Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hi everybody.

So far, the new year has been picking up steam, and we expect 2011 to be our best year ever.  We're sending out positive vibes that this will be a banner annum for all of you, too.

In support of the Digital Cinema Society--an outstanding organization dedicated to educating and informing the entertainment community about digital technology within its industry--we are continuing our 2010 20% rental discount offer until the end of January.  After that, we will continue to support DCS members by offering 10% off our base stage rentals, as well as equipment.

Students, take notice--LCS currently offers discounts on its base stage rentals and equipment for your productions.  Proof of student status and a letter from your school or instructor must be presented at time of booking.  Please call us for further details.

For those producers, grips, and gaffers who are looking for a rental stage but already have equipment for their productions, you will be delighted to learn that LCS offers a B.Y.O.G. option--bring your own gear!  That's right, we offer you a choice.  You can rent lighting and grip equipment from us, or you can bring in your own without restriction.  We have ample parking to accommodate trucks and two large roll-up doors for easy stage access.  Such a deal!!!

Keep your eyes open for future posts.  And don't forget... our coffee is always fresh and free.

          Mary Claypool, Rental Manager

Friday, January 7, 2011


Hail and salutations!

The new year is here and well underway.   We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that 2011 is an excellent one for us all.

A lot of new and familiar faces came by the LCS  booth at the December Showbiz Expo in Los Angeles.  We shared a booth with Pittsburgh Paint, our green screen and all-purpose stage paint supplier, and we had a great turnout.  We held a random drawing for a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card, and the winner was Bill Linsman of Los Angeles.  Congrats, Bill!

This coming year holds much in store for our stages.  A slew of more improvements and amenities are in the works, including plans for more lighting, camera, and entertainment technology seminars.  As an authorized dealer for GearNex, we will be holding a seminar on the operation of their phenomenal camera heads.  The instructional session will be taught by a GearNex tech who is expert in the use of these fluid heads.  The date for this exciting event has not yet been set, so check back with  us for further developments.

Many of you have been asking if we still have our renown spaceship sets.  The answer is a resounding "yes."  Our plans to remove them have been postponed indefinitely, but nothing lasts forever.  If you have a sci-fi space script gathering dust in your closet, time to pull it out and consider renting our sets.

Keep an eye on our website for more news from LCS, where the coffee is always fresh and free!

            Mary Claypool, Rental Manager
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