I think people would much rather shoot here than travel and live out of temporary housing.”The founders of Vista Studios, which recently opened in Playa Vista, are also hoping to capitalize on rising demand.The facility consists of four stages geared for multi-camera TV production and live broadcasting.
A three-fingered mummified body has been reportedly found in Nazca, Peru, with video of the purported body appearing on You Tube.
However, researchers have expressed doubt about the discovery, with some calling it a "hoax." According to website Gaia, the body, which stands 5'6" tall and appears to look like a human, has three long fingers, an elongated skull and does not have ears or a nose.
“This is unusual because they usually did it on a production-by-production basis.”A more crowded market means that renters can expect to pay more. Last year, Netflix signed a 10-year lease at Sunset Bronson Studios, one of three studio facilities owned by the L.
A.-based Hudson Pacific Properties, the largest independent owner of stages in Hollywood. Long-term studio leases are likely to become more common in the future, said Bill Humphrey, senior vice president at Hudson Pacific, who oversees its Hollywood studio facilities.“People need to lock down their needs of production,” Humphrey said. And they don't necessarily want to own stages.”He said utilization at Hudson Pacific’s three Hollywood lots — including Sunset Gower and the recently acquired Sunset Las Palmas — is in the 90% range, a historic high for the properties.
Vista Studios, co-founded by Frank Gianotti and Randall Heer, recently opened in Playa Vista.