THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL BLOG
April 18, 2010 by Ben Hill
We have received several inquiries regarding cover and “special” placement for full page ads in the 2010 Fringe Guide. To keep things fair, we are going to sell special ad placement via an eBay auction. So start your bidding!
Here are the ad placement opportunities for your bidding pleasure:
Click on the links above to view the eBay listings. We will only accept full page (5.3125″ × 8.3125″) ads. All ads are full color.
Auctions begin to close this Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm PDT.
For the winners: Follow up with us on payment options. If you have already paid for an ad, we will only charge you for the balance owed.
Good luck and send your questions to [email protected]
April 14, 2010 by Ben Hill
As our guide is going to press in a matter of days, we will need everyone’s print ads submitted and paid by tomorrow close-of-business. You can learn all about ads by following this link: www.HollywoodFringe.org/ads. Click the “pricing” links at the top of the page to learn about prices and specifications.
Ads will never be this cheap again, so act now. Note that participants receive a 30% discount on print ad pricing.
We also have online ads available – no due date on those; submit them when you are ready. We are averaging over 50k hits a month with two months before the actual event, so this is a great way to get your project/business/organization some exposure.
Some exciting news coming soon on the final numbers for the first year’s Fringe!
Got questions? Email us at [email protected].
April 09, 2010 by Ben Hill
Thanks to all who rallied for the aptly titled “Town Hall II” this past Monday. For those interested in the blow-by-blow minutes of the meeting, here’s an excellent article in bitter lemons
For those who missed it, we taped the whole discussion.
Here is a link to the audio file so you can listen directly.
On the docket:
- Promoting your Show
- Last-minute venue bookings
- Fringe Guide Ads
- Fringe Central Rentals
- Getting around the Fringe
March 24, 2010 by Ben Hill
The Hollywood Fringe Festival
March 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
ANNOUNCING FRINGE TOWN HALL II
members of the community invited to another meeting of the minds
March 23, 2010 by Ben Hill
It’s already turning out to be quite the first year! We are swamped with incoming registrations, eager sponsors, exciting events, and budding partnerships. The community powering this event is coming into focus with venue managers, participant producers, supporters, and local advocates all hunkering down for the days ahead. For a team that has worked tirelessly over the past three years to make this thing a reality, witnessing its imminent genesis is a wonderful feeling.
April 1, the final day of our registration period is fast approaching. The approximately 200 projects submitted to the Fringe are busy finding homes in Hollywood and we are busy helping them.
Last weekend, we joined the organizers of East Hollywood ArtCycle. Check out some of our pictures. What a great event: Art, bicycles, and good times.
With so much great stuff going on, it’s hard to contain the excitement.
I hope everyone is having a great month…much to do, much to do.
Ben Hill, Festival Director
Hollywood Fringe Festival
TOWN HALL & MIXER PART II
Because we had so much fun the last time around, we are happy to announce our second Fringe Town Hall on Monday, April 5 from 6 to 8pm pacific. The venue for this Town Hall will be none other than Fringe Central at the Theatre of Arts Arena Stage at 1624 North Las Palmas directly South of Hollywood Blvd.
For those of you in attendance last time, we will follow roughly the same format: A brief update of all the happenings in Fringe World, followed by a much longer Q&A session. Many venue managers will be in attendance, so if you still haven’t found a home for your project, you may be able to work through the details on April 5.
There will be an informal social gathering right across the Egyptian Theater courtyard at the Pig’n Whistle directly following the Town Hall event . The Mixer lasts from 8 to 10pm. The good folks at The Pig have put together some (inexpensive) drink specials for those in attendance. It’s a great time/place to chat about your Fringe project, work through details, and meet new people with similar goals.
RSVP today if you are on facebook, otherwise send us an email at [email protected] with the number attending in your party.
REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 1
Our regular registration period ends on April 1 – act now to lock down your participation in the first Hollywood Fringe Festival. Most of the venues still have slots available, but don’t delay another moment. Need some direction and/or help finding a home for your project? Email us and we will help you find an appropriate match.
ADS in the FRINGE GUIDE
You can now purchase ads in the printed Fringe Guide and website. Ads are very moderately priced with special 30% discounts to Fringe participants. There’s only a few weeks to purchase an advertisement for the Fringe Guide – submissions close April 15, 2010. Don’t delay, purchase your ad today. The process can be done completely online (surprised?) – check out www.HollywoodFringe/ads for more information.
FRINGE on NPR
We hope many of you caught our Festival Director’s appearance on KPCC’s OffRamp a couple Saturdays ago; a great group of people and a fascinating conversation. Host Steve Julian has recut the episode to include all 50 minutes of the conversation surrounding the subject "Is Theatre Dying?". There’s a lot of gold on this particular show, so make sure to check it out.
NOTES for PARTICIPANTS
Good news for you! We have increased your guide text allowance to 300 characters. Edit your project now to take advantage of this bonus!
If you are an international participant and still haven’t contacted us to arrange your work visa, please do so asap. Late visa submissions lead to some hefty charges.
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