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DFS x CFG

CFG is proud to announce our acquisition of Digital Film Studios! Now CFG Camera Services, in the coming weeks, will be proud to show off a brand new, purpose-built prep space and camera facility adjacent to our grip and lighting. We’re truly excited for our adventure into camera and look forward to a well-rounded customer experience for all things rentals!

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November 1, 2022

Sun Valley-based ‘Digital Film Studios’ has been acquired by CFG LA, putting the

boutique camera, grip, and lighting rental company under new ownership after 15

successful years. “The acquisition will allow CFG to integrate further into the

cinematography segment and maintain leadership in cutting-edge technology

just as we do in our current lighting & grip market,” said Brandon Whiteside, owner

of CFG.


CFG has purchased the assets of DFS and will rebrand the camera operations as

CFG Camera Services side by side with Lighting & Grip in Pacoima. “The timing has

been great! We were able to take on an additional 5000 square feet within our

current location in preparation of the move and have been working day in and

day out for the last 3 months. We have built a unique and luxurious area with four

different prep bays which include individual work stations for a streamlined prep as

well as a private screening room,” said Johnny Smith, CFG’s General Manager.

Danny Toback will stay on as the general manager of camera services for CFG,

assisting in the transition and customer outreach. “I’m excited to move from a

micro boutique rental house to a company with the facilities to serve a larger

clientele using the best and latest camera gear.”


Digital Film Studios was a renowned one-stop shop for grip, lighting, camera and

sound stages. CFG will now add immense value to the entire scope of the rental

equipment segment of production.


About CFG:

CFG Started in a garage in 2013 with a desire to help small time filmmakers and

college students rent lighting, grip, and cameras for friendly rates. Success swiftly

enabled us to move to a storage unit, then another, and then one more before

we took on our first warehouse in 2014. We found our calling with pre-loaded grip

truck and lighting packages, and moved to our current location in 2016. We

currently occupy approximately 50,000 square feet of building and yard space.

We maintain the resources to provide you service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

with a professional perspective at all times.


Brandon@cfgrentalgroup.com



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