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NBCUniversal West Coast Studio Operations encompasses a broad range of production, post-production, facilities, IT and broadcast services at the Universal Studios lot. With complete production services and 30 sound stages and backlot locations, Studio Operations accommodates television, features, commercials, still shoots, special events and independent projects. From picture and sound post services to archival and restoration of the company’s robust library, the post-production creative talent and staff offers high quality work using the latest technology and dedicated customer service. The Facilities team maintains physical infrastructure, oversees construction projects, and manages office space, parking and security to provide a safe, productive work environment for NBCUniversal employees and guests. In 2014, the Brokaw News Center located on the Universal Studios Lot, opened as a centralized news group of KNBC, KVEA, Telemundo and NBC Network News.

Not only is the #music great but look at this beautiful #set 💜 Watch “Songland” featuring @luisfonsi tonight on @nbc at ...
04/20/2020

Not only is the #music great but look at this beautiful #set 💜 Watch “Songland” featuring @luisfonsi tonight on @nbc at 10pm / 9c! #songland #songwriting #ryantedder #esterdean #shanemcanally #luisfonsi

04/17/2020

It’s Friday night so let’s look back at a Emmy Nominee party on European street! White Riviera chic attire added to the ambiance! 🎉 #artdepartment #fbf #fridaynight

A #stage being prepped for a simple company #townhall meeting.👍🏼 #event #studioservices #specialevents
04/16/2020

A #stage being prepped for a simple company #townhall meeting.👍🏼 #event #studioservices #specialevents

Clothing from the #50s #60s #70s #80s #90s and more - we’ve got it all at Universal Costume. 🎬💯 #wardrobe #costume #stud...
04/15/2020

Clothing from the #50s #60s #70s #80s #90s and more - we’ve got it all at Universal Costume. 🎬💯 #wardrobe #costume #studioservices @ Universal Studios Lot

WESTERN STREET #location #wildwest #west
04/14/2020

WESTERN STREET
#location #wildwest #west

04/14/2020

A little taste of the #drapes that can be rented or manufactured, then installed through the Universal Drapery department. 💯 #studioservices #drapery #setdesign

“Trolls World Tour” is available at home on demand today! We are celebrating with this fun & colorful #set built for sev...
04/10/2020

“Trolls World Tour” is available at home on demand today! We are celebrating with this fun & colorful #set built for several #press and #content shoots this past February! Enjoy this movie with the whole #family 💜😊 #fbf #flashbackfriday #trolls #trollsworldtour #media #marketing

A nice glowing reflection off of these Universal #trucks during a 💦 storm in 2018. #tbt #dusk #rain #transportation #stu...
04/09/2020

A nice glowing reflection off of these Universal #trucks during a 💦 storm in 2018. #tbt #dusk #rain #transportation #studioservices

The health & safety of our employees, friends, colleagues and clients is our top priority. Please #StayHome if you can. ...
04/09/2020

The health & safety of our employees, friends, colleagues and clients is our top priority. Please #StayHome if you can. You can help slow the spread of coronavirus and help save lives. We’re in this together. Learn more at coronavirus.gov. #AloneTogether

Look at this #prop gem the NBCUniversal Archives & Collections team has! Before swiping 👉🏼 to see the answer....can you ...
04/07/2020

Look at this #prop gem the NBCUniversal Archives & Collections team has! Before swiping 👉🏼 to see the answer....can you guess what film this is from? The film came out 10 years ago. 💯🎬 Any good quotes from the film? 🤔 #props #nbcuarchives #film #history @ Universal Studios Lot

This tent set up behind #stage 12 is used for #talent holding before they go on to The Voice stage. Photo was taken on a...
04/06/2020

This tent set up behind #stage 12 is used for #talent holding before they go on to The Voice stage. Photo was taken on a gloomy day last April. Tune in tonight for a new episode of @nbcthevoice on nbc at 8/7c! 🎤🎬📺 #music #singing #battles #thevoice #universalstudioslot

04/03/2020

Now this is a #flashback 🔥Looking way back to #2015 at this #stunt rehearsal on #newyork street for a theme park #commercial shoot. 🎬 #stunts #action #explosion #notreal #fbf #flashbackfriday

A fun sight to see this little #fleamarket setup on NY street during a #production shoot back in 2017. 🎬🎥 #tbt #throwbac...
04/02/2020

A fun sight to see this little #fleamarket setup on NY street during a #production shoot back in 2017. 🎬🎥 #tbt #throwbackthursday #universalstudioslot

On set 💡🎬 #universalslg #studioservices #setlighting #grip #equipment #onset #stage
04/01/2020

On set 💡🎬
#universalslg #studioservices #setlighting #grip #equipment #onset #stage

Sometimes it’s easier to do #wardrobe on #stage to get large groups in/out quickly. 👍🏼 #costume #studioservices
03/31/2020

Sometimes it’s easier to do #wardrobe on #stage to get large groups in/out quickly. 👍🏼 #costume #studioservices

COLONIAL STREET#home #residential #street
03/31/2020

COLONIAL STREET
#home #residential #street

A look back at this 2-story #hospital set that was built on our #stages a few years back for a medical drama. 🩺🏥 #onset ...
03/27/2020

A look back at this 2-story #hospital set that was built on our #stages a few years back for a medical drama. 🩺🏥 #onset #fbf #tvshow @ Universal Studios Lot

A sunny, rustic luncheon on European street on a warm day last November. 🧡 #tbt #event  #european
03/26/2020

A sunny, rustic luncheon on European street on a warm day last November. 🧡 #tbt #event #european

It is the 15th #anniversary of the debut of “The Office”! Can you believe it? NBCUniversal Archives & Collections has ic...
03/24/2020

It is the 15th #anniversary of the debut of “The Office”! Can you believe it? NBCUniversal Archives & Collections has iconic #wardrobe pieces and #props in their inventory that we wanted to share to celebrate the milestone. 👏🏼🎉 #nbcuarchives #theoffice #dundermifflin @ Universal Studios Lot

NEW YORK STREET#location #newyork #city
03/23/2020

NEW YORK STREET
#location #newyork #city

This past Sunday, March 15th marked the 105th #anniversary of Universal City's grand opening. We wanted to share a few p...
03/21/2020

This past Sunday, March 15th marked the 105th #anniversary of Universal City's grand opening. We wanted to share a few photos and some history about the opening - a perfect post for #flashbackfriday 👍🏼Check out our page (Facebook.com/universalstudioslot) for a full story. #nbcuarchives #history #universalstudioslot

This past Sunday, March 15th was the 105th anniversary of Universal City's grand opening. We wanted to share a few photo...
03/20/2020

This past Sunday, March 15th was the 105th anniversary of Universal City's grand opening. We wanted to share a few photos and some history about the opening - a perfect post for #flashbackfriday 👍 #nbcuarchives #history #filmhistory #universalstudioslot #fbf

The Universal City Grand Opening:

On March 15, 1915, Universal City held its grand opening to the public. Universal first began leasing San Fernando Valley land in 1912 for filming western serials and animal adventures.

At the time of Universal City’s grand opening, Universal was still headquartered in New York and made many of its films in Fort Lee, New Jersey. However, Universal’s founder and president Carl Laemmle knew Southern California would be the future of the motion picture industry and intended to capitalize on his acquisition in the west.

Ever the self-promoting showman, Laemmle seized the opportunity of Universal City’s opening as an extravagant promotional tool. To promote the new western studio, Laemmle organized a train trip from New York to Los Angeles, and instructed Universal’s West Coast Manager, Isadore Bernstein, to organize a massive public event to formally open Universal City.

The party left New York on March 6, 1915, making stops in Chicago, Kansas City, Denver, Albuquerque, the Grand Canyon, and San Bernardino before arriving at Universal City.

While in Denver, the traveling party met Colorado Governor George A. Carlson who gave them a tour of the city and the state capitol building. After touring Denver with Colorado’s Governor Carlson, the Universal traveling party embarked towards the Savoy Hotel. While there, they met one of the west’s most colorful figures, Buffalo Bill Cody, and made a film of him greeting the guests. Buffalo Bill later traveled to Universal City in July 1915 to appear in more Universal films.

On March 13, 1915, the Universal train arrived in San Bernardino, CA at the San Bernardino Santa Fe train station where they were met with great fanfare to celebrate the first stop in California.

On March 15, 1915 Universal City Police Chief Laura Oakley and two other officers from the Universal City Police Force greeted Universal executives upon their arrival at Universal City.

Miss Oakley, who was an actress, along with six other women were elected to their positions at the incorporation of Universal City. According to the Los Angeles Record, their election was a message of support for a woman’s right to vote before the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920. According to the newspaper, “the women of Universal City declare a great victory for their sex, to which they point as another California guiding star for their sisters in the east fighting for their right to vote.”

Carl Laemmle officially opens Universal City on March 15, 1915 with a golden key!

Upon entering Universal City for the first time, Carl Laemmle and Isadore Bernstein, Universal’s West Coast Manager, were showered with flowers. According to the Universal Weekly, “Mr. Laemmle, Mr. Cochrane, and Mr. Powers marched between the lines of their joyful employees, bombarded with thousands of carnations and other flowers until the whole way looked like a fairy lane carpeted with flowers.”

According to eyewitness accounts, around 15,000 people were present for Universal City’s grand opening.
The public was invited to the large outdoor stage where Universal’s in-house directors and actors were reviewed. Opening day crowds also viewed stunts and special effects.

Universal City’s resident Native Americans acted out a stagecoach ambush for the opening day crowd. At the time of Universal City’s opening, the new municipality had nearly 500 residents. Among them were 75 Native Americans who lived in tepees on the backlot, western riders, movie “soldiers,” and workmen. The residents frequently collaborated on scenes such as this stagecoach ambush.

After the official opening ceremonies and movie-making demonstrations were concluded, Universal executives joined with their west coast employees and actors in hosting a Grand Ball at the new electric studio.

It was a grand opening for sure – definitely one for the history books!

Lovely, elegant living room vignette in the #property department. So is the dog real...that is the question? 🐶😃 #props #...
03/19/2020

Lovely, elegant living room vignette in the #property department. So is the dog real...that is the question? 🐶😃 #props #furniture #setdesign #dog

These #set walls were part of the Hairspray Live production. The art directors, set designers and set construction teams...
03/18/2020

These #set walls were part of the Hairspray Live production. The art directors, set designers and set construction teams created a fun, colorful atmosphere that captured the musical perfectly! 💯 🎬📺🎙#setdesign #art #construction

The health and safety of all those coming to the Universal Studios Lot is our top priority. We are carefully monitoring ...
03/17/2020

The health and safety of all those coming to the Universal Studios Lot is our top priority. We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following all guidelines and protocols. We currently have limited operations and are working remotely. We will continue to share content in addition to post when we are open to full operations.

🌈 #sunday #studiolife #westernstreet
03/15/2020

🌈
#sunday #studiolife #westernstreet

Flashing back to when an audio #truck was brought into the #stage because the rain was so heavy. Gotta love #rainy days ...
03/13/2020

Flashing back to when an audio #truck was brought into the #stage because the rain was so heavy. Gotta love #rainy days in LA! 💦☔️🌧 #fbf #rain #studiolife

NBCUniversal StudioPost editing equipment rentals and customized editorial rooms available on Lot and nearby. 👍🏼 🎥🖥 #pos...
03/12/2020

NBCUniversal StudioPost editing equipment rentals and customized editorial rooms available on Lot and nearby. 👍🏼 🎥🖥 #post #postproduction #studioservices

Colored #glass is so pretty! 💚💙 There is a huge variety of glasses, dishes, pots, pans, utensils and even faux food avai...
03/11/2020

Colored #glass is so pretty! 💚💙 There is a huge variety of glasses, dishes, pots, pans, utensils and even faux food available at the Universal Property department. Everything needed to decorate any #kitchen or #restaurant set. @ Universal Studios Lot

Ready for St. Patrick’s day? If you need something green, head to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the Lot...we’ve got #tsh...
03/10/2020

Ready for St. Patrick’s day? If you need something green, head to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the Lot...we’ve got #tshirts #hats #shot glasses and #beer mugs to help you celebrate!😉💚 #merch #stpatricksday #green @ Universal Studios Lot

ELM STREET#location #house #residential
03/10/2020

ELM STREET
#location #house #residential

We’re celebrating the anniversary of some iconic films with new #costume displays at AMC Citywalk! It’s been 15 years si...
03/07/2020

We’re celebrating the anniversary of some iconic films with new #costume displays at AMC Citywalk! It’s been 15 years since the release of “Brokeback Mountain” and 25 years since “Apollo 13”. Stop by the theater to check out the outfits worn by Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Jake Gyllenhaul and Heath Ledger. 💯 #fbf #nbcuarchives #brokebackmountain #apollo13 @ Universal Studios Lot

Our Universal Transportation Department has some new vehicles! 5-Ton Crew Cabs, Hightop Maxi Vans, Dodge 5500 Stakebeds ...
03/06/2020

Our Universal Transportation Department has some new vehicles! 5-Ton Crew Cabs, Hightop Maxi Vans, Dodge 5500 Stakebeds and Lowtop Maxi Vans all new and ready to be put to work. 🚛🚚🚙 #transportation #transpo #vehicles #studioservices

COURT OF MIRACLES#europe #location #bistro #marketplace
03/04/2020

COURT OF MIRACLES
#europe #location #bistro #marketplace

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up at the Farmers Market today, 3/3...
03/03/2020

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up at the Farmers Market today, 3/3 or at the Commissary Patio tomorrow, 3/4 from 11:30am - 2:30pm! Everyone gets 30% off and it’s free shipping! #newyork #retail #nbcstudios

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up at the Farmers Market today, 3/3...
03/03/2020

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up at the Farmers Market today, 3/3 or at the Commissary Patio tomorrow, 3/4 from 11:30am - 2:30pm! Everyone gets 30% off and it’s free shipping! #newyork #retail #nbcstudios

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up shop at the Farmers Market today...
03/03/2020

Visiting or working on the Lot this week? Come check out The Shop at NBC Studios pop-up shop at the Farmers Market today, 3/3 or at the Commissary Patio tomorrow, 3/4 from 11:30am - 2:30pm! Everyone gets 30% off and it’s free shipping! #newyork #retail #nbcstudios

Universal Property & Drapery has everything you need to decorate a bedroom, living room or family room #set - including ...
03/03/2020

Universal Property & Drapery has everything you need to decorate a bedroom, living room or family room #set - including drapes, bedding, linens and these even some comfy knitted throw #blankets ❤️ #props #drapery #studioservices #setdecorator

When having a car #event on the Lot, it helps to have a gas station set readily available. 😉🚗 #weekendrepost #porsche ・・...
03/01/2020

When having a car #event on the Lot, it helps to have a gas station set readily available. 😉🚗 #weekendrepost #porsche
・・・#Repost @ray.shaffer
Stop by at Porsche Classic, across the square from the Back to the Future clock tower, and say “hello” today @luftgekuhlt!
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The Universal Set Lighting & Grip team were kept busy during this annual #marketing shoot. Equipment includes the Cineo ...
02/28/2020

The Universal Set Lighting & Grip team were kept busy during this annual #marketing shoot. Equipment includes the Cineo LB1k (front center), Standard 410s (around the perimeter and inside the large ceiling box) and of course black pipe & drape hung to create separate filming and photo areas. 👍🏼💯🎥📸🎬 #universalslg #lights #grip #studioservices

Loved the warm, amber #lighting used on this “World of Dance” lounge #set during their first season on the Lot! 🧡 #tbt #...
02/28/2020

Loved the warm, amber #lighting used on this “World of Dance” lounge #set during their first season on the Lot! 🧡 #tbt #throwbackthursday #worldofdance

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