HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood Center Studios (www.HollywoodCenter.com ) has formed an alliance with shooting and visual effects company Engine Room (www.EngineRoomHollywood.com ), which is headquartered on the HCS Lot. The strategic relationship provides Engine Room’s live-action clients with exclusive rates for stage and production office rentals, as well as grip and lighting services provided by HCS.
Engine Room offers a turnkey shooting unit that’s ready-to-roll and provides an extensive menu of production services, including cinematography, casting, talent, crew, art, equipment and large scale stages. Hollywood Center Studios, located in Hollywood’s Media District, hosts a dozen sound stages and more than 200,000 square feet of production office and other ancillary production space. The studio has a cinematic history spanning nearly a century, but has kept pace with technological changes. The studio has three dedicated, coved, greenscreen stages, as well as two large, dedicated, coved, white cyc stages. From this location, Engine Room has crafted high-end production, visual effects and post solutions for feature films, episodic television, network promotion and commercial clients over the last seven years.
"The studio lot is an inspiring mix of classic Hollywood and modern technology,” notes Engine Room owner and cinematographer Dan Schmit. “We share a passion for shooting talent and bringing stories to life, and we have also contributed to the development of the HCS permanent green screen stages. This new alliance takes our relationship deeper, matching our creative and execution capabilities with Hollywood Center Studios’ premiere offerings, all for the benefit of our clients.”
“Having Engine Room at Hollywood Center Studios has been a perfect fit,” adds Jerry Cole, director of virtual and broadcast services at HCS. “As the industry forges new roads into digital storytelling, we’ve expanded and developed the palette of resources and facilities while maintaining the magic of the classic Hollywood production studio. We see the alliance with Engine Room as an opportunity to welcome even more of the industry into this one of a kind environment.”