PLANNET is a long-time valuable partner for the entertainment industry. We help businesses and organizations across the wide and diverse entertainment sector with complex and critical IT infrastructure and technology needs. PLANNET is entertainment’s technology backbone, delivering design, planning, and implementation of the essential audiovisual, data center, low voltage infrastructure, and physical security systems and solutions. Clients, like talent agencies, production companies, ticket selling agencies, museums, sports & e-sports venues, video game companies, and even the biggest award shows, all rely on PLANNET’s deep industry experience and expertise.
Here are a few examples:
United Talent Agency (UTA) was in the process of relocating their two New York lines of businesses when they engaged PLANNET as their technology consultant. The PLANNET team led the transition to a new phone system and performed an audiovisual assessment to improve UTA’s videoconferencing capabilities.
United Talent Agency’s state-of-the-art screening room for up to 165 people
PLANNET assisted Ticketmaster with relocating its headquarters to five floors in USA Interactive’s building in West Hollywood, California. PLANNET helped Ticketmaster with the technology infrastructure planning for the new facility, including designing a new data center.
Starz Entertainment relocated from their Beverly Hills, California office to a newly constructed building in Santa Monica, California. This new location places Starz across the street from its parent company, Lionsgate. PLANNET’s design consisted of an open office plan and spaces that optimized employee productivity. These spaces included conference rooms, meeting rooms, huddle spaces, a board room, common and collaborative areas, edit bays, a server room, and an all-hands space. PLANNET’s scope of work also included the design of a Digital Dolby Atmos theater.
Starz Entertainment Headquarters
Disney Interactive, responsible for developing all of Disney’s video games, online material, and interactive marketing, sought PLANNET’s audiovisual (AV) systems design expertise when relocating to a new office campus in Burbank, California. The new Disney offices are home to several divisions of technical, creative, administrative, and marketing staff, each with its unique AV system requirements. PLANNET resolved several programming, design, installation challenges, and bleeding-edge technologies to meet these challenging requirements.
IMAX contracted PLANNET to assist with their west coast headquarters, a three-story, 66,000 SF facility in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles. The building houses two large screening rooms and a formal pre-function area for private screenings. The production space and screening rooms accommodate evolving technology in the filmmaking industry.
Beats By Drea partnered with PLANNET to help with their technology needs in their new headquarters complex, which spreads out over three buildings totaling 105,000 SF. The headquarters consists of three different complexes. The main building is home to sales, marketing, finance, and administration, connected to the second building– the social and creative hub of the headquarters, which includes a mixing studio, café, small gym, and relaxing area. The third building holds the product development and engineering teams and Beats’ cutting-edge acoustical testing lab.
The Broad Museum is LA’s contemporary art museum located in downtown Los Angeles. The Broad Foundation engaged PLANNET to be part of the project team to design the cable and audiovisual infrastructure and systems. The museum, home to nearly 2,000 works of art, had some complex requirements for its audiovisual infrastructure. PLANNET designed a fully- flexible digital video and audio patching system for the floors and ceilings of the galleries to support Broad’s extensive collection of audiovisual artwork in various locations.
The Broad Museum
Fandango, an affiliate of NBCU Universal Media Group, LLC, relocated from the Westside Media Center in Los Angeles to a new 95,000 SF office in Beverly Hills. As the Technology Consultant on the project, PLANNET provided programming, design, bidding, and implementation oversight for the information transport systems (ITS) and the audiovisual systems.
Riot Games relocated its headquarters from Santa Monica, California to two separate sites on the Westside of Los Angeles. The first site is known as Element LA and contains most of the workplace functions and amenities. PLANNET provided full design, bidding, and implementation oversight on the two projects.
Riot Game Headquarters
The PLANNET team supported Los Angeles Union Station’s efforts to host the 2021 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy Awards. PLANNET helped coordinate the network and broadcast teams to provide necessary critical communications infrastructure, ensuring the success of broadcasting capabilities from Union Station for this and future large-scale televised events.
PLANNET is committed to supporting the technology infrastructure needs of the entertainment industry. We are ardent believers that, as the saying goes: ”The Show Must Go On!”
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