Lafayette-based audio and video production company Holbrook Multi Media has expanded to the New Orleans area, opening an office at 121 Brookhollow Esplanade in Elmwood.
The Big Easy office, which launched at the beginning of April, acts as a cinema equipment rental and production-support house to accommodate motion pictures and other television and commercial productions across the state.
“We were considering New Orleans for a while, and we were looking for the right opportunity and when the opportunity presented itself we went ahead and just jumped in,” says CEO Bob Holbrook. “We have a wonderful location and a wonderful building. The facility has come together and everything has just fallen into place."
Holbrook Multi Media has spent nearly 40 years in the growing Louisiana production industry, providing turnkey production services, equipment, support and post-production as well as advertising campaigns.
According to Bob Holbrook, the New Orleans facility offers production services including lighting and grip rental, camera rental, support build out, post production services, production offices, camera support and camera prep, which is something that many rental houses in the area do not offer.
“We didn’t just open up a one-person office there,” says Holbrook. “We have a very nice 2,500-square-foot-plus building with everything needed to support major motion pictures. We have a very nice editing and color corrections suite there, a producer’s lounge and a lot of extras that a lot of people have never experienced.”