The Story Behind Sunset Gower Studios

By December 3rd, 2014

This past October, Spafax’s post-production lab, The Hub, became Sunset Gower Studios’ newest tenant. Our new home has a long and storied history housing many of this century’s most classic films including Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night and William Wyler’s Funny Girl.

As the original home of Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, the facility has a rich history of production innovation – from Warner Brothers’ early adoption of sync sound (resulting in cinematic history with The Jazz Singer) to Columbia Pictures’ early emphasis on nurturing unknown film talents (leading to their highly successful relationship with Frank Capra). Presently, the facility continues to be an iconic fixture in Hollywood as its largest independent studio, providing sound stages for “new” classics including some of television’s most recent hits such as ScandalThe Newsroom and Dexter.

Situated in the heart of Hollywood, we’re excited to have access to the facility’s 23 stages, over 700,000 square feet of production support space, recording studios, viewing theatres, HD control rooms as well as other world-class production amenities available on-site. All of our US-based technical services will call Sunset Gower Studios home by April 2015 – with The Hub transforming into our production and fulfillment hub for our worldwide inflight entertainment (IFE) business.