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2015 Twitter Chat Schedule

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Unfortunately, you'll need more than a typewriter to join the Twitter Chats.

Every year we host a series of Twitter Chats in order for Fringers to meet and mingle online before the festival begins. It’s a great way to recruit audiences and make #fringeships long before June. You’ll get to tweet about how the process is going for you as well as the opportunity to chat with Fringe staff members.

This year we’ll be hosting the Twitter Chats at the following times:

March 23rd, 1:00-2:00pm PDT
April 6th, 7:00-8:00pm PDT
April 20th, 1:00-2:00pm PDT
May 4th, 7:00-8:00pm PDT
May 18th, 1:00-2:00pm PDT
June 1st, 7:00-8:00pm PDT

All you have to do to join the discussion is use the hashtag #hff15. The chat will be moderated by the @HollywoodFringe account. Can’t make the time but still want to participate? All you have to do is schedule a tweet or two using one of the many available Twitter clients.

Twitter Tips:

  • You can only use 140 characters (including spaces and punctuation) in every tweet so brevity is key. 
  • To say something publicly to someone, you can type their Twitter handle into your message (anything that has an “@” before it is someone’s Twitter handle/user name). Other Twitter users will be able to see these messages. 
  • To say something privately to someone, you can send them a Direct Message (they will have to be “following” you first). 
  • To take part in the Fringe conversation, include the hashtag #hff15 in your tweets. You can also search the same hashtag to see what other Fringers are saying
  • Don’t spam people on Twitter. Use it thoughtfully. Post pictures of your rehearsal process, links to your fundraising page, ask people questions about their own production, but DO NOT send the same message fifty times to every Twitter handle you can find. This will directly oppose any goals you may have to make friends. 

2015 Festival Brand Contest

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Fame and fortune await the winner of our annual design contest! Pictured: 2010 Contest Winner, The Blue Freak

You (or one of your friends) can be the head graphic designer for the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival! All you have to do is enter our design contest.

Click here to navigate directly to the contest page.

Dates of the Contest

You can start submitting your designs for the qualifying round starting Monday, February 23rd. To ensure your design is eligible for the final round, make sure we receive your concept by the end of the day on Thursday, February 26th. 

What We Want You to Design

Every year, we produce a printed guide of all the shows produced at our festival. This contest is centered around the GUIDE COVER IMAGE; the seminal representation of the 2015 festival.

Here are the guides from our first five years:

2014 Guide
2013 Guide
2012 Guide
2011 Guide
2010 Guide

Generally, the cover image includes our mascots – “the freaks”. The five main freaks are included on the cover of the 2012 & 2013 Guides. The “look” of these freaks should be adapted to fit the your unique aesthetic so feel free to play into your comfort zone (see the links above for examples of previous adaptations).

The winner of this contest is immediately eligible for additional work finishing off the rest of the guide design. See below for more info.

The Big Prize

The winner of the contest will receive $799 (minus the commission taken by 99Designs) and be eligible for more money to finish off the guide, produce the button and complete other branding needs. Anyone can participate, they just need to create a (free) account on 99Designs.com.

We’d also adapt the images above to be used as print and online ads.

Other Info

Our team has lots of experience working with designers and we have in-house adobe suite experts, so we won’t be constantly going to you for minor updates.

We are ready to answer your questions, so feel free to communicate at will. Just email us at [email protected].

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to your submissions!


Registration is Open!

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on your marks, get set, fringe!

Hey Fringers!

It’s officially here: Participant Registration for the sixth annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is now open. You can begin the three steps of registration by creating a project today. 

Whether you’re merely curious or you already have your posters printed, we suggest checking out the first Town Hall of the season this Saturday, February 7th from 12-2 PM at Hudson Theatres. This event will focus on the Registration process and all you need to know about getting involved in this year’s festival. We highly recommend sending a representative from your production to all of the Town Halls and Workshops (see the full schedule here). You can reserve a seat or just show up! If you can’t attend in person, check out the recordings on our blog or our YouTube Channel a couple of days following the meetings. 
Questions? Contact the festival at [email protected]

Fringe On!
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The HFF15 Town Hall & Workshop Series

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Happy 2015 Fringe Friends!

Time to get this season started! Participant Registration is right around the corner. Plus, we’ve just announced this year’s Town Hall & Workshop series, designed to assist you with all your Fringe endeavors. Check out the full schedule of Town Halls, Workshops and other important dates down below.

We hope that your plans for this year include participation in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival! Whether you’re fully committed or just the teensiest bit curious, you should come to the first Town Hall on February 7th to learn about what it takes to register and to meet some fellow arts enthusiasts. 

The Town Halls are essential gatherings where we take you through all the information you need to know to produce a successful Fringe show; the Workshops are peer-led discussions with a panel of successful Fringe veterans who can tell you exactly what it’s like to be on the ground and making it count during the festival. We’ll also have informal social mixers at a local Hollywood establishment following each of these events. We recommend that you send a representative to each of these meetings— networking this early can be a big advantage!
For those that can’t attend the meetings in person, the events will be recorded and posted on the FringeTV YouTube Channel

Thanks and keep fringing!

Ben

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2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival Stats

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Fest Director Ben Hill at the 2014 Awards

Some might say that there is no room in the film-centric city of Los Angeles for a thriving, vibrant performing arts scene. That there is no close-knit community of theatre-goers in this city. Some might even say the performing arts are dying.

We’ve got the numbers to prove that these things simply aren’t true.

Some facts about the fifth annual Hollywood Fringe Festival:

  • We sold 46,000 tickets this year, which is 11,000 more than in 2013. That’s a 30% growth, people.
  • Since our inaugural festival in 2010, ticket sales have increased 170%.
  • The festival sold an estimated $389,000 in tickets this year (over $130,000 more than in 2013). The central Fringe organization doesn’t touch a dollar of this money— all $389,000 has been returned to Fringe artists and venues.
  • 290 productions participated in this year’s event, securing the Hollywood Fringe’s place as one of the largest open-access arts festivals in the world. During June, nearly 1,500 performances were staged at 64 spaces throughout Hollywood.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s festival!


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