Inside Abrams Artists Agency's New Pacific Design Center Offices
Harry Abrams' eponymous firm had been at 9200 Sunset for 30 years.
For the first time in 30 years, Abrams Artists Agency has new digs.
The talent and literary firm founded by Harry Abrams in 1977 has moved from its longtime home at 9200 Sunset Blvd. to the 11th floor of the Pacific Design Center's eye-catching Red Building, which began accepting tenants last year.
Abrams tells The Hollywood Reporter that his staff has expanded by about 35 to 40 percent over the past four or five years and had outgrown its old space. The new offices add 4,000 square feet, including an in-house production studio. There, clients in the agency's emergent digital media department have access to equipment including Canon EOS 5D Mark III cameras, Cineo Lighting Maverick Bi-Color Portable Kits, Fiilex P360EX LED lights, 27-inch iMac Retina 5K displays and 3-terabyte fusion drives.
"The new offices are representative of how we've grown," Abrams says, noting that the full-service agency's various practice areas now have more distinct spaces to fulfill their needs — for example, the relatively large commercials department has its own reception area, and two in-house audio recording booths (plus a full-time sound engineer) stand by for taping animation and commercial voiceover work.
Abrams is proud of the familial style of his eponymous agency, which now employs 105 people across its Los Angeles and New York headquarters. Wirt Design oversaw much of the interior's decor and furnishings, which include Vioski Palms chairs, Knoll Saarinen tables and Emu Heaven chairs and side tables.
"This is a perfect example of our focus on providing service and value to our clients," Abrams says of the planning that went into carving out the new office space, "hopefully making sure that once they become part of the Abrams family, they're gonna stay with us."