LONDON — UK-based camera rental facility, Procam (www.procam.tv) has acquired HotCam New York, helping to expand its business. The move enables Procam to provide its expanding US client base with the same levels of service and expertise it is known for across the UK, while also supporting UK-based clients shooting in the US. Procam plans to expand HotCam New York’s offering in the US, as well as extend the company’s reach into new territories through further acquisitions over the next 12 to 24 months.
HotCam New York will mirror the range of services provided by Procam’s UK offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This includes kit and crew rental, project management, workflow consultancy and training for TV drama, features, commercials, branded and VOD content. Procam is planning on keeping the HotCam New York branding for the business.
Procam’s recent productions include the popular Made In Chelsea and technically-challenging The Island With Bear Grylls. The company also provided crew and equipment on both sides of the Atlantic for Dynamo: Magician Impossible and US support for the British reality series Taking New York.
HotCam New York has a long list of US shows to its credit, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, American Pickers and Teen Mom. The company was established in December 2004 by sound mixer Trevor Hotz and partner Ali Grapes, as an off-shoot of HotCam UK. Hotz and Grapes have resigned their positions as co-owners of HotCam New York. HotCam UK will operate unaffected by Procam’s acquisition.