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4 Steps to Producing Your Show (Before asking for money)

By: Bridin Clements

So you want to do a show…

As a young producer I frequently get calls from friends in the business.  “I’ve written a show! So what do I do now?”

The questions typically revolve around how to raise money.  What I’ve found is that nine times out of ten, they’re not ready to start raising money just yet.

There are logistical and conceptual questions to be asked before you begin looking for funding. If […]

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Theatre for Change: The Most [Blank] City in America

The Theatre has many purposes; Entertainment, Enlightenment, and Exploration to name a few. It isn’t without wonder that we see current events of today being tackled to this end. We are always excited, though, to see colleagues embarking on projects that they are particularly passionate about. Part of the joy of making theatre is presenting and providing visibility into communities or stories that are under-represented. Current events are often only publicly told from one […]

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From Stage to Screen; Tuning in to Theatre

Written by Bridin Clements

Over the last three years, the theatre community and the TV and Film communities have been exploring ways to merge these art forms.  We’ve watched it happen.  We saw the widespread excitement for one of the first live telecast musicals, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! in 2013. We watched and critiqued Peter Pan Live! and The Wiz Live!, hopeful that with each television special would discover new ways of sharing […]

By |February 5th, 2016|All, White Papers|Comments Off on From Stage to Screen; Tuning in to Theatre
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    Fashion Week 101: The Ultimate Packing List for Working Fashion

Fashion Week 101: The Ultimate Packing List for Working Fashion

New York Fashion Week is quickly approaching.  All over the city freelancers are already working long hours preparing for the various shows and events that will take place in every corner of the city. Last week we shared some insights about what to expect as a freelance technician working on your first Fashion Week. Now let’s talk about what to pack.

In writing this blog, I solicited advice from my dear colleagues who have been […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|White Papers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fashion Week 101: The Ultimate Packing List for Working Fashion

Fashion Week 101: An Introduction to Fashion Week

As we near the end of January, New York begins preparing for a bi-annual event that turns the live event industry on its head: Fashion Week. As a freelance technician or designer you’ve probably heard a little about this mystical time of year and the riches that it potentially affords. Let’s take a look at some of the basics of working as a freelance technician during Fashion Week and what to expect.

Fashion Week […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Event Safety, All, White Papers|Comments Off on Fashion Week 101: An Introduction to Fashion Week

Breaking Down the Barriers to Broadway

Written by Bridin Clements

Last week we attended a talk on How To Make Broadway More Accessible, hosted by The Broadway League and the producers of Spring Awakening.  It featured a great line-up of representatives from groups working with disability, particularly with disability and the performing arts: TDF (Theatre Development Fund), the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Autism Speaks, Deaf West Theatre, Art Beyond Sight, The Broadway League and the Special Olympics.

The conversation was […]

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    So You Want To Do A Festival? 6 Tips for Working on Festival Production Teams

So You Want To Do A Festival? 6 Tips for Working on Festival Production Teams

There are theatrical festivals in NYC pretty much year round, but, recently January has popped up as the new popular festival month. This month, the city is now home to not one performing arts festival (APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters holds their annual global performing arts conference here), but rather 6+. Artists, managers, agents, producers, curators, spend these weeks roaming the city going to the theatre, arts centers, warehouses, dance studios, museums, […]

By |January 13th, 2016|All, White Papers|Comments Off on So You Want To Do A Festival? 6 Tips for Working on Festival Production Teams
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    BRRR! 5 Tips for Surviving Live Event Work in Winter Conditions

BRRR! 5 Tips for Surviving Live Event Work in Winter Conditions

It’s that time of year where you might find yourself saying yes to a call, and then thinking…. “Yikes, it’s going to be cold out there.”  One of the joys of our industry is that it doesn’t stop.  There is work to be had all year round, but that also means that you may find yourself outside working in 10 degree weather.  Here are a few tips for prepping for winter time work and […]

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Making History; Tuning in to Theatre

Thursday the 10th was an exciting day for the theatre community.  The musical Daddy Long Legs became the first show, on or Off-Broadway, to ever live stream a full performance, free of charge on any computer or mobile device.  The announcement of this event sparked the interest of people across the industry, bringing up the exciting yet scary question about the potential of digital media for our industry.

Does the digital experience eliminate “the […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|All, White Papers|Comments Off on Making History; Tuning in to Theatre
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    The Forecast Says Rain: How to Build a Plan for Bad Weather At Events

The Forecast Says Rain: How to Build a Plan for Bad Weather At Events

The entire month of December, Tinc is partnering with Propared to present a series of blogs focused around event safety. This article was first published on December 15, 2015 by Propared. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
 

Why do the best event and production managers spend so much time planning? Even after amassing thousands of hours on site? Quite simply because they know they can’t control everything. Years of experience have taught them to be ready for situations […]

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