Dapper Cadaver may be Moving but their Online Shop is Only Getting Bigger

With all of the hullabaloo going on in the world it can be easy to miss some big changes. Dapper Cadaver is moving, and not just the “further west on San Fernando” kind of move we are all used to. They are moving to Madison, WI. “But what will happen to all of those fantastic, […]

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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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PSW Expands with New Showroom in Van Nuys

Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, the Hollywood-centric production hub that owns (among many other entities) the prop house Prop Services West (PSW), recently acquired Paladin Cine Rentals. Along with an even larger lighting and grip operation, they also acquired some new real estate. When I heard that some of that new real estate was going to […]

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A Final ‘Tally Ho’ to Tally Ho Marine Salvage & Decor

Allan started Tally Ho a little over 42 years ago selling used netting for decor. Companies like Aaron Brothers, various fish restaurants and bars would send their interior designers over to Tally Ho to grab fixed up and affordable fishing nets. As is often the case it wasn’t long until the entertainment industry found him […]

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Drones, Laws & How it Could Affect Filming

It’s no surprise that the filming industry’s use of drones has begun to take flight. They can get the shot surprisingly cheaply with little risk to anyone (far more economical than using an aircraft). When I read a Wall Street Journal article today (here), I couldn’t help but wonder what the repercussions of strict laws […]

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A History of April Fools

Everyone is looking over their shoulders today as we step into the holiday commonly known as the International Gathering of the Crazy, Hilarious, & Unexpected (or IGotCHU). On April 1st at the beginning of the Pliocene period, the drastic change of weather and global temperatures was a Jurassic Krank (JK) played by Earth on the […]

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Inner Gardens Nursery Destroyed in Major Commercial Building Fire

Many of you may know the nursery on Jefferson Blvd Inner Gardens. A great spot for high end gardening supplies, pottery, and of course; plants. According to KTTV’s website around 7:30pm on January 16 a fire was reported coming out of the top of the building. Thankfully no one was physically injured and the fire […]

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Graphene – The Microscopic Material that May Change the World

Printable circuit boards. Incredibly efficient batteries. Bendable screens. These are just a couple of the possibilities many are saying will be possible (and in some cases are now already possible) in a commercially viable way. Oh, it’s also the second strongest material in the world. Awesome. Check out this BBC video about the material, how […]

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Some Good News and Some Bad News – San Jose Repertory Theatre Closes with an Online Auction

San Jose Repertory Theatre has closed it’s doors after declaring bankruptcy. It is a major loss for the local community, where the theatre has been an integral nonprofit live theatre for 34 years. As one can imagine 34 years is quite a bit of time to accrue sets, wardrobe, props and plenty of construction equipment […]

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California Film & Television Production Alliance Rally Reminder

As many may already know, this Saturday is a Small Business Rally Kickoff at ISS with food, music, and drink. Finally, after years of grumbling and a serious lack of action, Assembly Bill 1839 is gaining steam. Over the last 15 or so years the entertainment industry has been spreading outwards and away from it’s […]

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