The Golden Oak Ranch understands that adapting to the changing needs of the entertainment industry is vital to its success. Location Managers, Scouts, Producers, Directors and more rely greatly on the ability to view locations online. In order to better assist its clients, the Ranch has launched this new website with fresh, detailed imagery as well as user-friendly features such as an interactive map and a fun new way to navigate called “The Scout’s Desk”. This website has all the information you need in order to visit or film at the Ranch and the contact information for Ranch staff so you can set up your scout as soon as possible.
Disney and ABC Studios have completed two state-of-the-art back lots on the Golden Oak Ranch. The 42 storefront Business District was constructed entirely with filmmakers in mind. Straight, horizontal rooflines make creating CGI backdrops simpler and the layout of the buildings makes shooting one style of architecture, while leaving another style out of the scene, trouble-free. In addition, the street can embody almost any time period or city, allowing a director to make his vision come to life whether it be 1920s Chicago or present day New York.
Along with the Business District, Disney and ABC Studios constructed a Residential Street, consisting of 14 homes, each embodying a different architectural style on a curved road designed to allow you to film only the houses you’d like, with the ability to leave the others out of view. Many of the houses have full backyards while all have full, manicured front yards ready to be dressed or filmed as-is. Architectural design of the homes is representative of both the East and West coasts, as well as many places in between.