Since the Hub Los Angeles successfully opened nine months ago (their co-working environment is now second home-office to more than 200 members) the Hub now proudly opened it’s second creative initiative; Media Lab.
According to CFO Ann Le, the media lab is a logical extension of the Hub L.A.'s mission to create a collaborative, social community for impact professionals, since so many Hub members are already working in media and given Los Angeles’s status as an entertainment capital. The media lab attempts to answer the question, “How do we get media and entertainment to align themselves with other sectors we have upstairs?” in Le’s words, like nonprofits and social enterprises.
There’s a 35-person screening room that can be rented out for $125, conference rooms, a mobile green screen, two video editing bays, and a computer station to try-before-you-buy expensive software.
It’s easy for writers or other laptop-bound freelancers to head off to a coffee shop, but for creatives who rely on more equipment than fits in a tote bag, like video editors and filmmakers, the options for space and community are more limited and expensive.
The Hub idea is nothing new (originated in London in 2005,) yet in a time, when we talk so often about social connection, local initiatives, mobility, and the global economy, places like The Hub L.A. perfectly touches on all of these areas simply by offering an alternative brand of shared workspace and inviting in like-minded individuals.
It’s simply a great place to get inspired and feel connected.
Access to the lab starts at $75 per month.