci-fi, action and cult cinema from around the world! Tickets and VIP passes can now be purchased online through the festival box office! The complete festival schedule is now available on the website, and includes the theatrical premieres of REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, TOKYO GORE POLICE, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, MUTANT CHRONICLES, the North American premiere of I SELL THE DEAD, the international premiere of SOUTH OF HEAVEN, and many more!