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October 19, 2001

The Hollywood Reporter — Ray-Art, Air Hollywood Join Sets

By Nicole Sperling October 19, 2001 Los Angeles based Ray-Art Studios has expanded its production facilities in a joint venture with Air Hollywood, an aviation-themed set based in San Fernando. Founded in January by producer Talaat Captan, Air Hollywood will operate as Ray-Art’s third lot, to be managed by Ray-Art co-chairman Bob Papazian and Jim Hirsch. The 28,000 square-foot facility includes an airport terminal with make-believe security, gate, ticket and concourse areas, wide-bodied and narrow-bodied jets and helicopters. With filming in airports and on planes nearly impossible since the Sept. 11 attacks, Air Hollywood is seen as an important asset for filmmakers in the near future. “ We built Air Hollywood to meet the needs of filmmakers to shoot airport […]
May 7, 2001

AIR HOLLYWOOD PRESS RELEASE — Air Hollywood, the world’s first dedicated aviation-themed studio, opens its doors to Hollywood and beyond

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 […]
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