Scripting

The Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County 22nd Annual Awards

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For the 22nd year, The Showpros Group was called on to produce the the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County Annual Awards. President and Executive Director Bobby McDonald commented that, “John Brown and The Showpros have been my trusted go-to event producers for years. They know exactly how to make every event spectacular.”

Prior to the the awards event The Showpros provided scripting, pre-show production, creative direction, and content development. On-site The Showpros handled stage management, show control and sound plus providing grip crew.

The Black Chambers annual event honors businesses, individuals and veterans’ that demonstrate incredible support for creating opportunity within the community.

VENUE: Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

California Bank & Trust Commecial Conference Production

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The Showpros got the call to produce the annual, internal conference for the Commercial Banking practice of California Bank & Trust, a day-and-a-half meeting that included an awards dinner and 3/4 day series of seminars.

Over the course of two months we helped their executive team develop a “baseball” theme, created logos, art and style guides, shot and produced four, five-minute client testimonials as well as designed the awards and conference sets and managed all portions of the event itself (lighting, staging, show control, photography, sound and projection).

VENUE: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort – Carlsbad, CA

BSA Orange County Council Annual Recognition Dinner

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BSA Orange County Council, a 25-year Showpros client, once again asked for our expertise in producing their annual recognition dinner and awards. The event honors their Silver Beaver recipients and other Scouting VIPs. Ahead of the event we worked with BSA to produce the honoree videos, look and feel for the event and show-flow. During the live event we provided sound, lighting and visual effects plus show and crew control.

VENUE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Garden Grove, CA

Casa Teresa Awareness Video

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Casa Teresa has been home to over 5,000 women and children over the past 35 years providing high quality training and education programs in the areas of prenatal care and parenting, health and nutrition education tailored to the needs of each resident, all within the security and comfort of a loving and supportive residential setting.

They came to The Showpros to help create an awareness video to extend their grant and fundraising reach, promote their incredible work within the community and attract women looking for help.

After extensive meetings with their leadership and staff, The Showpros created the script, shot more than 30 hours of video on-location, and through post-production crafted a warm and compelling story of what Casa Teresa accomplishes for their residents.

It is a great story – and the sort of job we relish – helping people connect and acknowledging the incredible efforts already being made.

VENUE: Casa Teresa, Orange County, CA

2012 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards

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Each year The Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership. Our role was to help KBB create an exciting and vibrant atmosphere that spoke to the quality of people and automobiles they would honor. In addition to presenting the awards KBB required a highly social space for their VIPs to mingle in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Our team produced the multi-HD screen award presentation videos, orchestrated lighting, sound systems, music and provided stage direction and show control.

VENUE: Target Terrace, L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA

Magnificat Day of Faith

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The Magnificat Foundation, based in Paris, France, in association with the Diocese of Orange (California) contacted The Showpros to assist in coordinating and stage direction for the first Magnificat Day of Faith at the Crystal Cathedral, recently re-named Christ Cathedral, in Garden Grove, CA. This historic gathering of more than 2500 Catholics from around the country was the first major event to be held at the newly acquired cathedral.

In the course of just a few weeks The Showpros coordinated with more than seven production subcontractors (lighting, staging, set riggers, sound, live video broadcasters, and talent coordinators) and helped build the scripting, que’s and show flow. During the event move-in The Showpros were on-hand to manage the multiple vendors, coordinate with the client and direct multiple rehearsal sessions.

On the day of event The Showpros worked as the stage directors calling all aspects of the live event from show control to backstage movement, stage resets and talent coordination. Our success on this project is captured by the testimonial provided by Pierre-Marie Dumont, founding Publisher of the monthly magazine Magnificat and President of the Magnificat Foundation:
“Now that I am back in France, I would like to thank you once again for your invaluable contribution for the Magnificat Day of Faith. Your help truly made this day a resounding success. The beautiful memories of this Day are so fresh in our minds and hearts that we often wonder when the Lord will give us the grace to do something similar with you again! Please allow me to express one word in French: “MERCI!”
VENUE: Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, California

TEDx Orange Coast 2012

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The organizers of TEDx Orange Coast had a mission – “To help turn inspiring ideas in action.” What they needed was a venue, stage and show as inspiring as the ideas presented. Within the world-class backdrop of the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall they brought together more than 30 presenters (spoken word, music, dance and audience participation).

The Showpros was tapped to direct the event, provide stage management and coordinate the multiple professionals and vendors supporting the day. Showpros managed pre-show scripting and production, move-in, rehearsals, and stage management, lighting, sound and multi-media projection.

During the course of the event our team installed several hundred yards of ethernet cable to accommodate the many technologies being used by the presenters including confidence monitors, controlling their presentation from the stage via iPad, and streaming the event live (three HD video cameras).

VENUE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California