Our Movie Business course took a trip this week to Warner Brothers Studios, one of the largest production facilities in the LA area. The students were able to see production stages used for everything from small TV series to feature films like The Dark Knight and Inception. They saw some of Hollywood’s most iconic filming backlots, including The Archive, which currently houses costumes, props, and set pieces from the Harry Potter films as well as the upcoming Suicide Squad production. They saw the functioning set of Two Broke Girls, and even got some behind-the-scenes secrets on how special effects in The Hobbit were done. The tour ended with a stop at Stage 48, which has been converted into an exhibit detailing the process of movie production from writing to release. The kids really enjoyed getting to sit in the set of the “Central Perk” coffee house from F.R.I.E.N.D.S! On the whole, it was a great day, and a fantastic opportunity for our students interested in the film industry to see where the magic happens!