LA Fabricators

One might call L.A. Fabricators a collective of artists and craftsmen located in East Los Angeles or just a great creative group that can fabricate anything (like the huge mirror ball for Dancing with the Stars).

From custom furniture to custom sculptures, one-of-a-kind props, trade show booths and retail window displays, L.A. Fabricators has the talent to make it happen. Need an industrial space for film & photo shoots or special events? LA Fabricators’ shop space is also available to rent.

Website: www.lafabricators.com
LA Fabricators

Jet Sets

When Verzion needed a custom motorcycle droid, when Lady Gaga wanted a metal sculpture on a rotating platform, and when Sony needed an exhibit for its Playstation lounge at E-Expo 2012, Jet Sets got the gigs.

In fact, they’ve been getting a lot of gigs fabricating scenery for commercials, still shoots, music videos and motion pictures for over 25 years. They take amazing designs and turn them into stunning realities. Don’t believe me? Check out this portfolio.

Website: www.jetsets.com
Jet Sets

Nights of Neon

Always on the cutting edge whether it be neon or Accu-bend lite (a channel letter bending machine), Lisa has continued to work with state-of-the-art technologies.

Any size or use, Nights of Neon understands the speed and urgency of the industry. They have a full service in house production facility that can fabricate whatever crazy design and usage you want to toss at them.  Know that when you walk out the door their experienced crews will deliver.

If what you need is more than just neon lights, though, they also have CNC Routing and a Large Format Printer. Really a one stop shop for many sign needs. And remember, if you are already aglow with anticipation of shopping here, it may be a sign. A neon sign.

Website:  www.nightsofneon.com
Nights of Neon

Covert Cocktails

Martinis anyone?

Ever wonder how many cocktails spill on the floor when filming a cocktail party or bar scene? For that matter, how do all those actors stay sober…?

Covert Cocktails was born from a need. Realistic looking cocktails, including faux olives and artificial ice cubes. Dana McCall, who created Faux cocktails for a show, quickly realized the potential of what she had and tuned it into a business.

The glasses have a liquid looking solid that is easily rinsed. They never leave a sticky residue and there are no worries about clothes being spilled on. Individual and assorted packages are available. Don’t forget to spruce up your drink with faux garnishes, she has those too.

Website: www.covertcocktails.com
Covert Cocktails

Independant Studio Services – A Property Master’s Paradise

With a nickname like “Below-the-Line Bilsons,” you know Gregg Bilson Sr. and Gregg Jr. of Independent Studio Services are prop master veterans and production pros.

A little history: In 1977, when I was putting together my first book, four property masters—Gregg Bilson Sr., Mike Dunn, Tom Woods (aka Woody), and Bill Young—started Independent Studio Services (ISS). In those days, one’s only resources for props were major studios, a handful of vendors, and the private reserves of fellow property masters.

In 1993, Gregg Jr. left production to run the business. Gregg’s been in the trenches with Moonlighting, NYPD Blue and many other productions so don’t be fooled by his laid back style. He loves the business and knows firsthand what a prop master needs.

Under Gregg Jr., ISS has grown to be one of the largest independent studio resources with prop rentals, armory, custom graphics, prop design and fabrication, video technology, and product promotion resources.

With locations in California and six other states, ISS can easily service your production needs. Check them out, and make sure to tell them Debbie sent you.

Website: http://www.issprops.com/
Independent Studio Services, Inc.

Sommers Plastic Products

A dealer I once knew had an amazing selection of plastic fabrics, but he wouldn’t give me his source. Finally he did, and I discovered Sommers Plastic Products.

Like their dad, Hy Schecter, did before them, Fred and Ed have taken plastic to stratospheric levels. We’re not talking about your checkered red-and-white plastic picnic tablecloth. No! We’re talking thermochromatic color-changing fabric that Sommers calls Popper.

They also offer many different services including diffractive grating holographics and lenticular sheets. They even have a reflective material caled “Silver Mirror Finish” PVC.

Fashion designers and costume designers (Universal’s Battlestar Galactica) alike use Sommers Plastic products.

Check out Sommers and get wildly creative with their animal-friendly leopard, cheetah or mink fur/suede and lots more.

Website: http://www.sommers.com/
Sommer’s Plastics Products