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* Denotes official members of the California Film & Television Production Alliance.
24/7 Studio Rentals
Founded January of 2006 in Burbank, CA, 24/7 Studio Rentals offers more than 450 pieces of heavy film production equipment for lease, including black-arm booms, scissor lifts, forklifts, compressors, generators, light towers, and mules with trailers.
American Federation of Musicians Local 47 *
AFM Local 47 is a labor union representing professional musicians in Hollywood, which promotes and protects the concerns of 7,000 member musicians in all areas of the music business, and negotiates with employers to establish fair wages and working conditions.
Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
AICP is a trade organization representing the $5 billion-plus commercial production industry. AICP member companies produce commercials appearing throughout a wide media spectrum; its members produce as much as 85 percent of all nationally-aired domestic commercials.
Association of Talent Agents (ATA) *
ATA is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit trade association comprised of over 100 talent agencies primarily located in Los Angeles and New York. ATA’s membership includes agencies of all sizes representing artist clients in the motion picture industry, stage, television, radio, commercials and literary work, representing an estimated 90 percent of working artists.
Bruce’s Gourmet Catering, Inc.
A Panorama City-based catering group serving the motion picture industry. Established in 1981, the company runs Moe’s and Ramsey’s restaurants, has 100 total employees and operates a 37 vehicle fleet including 12 mobile kitchens.
California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) *
CalChamber is 13,000-member organization committed to helping California businesses survive and thrive while complying with complex laws and regulations. For 125 years, CalChamber has worked to make California a better place to live, work, and do business by giving private sector employers a voice in state politics.
California Attractions and Parks Association (CAPA) *
CAPA serves as the voice of amusement, theme, water and family entertainment parks of California, focusing on legislative, regulatory and legal issues. The organization’s members directly employ more than 125,000 workers and produce more than $12 billion in annual state commerce.
California Labor Federation *
The California Labor Federation is made up of more than 1,200 AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, representing 2.1 million union members in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries. It is dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of working people and their families for the betterment of California’s communities.
California Travel Association (CalTravel) *
CalTravel is California’s only statewide organization representing the collective voice of advocacy for the travel, tourism & hospitality industries. It aims to protect and insure the interests of tourism & hospitality businesses and provide meaningful benefits to members, while protecting those members’ investments through advocacy, education and collaboration.
One of the nation’s largest providers of motion picture rental equipment including lighting, professional grip equipment and expendables. Founded 1977, the company has a 155,000 sq. ft. warehouse in L.A.
City of Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles is a cultural icon, tourism magnet and frequent star of the small and silver screens. With tens of thousands of filming days taking place each year, the city’s 469 square-mile area is the world’s largest film set.
Chapman / Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
Designs, manufactures and rents of camera cranes, arms, bases, dollies, pedestals and remote camera systems for motion picture and television production. The company operates seven facilities spanning three countries and five U.S. states.
Chef Robért Catering *
Established in 1998, is a growing full service motion picture, television & commercial caterer based in the San Fernando Valley, servicing local productions with a fleet of over 25 vehicles, all manufactured by Los Angeles businesses.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Los Angeles
Vendor to the entertainment industry, this outdoor advertising company offers billboards, digital outdoor networks, Times Square Spectaculars, street furniture, airport displays, mall displays, taxi advertising, mass transit displays and more.
County of Los Angeles
A geographically vast hub of culture and commerce, L.A. County is home to 88 incorporated cities and more than 10 million residents, including half a million who depend in some measure on entertainment production for their livelihoods.
Thousands of entertainment industry professionals use Creative Handbook and its website to locate below-the-line production services. Creative Handbook’s 800+ pages of top entertainment companies and qualified production resources are delivered free directly to active productions, everyday and for more than 20 years.
Directors Guild of America *
Guild representing over 14,000 directos in cinema, television, and radio. Works to protect directorial teams’ legal and artistic rights, contend for their creative freedom, and strengthen their ability to develop meaningful and credible careers.
E.C. Prop Rentals
A movie prop rental company founded in 1986 by Earl Cooperman, a driver for CBS Television. Now owned and operated by Steve Andruszkewicz and General Manager John Ford, E.C. Prop Rentals specializes in the “industrial” niche of set decoration.
FilmL.A., Inc. *
Private not-for-profit organization that coordinates permits for on-location filming on behalf of public-sector clients in the L.A. region. Filmmakers are their customers, governments their clients and communities their concern.
Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) *
Founded in 1988, FLICS is a network of 44 local film offices across the Golden State that work individually and in cooperation to promote, retain and facilitate all forms of media production in California.
Film This! is a film production expediting service. Founders Tim Ballou and Wade Stevens seek to make location filming in Southern California as easy as possible by offering a wide variety of related services focused on the needs of the location production.
Fishdog Studio Rentals LLC
Woodland Hills-based small business providing photographic equipment rentals to the motion picture, television and commercial production industry. Established 2009.
Full Scale Effects
A full-service special effects company with over 30 years of industry experience. They specialize in providing the highest quality mechanical effects, concept, design, manufacturing and set operations for the motion picture, television, commercial and music video industries.
For nearly a decade, Ghostlight Industries has served Los Angeles as a full service picture car company. With a rental fleet in the hundreds, a state of the art automotive paint, fabrication, mechanical, upholstery and graphics facility, Ghostlight is a customer service oriented company, helping to plan execute and wrap everything involving vehicles.
History for Hire
Family-owned prop rental company in North Hollywood,staffed by history buffs, with clients worldwide. Established 1985, the firm’s goal is to make films better and more historically accurate through advice and careful props selection.
International Association of Theater and Stage Employees (IATSE) California *
IATSE represents workers in the entertainment industry, covering all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts. IATSE local unions represent workers by geography and craft jurisdiction.
Independent Studio Services *
ISS began when founder Gregg Bilson, Sr. started renting props, first from his house, then from an old Lockheed hangar in 1977. The company soon thrived, leading ISS to move first to Sun Valley, and then to Sunland, CA in 2003. ISS’ new facility houses its primary prop inventory, as well as its manufacturing and graphics facilities.
Jackson Shrub Supply Inc.
Jackson Shrub is a family-run, family-operated business since 1937. From the San Fernando Valley, they serve the motion picture and television production industry, specializing in live and artificial plant and prop rentals, plus special events and parties.
J. L. Fisher
Manufacturer of motion picture and television equipment including booms and bases, dollies, jib arms and other quality equipment, all manufactured in Burbank, California.
More than 30 years ago, LA 411 published the first production resource guide. Today, LA 411 remains the entertainment industry’s qualified below-the-line production resource, with each listing fully vetted prior to its inclusion in LA 411’s online guide, printed publication and iPhone app. LA 411 also provides stage charts, union information, a monthly eNewsletter and videos.
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising operates over 150 outdoor advertising companies and 63 transit companies. They reach driving audiences across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through billboards, digital billboards, bus shelters, benches and buses. Lamar is also the nation’s leader in the highway logo sign business, with operations in 19 states and the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Larry the Lunchbox
A local company capable of provisioning large mobile cafeterias suitable for special events and large crew feeds on-location.
Los Angeles Center Studios
Full-service independent studio anchoring a constellation of entertainment-related companies on 20-acre campus west of downtown L.A. Home to businesses in the film, television, music, gaming and creative industries.
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) *
The MPAA is the voice of the American motion picture, home video and television industry. It aspires to advance the business and the art of filmmaking and celebrate its enjoyment around the world. Members include Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) *
NATO is the world’s largest exhibition trade organization, representing over 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 82 countries worldwide. NATO helps members influence federal policy-making and work with movie distributors on all areas of mutual concern, from new technologies to legislation, marketing, and First Amendment issues.
The world’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of precision film and digital camera systems, lenses and accessories for motion pictures, television series and television commercials. Its technologies have been widely used in filming for more than 50 years.
Producers Guild of America (PGA) *
PGA is a trade group working to protect the interests of 6,500 members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The organization works to further members’ career development, secure members’ health benefits, encourage enforcement of workplace labor laws, and defend fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits.
Quixote Studios — founded in 1995 — is Hollywood’s premier provider of boutique film studios, production-related vehicles, grip and lighting equipment, expendables and production supplies. Quixote is also the managing partner of Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles’ leading photo studio brand, and Smashbox Digital, a top camera and video equipment rental house that also provides digital capture and retouching services.
Recording Musicians Association (RMA) *
The RMA works hard to improve the lives of the artists, the musicians, the players, orchestrators, copyists and librarians who bring to life music used in motion pictures, television shows, commercial advertisements and more. It works within the American Federation of Musicians to advance the lives and livelihoods of working musicians.
Pacoima, CA-based site services company offering a variety of portable sanitation facilities, temporary power and fencing for residential, commercial, industrial, emergency relief and special event venues throughout Southern California.
National labor union representing working actors. SAG-AFTRA represents more than 125,000 actors working in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials and new media.
Shoot Movies in California
Grassroots advocacy group focused on encouraging film and television productions to shoot in California. Devises solutions and ideas to stimulate film and TV production, retain and create jobs, strengthen our economy and save small businesses for all Californians.
Star Waggons Studio Rentals
Provider of custom location trailers for the entertainment industry. Established 1979, the Sylmar-based company has 84 employees and a fleet approaching 500 vehicles, all proudly manufactured here at home in Los Angeles County.
Studio Utility Employees Union, Local 724 *
This Hollywood-based labor organization works to protect the rights of each Local 724 member, in accordance with the union’s international, district council, and local union constitution, work rules, and current contracts.
Teamsters Local 399 *
Union representing workers in the motion picture industry, including firms that produce feature films, television programs, commercials, and live theatre. Protects fair wages, jobs, and pension & health benefits for its members.
The Camera House
A boutique-style camera rental house catering to top-end cinematographers, directors and production companies. Founded in 1999 in North Hollywood, TCH has the experience, equipment and personnel needed to service the local entertainment industry.
Writers Guild of America, West *
WGAW is a labor union composed of thousands of writers who write the content for television shows, movies, news programs, documentaries, animation, and Internet and mobile phones (new media) that keep audiences constantly entertained and informed.