NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hollywood Trucks, the nation’s fastest growing entertainment transportation provider, has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Pinewood Atlanta Studios’ world-class full service film and entertainment complex in Fayetteville, Georgia. Under the leadership of CEO Andre Champagne and his team, Hollywood Trucks has flourished in Louisiana, serving approximately 98% of film and TV series recently filmed in the state. Hollywood Trucks’ specialized expertise and success in film transportation services led to their expansion into Georgia with Pinewood Atlanta Studios, an industry leader.
“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited and honored to partner with Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a member of the distinguished Pinewood family. Together we can support filmmaking at the very highest level,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood Trucks. “Our expansion into Georgia is a key milestone in the history of Hollywood Trucks. ‘Hollywood South’ has seen tremendous growth in recent years, reflected by the record-breaking number of film and television projects developed in Louisiana and Georgia. This environment has enabled companies like Hollywood Trucks and Pinewood Atlanta Studios to partner and innovate.”
Since 2007, Hollywood Trucks has grown from seven vehicles into a 400-unit fleet of more than 40 types of trucks, trailers, and specialty production equipment. In 2013, Hollywood Trucks introduced their state-of-the-art Ecoluxe line of high-end ecologically friendly and technologically advanced talent trailers that quickly became in demand by A-list stars filming in Louisiana. The entire Hollywood Trucks fleet including Ecoluxe trailers will now be available at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.
Brian Cooper, VP of Operations, Pinewood Atlanta Studios: “We’re delighted to embark on this exclusive deal with Hollywood Trucks, joining Pinewood’s own venture into Georgia. It’s incredibly important that what’s offered at the studios is not only of the highest standard technologically for our clients, but also that it’s environmentally responsible too. Hollywood Trucks tick all the right boxes for us. We’re looking forward to the next five years of partnership with Andre and the team.”
The film and entertainment industries in Louisiana and Georgia continue to show positive growth, earning them the title of “Hollywood South.” According to a recent study by Film L.A., Louisiana accounted for the largest share of live-action production in the world with 18 feature films produced last year, more than California and the entire countries of Canada and the United Kingdom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, more than 76 series, specials and TV movies were produced in Georgia in 2012, putting the state at the top of the list of certified production spend, a key industry performance measure.
Hollywood Trucks, LLC was founded in Louisiana in 2007 to provide the state’s burgeoning entertainment industry with the most state-of-the-art and eco-friendly transportation services and logistics available anywhere in the world. In 2012 Hollywood Trucks was named to the Inc. 500|5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodtrucksllc.com.
Pinewood Atlanta Studios is a full service film and entertainment studio complex comprised of five sound stages on 288 acres in Fayetteville, Georgia USA, just south of Atlanta. Pinewood Shepperton plc, a leading provider of services to the global film and television industry, entered into a joint venture named Pinewood Atlanta on 26 April 2013, with River’s Rock llc, an independently managed trust of the Cathy family.