Yesterday we held our first live chat with members of the Theatre, Event and Venue Management Slack Group. Our topic for the month was best practices in pre-production. We compiled the conversation into a blog here. It’s been lightly edited for continuity and readability.
Event managers work in stressful environments. In an industry that cannot function without the efforts of hundreds to carry off an event, conflicts are bound to happen. Here’s a few thoughts about how to resolve conflicts at work when they happen and some tips to reduce the likelihood of them occurring again.
If you manage live events, you've likely heard of Blizzard Lighting. The LED manufacturer and distributor is one of the leading companies in the industry, providing high quality equipment for bands, production companies, clubs, theaters, churches, and more.
But what you might not think about is that Blizzard, like almost all event production companies, works hard to establish a consistent framework for logistics tracking and scheduling. An event planner might be concerned with getting everything delivered to a single venue. The Blizzard team has to coordinate equipment shipped out to hundreds of facilities across the world. That takes a high level of management efficiency.