Is Anyone Open This July 3rd, 2020? Prop House Call List

As the industry slowly wakes up from it’s slumber (and boy do we mean slowly) it seemed a good idea to start back up our usual “Who’s Open Around [Insert Holiday]?” for this coming Independence Day. As it turns out, not many industry-related businesses are open this July 3rd and everyone is closed up on […]

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Who’s Opening Up So Far – Prop House List

Latest Edit: 06/23/20 @ 11:38am PST Are there productions starting out there? Word through the grapevine is an optimistically hopeful, “Kind of, maybe!” That combined with many businesses receiving their SBA loans/grants to get their doors open again, it makes sense to put together a fluid list of who may be open at the moment. […]

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Coronavirus and Production – When & How to Begin to Reopen Prop Houses

Many of us have had to tighten belts or make difficult decisions as the entire entertainment industry continues to be locked down. Thankfully California Governor Newsom has been “formally working with the film industry” to get guidelines set up, hopefully, by the end of the this coming weekend. Los Angeles County has been hit harder […]

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SBA’s COVID-19 Resources Broken Down for Clarity

Who are Eligible Businesses? Many people in our industry work under payrolls, both union and non-union. Some in our industry on the other hand are businesses. From sole-proprietorships and independent contractors to C- and S-Corporations, these entities also need economic help. They may need it in order to stay open until this epidemic has run […]

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Film industry documentary series on prop houses to be released Friday

A limited documentary series chronicling the bizarre world of set decoration warehouses – better known as prop houses – will launch on multiple streaming services this coming Friday. Titled, “Prop-er Queen: Pickups, Store Returns, and Last Minute Greeking,” the series digs into Lulu Payne and her involvement with the seedy underbelly of set design and […]

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Government Assistance for Workers, Businesses, and Non-Profits

We all know about the coronavirus and where to get updates at this point, but what about resources to help those of us either out of work or underemployed? Over here at Debbies Book we want to make sure we share what resources we come across. If you haven’t yet, follow the IATSE generated link […]

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Helpful Links for Film/Television Workers About Novel Coronavirus

It goes without saying we all need to clean as much as possible on and around ourselves to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as it continues to move through our communities. Since it is leading to public event closures and work stays (many productions are being suspended), we decided it may help to have […]

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Reflecting on the History of Omega Cinema Props as They Near the End of Their Unprecedented Move

Businesses come and go; inventories liquidate or move to new locations. Over at Debbies Book we are more familiar with this reality than most. Over 40 years of tracking businesses that work with art departments has given us the unique advantage to see the industry change and fluctuate over the decades. Some moves, however, are […]

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French Florist Released an App, and it’s Actually Handy

There are many ways to order flowers. From planning months in advance with the local florist you trust to desperately grabbing a hodge-podge of flowers at a local grocery. Sometimes the last minute reality isn’t your fault, because the romantic dinner for two for the last scene has been changed to a funeral scene and […]

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Aero Mock-ups’ Popular INDIE Wednesday Returns this February 26

Sometimes your budget is small. We get it, the producer gets it, the artists you’re “paying with exposure” definitely get it, and so does Aero Mock-ups. Occasionally Aero Mock-ups will open up their doors for one day to these productions. Selling 3-hour blocks for $500 a piece includes use of their Airport Terminal, Airline Cabin […]

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