Confessions of a Palm Springs Film Festival Gala Stage Manager

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 05:16 PM

I admit it. When I served as a stage manager for the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala for the first time 4 years ago, I was nervous. Escorting celebrities from their table in the front of the house to a spot backstage; answering their questions and making sure they have whatever they need all while never taking your eye off of them until they get off the stage, is a high pressure gig. You don't want to be the one to anger a big name, much less your producer or director. 

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Tags: event production, Palm Springs Film Festival, Public speaking, events, risk taking

What made 2011 Palm Springs Film Fest Awards Show different?

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

The 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala took place last Saturday, Jan. 8 2011 and as usual it was a spectacle to behold.  Such luminaries as Natalie Portman, Robert Duvall and Helen Mirren came out to present and receive awards and campaign for a shot at an Oscar.

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Tags: event production, Palm Springs, wide-screen, multi-image projection, Palm Springs Film Festival, audio visual

Lyksumlikrish's Top Links May 2-8, 2010

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Tue, May 11, 2010 @ 12:47 PM

 

1 - Event Camp comes to your region 

2 - Meeting planners: Top 5 reasons you need to invest in continuing education 

3 - Hotels are you listening? 

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Tags: event production, rentals, marketing, corporate events, conferences, exhibits, creativity, Social Networking, production, blogging, brand, Marketing strategy, social network, audio, sound, wide-screen, multi-image projection, backdrops, tradeshows, venue, Business, Palm Springs Film Festival, AudioVisual, Palm Springs California, #ec10, events, social media, Event Planning and Production, video, audio visual, technology, projection, meetings, #EIR, #eventprofs, meeting planners, budget, presentations, venues, Mike McCurry

Icon Projects A-List at 2010 Palm Springs Film Festival

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 @ 11:45 AM

Yes, that's our camera work & those are our screens behind Lee Daniels & Mariah Carey

Icon Presentations wide-screen technology brought the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala Awards to eye-popping life at the Palm Springs Convention Center Jan. 5. It was the eleventh year that Icon has provided video projection for the show, produced by Event Management Productions. But this year the screens were bigger than ever. Here Icon's CEO Mike Fryatt, explains a little about the audio visual set-up just hours before showtime.
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Tags: Mariah Carey, Palm Springs, Lee Daniels, Palm Springs Film Festival, AudioVisual, Arts, Film festival, events, audio visual, technology