Eastern Effects' mission is to provide service that exceeds our customer's expectations, deliver equipment of only the highest quality, and sustain a business founded on accountability, integrity, and good communication.

We pride ourselves in being a customer-driven company, providing a "one-stop-shop" experience for our customers to satisfy their unique needs for on-location and in-studio productions. We offer a full line of lighting and grip equipment, generators, expendables, trucking, sound stages and production offices.

With over 75,500 pieces of equipment in our inventory, Eastern Effects is one of the largest lighting and grip equipment rental houses servicing the New York City metropolitan and surrounding region.  

We strive to be a business that makes a difference for people.  

Laura Gahrahmat Managing Partner

Chris Hayes Managing Partner

Ian DefibaughDirector of Operations

Phil Warren Inside Sales Manager

Alex AurichioRental Manager

Colin BergRental Manager

Bruce JonesRental Manager

Julie MulhearnAccounts Manager

Margaret KapkoAdministrative Assistant

Kyle McGroaryStudio Manager

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Luke CurranStudio Services Associate

Jahfari JohnsonStudio Services Associate

Magdaleno MunguiaFacilities Technician

Jimmy RivasStudio Services Associate

Patrick Kwiatkowski Equipment Services Manager

Benjamin Martinez Inventory Control Associate

Jason Peng Equipment Services Associate

Leon ChaseEquipment Repair Technician

Derrick Clarke Equipment Services Associate

Tim Coan Equipment Services Associate

Patrick Hayes Vehicle Services Manager

Patrick Hayes Vehicle Services Manager

Deameion Watson Transportation Supervisor

David Squilliciotti Inhouse Driver

David Squilliciotti In-House Driver

Joe Chiofalo On location driver

Joe Chiofalo On-Location Driver





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