Press Release

Matthews Panel Stand Cranks up Lights, Monitors, & More

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December 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Effective: December 6, 2019 Burbank, California – Matthews Studio Equipment, offers yet another smart solution that makes life on set a bit more convenient. New Panel Stand https://vimeo.com/348274238 answers the need for a quick set-up stand that aptly supports today’s panel and balloon-style lighting fixtures, LED monitors, screens, overhead frames and backdrops. What’s more, convenient wheels add on-set mobility especially combined with the low profile legs to maximize leeway and maneuverability, even with low hanging equipment. This heavy-duty wheeled crank support offers a maximum height of 11’ and a minimum of just 55”. With...

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Rugged Movement On-Set With Matthews Rock n’ Roller™ Wheel Sets

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November 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Effective: November 4, 2019 Burbank, California – Matthews Studio Equipment, known for smart solutions that ease life on set, introduce new Rock n’ RollerTM Wheel Sets. Already becoming an essential addition to Matthews’ hallmark grip and lighting stands, Rock n’ Rollers quickly simply slip on, ready to smoothly roll over rocks, power cables, cable crossovers, gravel, asphalt, uneven concrete, and soft grass. Designed by request and input from DITs, Steadicam ops, video assistants, grips and gaffers, these useful add-ons feature 3 foam semi-pneumatic tires, 3” wide by 8” diameter that won’t go flat and...

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BEST BOY GRIP MARTIN TORNER JOINS MATTHEWS BRINGING INDUSTRY-WIDE SOLUTIONS

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For Immediate Release September 26, 2019 Burbank, CA-Matthews’ key strategy to support creators has always come from inside the industry. Founder Ed Phillips took his on-set experience to develop the key tools that Matthews manufactures. After a while, newer minds and voices are needed and that’s exactly why they hired Best Boy Grip (Local 80) Martin Torner as their leading R&D/Service Guru. “Giving him a title is tough. He works with our R&D department to take on set problems and provide solutions. He’s customer service for unique rigging and all around film-making questions. He’s our on-camera talent for social media,” counts President Tyler...

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MSE to Showcase Innovative New Products at IBC2019 stand 12.G55

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For Immediate Release September 6, 2019 ROCK n' ROLLER WHEELS™– Matthews upgrades their wheels to work on the toughest surfaces! ROCK n' ROLLER WHEELS™ pair perfectly with the Monitor Stand II allowing video assistants to set up directors’ monitors and video villages safely and easily. Designed to support high-end production equipment, these 8”x2” wheels provide a more cushioned and stable ride, with a non-damaging leg-lock to keep your stand legs looking like new. There is even a robust adjustable face locking brake mechanism, locking both the roll and the swivel of the wheel, to keep the equipment in place when on...

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Grip Industry Mourns Death of Matthews Studio Equipment Co-Founder and President Ed Phillips

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Burbank, CA-Film Industry pioneer and gentleman Ed Phillips, who helped kick start Matthews Studio Equipment in 1969 and presided as President for nearly 50 years, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 22. He was 72 years old. Ed enjoyed an active career defining grip standards, developing revolutionary new products, and fostering life-long relationships. Ed began his film industry career on the backlot of Universal Studios, transitioning from drumming in the surf-rock band The Vulcanes to pulling cable and operating machines. He built Matthews Studio Equipment alongside original founder, Roy Isaia, before teaming up with Carlos DeMattos in 1974 to form Matthews Studio...

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