- Occidental Entertainment
- Occidental Studios
- Occidental Technologies
- Lighting & Grip
- Albert Sweet Development
- Prop Services West
Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
Welcome To Our Company! Located in the Heart of the Entertainment Capital of Hollywood, California, Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings offers a wide range of Services, Facilities, Equipment, and cutting-edge Technologies that can accommodate the needs of Feature Films, Episodic Television, Commercials, Corporate Advertising, Games, Music Videos, and many other Business and Entertainment-related purposes.
Composed of five operating divisions, including – Albert Sweet Development, Occidental Studios, Occidental Technologies, Occidental Lighting & Grip, and Prop Services West – Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings operates 12 Sound Stages…; has roughly a million square feet of Production, Executive, Editorial & Creative Office Space…; supports its operations with more than 1,500 Parking Spaces…; and offers a vast array of Lighting, Grip, Props, and Technical Services.
Built in 1913, our Main Lot on Occidental Boulevard is Hollywood’s oldest continuously operated shooting studio. We’re part of Hollywood’s history, and we treasure our ties to the bygone era of great filmmakers including, Cecil B. DeMille, D.W. Griffith, and Mary Pickford, who first worked at the studio as an actress and independent filmmaker in its early years. Since 1990, the studio has been completely renovated and expanded while preserving its classic architecture and ambience. Our newest 20,000 sq.’ Sound Stage & 4-story Production Center is yet another capstone in our company’s growing history.
Our many office buildings provide a wide range of options for small and large companies alike, and have come to be known as “The Sweetest Suites In Hollywood.”
All of our Stage Operations and Office Buildings are situated on a 17 acre+ footprint located throughout Hollywood, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and the Greater Los Angeles area…; which makes Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings one of the largest Independent Studios in our industry and an ideal home for any project.
Please contact our Corporate Offices below if we can provide a quote, arrange a tour, or do anything else to be of service.
With a dozen stages of varying sizes throughout LA, Occidental Studios is committed to excellence, providing support services to meet the diversified needs of motion picture, television, commercial and Internet productions.
Our state-of-the-art stages range in size from 1,000 to 43,000 square feet. Multiple locations in and around Hollywood offer cost effective facilities that will satisfy the varying needs of today’s filmmakers. We offer great choices and the highest level of customer service in the business.
- Air Conditioned Stages
- Hard Wall Cycs & Camera Pits
- Lighting & Grip Packages
- Mill Space
- Ample Parking
- Green & Blue Screen Stages
- Production Offices
- Production/Star Bungalows
- Hair/Make-up Rooms
- Dressing Rooms
- Smart Stage/Virtual Studio System
- High Bandwidth Fiber Optics
Built in 1913, our main lot on Occidental Boulevard is Hollywood’s oldest continuously operated shooting studio. We’re part of Hollywood’s history and we treasure our ties to the by-gone era of great filmmakers, including Cecil B. De Mille, D.W. Griffith, and Mary Pickford, who first worked at the studio as an actress and independent filmmaker in its early years. While valuing our past, we’ve also adapted to the present day needs of our clientele. Over the past two decades, our main lot has been transformed and upgraded, including adding a new multi-million dollar, four story, state-of-the-art sound stage and production center. This gated 3½ acre studio lot houses three other sound stages totaling another 20,000 sq.’ and is among a total of a dozen Occidental sound stages ranging from 5,000 sq.’ – 40,000 sq.’ located throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Occidental Technologies SmartStage
As early as 1995, Occidental Studios believed digital technology would launch a new paradigm in content creation. Occidental’s early contribution to “Hollywood’s Digital Revolution” was to create, test, and rent the original “Smart Stage” facility.
By 2002, the company was offering filmmakers a robust, easy to use, and affordable system that gave client’s the ability to track all 7-axis’ of camera movement, and then use that 4k tracking data to drive a background plate. This virtual compositing environment supported digitally generated photo-real background plates, and was twice showcased by the Directors Guild of America’s Digital Committee.
Occidental Entertainment views the sound-stage as a cauldron of creative energy that can be enhanced and made more capable through the application of digital technology and connectivity. Occidental Technologies continues to bring innovative and relevant services that enhance the shooting experience. And today, we continue making advances with our Gen II Occidental Smart Stage that can transform any of our stages into a virtual environment. With the Gen II Smart Stage, new tools can be embedded that enable the use of point-clouds, which leads to a truly global production paradigm. We were at the genesis of this “revolution” and are proud to be a part of its continuing evolution.
Occidental Lighting & Grip
For the past three decades, Occidental Studios has supplied Lighting & Grip equipment as a related service to our studio clients. The overwhelming success of this production service has prompted Occidental to expand its inventory with over seven million dollars of state-of-the-art studio and location equipment.
Supporting our studio clients with a large, modern, well-maintained, and diverse equipment inventory is just where it starts, because Occidental’s Lighting team understands the connection between the artist and the tools. Lighting units, like the brushes in the hands of a great artist, come in many forms and with great variation and subtlety. Filmmakers “paint” with light. We care about the success of those who choose us, and we pride ourselves on our ability to stay connected to our client’s needs…, making changes in equipment lists and delivery dates…, and living under the budget constraints of modern productions.
Most of all, providing great service is a matter of staff, and Occidental Lighting & Grip has populated its operations with people who have amassed vast experience and demonstrated a true love-of-craft. Whether a large, complicated, long-running TV series or feature film; or simply a one day still shoot, Occidental Lighting & Grip will approach your project with the same degree of focus and professional support – always aware of the ever-changing demands of production.
- Centrally located in Hollywood
- Competitive pricing
- $7,000,000+ inventory of electric and grip equipment
- Support both stage and location packages
- 24 hour location services, 7 days a week
- Top-of-the-line recognized product lines
- Production trailers and generators
- 5 and 10 ton vehicles with shelving
- Full line of expendables for camera, electric, grip, prop, etc.
- Prompt delivery and attention to detail
As you consider the needs of your next project, think of Occidental Lighting & Grip. Our team of professionals are here to serve you!
For more information and to place an order, please call 213-384-3331.
Albert Sweet Development
“The Sweetest Suites In Hollywood!”
This statement has long been synonymous with Albert Sweet Development (“ASD”). A Real Estate Division of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings.
Whether you’re looking for production offices, executive suites, editorial rooms, warehouse space, or ample parking to support your operations, ASD offers creative suites from 500 sq.’ to office buildings upwards of 30,000 sq.’. If your business is creative, technical, or simply one that thrives in open and airy environments, ASD has got something for you. Please give us a call to discuss availability and arrange a tour.
Prop Services West
At Prop Services West (PSW), we offer a great selection of set dressing and props. From classic to contemporary, eclectic to elegant.., vintage to varieties of one-of-a-kind pieces. Need a living room for an upscale family; or the kitchen of their poor relatives; and all the stuff in between? PSW has this and more. PSW has been providing unparalleled customer service since 1978, serving countless productions for more than three decades.
Over 75,000 items in our 50,000 square feet of warehouse space with new items added weekly.
Collections include Stickley, Tommy Bahama, Biedermeier, and Haptor Barrett, among many others.
Hundreds of couches, bedroom suites, chairs and tables. Most arranged showroom style for shopping ease. One of the most comprehensive rug collections in Los Angeles…, 100’s of pairs of table and floor lamps… and thousands of pieces of art – graphics, oils, photography, and statues – all cleared.
Props can be located before arrival — call 818-503-2790 or email us at Sales@PropServicesWest.com
- Albert Sweet
- Craig C. Darian
- Richard Howard
- Richard Glaser
- Tanya Rebrova
- Anita Siraki
- Ricky Stoutland
- Iggie Martinez
- Jeff Jamison
- Gail Wong
- Marcus Davis
- Cassandra Card
- Albert Sweet · Co-Chairman & Founder · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Craig C. Darian · Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Richard Howard · EVP, Chief Operating Officer · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Richard Glaser · Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Tanya Rebrova · Sr. Vice President & Controller · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Anita Siraki · Vice President / Corporate Communications · Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings
- Ricky Stoutland · President · Occidental Studios
- Iggie Martinez · Sr. Vice President of Operations · Occidental Studios
- Jeff Jamison · Vice President Sales & Administration · Occidental Studios
- Gail Wong · Sr. Vice President / Leasing & Acquisitions · Albert Sweet Development
- Marcus Davis · Sr. Vice President / Property & Construction Management · Albert Sweet Development
- Cassandra Card · Vice President of Administration · Albert Sweet Development
Mr. Glaser is Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings where he oversees all financial management aspects of the company,including the day-to-day supervision of the Accounting Department, banking relationships, and all matters pertaining to tax reporting and corporate governance.
Before joining the company in 1983, Mr. Glaser was Controller for National Air Systems; Vice President of Elsters, Inc; and Finance Officer for Acme Hardware Co.
Mr. Glaser attended Bernard Baruch School of Business / CCNY for Accounting in New York City, and was a Surveyor for the US Army Artillery stationed in Germany. He and his wife Sheila live in Northridge. They have two children and six grandchildren.
Ms. Rebrova is Sr. Vice President & Controller for Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings, having joined the company in 1998. Ms. Rebrova maintains overall authority for the company’s day-to-day financial operations, including preparation of combined P&L reports, liquidity reports, corporate audits, taxation, accounting, journal entries, and accounts reconciliation. She supports the CFO, COO, and CEO in all financial and administrative matters of the company.
Ms. Rebrova received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Moscow State University Department of Transportation, and attended UCLA where she studied Business & Management.
Ms. Siraki is Vice President of Corporate Communications for Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings. In addition to being Executive Assistant to our company’s Co-Chairman & CEO, Craig Darian, and playing an important role in the operations of our Real Estate Group, Anita will be in charge of all social media and other forms of communication core to our brand and the activities of the company.
Anita is an alumna of Stanford University where she was part of several All-American teams in Cross Country and Track & Field. She was named to CIF’s 100th Anniversary Fall All-Century Team.
Ricky Stoutland is President of Occidental Studios, the Studio Division of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings. He is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of studio-related operations, including stage rentals, lighting & grip, technical services, and client support.
Mr. Stoutland has over thirty years of marketing, production, and management experience in the entertainment industry, having begun his career working as a marketing executive for a stage production facility in Hollywood before transitioning into film and TV production at Warner Bros. and Disney. He spent a number of years working as an Assistant Director, Development Executive, and Producer before joining Occidental Studios in 2001.
Mr. Stoutland earned a Masters Degree in film producing from the University of Southern California. He currently serves as President of the Foundation Trustee Board for St. Anne’s Children and Family Services and resides in Calabasas, CA with his wife and two sons.
Mr. Martinez is Sr. Vice President of Operations for Occidental Studios, the Studio Group division of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings. Mr. Martinez has almost 20 years of experience in the industry. Including 10 years at various divisions of Sony Pictures and management at Westside Production Services. In addition to overseeing many of the daily operations on Occidental’s many stages, he supervises all matters relating to Occidental Lighting & Grip.
A 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Mr. Jamison has managed production facilities for Metromedia, Fox, Telepictures (Warner Brothers), and the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. He has also worked in television as a line producer and associate producer.
Mr. Jamison is a member of the Producers Guild of America. He has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Regent University and has served as adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University. He volunteers with environmental groups, most prominently the Theodore Payne Foundation for California Native plants in Sun Valley.
He lives in Valley Glen with his wife and two children.
Gail Wong is Sr. Vice President of Leasing & Acquisitions for Albert Sweet Development (“ASD”), the Real Estate Group of Occidental Entertainment Group Holdings. She specializes in the leasing of commercial office space, including creative, production, executive, editorial, and warehouse space with ASD’s portfolio of roughly 3-dozen properties in the Hollywood are. Ms. Wong takes pride in providing exceptional service by supplying individualized attention to the varying needs of our clients.
Prior to joining the company in 2003, Ms. Wong was Vice President – Western Region for JMB Properties Co. in Century City. During this period, Ms. Wong was involved in the management of 25 million square feet of high rise office space in Southern California.
Ms. Wong attended the University of Southern California, is a licensed Real Estate Agent in California, and holds BOMA’s RPA designation.
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