Inside The Revival of a Historic Los Angeles Soundstage

The name “Mack Sennett” is synonymous with classic Hollywood. Even those who may not recognize the name have seen his comedies or comedies that were inspired by them. His legacy is so much more than just the films he made. In 1916, he and Mabel Normand founded a studio. At the time, it was one of the most advanced studio facilities and it still is today. Mack Sennett Studios has more to offer than just a legendary name. This Los Angeles soundstage contains state of the art facilities that modern productions require.

Los Angeles Soundstage

The Early Years As a Los Angeles Soundstage

In its early days, Mack Sennett Studios had the kind of accouterments that very few studios could match. Wide open-air filming platforms that were topped by sturdy canvas tarps gave the studio the ability to appear on screen as practically anything. Many of the early famous comedy stars passed through the orbit of Mack Sennett: Harold Lloyd, W.C. Fields and of course, Charlie Chaplin. Once the reign of silent films gave way to “talkies,” the studio reinvented itself. The open-air areas were enclosed so that the films could have better sound and lighting.

Continually Reinvented

Hollywood and show business has changed. So did Mack Sennett Studios throughout the years. Today, there are multiple stages to choose from. Stage 1 has five thousand square feet of space and Stage 2 has two thousand square feet of space. They have enough room to perform any kind of shoot. Beyond that, each stage has their own facilities, too: full kitchens, green rooms and white cycs. Each can be used for far more than just filming a movie or television show. In addition, the facilities can be transformed to be the perfect venue for live events, concerts, exhibitions, gatherings and more – these stages combine the best of modern technology with the prestige of Old Hollywood.

A History as Diverse as Hollywood Itself

Our facility is primarily known for our namesake as well as Mabel Normand. However, many figures of Hollywood and show business royalty have used our facilities for their shoots and events. Celebrities like Donna Summer, Martin Scorsese, Jay-Z and David Lynch as well as major brands like Hollywood Reporter to Netflix, Lexus have visited Mack Sennet studios in the past. We’re proud of the sheer number of show business professionals who use our facilities, because it shows the lasting power of Mack Sennett Studios.

Your film, television show or other event is too important to be left to amateurs and chance. We have everything you need to get the job done, including equipment rentals, catering, light rails that can be adjusted, a floor-level loading door and more. Give us a call or head to our site to become a part of Hollywood history.


We are counting down the days to the iHEARTSILVERLAKE EASTSIDE FOOD FESTIVAL that’s happening THIS SUNDAY at Mack Sennett Studios! We’ve partnered with Castle Gourmet and Food is the New Rock to program an afternoon filled with the most mouthwatering food and extraordinary entertainment, all for our beloved Eastside Community!

Where else will you find LA’s hottest chefs, food critics, musicians, comedians and more coming together under one roof to support the local foodie scene that makes Los Angeles thrive? Come hungry because admission includes ALL YOU CAN EAT access to 25+ participating restaurants. The entire event holds a focus on sustainability and proceeds will benefit PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). CLICK HERE for a complete list of vendors, special guest appearances and a schedule of events… Hurry up and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW as we can guarantee due to overwhelming popularity this event is going to sell out!!  



On September 14th we invited KCRW’s Jason Kramer to host our 2nd installment of The #MSSFILMCLUB! This month we showed “The Past is a Grotesque Animal”, a documentary about the band Of Montreal, followed by a Q&A discussion with special guests Jason Miller, the film’s director/producer/editor and Andrew Napier, the producer/editor of the film. 

Click here to view the movie trailer incase you missed it!

Each month we will be screening a different documentary chosen and hosted by notable LA creatives and visionaries, followed by a Q&A session and discussion with special guests and surprises. $10 suggested donation includes the screening, drinks from our hosted bar, and popcorn. Please RSVP HERE if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you at one of them soon!



On October 9th, we invite you to experience Tech Out LA at Mack Sennett Studios, a one-day interactive conference that celebrates tech’s bright future and the innovators who will usher it in.

Packed with high-energy panelscaptivating keynotes, interactive tech and immersive breakout sessions, TechOut LA brings togethertech founders, entrepreneurs and STEM/STEAM educators behind one goal: to bring tech training into the classroom so that students can contribute these skills as future entrepreneurs.

It’s a day for networking, collaborating, learning, inspiring and — most importantly — experiencing the innovation. Visit Techoutla.comfor more information and to purchase tickets. Subscribers to the Mack Sennett Studios newsletter (that’s you!) can receive a 10% discount on tickets using the code TECHOUTMACK at the eventbrite checkout.

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EVENT: Vice + Rayban's Pants Off Party

Guests checked their pants at the door to catch a rare free performance by The Orwells Saturday night at the Noisey and Ray-Bans “Pants Off Party.” The evening also included an open bar and DJ sets by Franki Chan and Brrrang-A-Dang. Big shout out to PHHHOTO for pulling in over 1,000 animated Gifs of the night’s pantless action, you can creep on those here.

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