Fletcher Camera & Lenses Expands to Louisiana - Adds Kelli Bingham
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 1, 2012— Fletcher Camera & Lenses, a premier rental provider of motion picture cameras, announces its expansion into Louisiana this summer.
Scheduled for a July opening, the 6,000 square-foot camera facility will be located in the Elmwood/Jefferson Parish region of New Orleans. This new operation will house an extensive inventory of the latest film and digital cinema cameras (ARRICAM ST/LT, ALEXA Studio, F65 and Epic) and optics (Cooke S4 & S5 Primes, Zeiss Master Primes, and Angeniuex Optimos) as well as a comprehensive technical service department with lens collimation, projection and camera maintenance.
Aside from the equipment, the strongest asset Fletcher brings to the market is an experienced team with over 50 years of combined industry knowledge. Tim Caldwell, Fletcher’s Technical Operations Manager, will relocate from the company's Chicago headquarters and join Louisiana film veteran, Kelli Bingham, who will serve as the Marketing Representative.
“After careful consideration, we feel the expansion is a natural progression for Fletcher,” states General Manager Zoe Iltsopoulos Borys. “Louisiana continues to attract top-notch talent, and our team is eager to support the daily demands of the region’s burgeoning film community,”
“As a part of the Louisiana film community, it has been exciting to see the quantity and quality of productions continue to grow, and it is now equally exciting to have Fletcher expand into New Orleans with a full-service operation to support the industry,” says Kelli Bingham. “I'm thrilled to be a part of the Fletcher team and look forward to providing productions with the latest in technology and exceptional service that Fletcher Camera & Lenses is known for”.
As a full-service business now with local staff, inventory and service, Fletcher Louisiana, LLC qualifies as a vendor whose goods and services are eligible for the Louisiana Motion Picture Tax Incentive Program.
"We are excited to welcome Fletcher Camera & Lenses to our state,” adds Chris Stelly, Executive Director, Louisiana Entertainment. “This company is yet another asset to our maturing motion picture industry and will prove to be a vital component to our infrastructure. As the number three production destination in the USA, Louisiana's stability and reliability continue to attract great companies like Fletcher."
About Fletcher Camera & Lenses Fletcher Camera & Lenses is the Midwest’s premier provider of high-end camera and lens rentals - including the ALEXA, Vantage Anamorphic Hawk, RED and Phantom - to the television, film and commercial industries. Fletcher Camera & Lenses is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Detroit and New Orleans - 5725 Heebe Street, New Orleans, LA 70123; phone: 504-322-4180.