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HOLLYWOOD RENTAL CO. OF MEXICO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

 BURBANK, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthews Studio Equipment Group (NASDAQ: MATT), Burbank, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hollywood Rental Co. Inc. ("HRC") has concluded its joint venture agreement with Trata Films of Mexico City to operate Hollywood Rental Co. of Mexico and Expendable Supply Store of Mexico.
 Hollywood Rental Co. of Mexico and Expendable Supply Store of Mexico will be managed by the principal owner of Trata Films, Eduardo De La Barcena, as president, and will provide rental production equipment, consisting of lights, grip equipment, generators, cables, lighting trucks and associated equipment needs of local, foreign and American production companies shooting in Mexico. It will also sell expendable supplies under the name of Expendable Supply Store of Mexico.
 Trata Films S.A. is the exclusive agent and supplier of all Panavision cameras, lenses and accessories servicing Mexico. Panavision cameras are the most popular camera systems used by theatrical and television feature filmmakers. Trata Films has in the past several years supplied its Panavision equipment to the following film productions: "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"; "License to Kill"; "The Taking of Beverly Hills"; "Revenge"; "Medicine Man"; "The Grey Gunmen"; "One Man's War"; "Little Treasure"; "Oceans of Fire"; "Three's a Match"; "Palace Guard"; "The Lame Duck"; "Yellow Beard"; "Under the Volcano"; "A Walk on the Moon"; "Predator"; "Rambo II"; "Free Willy"; "Volunteers"; "Hot Pursuit"; "The Wrong Man"; "Missing in Action"; "The Harvest"; and "Puerto Escondido."
 Matthews Studio Equipment Group designs, manufactures, sells and rents grip, camera and lighting support equipment for the film, television, commercial photography and theatrical production industries worldwide. In addition, the company designs, manufactures and rents its proprietary electromechanical Cam-Remote(R) Systems.
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 /CONTACT: Gregory Moiseeff or Neil Kaplan of Matthews Studio Equipment Group, 818-843-6715/
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