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APR 2010

Here’s a friendly reminder that all participants, venues, and ad buyers need to check their listing in the Fringe Guide and have everything resolved by this Monday morning. The dates and times on the (participant) link below will be used as the basis to build your ticketing projects in OvationTix – so make sure they are correct!

For participants, click here
For venues, click here
For ad buyers, click here

Contact us at [email protected] if you have any issues.

Thanks!

Ben

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APR 2010

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]

Ben

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APR 2010

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].

Ben

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APR 2010

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:

  • Ticketing
  • Promoting your Show
  • Last-minute venue bookings
  • Fringe Guide Ads
  • Fringe Central Rentals
  • Getting around the Fringe

Make sure to follow us on twitter under the #hff hashtag for the bleeding edge in fringe news

Ben

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MAR 2010

Press Contact:
Stacy Jones
The Hollywood Fringe Festival
[email protected]
www.HollywoodFringe.org
March 24, 2010

For Immediate Release

ANNOUNCING FRINGE TOWN HALL II

members of the community invited to another meeting of the minds

After the success of its first Town Hall in February, Hollywood Fringe is holding its second Town Hall on Monday, April 5th at 6:00pm at Theatre of Arts Arena Stage in Hollywood to discuss the first annual Hollywood Fringe Festival (coming June 17-27, 2010) with Fringe friends and potential participants. Afterwards, attendees are encouraged to join the Fringe Staff for a Fringe Mixer at the Pig’n Whistle on Hollywood blvd.
 
The first town hall exceeded organizers’ expectations, with over 100 artists, producers, venue operators, and other arts advocates filling Theater of NOTE on Cahuenga to near-capacity. The meeting began with relevant festival announcements and was dedicated primarily to a question and answer session with Fringe Senior Staff. After this session, everyone was invited to the nearby Piano Bar to network and celebrate the first formal interaction of all parties involved in the festival process (see pictures). The Town Hall proved to be productive for prospective Fringe participants and festival organizers alike, though many questions were left unanswered. The Hollywood Fringe wishes to continue its open-door policy and its commitment to community involvement with the second Town Hall.
 
The upcoming Town Hall takes place at Theatre of Arts, which is also the future site of Fringe Central during the festival. The central Hollywood Fringe organization will be hosting its own series of programming (with the general stipulation that performers also produce their work at another Fringe venue), as well as providing artist services, a central box office for all Fringe shows, and (last but not least) a Beer Garden. The neighboring Egyptian has also pledged its iconic courtyard as an extension to Fringe Central, providing more room for promotion, networking, and performance. Across the courtyard lies the historic Pig’n Whistle, which has also signed on as a sponsor, providing discounted food and drink for Festival participants. Hosting the Town Hall at Theater of Arts followed by a Fringe Mixer at Pig’n Whistle may prove to be a preview of the Fringe experience this June.
 
Since the February Town Hall, submissions on the festival’s website have shot from just over 100 projects to over 200. Registrations close April 1. Additionally, two more Hollywood venues have signed on to become official Fringe venues, making the total 14 with over 30 performance spaces. The organizers have recently launched discounted ads for Fringe participants on its website and in the Fringe Guide which will be dropped throughout Los Angeles starting May 1.
 
For over two years, Hollywood Fringe has brought together local artists and producers, small independent businesses and some of the most prestigious arts schools in the country, all with a common goal to champion both the Hollywood neighborhood and the global artistic community. Come to the Fringe Town Hall and be a part of what the Los Angeles’ arts community is buzzing about this year!
 
WHO: Hollywood Fringe Festival
WHAT: Town Hall & Fringe Mixer
WHEN: Monday, April 5th, 2010 @ 6:00pm (Town Hall), and 8:00pm (Fringe Mixer) pacific
WHERE: Theatre of Arts (1625 North Las Palmas), Pig’n Whistle (6714 Hollywood Boulevard)
 
RSVP today on facebook, or send an email to [email protected].
 
Hollywood Fringe is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
For more information, check out www.hollywoodfringe.org or email [email protected]