It was this love for the automobile that
lead to Michael J. Kopilec coming up with the concept of "Brokering"
cars. In 1985, he introduced this concept to the film industry
by opening the very first picture car brokering company, Classic
Car Suppliers. (For the full story, go to About
Classic Car Suppliers). His innovative concept was an immediate
success and Classic Car Suppliers established itself as Hollywood's
leading picture car provider.
Classic Car Suppliers has given thousands
of Southern California car owners the rare opportunity of making
money by having their cars appear in feature films, cable and
tv movies, commercials, music videos, magazines, album covers,
brochures, and print ads. Now, car owners all across the U.S.
and Canada have that same opportunity.
Utilizing the Internet, Michael J. Kopilec
has taken his concept of "brokering" cars nationwide. In 1999,
Classic Car Suppliers changed it's name to NationwidePictureCars.com
and started offering its services on-line.
A state-of-the-art search engine was custom
built exclusively for the Web site of NationwidePictureCars.com,
enabling production companies to search for picture vehicles in
their area. Search results include photos of vehicles matching
their individual search criteria, vehicle specifications, rental
information, and mileage between shoot locations and vehicles.
To be able to include all this information in the search results,
extensive information for each vehicle must be formatted and input
into the database. The process is very time consuming and to have
had the staff of NationwidePictureCars.com take on this additional
task would have prevented them from spending the amount of time
needed to take care of the production companies' needs.
In an effort to maintain the quality
service that has come to be expected of NationwidePictureCars.com,
a second company, MovieVehicles.com was set up to maintain the
search engine database. The diversification allows the staff of
NationwidePictureCars.com to focus on the needs of production
companies and the staff of MovieVehicles.com to focus on the needs
of car owners wanting to work in the film industry, while the
combination of the 2 creates a picture car brokering company that
is responsive to the needs of production companies and car owners