Nothing says “Hollywood success” like Starline Tours adding a star’s home to the route of their Movie Stars’ Homes Tour. That was the thinking from the creators of the new television series “Lopez”.
The TVLand series, starring George Lopez as himself, turned to Starline Tours to depict how Lopez struggles to balance being a famous comedian in the real world and the social media cyberworld. The show’s writer, Chip Pope plays the role of a Starline tour guide in some of the episodes airing Wednesday nights. While the real Starline Tour uses personal headsets for passengers so as not to broadcast in neighborhoods, Pope’s guide character, openly interacts with passengers, Lopez and his nosy neighbor, Stephen, played by James Connor. Pope’s costume, an actual uniform from Starline Tours, and the trademark open-air van seen on the streets of Hollywood, complete the authenticity.
When the Jimmy Kimmel show wanted to make a colossal announcement recently, producers looked no further than Starline Tours, their across-the-street neighbor. Starline operates the CitySightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off 100-mile tour route through the LA area. A double-decker bus was the perfect way for Kimmel to announce he is running for Vice President of the United States.
Starline’s double-decker buses provide a moving billboard and two-story “stage” for many celebrity-related events in the area. The company’s iconic open air van was also recently featured on the album cover for singer Lana Del Rey, and Carpool Karaoke on “The Late Late Show” with James Cordon.
“Starline Tours welcomes the opportunity to be part of the scene”, says Carlos Villar, Senior Marketing Manager for Starline Tours. “While our main business is tours and transportation as we move about a million people in each year throughout Los Angeles, it’s great fun for us to put the ‘Hollywood stamp’ on a show or promotion. No other tour company can deliver the location.” Production companies interested in working with Starline Tours may contact Villar at [email protected] or find out more at www.starlinetours.com.