"Matrix" producer buys WPA-era post office in Venice, CA, plans to transform it into film center

A U.S. post office in Venice (the beach neighborhood in California, not the one in Italy) which includes an 1941 mural and began as a 1939 WPA building, has been purchased by Movie producer Joel Silver ("The Matrix," "Lethal Weapon" and "Sherlock Holmes"). He plans to re-use the historic site as the new home of his Silver Pictures.