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Louisiana‐based Entertainment Transportation Company Signs Exclusive Deal with Mississippi’s Largest Film Studio

Hollywood Trucks to provide state-of-the-art eco-friendly fleet of vehicles to Mississippi Film Studios to further expand the reach of “Hollywood South"

OCTOBER 16, 2014, NEW ORLEANS—Hollywood Trucks, the nation’s fastest growing entertainment transportation provider, has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Mississippi’s largest studio facility, Mississippi Film Studios (MFS). Under the leadership of CEO Andre Champagne and his partners, Hollywood Trucks has flourished in Louisiana, serving approximately 90% of film and TV series recently filmed in the state. Hollywood Trucks’ specialized expertise and innovation in eco-friendly film transportation services led to their expansion into Georgia with Pinewood Atlanta Studios in May of 2014, and now Mississippi Film Studios in Canton, MS.

“The Hollywood Trucks team is excited to partner with one of the newest members of the growing ‘Hollywood South’ family,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood Trucks. “Our expansion into Mississippi indicates the tremendous growth of the southern region’s film industry in recent years. This new platform has enabled Hollywood Trucks to continue to focus on eco-friendly fleet innovation, while growing our brand in exciting new locations like Mississippi Film Studios. Our team looks forward to a long and successful relationship with Rick Moore and MFS.”

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. Hollywood Trucks’ latest version of the Ecoluxe brand are the only talent trailers on the market to achieve TRA Green Certification and run off 100% clean energy—solar and thermal panels provide 100% of the power to the trailer. The entire Hollywood Trucks fleet, including the new Ecoluxe trailers will now be available at Mississippi Film Studios.

“We’re in an extremely exciting time for the Mississippi film industry. Filmmakers are realizing that our state is an amazing place to make films, and Mississippi Film Studios’ new partnership with Hollywood Trucks is a huge boost for our thriving market,” said Rick Moore, President of Mississippi Film Studios. “The level of service, inventory and technology that Hollywood Trucks brings to Mississippi can’t be overstated, and we’re thrilled about where this partnerships will lead us.”

The film and entertainment industries in Louisiana and Mississippi 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. Mississippi’s new film incentive program has made them one of the new favorable filming destinations in the nation.

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.

Mississippi Film Studios, LLC is a 43,000 square foot purpose-built facility including 8,000 sq. feet of production offices and a 35,000+ sq. ft. clear span sound stages on 6 acres in Canton, MS. Originally built for the movie A Time To Kill, the facility has served as a resource for movie and commercial productions for many years. The facility was recently acquired by Rick Moore, owner of Mad Genius, Inc. and Eyevox Entertainment, LLC.  For more information, please visit www.msfilmstudios.com.

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Hollywood Trucks Unveils Ecoluxe, the World’s First 100 percent Clean Energy Powered Talent Trailer

Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks, the nation’s fastest growing entertainment transportation provider, has announced the launch of Ecoluxe, the world’s first line of luxury talent trailers fueled by 100 percent clean power. Designed under the direction of Hollywood Trucks CEO Andre Champagne and a team of industry professionals, Ecoluxe incorporates contemporary design with cutting-edge technology to create the most ecologically friendly talent trailer on the market. Beta versions of the Ecoluxe line are already utilized by many A-list stars and productions filming in Louisiana and Georgia, otherwise known as “Hollywood South.”

“Hollywood Trucks started beta testing the first Ecoluxe trailers only last year, and we have been very excited by the favorable response from the entertainment community,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood Trucks. “Our team of industry experts built the Ecoluxe trailer from the ground up, keeping only the most luxurious, green, and technologically advanced features in mind. This allows our clients to enjoy a truly comfortable experience while productions save money on fuel and drastically reduce their total environmental impact. We’re proud to be a leader in our industry’s continued support of eco-friendly best practices through technological advancements.”

The Ecoluxe line is powered by a patent pending 100 percent clean energy system comprised of an advanced combination of solar and thermal technologies. A hybrid backup generator for emergencies is approved to utilize B20 biodiesel or ultra-clean, renewable synthetic diesel. Additional plug-in capabilities allow the trailer to run virtually silent at 25-30 decibels, another industry first. Energy efficient, low-voltage LED lights illuminate the 3-form® countertops that are made from post-consumer recycled plastics. The huge wrap around couch is covered in eco-friendly fabric and faces massive mirrored walls with embedded flat screens. Large Hehr® privacy windows keep the trailer cooler in any environment by reducing exposure to UVA/UVB rays. In recognition of its eco-friendly design, Ecoluxe has already received TRA Certification.

“When I first saw the Ecoluxe trailer I was amazed,” said Mandy Leazenby, Green Program Manager for TRA Certification, Inc., one of the recreational vehicle industry’s leading certifying agencies. “Ecoluxe has set a new standard for the entertainment transportation industry by proving that you don’t need to sacrifice luxury to create an ultra-environmentally friendly product. At TRA we are so impressed with Hollywood Trucks’ Ecoluxe trailer that we are using it as the benchmark for our 2014 Emerald Certification.

The expertly designed and technologically advanced interior features energy efficient 72” Samsung® 3-D flat screen smart TVs with 3-D surround sound, Apple® iMacs and wireless printers, Nest Co2 and smoke detectors, Apple TV, DirecTV® HD, Sony Playstation® 4, and Apple Extreme high-speed internet throughout the entire unit. All components are completely wireless and can be controlled from a smart device.

The top-of-the-line 43-foot long 5thwheel model is the largest, most luxurious, and technologically advanced Ecoluxe unit to feature the company’s proprietary 100 percent clean energy system. The Ecoluxe fleet also includes one, two and three room trailers with wardrobe units and hair and make-up models in development. Beta versions of the current Ecoluxe line have been used by stars like Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Will Farrell, Kevin Hart, Bruno Mars, Ryan Reynolds, Omar Epps, Ben Affleck, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, and the entire casts of the hit FX Series “American Horror Story” and 20th Century Fox’s “Fantastic Four” among many others.

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EXCLUSIVE: Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks Signs Exclusive Deal with Pinewood Atlanta Studios

MAY 20th
2014, NEW ORLEANS—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 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.

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Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks recognized among fast growing companies nationwide by Inc. Magazine

Hollywood Trucks, LLC has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. The entertainment transportation company is ranked #3 of fastest growing companies within the state of Louisiana, and #15 among all national Logistics & Transportation companies in the United States. The company ranked #676 overall in the Inc. 5000

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