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Job Posting: NYMF 2016 Technical & Mgmt Positions

By |January 29th, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Tinc Productions are seeking applicants for several technical positions in this year’s festival.

NYMF is the largest annual musical theatre festival in America. Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City’s Theatre District. Approximately 50 different events are presented for a total of around 200 performances over the course of 3 weeks in July. […]

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Broadway

By |January 22nd, 2016

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

By |January 13th, 2016

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, […]

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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

By |January 5th, 2016

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

By |December 22nd, 2015

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 […]

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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

By |December 18th, 2015

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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    Playing with Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

Playing with Fire: 3 Considerations for Special Effects in Live Events

By |December 16th, 2015

The entire month of December, Tinc is partnering with Propared to present a series of of blogs focused on event safety.
 

Earlier this month I had the honor of attending the annual summit of the Event Safety Alliance. We heard a presentation given by Bob Ross, Doug Adams, and Fiona Thain from Pyrotek about some of the serious considerations that need to be taken into account when deciding whether or not to use special effects in your show. […]

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16 Tips for Managing Tent Risk in Live Events

By |December 8th, 2015

The entire month of December, Tinc is partnering with Propared to present a series of of blogs focused on event safety.

Last week I had the honor of attending the annual summit of the Event Safety Alliance. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of blogs on some of what I learned.

We heard a presentation given by Tim Roberts about the complexities and potential dangers of designing, setting up, and operating tents […]

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GETTING PAID: 3 Steps to Completing Employee Paperwork

By |November 19th, 2015

Written by Bridin Clements

For new technicians, moving to the city can sometimes be overwhelming. So many sights, so much constant motion. The good thing is that it also means a lot of work is to be had!  Shows, elaborate parties, corporate meetings, galas.  At Tinc, we work across all of these event types. Translation? We hire a lot of technicians. Lots of hiring means a lot of onboarding. The techs we hire don’t always have the […]

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    Who Gets Production Credit in the Theatre (And Why It Matters)

Who Gets Production Credit in the Theatre (And Why It Matters)

By |November 6th, 2015

Written by Bridin Clements

We have been following the recent news about the New York Times’ decision to omit the list of designer credits from theatrical reviews. Last month Local USA 829 asked members of its union to protest the decision, and last week 80 influential playwrights wrote to the paper, urging them to restore the credits. In its sample letter, the union emphasizes the importance of the credits box to “theatre-goers and professionals alike.” By removing these credits, the […]