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Announcing the Return of Office Hours

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Cheers! // Photo by Rich Clark

Join Hollywood Fringe staff and participants every Wednesday for the return of Office Hours! Office Hours are casual meet-ups at different bars around Hollywood that offer you a weekly chance to network and drink with other Fringers!

Use #drinkingaboutfringe on Twitter or Instagram (or check this blog post regularly) for updates on locations, specials, and more. Office hours are always at 6 pm on Wednesdays beginning April 15, at the following bars:

April 15 | Three Clubs (1123 Vine St) – $2 off well drinks, $1 off beer, $10 house cocktails
April 22 |  Lost Property (1704 Vine St)
April 29 | Sassafras (1233 N. Vine St)
May 6 | Pig N’ Whistle (6714 Hollywood Blvd) - $3 drafts, $4 Well Drinks and House Wine

May 13 | 9 on Vine (1253 Vine St.) -  Well liquor $4, All drafts & bottles $4, All starters/bites $4. Specials on entrees.  

May 20 | TBD
May 27 | TBD

You remember how we keep telling you about the importance of networking to succeed at Fringe? Now’s your chance! The more the merrier – hope to be #drinkingaboutfringe with you soon!

Sample Fringe Budgets

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Photo by Nick Cimiluca

Over the weekend at Workshop II, we did a lot of talking about where and when to spend your dollars when producing a Fringe show. The overall consensus was that there are no hard and fast rules— that you need to do what’s best for you, your production and most importantly, your story.


Here are two sample budgets from two very different productions. We hope this helps!



A big thanks to David LeBarron and Monica Miklas for sharing! 

Fringe and the 99 Seat Theatre Plan

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Greetings, Fringers!

I have little doubt that you are following the stories surrounding the changes to the 99 Seat Theatre Plan proposed by Actors’ Equity. We visited AEA’s headquarters in North Hollywood to ensure we passed on accurate information to you.

Question: How do the proposed changes to the 99 Seat Theatre Plan impact HFF15 productions?

Answer: Not at all.

The 2015 festival is business-as-usual in terms of AEA contracts. If you want to include a union actor in your project, you need to prepare a 99 Seat Theatre Plan application (available at Actorsequity.org) just as you always have. We have verification from Equity that they will be accepting these applications through most of June – even if the proposed changes (or some variant thereof) go into effect.

Once HFF15 is in the history books, we will sit down with AEA to discuss how any changes will impact 2016 Fringe participants and how we might operate within this new environment.

I hope this clears up some of those questions you have – at least for now. As we move through next year you can be sure we will be keeping you all in the loop.

Still have questions?

You can contact AEA directly by emailing: [email protected] or contact the Fringe at [email protected]

Thanks and Fringe On!

Ben Hill, Festival Director 
The Hollywood Fringe Festival
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2015 Fringe Intern Positions

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2014 Fringe Interns jumping for joy!

We are looking for smart, motivated individuals to help the Fringe staff mount the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. It’s a big job but it’s also very rewarding one. Some of our past interns have even moved on to become Fringe staff. 

To apply for any of these internships, send a cover letter and resume to our Volunteer Director, Stina Pederson ([email protected]). Deadline to apply is April 30th. 


FringeTV Production Intern (1 Intern)

Applicants are encouraged to watch an episode or two of FringeTV 2014.

Qualifications

  • Interest in film production, including camera, sound, lighting, and script supervision.

  • Flexibility, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to take direction.

  • Strong verbal communication skills a must.

  • Willingness to perform a variety of tasks and eagerness to participate a must.

  • Should have proficiency in Google Docs (especially spreadsheets). Ability to bring/use personal laptop on the job a plus.

  • Production experience a plus but not required (note prior experience in application).

Responsibilities

  • The Production Intern will directly assist Hollywood Fringe staff in the production of FringeTV by performing a variety of production tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Work may include making sure the team stays on schedule, helping set up shots, conducting interviews, running sound, taking photos, and more.

  • The Intern will act as a script supervisor, assistant director and production assistant. There will be opportunities to use the camera and give creative input.

  • The Intern will assist by providing comprehensive visual coverage of the festival (with photos and video), both independently and according to a pre-set schedule.

  • The Intern will also assist with a variety of daily tasks like cleanup and errands.

What You Will Gain

  • Intern can expect to gain hands on experience in film production and leadership by working in various production roles.

  • Intern will learn about camera equipment and have the opportunity to use equipment.

  • Intern will see direct results of efforts as FringeTV goes online during the festival.

Details

  • Full availability in June (30+ hours per week).


Volunteer Intern (1 Intern)

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Fringe! Applicants should be excited to work with festival volunteers and learn the ins and outs of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Qualifications

  • Specific desire to be involved in the festival on a day to day basis is a must.

  • Background in customer service/administration desired.

  • The ideal candidate possesses the ability to lead by example and understands having fun within a professional context.

  • Ability to keep a level head in the midst of great fun and confusion.

Responsibilities

  • Volunteer management, deployment, and supervision at festival events.

  • Intern serves as a point of contact between festival staff and other volunteers.

  • Intern represents the festival at various public community events, and ensures that volunteers are following festival codes of conduct.

  • Intern will spend most time in the social space managing volunteers and fulfilling staff requests for help.

What You Will Gain

  • Intern can expect to gain experience in management and administration.

  • Intern will receive hands on festival experience and become well-versed in all aspects of the Fringe Festival.

Details

  • 25-30 hours a week in the month of June.

  • Hours may vary from morning obligations to late night hours.

  • Intern will work directly under the Volunteer Director.


Fringe Central Production Intern (1-3 Interns)

Applicants should enjoy creativity and physical labor.  

Qualifications

  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 75lbs) without assistance.

  • A knowledge of and experience with power tools (owning tools a plus).

  • Not scared of heights or ladders.

  • Can follow simple verbal instructions quickly and efficiently.

  • Positive, can-do attitude, punctuality, and clear communication skills.

  • A background in design, architecture, carpentry, art, or technical theater preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Work will primarily include creating interactive architecture and exciting environments within Fringe Central for Fringe parties and special events – working with Fringe Central Production Team to design, build, set, and strike.

  • Intern may be asked to run errands/pick-ups/drop-offs, gather supplies, etc, to streamline the production process.

  • Intern may be left unsupervised to complete projects and must be able to produce said projects with confidence, style, and integrity under a deadline.

  • Intern may be responsible for painting, hanging lights, festoons, paper mache, and other artistic endeavors.

What You Will Gain

  • Intern can expect to gain hands-on experience designing and building large-scale installations.

  • Intern will see the direct fruits of his/her labor at Fringe events.

Details

  • Intern must provide own transportation (modest mileage reimbursement provided).

  • There will be heavy days of work with little-to-no work in between.  Expect to work every Saturday, most Wednesdays and be on call to work Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays in the month of June. Mondays will always be off.

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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. // Photo: FringeTV

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. 

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No Ex'p Required...

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Life & Death. Love & War. Rich & Poor. All of these will affect our lives, but their effects will rarely be the same. So, will you listen or lecture? Because for better or worse, when it comes to the human condition, there's - No Ex'p Required...

Rent this Space

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Advertising with the Hollywood Fringe Festival is an excellent way to promote your project, organization, brand, or cause. Buy an advertisement now on our website or printed guide.

Don't Talk About It, SP!T About It

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Spoken Word Ensemble Theatre written in contemporary metered and free verse; SP!T dances between dialogue and soliloquy, bravely exploring the important themes of our times.