Our Timeline

9/2022

Hudson Pacific Properties acquires Quixote for $360M. THR calls the combined entity a “Studio Services, Soundstage Giant.” (This giant will definitely not be mistaken for a windmill.)


After acquiring TPT (The Production Truck), calls regarding oil viscosity increased tenfold. We soon realized they are trying to reach “STP.” Burbank rolls out the red carpet as Quixote Production Supplies becomes an 800 lb. Gorilla overnight.


10/2021

Company Timeline
1995
Mar

Stylish, convenient and pimped-out for production, three custom-built motorhomes begin serving location photo shoots

Kickin Tires on 3rd Bounder 1995
& occasionally margaritas
Sep

This photo became famous for the Jean Shorts, Repos…

La Cienega Lot August 1995 cropped

and Finally the Birthplace of Quixote!

Dec

As we grew along with our clients, we did some jobs for trade

First Quixote Print Ad 1995

The local taco stand however did not accept copies of our ad in exchange for food

1997
Jul

Our first multi-studio photo/event facility at 7070 Santa Monica Blvd is opened

Our first multi-studio photo/event facility at 7070 Santa Monica Blvd is opened

We battled the homeless and late-night partiers for Hollywood supremacy

Nov

The world’s first pop-out production trailer, “Q1” is unveiled

Q2

Production is not sure what to do with the additional space. The days of producing in a sardine can are over.

1998
Aug

Expanded to a larger facility 40,000 sq. ft. studio in West Hollywood

Partners at Fuller 2005

SBA Loan comes through and South Park throws their Halloween Party at Fuller. Giorgio Armani comes calling and throws a party you heard about, but couldn’t get into. (Tipping point is achieved)

2000
Jan

Studio Store opens, offering global shipping, competitive pricing, and the world’s largest selection of expendables and more to Film and TV…

Studio Store opens, offering global shipping, competitive pricing, and the world’s largest selection of expendables and more to Film and TV…

Briefly refers to itself as the “Production Home Depot of Studio Stores,” until a cease-and-desist letter puts an end to that

2003
Oct

Quixote Acquires Sunset Expendables and quickly establishes itself as a formidable competitor in Production Supplies, Comm and G&L.

See Devil Lights 4

The production landscape starts to change in a tidal wave of Quixote Blue

2005
May

We turned 10 years young!

10 Year Birthday

We’re just getting started

Dec

5 new stages in Griffith Park (dubbed QPark) are acquired, bringing the number of stages to 9, ranging in size from 1,800 to 39,000 sq ft

5 new stages in Griffith Park (dubbed QPark) are acquired, bringing the number of stages to 9, ranging in size from 1,800 to 39,000 sq ft

Freakishly rapid growth blamed on a pituitary-gland disorder

2007
Nov

We merged photo assets with Smashbox to create Smashbox LLC

Quixote Smashbox Opening Party - Boston, MA - 11/11/10

Quixbox LLC just doesn’t have the same ring

2009
Feb

The Fast & Easy Warehouse is born, bringing Production Vehicles, Trucking, Production Supplies and Expendables under one roof

Exterior of The Fast & Easy Warehouse

Fast and Easy branding starts generating the wrong kind of crowd. Cahuenga quickly pivots to Q Drive Thru

2010
Jan

Epic 15-year anniversary celebration causes even more epic hangover the next day

Epic 15-year anniversary celebration causes even more epic hangover the next day

Does anyone have any aspirin?

Mar

???!!! – Production trailer fleet increases in size by 40% after the acquisition of a competitor’s production trailers

Q7 Fleet

We’re going to need a bigger lot

Apr

First Verde production vehicle hits the streets

LA Production Verde Exterior V2 Mt 0

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Jun

First Barbie at the Q.

2010 Barbie at the Q Invite

A summer kick-off sensation is started. PAs swarm the keg, freelancers embrace the free Mai Tais.

2012
Aug

After breaking ground on two giant sound stages in New Orleans, we buried 4 gold coins and an heirloom tomato in the foundation for good luck

NOLA Location

The “Big Easy” just got Easier.

2014
May

Celebrity trailer world forever changed by the acquisition of Movie Movers and its 375 cast trailers

Celebrity trailer world forever changed by the acquisition of Movie Movers and its 375 cast trailers

Starwaggons considers getting out of the business

Oct

After breaking out of its cage at the “Drive-Thru Warehouse,” Photo Rentals is moved to its own location on historic route 66

After breaking out of its cage at the “Drive-Thru Warehouse,” Photo Rentals is moved to its own location on historic route 66

National landmark status coming soon

 

2015
Jan

Proudly celebrating 20 Legendary years!

Proudly celebrating 20 Legendary years!

Quixote gets away with Pearl Jam Cover band in the parking lot and a 30′ flame thrower

Jun

Quixote Atlanta moves to a new Headquarters

Atlanta Building

The Peach State embraces Quixote warmly

2016
Mar

G&L operation moves to massive new headquarters in downtown Pacoima

G&L operation moves to massive new headquarters in downtown Pacoima

Commercial land values immediately skyrocket

2017
Jan

Production Supplies goes bi-coastal with the acquisition of NYC based One Drop Rentals

Production Supplies goes bi-coastal with the acquisition of NYC based One Drop Rentals

Brooklyn drive-thru warehouse is quickly repurposed to mirror Hollywood location

Apr

Massive new vehicle facility opens in the Meadowlands, NJ

Career Page Locations Color 1

NY Giants Football fans rejoice! Tailgate options dramatically improve with Verde options sitting next door.

2019
Jul

The North Valley studios officially open Sony and Disney are quick to book

Quixote Studios North Valley Ribbon Cutting 1

Backlot expands an additional 8 acres. Local politicians praise the increase of jobs

2020
Mar

Covid-19 Pandemic brings the world to a crashing halt

Quixote VIP Ad 2021 Safe Set

We dig deep and deliver the SAFE SET program; an entire line of products designed to protect crews’ health

2021
Jan

Stage 4

Stage 4 Exterior

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May

Sylmar Studios

Sylmar Exterior Branding Comps

Situated next to some lovely ranch property, Quixote repurposes an old furniture warehouse into Class A Stages

Sep

We acquire Hudson Radio of Brooklyn, making it nearly impossible to count all of the walkies now in our inventory

Hudson Radios Team

The FCC overwhelmingly approves the smallish merger while the NY Production community radios “that’s a big 10-4!”

Oct

After acquiring TPT (The Production Truck), calls regarding oil viscosity increased ten-fold

The Production Truck

We soon realized they are trying to reach “STP.” Burbank rolls out the red carpet as Quixote Production Supplies becomes an 800 lb. Gorilla overnight

Nov

Electric Verde

Electric Case Verse EXT

Quiet, Clean, and Super Lux. The planet smiles again!

Dec

Bourbon

Quixote Bourbon Feature

Please Dream Responsibly. The “Spirit of Hollywood” is born.

2022
Mar

Expanded the Quixote North Valley campus by 170k sq. ft. with stages 16-20

Quixote North Valley Extension Rendering

The city of Pacoima elected to change its name to Q-ville. Mikel, CEO is asked to run for City Council

Mar

Chandler Studios

Chandler Studios

Former home of The Office and Houghton Mifflin. Steve Carrell calls and thanks us for restoring the studio to its former glory.

Sep

Hudson Pacific Properties acquires Quixote for $360M

Quixote Career Page Types of Positions

THR calls the combined entity a “Studio Services, Soundstage Giant.” (This giant will definitely not be mistaken for a windmill.)

What a Journey!

Thanks for going along with us…
We couldn’t have made it this far without YOU!