Cinelease moved into Stage West in west Shreveport earlier this year and has been serving locally made movies from the locale. Based in Burbank, Calif., Cinelease also operates out of Chicago, Las Vegas, North Carolina and, now, The Shreve.
It's one of the largest provider of motion picture rental equipment in the country (and probably the world). Grip and lighting equipment? Got it. Expendables? Check. Row upon row of stuff I don't know how to use? Yup. I wandered around the warehouse and they let me snap some pics. Call me a geek, but I love leering at millions of bucks worth of equipment. (Don't worry. I'm seeing a therapist.)
Basically, they're providing lots of local and regional productions with grip, lighting and expendable stuff they need. I'll report more on them soon. Questions? Call them at (318) 686-2245.