Air Hollywood’s realistic air travel experience legacy can be traced back to 1998, when a film industry veteran and self-proclaimed aviation geek with 30 years of experience in the film and television industry, Talaat Captan, opened Air Hollywood in Los Angeles.
First used as an “aviation-themed set-up” in several film and television shows, the Founder Talaat Captan has been constantly adding amenities and services to cater to any kind of air travel requirements. Presently, after myriads of major productions, the luxurious Air Hollywood has emerged as the world’s premier and full-service aviation-themed studio. Some of the notable productions include ‘Modern Family’, ‘Bridesmaids’, Pretty Little Liars ‘Get Him to the Greek’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
Any kind of air travel scene whether it’s related to security or the interiors can be filmed at Air Hollywood. The aviation-themed studio comes with four exemplary stages encompassing all the essential aviation production set-ups including an airport terminal standing set, various commercial airline interiors, cockpits, and executive jet mock-ups along with a 10,000+ sq. ft. design and fabrication mill, and a 20,000 square foot prop house replete with aviation-themed hand props and set dressing. Over a couple of decades, Air Hollywood has witnessed dozens of major productions including films, television shows, music videos and commercials.
The Pan Am Experience – Recreating the Golden Age of Air Travel
Other than film production, Air Hollywood has also recreated the glorious days of Pan Am 747 by creating its fantastic replica – The Pan Am Experience that will let you experience the Golden Age of retro-themed dining and air travel experience of Pan Am. From check-in desk to interiors, vintage memorabilia to service from flight attendants dressed in original Pan Am uniforms, every detail has been taken into consideration to provide real-life and nostalgic classic air travel experience to its visitors.
Educational Programs – Helping the Fearful to Rediscover the Joy of Air Travel
Besides re-creating flying experiences, Air Hollywood also administers a few educational programs namely Fearless Flight, Open Sky for Autism, and K9 Flight School that aim at helping people with special needs and their families to overcome their fear and rediscover the joy air travel. A very special program in particular, Open Sky for Autism, aims at helping people and their families living with Autism and other disabilities, as well as fearful people to overcome their fear of air traveling by hosting quarterly “travel simulation” events at the studio, publishing educational resources and encouraging airline industry compassion. Since 2014, these public programs have changed the lives of more than 5000 families for a better cause.
Apex Stock – Supporting Stock Footage and Other Design Licensing
Air Hollywood, the brainchild of Talaat Captan, is also into supporting stock footage licensing and other designs licensing. Talaat has founded and built boutique stock footage agency and has nurtured the business into a premier destination for high-quality, rights-managed stock footage clips. With time, he has acquired 35mm TWA Film Archive and 70mm Showscan library, supervised film restoration and HD transfer process, invested in an advanced digital asset management infrastructure, scaled content ingestion teams, and secured global distribution through Getty Images, Corbis Motion, T3 Media, and National Geographic.
Building Long-term Relationships with Our Loyal Clients
Aviation-themed set-up, no doubt, is the only forte that Captan has excelled in every way to solve and encourage more Airport set-up shoots for movie directors. With its perfect setting, the exclusive aviation motion picture studio has successfully established long-term relationships with many high-profile clients including all major Hollywood studios, television networks, independent producers, and advertisers.
If you want to shoot an iconic airplane or airport scene for your next film or television shows, Air Hollywood is the place to be. Air Hollywood has everything to make your air travel scene a runaway success.