One of Hollywood’s most vivid images is of a director sitting in a folding canvas chair holding a heavy-duty megaphone in front of his mouth and yelling, “Lights, Camera, Action!” Believe it or not, while very few of those quintessential romantic images still occur on a Hollywood set, the ThunderPower megaphone continues to play a big part of movie sets, television talent competitions, reality TV shows, and even as stage props.
Hollywood Producer Robert Koster recalls vividly how his megaphone was critical while shooting a film on Hawaii’s North Shore.
“We were filming in a house on the North Shore, several acres of property. The AD’s (assistant directors) had to operate with bullhorns, hand signals, signal mirrors, anything that could help us communicate. I personally loved the megaphone because the crew could easily hear the command to ‘Roll it!,” said Koster in his memoir Adventures in Hollywood.
The fact is, ThunderPower megaphones are the loudest and most durable megaphones in the world, making them a popular addition to movie and television sets across the country. Not only are they perfect for a tight budget, they also are durable enough to survive even the most rugged location conditions or on-set abuse.
“Celebrities like to be seen. But when they want to be heard, they use ThunderPower Megaphones,” said Ben Burns, CEO and Founder of Discount Two-Way Radio, the parent company of ThunderPower Megaphones.
Megaphone to the Stars
Because megaphones are incredibly popular for the entertainment industry, it’s not surprising to learn that ThunderPower is often seen on the sets and in the hands of celebrities.
Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol, recently used the ThunderPower 450 to generate energy among 10,000 American Idol contestants and even leveraged the bullhorn’s powerful 35 watts of power and decibel strength to garner a sing along among the crowd. This scenario also underscored how the ThunderPower megaphone works incredibly well when needing to engage in crowd control.
When Kirstie Alley was filming her reality TV show, “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life,” the actress used a ThunderPower heavy-duty megaphone to direct her family members through an emergency preparedness drill. The scene punctuated how megaphones can be excellent tools to navigate family members toward safety in case of a fire, earthquake, tornado, and many more.
Fiery celebrity cook Gordon Ramsey also used a ThunderPower megaphone to loudly direct his cooks on “Hell’s Kitchen” while 80’s rocker Cyndi Lauper used one on her show “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual.”
Our megaphones have helped other celebrities communicate on TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Master Chef,” “Monk,” “Last Comic Standing,” and “Sharknado.”
But don’t get the impression that these lightweight and powerful megaphones are only used by movie and television stars. The ThunderPower megaphone also gets red-carpet treatment from these important stars as well:
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Marines
- U.S. Navy
“ThunderPower is the premier megaphone supplier to Hollywood, the military and everyone from the Pop Warner coach to the school principal. ThunderPower has earned a reputation for quality and power,” said Burns.
To find out more about ThunderPower megaphones, call one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales representatives at 866-927-7955.