July 8, 2012

L.A. Times – Your Choice: Plane or Fancy

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 […]
July 8, 2012

Air Hollywood featured in the New York Times!

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!
June 27, 2012

COMING SOON THIS SUMMER – Air Hollywood K9 Flight School!

Los Angeles, CA – (July 5th, 2012) – Air Hollywood announced that this Summer they will be starting their newest initiative, Air Hollywood K9 Flight School. Air Hollywood’s K9 Flight School will provide the fundamental training for owners and their K9 companions in order to make the flying experience as easy and stress free as possible. Whether your dog be a service dog, a guide, an emotional support or just your beloved family member, Air Hollywood’s training program will teach K9’s how to handle airport sights and sounds, TSA check points, crowded jet ways, sitting in an airplane as well as take off, landing and even turbulence through our Air Turbulence simulator. Not only will Air Hollywood’s training program aim […]
September 19, 2011

Air Hollywood Studio Trains Dogs To Fly Comfortably With Simulated Flight Classes!

By SUE MANNING LOS ANGELES — For $349, your dog can learn to fly. Security checks and bumpy air are all in a day’s training at a Hollywood film studio to prepare your dog for a safe and calm flight. The Air Hollywood class is billed as the first in a real fuselage on a sound stage with a simulator that mimics takeoff, turbulence and landing. Hollywood extras create crowds and chaos that come with terminals, luggage carts and the blare announcing arrivals, delays and departures. The idea was the brainchild of Talaat Captan, president and CEO of Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation-themed film studio, who noticed a dog owner having a rough go getting a pooch through airport […]
May 14, 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Shalhoub Executive Vice President Apex Stock 323.468.5301 APEX STOCK BOLSTERS PRODUCTION WITH FILMATICS Los Angeles, CA, May 14, 2008 – Apex Stock, a subsidiary of Air Hollywood, Inc., today announced that it has retained Filmatics LLC, an award-winning film production boutique in Los Angeles, California, to provide ongoing production knowledge and expertise for current and future production assignments. In partnering with Filmatics, Apex Stock bolsters its existing production capabilities by bringing a talented crop of young filmmakers together with substantial production resources and well-established distribution. In addition to producing content for Apex Stock’s growing footage library, the new production collaboration intends to offer assignment-based production services to the firms’ clientele. “We have always had the […]
April 25, 2008


AVIATION WEEK APRIL 25, 2008 AIR HOLLYWOOD OFFERS A FABULOUS TRIP By James Ott/Los Angeles If you fly with Air Hollywood, expect a new kind of ride, akin to an episode from The Twilight Zone. It starts with the typical boarding call in a passenger waiting area of an airport. As travelers walk into the cabin, uniformed crews going through pre-flight routines may look vaguely familiar. So will some passengers. But the differences start cropping up immediately. It’s obvious that FAA regulations are being ignored. There are no safety instructions in the seat pocket. Wall panels are loose, and the windows are made of ordinary glass. Astoundingly, the aircraft has no wings or a tail — not even landing gear. […]
January 15, 2007


PRESS RELEASE – January 15, 2007 AIR HOLLYWOOD HAS LANDED AT SUNSET GOWER STUDIOS Air Hollywood, the premiere aviation mock-up studio in the motion picture and television industry, has moved its headquarters to Sunset Gower Studios. From Sunset Gower’s Stage Three, Air Hollywood will house its celebrated Wide-Body Jet Mockup and 777 Glass Cockpit where many of Hollywood’s films, television shows, and commercials regularly shoot. The firm’s moving to the Sunset Gower ‘hub’ was announced jointly by Talaat Captan, President and CEO of Air Hollywood, and Robert Papazian, CEO of Sunset Gower Studios. Air Hollywood’s jet mock-up features 120 feet of continuous cabin space, galleys and lavatories, wildable doors and ceilings, and a true-to-life cockpit. The firm’s aviation-themed standing sets […]
October 24, 2006


PRESS RELEASE – October 24, 2006 APEXSTOCK.COM LAUNCHES, BRIDGES GAP BETWEEN CLIENTS AND CONTENT Los Angeles, CA, October 24, 2006 – Apex Stock, a subsidiary of Air Hollywood, Inc., today announced the launch of, a website enabling global access to its vast collection of rights-managed stock footage. The launch of the website signifies Apex Stock’s commitment to transition from a content producer to a stock footage licensing agency. Apex Stock owns hundreds of hours of pristine footage of diverse subject matter, including two major flagship collections: Archival Collection – shot in 35mm film, is historic footage depicting the glamorous early years of travel from the 1950s through the 1970s (Worldwide destinations, culture, aviation, etc.) Contemporary Collection – originally shot […]
November 19, 2005

Getty Images’ Film Collections Take Flight with Air Hollywood

PRESS RELEASE – NOVEMBER 19, 2005 Getty Images’ Film Collections Take Flight with Air Hollywood WHAT: Action packed aviation, aerial and adventure footage will be flying to producers and filmmakers around the globe as Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of still and moving imagery, is now distributing Air Hollywood’s extensive library of contemporary and archival film footage. Consisting of several film collections, Air Hollywood offers producers, filmmakers and global agency, corporate and entertainment customers hundreds of hours of pristine footage of diverse subject matter. Air Hollywood’s contemporary and vintage collections have been transferred to HD and are now available at Air Hollywood’s vintage collection – shot in 35mm film, consists of Historic TWA airline industry footage […]
January 26, 2005


PRESS RELEASE – January 26, 2005 AIR HOLLYWOOD PURCHASES 65 MM FILM TO LAUNCH “ELEMENTS” STOCK FOOTAGE COLLECTION Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 2005 – Air Hollywood announced today the acquisition of more than 70 hours of 65 MM footage from famed visual effects engineer, Doug Trumbull, most notably of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Blade Runner. The Collection contains dozens of hours of aerial and CGI footage of international destinations and natural wonders. “From sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, where one can almost hear the wind and touch the ancient rock walls, to diving into the rain forest witnessing hidden prey pursued by its predator; this collection has every element imaginable,” said Ellen Herbert, Air Hollywood’s Director of […]
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