By Air Hollywood
May 5, 2001
LOS ANGELES, CA – Located in the San Fernando Valley, Air Hollywood has opened its doors as the first studio entirely dedicated to aviation-themed production services. The brainchild of producer and entrepreneur, Talaat Captan, Air Hollywood’s highly specialized offering is a risk in a niche market. “I was producing a movie called Ground Control at LAX that starred Kiefer Sutherland.
During the filming, I lost time and money in dealing with the red tape. I thought to myself, there has to be an easier way,” said Captan. That ‘easier way’ is a state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. studio with adjacent production office space. Air Hollywood’s proprietary soundstage contains such unique props as a modern 200-foot airport terminal, a realistic commercial airplane mock-up, a sophisticated glass cockpit and complimentary props and set dressing. Captan’s vision is to be the ‘one-stop shop‘ for all aviation–related production services.
“The beauty of our studio is that it can be altered to suit the needs of any production. Whether you’re shooting a sitcom, music video, commercial or feature film, Air Hollywood’s standing sets provide high production-value in a controlled environment while eliminating the restrictions and hassles of shooting on-location at an airport or on a real airplane. Beyond Southern California, Air Hollywood is strategically positioning itself as the premiere international destination site for aviation-themed filming.
Only time will tell just how far this airline will fly.
Air Hollywood is a Los Angeles based studio that specializes in aviation-themed production services, including a 200-foot long airport terminal standing set, several commercial airplane interiors, executive jet mock-ups, cockpits, props and stock footage. To learn more about Air Hollywood’s services, please visit www.airhollywood.com.