Meet Our Team

Executive Assistant

Nathan Haskell |

Nathan has been with The Hand Prop Room since 1996. He started at the age of 15, working part-time in the summer while still in high school.

Once Nathan graduated, he became a full-time HPR employee. His determination and hard work, along with his research skills and ability to multitask, were key to him becoming Floor Manager, General Manager, and most recently, Executive Assistant.

Nathan’s mother and father both hail from the film industry. Prior to retiring, Nathan’s father, Terry Haskell, was a highly sought-after prop master and had a long, rewarding career. His mother, Nancy Cone, was a wardrobe stylist and costume designer who has worked on such films as A Few Good Men, G.I. Jane and Interview With A Vampire. It’s no wonder Nathan is so good at what he does. It’s in his blood!

When not at HPR, Nathan is busy hosting a local podcast as well as being an underground hip hop artist. He’s also a die-hard Clipper, Dodger and Packers fan.

General Manager

Reynaldo Castillo |

Rey has been with The Hand Prop Room since 2002. He started in our Returns Department, where he quickly became manager. Shortly thereafter, Rey transitioned to our sales team, eventually becoming Sales Manager and achieving a recent promotion to General Manager.

Rey carries a Dangerous Goods Permit and handles all of our dangerous goods shipping.

Rey is passionate about the research part of his job. He loves diving into a specific event or time period. He also prides himself on doing the best job possible for his clients. His biggest reward is seeing props he helped procure on the big screen.

In his spare time, Rey likes to hike, relax, take in a movie, go to new restaurants and sample new foods.


Frank Aguayo |

Frank joined The Hand Prop Room in 2000 in our Returns Department. Since then, he has enjoyed being part of a team dedicated to growing the business into an innovative and creative prop house.

Frank loves the challenges and creativity that comes with his job. He thrives on learning from his clients.

Frank attended El Camino College and lives in Southeast Los Angeles with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, taking road trips and exploring new eateries with his wife and children.


Luis Alvarez |

Luis has been with us since 1990! As with many of our sales staff, Luis started in the Returns Department, where he worked for 3 years before deciding to move up into sales.

Luis quickly realized he had a passion for antique items and soon became the go-to for many clients working on period projects. Luis has a vast knowledge of the Civil War period as well as many other eras.

Luis is very passionate about the history of many props at The Hand Prop Room, including their use on and off screen.

In his spare time, Luis likes to spend time with family, watching sports and cooking shows.


Remo Popolizzio |

Remo started at HPR in 2013. He worked with us as an intern while getting his AA Degree in Film Production. Remo also holds a Broadcasting Degree from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

Remo did such a great job and showed so much potential while interning, he was asked to join our sales team full time. Despite his relatively shorter time on staff, Remo can break down, research and pull together a show like any seasoned veteran.

When Remo is not juggling multiple orders at HPR, he loves to spend time with his children. He’s also very passionate about film and its storied history. He loves to go to the movies and discover old and new theaters.


Anthony Valdez |

The newest member of our sales team, Anthony was born and raised on the East Coast. He moved to Los Angeles in 2021 with the hopes of working in the movie industry. He got his wish when he started in the HPR Returns Department and was recently elevated to sales.

In his spare time, Anthony likes to write scripts. He is also a huge fan of buddy cop movies.

Our Other Locations

Georgia Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room Georgia, LLC

HPR Custom Georgia, LLC

7468 Jonesboro Rd., Unit 119
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Ph: 323.931.1534

Fx: 323.931.2145

Louisiana Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room Louisiana, LLC

HPR Custom Louisiana, LLC

500 Clyde Fant Parkway, Suite 200
Shreveport-Bossier, LA 71101

Ph: 323.931.1534

Fx: 323.831.2145

Michigan Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room Michigan, LLC

HPR Custom Michigan, LLC

Wright-Kay Building, 1500 Woodward Ave., #600
Detroit, MI 48226

Ph: 323.831.1534

Fx: 323.931.2145

New Mexico Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room New Mexico, LLC

HPR Custom New Mexico, LLC

5026 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Ph: 323.931.1534

Fx: 323.931.2145

New York Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room New York, LLC

HPR Custom New York, LLC

17 Vail Ave., Apt B
Staten Island, NY 10309

Ph: 929.308.0060

Texas Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room Texas, LLC

HPR Custom Texas, LLC

1350 Manufacturing St., Suite 111
Dallas, TX 75207-6509

Ph: 323.931.1534

Fx: 323.931.2145

Pennsylvania Prop Services

The Hand Prop Room Pennsylvania, LLC

HPR Custom Pennsylvania, LLC

500 Office Center Dr., Suite 400
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Ph: 323.931.1534

Fx: 323.931.2145