New Deal Studios knows how to think small. The visual effects company provides the movie industry with miniatures, props, and other physical design services that eschew computer generated techniques. New Deal Studios also operates a digital effects studio and offers stage and equipment rental. Customers have included Warner Bros. , Twentieth Century Fox , Focus Features , and Paramount . The company was founded in 1995 as Hunter/Gratzner Industries, a traditional model shop. It purchased the assets of The Chandler Group in 2001 and subsequently expanded its production offerings, becoming New Deal Studios.