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Special event at The Studios at Paramount. Photo courtesy of The Studios at Paramount.

Los Angeles Movie Studios that Double as Event Space

04/24/2017

Los Angeles has long been synonymous with the film and TV industry. As the Entertainment Capital of the World, L.A. is home to a number of well-known movie studios that have served as the backdrop to countless movies and TV shows. But these studios are not just for the movies! Backlots, sound stages and antique sets can all be unique backgrounds for your next event. Read on for our guide to L.A. movie studios that double as event space.

The Rise of Silicon Beach

03/27/2017

During the first part of the 20th century, the area now commonly referred to as Silicon Beach was known for its eccentrics. Fast forward a few decades, and the region gained a reputation for being unapologetically eclectic. Today, though, Los Angeles’s arguably buzziest area is downright electric.

Downtown Los Angeles has Come Full Circle

03/23/2017

Once the region’s center for culture and business as well as its transportation hub, Downtown has reestablished itself as a major draw for leisure tourists, business travelers and locals alike, and the area enters 2017 with more than $8 billion worth of commercial, residential, cultural or infrastructure projects in the works.

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Action-Packed Group Activities in L.A.

02/15/2017

There's no shortage of thrilling experiences in the City of Angels that'll surely leave a lasting impression on your attendees. Send them to a vertical wind tunnel to get airborne, to see exotic animals on a wine-tasting safari, and to take in majestic L.A. views from a bike or surfboard. Check out our top picks for action-packed group activities in L.A.

Explore L.A.'s Culinary Scene

07/06/2016

It’s no secret that Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and influential dining scenes in the country. In a city where the food options are both endless and delectable, groups of all sizes will have no trouble finding a cuisine to satisfy their appetites.

L.A.'s Top Trailblazing Industries

07/06/2016

Discover Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to the best storytellers and story-makers anywhere – spanning the media of film, TV, and music. Regions such as Hollywood, the Westside and the Valley are home to major studios such as Disney, FOX, Paramount, Dreamworks, Sony, NBC Universal and Warner Bros. All five major broadcast networks have studio operations in L.A. and well known TV programs are taped here along with dozens of other network and syndicated shows. The music industry is also ingrained in L.A. as each major label has studios in the area along with a legion of independent labels.

Entertainment in L.A. is part of the larger “creative economy,” encompassing a range of creative field and disciplines that make L.A. the creative capital of America. Talents and technologies in digital media, related arts, video games, web development and social media have all established roots in Los Angeles with more than 2,200 innovative startups calling the area, home.

A significant number of L.A. colleges and universities support the creative industry with strong film, broadcast, animation and music programs. Prestigious learning institutions such as USC, UCLA, Cal Arts and Loyola Marymount offer unrivaled opportunities for relevant conferences and groups to visit their facilities, providing access to a deep pool of resources and thought leaders.

Industry Insider - David Merrell of AOO Events

05/09/2016

David Merrell, COO and Creative Director of AOO Events, has been taking the event industry by storm since 1989. With a name synonymous with cutting-edge and innovative event design and production concepts, Merrell has transformed the market and captivated audiences worldwide. Read on for his top picks and see what this industry insider has to say about the City of Angels...

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