Who We Are

The Cinelease Studios Story

45 Years of Service, Institutionalized

Beginning in 1977, Cinelease Inc. became the gold standard supplier of name brand grip and lighting equipment. Through time and high performance, Cinelease Inc. would establish their stand-up reputation by providing premiere customer service, while simultaneously expanding their client base into 10 major cities across the US.

During this time, Herc Entertainment Services, a reputable acquaintance of the same sets, was supplying productions with the iconic matte black heavy equipment, power generation, and climate control.

In 2012, Herc Entertainment Services partnered with Cinelease Inc, sparking the multi-faceted operating model now proudly associated with the Cinelease name.

With the installation of Cinelease Studios in 2019, the trio of complementary services was fully realized, and immediately began prospering on Cinelease Studios’ own campuses.

With operations garnered under parent company Herc Rentals, today’s cornerstone of behind-the-scenes solutions lives as a nurtured, educated, and constantly maturing operation, carving way and curing woes through the trenches of laboring tv and film productions.

Even Trailblazers Need a Basecamp

Just as today’s pioneers of entertainment have trailblazed through the ever evolving world of digital storytelling, Cinelease Studios has set out in pursuit of an uncharted path; in both acquiring physical terrain, and redesigning expectations of what can be done with it.

With lighting and grip, lifts, and staff leading with long careers of excellence, Cinelease Studios has set out to offer gold standard service-on-site, and sites fit to any scene on our coast-to-coast studio campuses of the boldest shapes and biggest sizes.

Full steam ahead, Cinelease seeks to further set in stone the industry standard our operating model has introduced to production’s studio service expectations. With these advancements comes expanding our team, our footprint, and our partners as we continue serving the unpredictable production climate, all while upkeeping the high standards of our service quality reputation.

The best way to allow a filmmaker to tell his or her story is to provide them the box and then get out of the way so they can do their job.

Gannon Murphy, EVP, Cinelease Studios

Our Team

Gannon Murphy

Cinelease Studios

Jessa Grazioplene

Director of Studio Client Relations

Bill Sanford

Manager, Division Operations

Bill Waltman

Director, Studio Facilities Management & Construction

Derek Elkins

Director, National Studio Sales & Operations

Cherie Park

Business Development Manager

Daniel Stegall

Business Development Manager, Cinelease Studios

Bryan Krohn

Studio Finance Manager

Shane Sibert

Studio Manager, Brooklyn Studios
New York

Olivia Schmitz

Studio Manager, Three Ring Studios

Daniel S. Basso

Studio Manager, Caven Point
New Jersey

Paul Haller

Studio Manager, Pittsburgh Studio

Shyann Reichard

Studio Manager, Albuquerque Studios
New Mexico