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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Who’s Opening Up So Far – Prop House List

Latest Edit: 07/30/20 @ 04:04 pm 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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A Farewell to Modern Props

Modern Props 1977-2020 Taking the time to think about Modern Props and it’s legacy as it’s doors are finally closed is a walk down memory lane. Modern Props began as a prop house for modern props before “modern” was even hip. By this point it is likely everyone has read the Los Angeles Times article […]

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Special Effects Unlimited – Completed Move to the Valley

Moving can be a pain but when that move puts you closer to “the action” it’s not a bad thing. Special Effects Unlimited has moved from their location “in the heart of Hollywood” into convenient Sun Valley to continue practicing the art of physical effects since 1962.. They are just as ready to blow you […]

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IDF Studio Scenery Relocation After Fire

After a fire at IDF Studio Scenery burned down their building on Lankershim late Friday night, November 1st, our first thoughts after hearing everyone was safe. Once we were assured people were not harmed our thoughts immediately led to wonder where they would move. According to Jane and Michael, they are still open and available […]

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