HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood Center Studios ( www.HollywoodCenter.com ), the iconic
studio in the heart of Hollywood, has forged a new alliance with shooting and visual
effects company Engine Room ( www.EngineRoomHollywood.com
), headquartered on the HCS Lot. The strategic relationship
provides Engine Room live-action clients with exclusive rates for stage and
production office rentals, as well as grip and lighting services provided by
Engine Room offers a
unique production partnership to clients. With a turnkey shooting unit that’s
ready-to-roll, it provides an extensive menu of production services including
cinematography, casting, talent, crew, art, equipment and large scale
stages.  Creative directors and producers
of all types love the simplicity and fluid collaborative experience of working
with ER.

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,
green-screen stages with enhanced virtual technology, as well as two large,
dedicated, coved, white-cyc stages primarily servicing the commercial
production industry.  From this exceptional
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.
“We love being part of the HCS family,” says cinematographer
Dan Schmit, owner of Engine Room. 
“The studio lot is an inspiring mix of classic Hollywood and modern
technology. 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,” according to 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.”
HCS has added motion capture to its largest green screen
facility, Stage 12, which, according to Schmit, “provides the hardware
front-end required for the some of the more serious VFX production we
specialize in.”  But not all Engine Room/Hollywood Center Studio shoots are
focused on technology, many productions are straight talent and/or product
shoots that involve interior studio sets. 

With all of the elements in place an Engine Room/Hollywood
Center Studios shoot can be ramped up within hours.  “Our location at
Hollywood Center Studios gives our clients a powerful homefield advantage
making smooth running productions and, of course spectacular on-camera
results,” Schmit says.

About Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood Center
Studios has a rich and colorful history that mirrors the development of
Hollywood and the growth of the entertainment industry.  The studio has
played host to some of the most notable productions of the past century,
including such iconic television shows as I Love Lucy, The Addams Family,
Jeopardy, Rockford Files
and Mad TV, and classic film productions
such as When Harry Met Sally and The Player. In recent years, Hollywood
Center Studios has continued to grow and modernize to support its large
television clientele which includes Disney, NBC, Comedy Central and MTV.  Hollywood Center
Studios remains a vital part of the Hollywood community and a place where
entertainment history continues to be made every day.
Hollywood Center Studios is located at 1040 N. Las Palmas
Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038. For more information, call (323)
860-0000 or visit www.HollywoodCenter.com.
About Engine Room

Engine Room is a Hollywood based creative arts studio
specializing in live action, visual effects and design for television, feature
films, commercials and new media.

Now in its twelfth year, Engine Room offers a powerful
creative environment for visual imagination and experimentation and highlights
the incredible benefits of working with a talented Shooting Unit and seasoned
Digital Effects team all under one roof.   For more on the company please visit http://www.EngineRoomHollywood.com/

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