Planet C Studios, a California corporation, is a full-service design, production and post-production studio located in Los Angeles.

As an independent studio, Planet C has maintained production and development offices at several of Hollywood’s major studios, including Universal and its current home on the Warner Bros. Studios’ backlot in Burbank. With its inspiring surroundings and state of the art facilities, Planet C is a unique and creative place. We have cultivated hundreds of professional relationships with individuals and companies all throughout the filmmaking community, including writers, artists, production crew members, equipment rental houses, studio sound stage facilities and more. Founded in 2001, Planet C Studios has worked on a continuous string of both large and small scale projects. Our clients range from the big studios to the independent producer.

Among some of its other achievements, Planet C Studios has produced media for four attractions that have received THEA Awards for Outstanding Achievement (Transformers: The Ride 3D – 2013, Beyond All Boundaries – 2011, Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride – 2005, Men in Black: Alien Attack – 2001),as well as for the Universal Studios’ Backlot Tour, which received a THEA Classics Award in 2002.

Beyond just media, Planet C has developed and produced a multitude of interactive and immersive experiences, live events and attractions. Some examples include Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights “Insidious” VIP Experience in Hollywood, innovative museum exhibit projections and interactives which bring the worlds of Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League to life, and the event-wide concept, design, development, and production of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s “Horror Made Here” events in 2017 and 2018.

Michael Carone


Carone was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Los Angeles, California. With a strong resume of practical production and post-production experience dating back to his teenage years, Carone was hired by Universal Studios immediately after graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) to work at Universal Creative in the media production group. In 2001, Carone founded Planet C Studios to further his career as a Director (DGA) and Producer. Carone recently directed and produced a half-hour comedy pilot, Sensitive Men, featuring Whoopi Goldberg, French Stewart and Metta World Peace, which is currently being considered for series at a premium cable network.


  • Elyse Katz Line Producer / Project Manager

    Elyse has been working in film, documentaries, music, commercials, promotional content and live-events for over 25 years. Her work includes producing live music shows, PBS concerts, as well as project managing new Holocaust testimonies at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History. Just some of Elyse’s credits include PRETTY WOMAN starring Julia Roberts, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, THE UNIVERSAL STUDIO TOUR starring Jimmy Fallon, and the newly released documentary, PELL.

  • Lucas Belkind Creative Supervisor / Post Production

    Lucas Belkind grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where his passion for film, music, and performance began. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Southern California Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's in Visual Anthropology (Documentary Filmmaking). In 2010, he received a Masters with Distinction in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester, England. Lucas has had the privilege of working both behind and in front of the camera on a wide variety of projects ranging from reality and scripted television to music videos, short films, features, and theme park attractions.

  • Javier Vivas Development & Production Editor

    Javier Vivas was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Rafael Belloso Chacin in Maracaibo, Venezuela, he moved to Los Angeles, California in 2009 to pursue his passion of making films. In 2010 he completed his Master's in Fine Arts in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), where his thesis short film called "Jaybird" received many recognitions and was included in many different film festival all across the USA. View Portfolio

  • James Mackin Visual Development Artist

    James is one of the many Michigan colonists that have made the journey out to the sunshine state. Having graduated in 2017 from the University Of Michigan, he has a background in Illustration, Concept Design and Digital Art.

    Mackin joined Planet C via the exclusive intern opportunities program and quickly showed his talent in all areas of art and concept development. In just a short time, James has become an integral part of the Planet C Studios core team.

  • Christopher Biggs SFX Supervisor / Digital Artist

    Christopher Biggs is a cross platform "Digital Ronin" with an emphasis in video production for theme parks. Most recently he's been working with Universal Studios Tours. His credits include multiple video projections for Imagineering at Tokyo Disneyland & Disney Seas, Euro Disney Paris, Disney World Florida, and Disneyland, Anaheim - including such favorite attractions as "The Pirates of the Caribbean", "The Haunted Mansion", "The Little Mermaid", and "Space Mountain."

    Chris and Planet C collaborrate often on projection mapping projects including may effects seen in Warner Bros. Horror Made Here attractions.

  • Tom Clancey Director of Photography

    Tom Clancey has been the Director of Photography for various projects with Planet C Studios including for the pilot episode of the original television comedy "Sensitive Men" featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Metta World Peace, and French Stewart and for Special Venue live action shoots for Universal Studios Hollywood, such as the Studio Backlot Tour, Transformers, Despicable Me, and Halloween Horror Nights.

    In addition, Clancey has an extensive list of feature film, television, commercial, special venue, documentary, and music video credits. Clancey's full credits and examples of his work can be found here: View Portfolio

  • Casey Dodd Artist

    Casey Dodd is an established artist that has created animation concepts, character designs, storyboards, attraction concepts and much more for well renown clients including Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon, MTV Productions, and the Landmark Entertainment Group. His work with Planet C Studios spans original cartoon series development (Harry Hare), Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights attraction / character conceptualization, and new theme park attraction designs. Some of his extensive work can be found here: View Portfolio