At an event introducing the new Epic sensor, RED executives announced that the company had purchased Ren Mar Studios, on Cahuenga in Hollywood. The name will be changed to RED Studios Hollywood. According to REDuser.net they are keeping their Orange County location and still building the Nevada location. Ren Mar Studios, an historic lot that was formerly Desilu Cahuenga, features five remodeled stages with air conditioning, TV production facilities, production offices with broadband access, rehearsal studios, 24/7 lighting and grip supply shop and 24 hour security. No more information is available from RED at this time as to what they plan for the new RED Studios in Hollywood.
According to the Ren Mar website, productions that shot at the Desilu Cahuenga Studios included I Love Lucy, The Jack Benny Show, I Spy, Hogan’s Heroes and The Dick Van Dyke Show. The studio has been independently owned and operated since 1974.
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