Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer on Tuesday October 22 Dog lover Talaat Captan said he first got the idea for a class teaching dogs how to be good fliers after being shocked by what he’d seen at an airport. “I [saw] a dog and its owner freaking out,” Captan said. “And then it really hit me that I have a facility [where] I can train these people.” Captan’s Los Angeles facility — the Air Hollywood studio where “Bridesmaids” was shot — is filled with cockpits, cabins and even security checkpoints. ABC News was there for the first class, watching extras wheel around luggage and actors portray officers from the Transportation […]
By Kurt Schlosser Do you like movies about gladiators? That’s mostly irrelevant, but you’ll be happy to know that a couple of the stars of the classic comedy “Airplane!” were back in the cockpit on Thursday. David Livingston / Getty Images NBA great and actor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, and actor Robert Hays pose with “Otto” during an “Airplane!” photo op at Air Hollywood in Pacoima, Calif., on Sept. 19. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays, along with Otto the blow-up autopilot, took the controls for a photo op at Air Hollywood in Pacoima, Calif. The reunion of sorts was to promote some ads for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, which will spoof the 1980 film. Producers Jerry and David Zucker and […]
Fasten your seatbelts, and make sure your tray tables are in their upright and locked positions. Captains Ted Striker and Roger Murdock will be in the cockpit together for the first time in over 30 years for an “Airplane!” reunion of epic proportions. On Sept. 19 at the Air Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles, Wisconsin-natives turned Hollywood directors David and Jerry Zucker, as well as Jim Abrahams (ZAZ) will direct three new Wisconsin Department of Tourism ads spoofing the movie “Airplane!”. The shoot will mark the first time ZAZ and actors Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be reunited since the movie was made in 1980. Don’t miss your chance to talk with the actors and directors, as well as […]
Los Angeles, CA – (March 5th, 2013) – Air Hollywood and ARC Aerospace Industries announce a strategic joint venture that will give filmmakers access to a vast fleet of commercial, private, and specialty aircraft for use in their films, television shows, and commercials. Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation‐themed film studio, now has the exclusive right to promote, rent, and manage ARC Aerospace’s fleet of more than one hundred aircraft including Boeing, Lockheed and Airbus to the motion picture production industry. The announcement today by CEO and founder of Air Hollywood, Talaat Captan, and ARC Aerospace principals Janet Vincent and David Green, marks an important milestone in the respective businesses. With exclusive access to ARC’s aircraft feet, Air Hollywood gains […]
International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2012’s competition. Astor Morgan was Awarded: Honorable Mention in Advertising – Other category for the winning entry “Air Hollywood K9 Flight School Ad Campaign.” Entry Description: Air Hollywood asked Astor Morgan to work with them on their ad campaign promoting their new K9 flight school for service dogs and personal pets. These images are a collaboration between Photographer Astor Morgan, Air Hollywood owner Talaat Captan, freelance retoucher Todd Smailles, and of course, the talented K9s played a larger part than anyone else in creating this campaign. To view the entire Air Hollywood Ad campaign, please click here. ABOUT IPA: The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries […]
16 Oct 2012 by Murray Ashton Air Hollywood offers mock-up aeroplane interiors, terminal and airport security sets near Burbank in California. These are spread across four separate sound stages and other facilities include a prop house and a stock footage department. The company was first set up in 1998 and its popularity soared after 9/11 when it became almost impossible to film on board a real plane in the US. Producers have access to several different commercial airliner sets, as well as private jets. Click here to read the entire article at The Location Guide. Tweet
Talaat Captan (CEO & Founder of Air Hollywood) and Rick Wilcox (Puppy Raising Advisor for Guide Dogs for the Blind) were interviewed by Megan Blake on Pet Life Radio about the launch of Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School! To listen to the entire podcast click here. For more information about Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School, sign up here. Watch the Guide Dogs for the Blind at Air Hollywood video below.
Air Hollywood makes filming airplane scenes easier By Bob Strauss Think of all the movies, TV shows, commercials and such that have scenes inside airplanes and airports. Then think, just a little, about how difficult it must be to light and shoot in a cramped fuselage or control the set at a busy terminal. That’s why Air Hollywood has done bustling business for more than a decade. Click here to read the entire article!
LOS ANGELES TIMES Sunday, October 12, 2003 Working Hollywood Your Choice: Plane or Fancy By Mike Hodgkinson Filmmakers who need to destroy an airplane or have their characters luxuriate in one can choose from a wealth of independent aviation equipment suppliers. It may have been the world’s most outrageous private jet. The windows were gold-plated, the carpets lush and the furniture draped with seminaked women. The crowning design flourish: a functional miniature railroad that connected each cabin. Never before had locomotion, aviation, sex and puerile fantasy formed so outlandish a union. San Fernando-based Air Hollywood had rented the plane to the Coen brothers for a scene in their new comedy “Intolerable Cruelty.” There’s just one caveat: The plane never left […]
Air Hollywood was featured in the New York Times/International Herald Tribune this week! In Hollywood, Flights of Fancy By CHRISTINE NEGRONI NEW YORK — In a series of warehouse-size buildings, a few miles from the Burbank airport in Southern California, travelers crowd through airport terminals and stow their luggage in the overhead bins of airliners that never take off. If the passengers occasionally engage in histrionics, however, it’s not out of frustration: It is because the hangars and all the airline-related accoutrements in them belong to Air Hollywood — one of several studios where filmmakers go when the storyline calls for air travel. Click here to read the entire article!