After 38 years in the Louisiana production industry, Holbrook Multi Media, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, has expanded operations to the Big Easy.

The Audio and Video Production company, which provides turnkey production services, equipment, support and post-production services, and also has a division that creates award-winning advertising campaigns, is opening the second location in New Orleans as a cinema equipment rental and production support house to serve motion pictures, television and commercial productions across Louisiana.

World-renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (Need for Speed, Terminator Salvation) is the first to team up with Holbrook Multi Media through the new facility.

Holbrook Multi Media Production Manager and Director of Photography Bobby Holbrook spoke on the decision on location saying, “Our New Orleans location is in the heart of the production area of the city, which is thriving, but in need of a top-notch, in-state equipment provider. The new Holbrook facility is fully armed with a variety of outstanding cameras such as the RED Dragons, the ARRI Amira, and Canon C300 to meet the needs of the homegrown and incoming projects whether they are in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Lafayette or any future Louisiana production hotspot.”

The Holbrook NOLA location is at 121 Brookhollow Esplanade, Elmwood, Louisiana. Inside: a variety of cinema equipment, support, camera preparation lanes, and more, including a post production suite for review of tests, dailies and editing. Expansion of the Holbrook Lafayette location remains in the works with multiple recording studios, sound stages, and rentable vendor space slated for future construction.

Holbrook Multi Media CEO Bob Holbrook said of the New Orleans move, “Our bold hope is to help add to the caliber of production offerings in the area for all. Productions that would typically take place in California are moving to Louisiana for the incentives, the atmosphere, diverse locations and work ethic. But as much, we’re here to support those productions which are born right here in our state and hope to supply all with what they need to produce the film of their dreams.”