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January 15, 2007

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood had Landed at Sunset Gower Studios

By Air Hollywood January 15, 2007 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 are praised by Hollywood’s top filmmakers for solving […]
April 25, 2008

AVIATION WEEK — Air Hollywood Offers a Fabulous Trip

By James Ott April 25, 2008 AIR HOLLYWOOD OFFERS A FABULOUS TRIP 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. Is this a […]
May 14, 2008

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Apex Stock Bolsters Production with Filmatics

By Air Hollywood May 18, 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’ […]
July 5, 2012

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood introduces K9 Flight School

By Air Hollywood July 5, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – 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 […]
July 8, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES — In Hollywood, Flights of Fancy

By Christine Negroni July 8, 2012 Original Story 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. When Brad Pitt’s character Billy Beane went for his interview with the Boston Red Sox in the business-of-baseball film “Moneyball,” he was on an Air Hollywood flight — as was […]
August 19, 2012

LA DAILY NEWS — Air Hollywood makes filming airplane scenes easier

By Bob Strauss August 19, 2012 Original Story 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. | More photos of Air Hollywood That’s why Air Hollywood has done bustling business for more than a decade. Now occupying a strip of Pacoima warehouse spaces, the company offers the film industry cockpits and passenger sections with removable ceilings and walls, interchangeable seating and even unobstructed toilets, as well as airline props and soundstages that can be dressed as security, check-in, baggage claim and other sections of […]
August 29, 2012

PET LIFE RADIO — Air Hollywood’s K-9 Flight School Premiers with 60 Guide Dog Pups! (PODCAST & VIDEO)

By Megan Blake August 29, 2012 Original Story Imagine a sea of 60 guide dog puppies in training at K-9 Flight School!  It happened and Smiley was there – at Air Hollywood, the world’s largest film and television studio for shooting airplane and airport scenes.  Remember the airplane scene inBridesmaids?  That’s them! The Guide Dogs for the Blind starred in the school’s premiere!  You can be a guide dog puppy raiser too, and come fly with us!  Talaat Captan and Rick Wilcox tell us all about it.  Woof! 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.
October 18, 2012

THE LOCATION GUIDE — Filming on location at Air Hollywood in Southern California

By Murray Ashton October 16, 2012 Original Story 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. Talaat Captan runs the company: “Each mock-up can be customised and dressed to suit the productions needs and the configuration that they want. We have a number of private jets and we also have […]
November 9, 2012

2012 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS — Competition Winners include Air Hollywood K9 Flight School Ad Campaign

By Air Hollywood November 9, 2012 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 […]
March 5, 2013

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood Adds ARC Aerospace to Fleet (VIDEO)

By Air Hollywood March 5, 2013 Los Angeles, CA – 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 […]
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