Students should take note that there are different restrictions on budgets and equipment rentals for particular class contexts. Consult the SPH, any particular course policies, and your faculty mentor before contacting any external vendor or personnel.

The following lists represent vendors who offer supplemental insurance, who are willing to rent to students, or who provide student discounts.


Wooden Nickel Lighting & Camera
6920 Tujunga Ave
N. Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone: (818) 985-0717
Optional insurance available.

Indie Rentals
7022 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-7700



Studio Depot
900 N LaBrea Ave
Hollywood CA 90038
Phone: (323) 851-0111
Fax: (323) 851-7854
Student discounts.

1400 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: (818) 845-8066
Entrance is on N. Beechwood Dr.


Stages & Standing Sets

Strange Worlds Production Studios
3129 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: (818) 308-0963
Great student discounts. Offers a standing Restaurant / Bar / Cafe set with HUNDREDS of props (period, vintage, sci-fi, fantasy, antique) available for hourly and day rentals. 

CBS Studios
4024 Radford Ave
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 655-5665
Contact: Patsy Titus
Very helpful. Need student certification letter.

Laurel Canyon Stages
9337 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Arleta, CA 91331-4315
phone (818) 768-8935
fax (818) 768-6852
Student discounts.


Props and Wardrobe

Warner Bros Props
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
Phone: (818) 954-2181
Fax: (818) 954-4965
Pick up a form from Diana before you go.

Universal Studios Props
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: (818) 777-2784
Need a Student ID and a letter from your professor certifying that you are a student and that this is a student film. Credit card hold is required.



Joe Blasco Make-Up
1670 Hillhurst Ave
Hollywood CA 90027
Phone: (323) 467-4949
Fax: (323) 664-7142
Contact: Tia Britt
Email requests. Make sure to include a description of the makeup needed, pay (usually$25/day kit fee), time, location, contact info, etc.

Make-Up Designory
129 S. San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 729-9420 x28
Contact: Amanda Brass,
Special FX, character and fashion makeup.



Reminder: anything possibly constituting a stunt is forbidden without prior permission as outlined in the Hazardous Shooting Conditions section. Any stunts or stage combat will likely require a stunt coordinator to be on set a $150-$200/day.

Vaughndio Forbes - Stunt Coordinator
Phone: (818) 917-2187‬

Lasky Productions
Phone: (818) 4-STUNTS



Vinaigrettes Catering
126 S. Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 250-3330
Fax: (213) 250-3334
Ask for Carolyn – she’ll give you a good student discount ($89/person.) If you pick it up, it will be even cheaper.

Milano Catering
Phone: (310) 869-6934
Ask for Drew

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