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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Anybody Working?
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2021, 09:54:27 am »

I've been only sporadically working. Did three recording sessions for the local symphony, one each in February, March, and April, and also just finished an opera concert recording which I am mixing and will be broadcast on NPR nationally later in the summer.

That's all I've got booked for the rest of the year now. And no word from the tour. I'm not sure that they will even be able to come back at this point.

Wow.  I figured BMG would be one of the "back sooner than later" producers.

Oops, hit 'send' too soon... 

Not sure what's going on in T-Town but things are coming back slowly here - a hand full of shows this month, Local Crew work is coming back - summer stock theater, some corporate meetings.

In my shop, the 'big' summer events had to make decisions in Jan and Feb, when the Covid future looked even more bleak so our calendar gets crazy in August and continues through December.
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2021, 12:20:30 pm »

I'm not involved, but the SF Opera is putting on a large parking lot event at the Marin civic center over the next month or two.
Giant stage and video screens.  No idea how many are employed, as I have only seen the setup during the day from afar.
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« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2021, 06:01:43 pm »

Wow.  I figured BMG would be one of the "back sooner than later" producers.
Yeah I don't know. Last official word we had from the company was back in August when they were predicting a February/March return. Obviously that didn't happen. I think things with them are being complicated by the Cirque bankruptcy and impending sale of the company.
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« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2021, 06:52:40 pm »

Yeah I don't know. Last official word we had from the company was back in August when they were predicting a February/March return. Obviously that didn't happen. I think things with them are being complicated by the Cirque bankruptcy and impending sale of the company.

Justice, I just read this...
Montreal, Quebec, April 21, 2021 — Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, marks a milestone moment in the company’s history today. The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas. For the touring show division, KOOZA will be presented in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, starting November 2021, while LUZIA will reopen at London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 2022. Additionally, the Group’s affiliate show Blue Man Group will return to Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this summer.

And this...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP CONFIRMS CLOSING OF SALE TRANSACTION AND EMERGENCE FROM CREDITOR PROTECTION
Montreal, Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group closes previously announced Purchase Agreement with its secured lenders and emerges from CCAA/Chapter 15 protection.
    Cirque’s President and CEO, Daniel Lamarre, to remain in position to continue building upon the legacy of excellence and imagination fostered by Cirque du Soleil founders and to expand this iconic brand to new markets.

Montreal, QC, November 24, 2020 – Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil,” “Cirque,” or the “Company”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, announces today the successful closing of a sale transaction with its secured lenders (the “Lenders”) and its emergence from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) in Canada and Chapter 15 in the United States.

From the press releases, it all sounds quite positive.
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« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2021, 07:13:37 pm »

Justice, I just read this...
Unfortunately, they permanently closed the Orlando show, and there's still no word on the NYC, Boston, Chicago, or Berlin shows, or the tour. And they closed several other Cirque shows in Vegas as well. I'm hoping that KA and Love will come back eventually and just need a longer tech restart process.

I've heard nothing from our company management, don't know how many of their 14 shows will come back. I estimate no more than 7 or 8 probably.

I talked to another Broadway tour producer a few weeks ago. They are cutting down from 7 shows to 4. There's going to be a lot of people in our industry still looking for work a year from now.
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« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2021, 01:04:50 pm »

I got my first band rider the other day. Show's only tentative and not till November but I'm excited.

As usual, it's 2 years out of date and the Tour manager told me that he'll be sending a new one.

Good to know that some things never change.

I was also asked for the booking agent for a band in December. I somehow feel that this trickle will be turning into a flood.
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« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2021, 01:12:19 pm »

I got my first band rider the other day. Show's only tentative and not till November but I'm excited.

As usual, it's 2 years out of date and the Tour manager told me that he'll be sending a new one.

Good to know that some things never change.

I was also asked for the booking agent for a band in December. I somehow feel that this trickle will be turning into a flood.


That is interesting, for the summer we are booked over capacity on some dates.  Nothing from the  corporate and wedding crowd but music and live entertainment is moving right along. 





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« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2021, 01:41:23 pm »

That is interesting, for the summer we are booked over capacity on some dates.  Nothing from the  corporate and wedding crowd but music and live entertainment is moving right along.

The US vaccination rate is the envy of the world. The rest of us are still cancelling summer festivals...

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« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2021, 02:16:11 pm »

Here in Tulsa our PAC is packed tight through the end of the year. And it appears that our physical distancing requirements have gone out the window too. I'm working every day this week. May be working next week too.
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Re: Anybody Working?
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2021, 05:56:32 pm »

The US vaccination rate is the envy of the world. The rest of us are still cancelling summer festivals...

-Russ


We passed 70% of adult population has gotten at least first dose today, I was shocked, amazed, flabbergasted, gobsmacked and maybe even a little twitterpated. 
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