Alaska Structures Leases Fabric Buildings for Movie & TV Sets

Image by Siggy Nowak from Pixabay 

On a movie or television set for filming, any item an actor interacts with is considered a prop. Whether it’s Indiana Jones’ whip, a Jedi’s lightsaber, the cardboard cutout castle in Monty Python, or the “horses” they rode, these are all props that require creative design or storage for safekeeping throughout the duration of the production. 

Every prop in any given movie needs to be believable to the audience. If it doesn’t look the part, the whole scene may break the experience for viewers. In older movies, this wasn’t so significant, but with Hi-Res, Blu-Ray, and now 4k televisions, even barcodes can be made out on screen. 

This means that it is a far greater challenge to recreate a facsimile of the real thing, and the smallest mistake will likely be noticed and called out.


[Related: How TV Sets and Movie Production Facilities Can Use Fabric Structures]



When TriStar Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Disney, or other production studios are looking to film, it often makes more sense to rent or lease props than to spend the money to buy or build them. 

Alaska Structures creates engineered fabric structures used extensively by research organizations, military forces, guide outfitters, and adventure companies operating around the world. 

So, when a movie or television producer requests a scene with a fabric building or camp system used by actual organizations, governments, or businesses, they choose Alaska Structures. 

Alaska Structures offers movie and television production companies options to purchase or lease fabric buildings on and off-screen. 



Movie productions that feature Alaska Structures’ fabric buildings include:



12 Strong - The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers” premiered in 2018. Alaska Structures is the leading supplier of military shelter systems used by the Department of Defense (DOD) and allied forces in the Middle East. 

For the creation of “12 Strong”, leasing the actual military shelter systems used by the soldiers the story is based on, helps tell the story more accurately while drawing the audience into a realistic setting.“12 Strong” is the most recent full-length motion picture that features Alaska Structures. 

Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig

Writers: Ted Tally, Peter Craig, Doug Stanton

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Production Company: Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films 

Distributed by: Warner Bros (North America) and Lionsgate (International)




Used on the set of Cliffhanger

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Written by: John Long and Michael France

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker

Production Company: Carolco Pictures, Canal+, Pioneer, RCS Video (in Association with) Cliffhanger Productions

Distributed by: TriStar Pictures (a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group)




Production tents & storage on the set of True Lies

Directed by: James Cameron

Written by: Claude Zidi, Simon Michael

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

Production Company: 20th Century Fox (owned by 21st Century Fox) and Lightstorm Entertainment

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox




Photo by Aditya Vyas on Unsplash

Directed by: Michael Bay

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel

Production Company: Di Bonaventura Pictures and Hasbro Studios

Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures (North America) and Paramount Pictures (International)

From the set of Transformers

Alaska Structures 

If you work with the entertainment industry, contact us today to discuss your building needs and production schedule. One of our experienced engineers will assist you with the customization and design of your fabric building. 

Telephone: +1-907-344-1565


Or use our online contact form to submit an inquiry.

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