Now Taking Scholarship Applications for HFF18

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Yozmit Walker of Do You: Migration of the Monarchs, one of the awardees of the 2017 Fringe Scholarships // Photo: Matt Kamimura

We are excited to announce the return of Fringe Scholarships! 

Fringe Scholarships are available to first-time Hollywood Fringe producers who self-identify as contributing to the ethnic, cultural, racial, age, mentally or physically disabled, sexual orientation, or gender identity diversity of the Fringe community.

A total of 10 Fringe Scholarships will be awarded after review by our scholarship committee, consisting of a jury of previous Fringe participants, scholarship winners and members of select outside organizations.

The scholarship provides free registration for a Fringe production, a stipend toward venue and production costs, a Fringe mentor and more! To learn more about application requirements and award details, or to apply, visit hollywoodfringe.org/scholarships.

 

Applications are due November 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Fringe Scholarships will be awarded in early January.

 


The HFF18 Creative Workshop Series

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Learn from a panel of Fringe veterans about their writing and creative development best practices during the Creative Workshop series // Photo: Matt Kamimura

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Creative Workshop series this fall. 

Join us on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th at one or all of our Creative Workshops focused on creative development and the writing process. The workshops are intended for those new to writing for the stage, but veteran Fringe participants will also gain new tips, strategies, and insights into the creative process. The Creative Workshops directly complement the spring 2018 Workshops and Town Halls, which focus on marketing, budgeting, and registration. Admission to all the workshops is free.
 
Each workshop will include a small panel of veteran Fringe writers, who will share their experiences and answer questions. There will be two sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday, all hosted at Studio/Stage.

Registration for the workshops is highly recommended. Seats fill up quickly. To reserve your space, register by clicking the links above.


New Staff Opportunity: Publicity Manager

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We are looking for a Publicity Manager to join our team!

Fringe Publicity Manager Job Description 

Responsibilities

  • The Publicity Manager will support the Communications Director in an effort to expand the visibility of the Hollywood Fringe Festival by managing and developing the publicity department for the organization.

  • Collaborate with the Communications Team on an Editorial Calendar and coordinate press releases with other marketing efforts (weekly newsletters, social media, etc).  

  • Develop a Pitch Plan to creatively pitch new and existing press contacts about upcoming Fringe events and programs.

  • Draft, edit and send press releases to our list of press and industry contacts.

  • Maintain the Fringe Press List by researching new contacts, removing old contacts and building relationships with existing contacts.

  • Secure news coverage for the Hollywood Fringe Festival as well as year-round initiatives (workshops, Town Halls, deadlines, etc).

  • Influence decisions about marketing, advertising and other initiatives.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in publicity & press relations (Candidate must have experience pitching and/or writing press releases)

  • Candidate should be proficient in basic computer skills (Bonus points for experience with Google Docs/Sheets, MailChimp and/or Slack)

  • Available to work 5-10 hours per week in the off-season (July through December), 10-20+ hours per week during pre-season (January through March) and Festival season (April through June), depending on current initiatives.

  • Desire to work in the Fringe environment: we are a young non-profit arts organization centered around an annual festival.

  • Ideally, the candidate will be an imaginative, confident and hard-working team player.

 

What to Expect

  • A fast-paced, collaborative work environment.

  • A workplace for self-starters.

  • A high level of contact with Senior Staff, especially the Communications Director.

  • Opportunity to shape a role and advance in a young, active, and growing non-profit organization.

 

Qualified candidates should have prior experience (or similar skills), and excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills. Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter describing why you would like to be a part of the Fringe team to our Communications Director, Stacy Jones Hill ([email protected]). An honorarium will be provided each Fringe season.

 

Deadline to apply is October 1.

 

 

 

 


Announcement: The 2018 Festival Dates

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We'll be back!

We are so excited to announce that the Hollywood Fringe Festival will return for its ninth year June 7th – 24th, 2018. Previews begin a week before and run May 31st – June 5th. All are invited to the Opening Night Party taking place on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 (there will be no scheduled performances on this date).
 
Registrants can get started today by creating a project


The HFF17 Interns: Alex Prehm

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Alex (right) pictured with Volunteer Director Stina Pederson // Photo: Matt Kamimura

The last installment of our Intern Blog series comes from Alex Prehm, our HFF17 Volunteer Coordinator Intern.
 
In early April, I was a month away from graduating college and I had nothing lined up for summer.  Considering that I am a type-A personality, this lack of direction caused me enormous amounts of stress. Thankfully, my anxiety subsided when I saw a poster in the commons area searching for interns for the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. I had heard of the festival before, and being a theatre major, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity. And boy was I right!
 
During the 3 and a half weeks I worked for the festival, I was part of a dedicated group of artists and theatre lovers. The Fringe has been so open and accepting, that this internship didn’t feel like going to a job, it felt more like going home. The Fringe has provided a sense of community that is unmatched. It is inspiring to know that even in the age of Trump, when the world feels like it’s been flipped upside-down, there still is a dedicated group supporting art and theatre in LA. 
 
I highly recommend anyone thinking about interning for the Hollywood Fringe Festival to go for it. It’s hard work at times, but it is the most rewarding and fulfilling work I’ve ever done. Being apart of this amazing group of people is worth it in and of itself. 

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