Founded by Doug Smith, Production Consultants and Equipment (PC&E) began renting equipment in the early 1980’s. Doug started PC&E with the purchase of a single grip truck and a lighting package. It was important to Doug and to the growth of the Atlanta film and video market to give production companies and technicians the latest in equipment and studio space. Doug was still working as a freelancer in those early days and worked with others to grow the pool of available equipment in Atlanta. He then dedicated himself full time to growing PC&E into the premier source of camera and lighting and grip and well thought out sound stages.
In 2012, Doug Smith sold his interest in the company to the employees, and PC&E became an ESOP, an employee owned company. Doug remained as CEO until 2018 when he retired from the role. At our 35th Anniversary party that year, Doug was presented with a proclamation from Governor Nathan Deal commemorating his contributions to the film industry in Georgia. He remained actively involved with PC&E in his role as Chairman of the Board until he stepped down from the Board of Directors at the end of June 2022.
In July 2022, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the inception of our ESOP began working with a new Board of Directors. We are proud to announce that our new Board members are Chairperson Debra Shoaf, Chief Financial Officer of the Atlanta Community Food Bank; Board Secretary Jeff Doud of Jeff Doud and Associates; Jerry Pece, DGA First AD; Beth Talbert, VP/General Manager Studio Operations Eagle Rock Studios; and Angela Ham, PC&E Chief Financial Officer.
PC&E now has deep inventory of motion picture cameras such as the ARRI Mini LF and now the ARRI Alexa35 as well as others. A rolling stock of over 20 vehicles, LED, HMI and Tungsten Lighting, Chapman and Fisher dollies, Crawford generators, and three top-of-the-line sound stages truly makes PC&E your “one stop shop.”