Hollywood post-production brothers Matt and David Cooper have expanded yet again, this time acquiring rental house Runway.
Runway will remain in Culver City, but the Coopers plan to expand the company and its inventory, including branches in other major cities.
Rental house joins a Cooper Brothers post collective that already included the New Post Group, Lightning Media, Novastar Sound and Momentum. Cooper is also a partner with iO Film.
The Coopers say the acquisition will allow them to offer clients of all their companies rentals of nonlinear editing/finishing systems, as well as support and related services, at a discount.
Cooper Brothers CEO Stephen Buchsbaum said, “Frankly, we’ve been dreaming about this essential piece of the post-production offering, and now it is reality.”