To get the housekeeping chores out of the way, the producers of this year's Academy Awards plan to run a list of "thankee" names that scroll across the screen, freeing up winners to give more heartfelt speeches. But will the new plan work?...More
Reporters from throughout the world got a sneak peek at the 2016 Oscars Governors Ball yesterday thanks to the longtime production team of Academy governor Jeffrery Kurland, Sequoia Productions and Wolfgang Puck Catering.
No boring ballroom for this hospital fundraiser. Future Affairs Productions takes a working airplane hangar and transforms it into a stylish safari on the Serengeti for 550 guests--and wins a Special Events Gala Award at The Special Event 2016 in the process.
Something New Events helps a family honor its patriarch on his 80th birthday with a stylish event for 275 guests at a country club. The Special Events Advisory Board just celebrated the event by honoring it with a Gala Award.
The San Francisco Symphony celebrates the start of its 104th season with help from Blueprint Studios. Here's how one evening offered guests a salute to the Broadway musical, art-inspired dining, and a rocking street party.
Cava Rose puts a fun twist on the Quebec Youth Foundation's famed St. Valentine's Day Ball by creating a sassy 1950s prom night. A little bit "Grease" cut with sophisticated style, the event delights the 700 guests. Photos courtesy Cava Rose.
Alison Silcoff Events and team take the venerable Daffodil Ball, benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society, for a walk 'On the Wild Side,' featuring a jungle theme and wild decor. The event won two 2015 Gala Awards from Special Events magazine.
With only a shoestring budget, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's in-house event team netted $757,000—nearly 50 percent above goal—by deft management of funds and event space. The 550 dinner guests dined in six different rooms in Heinz Hall, each themed to a classic fairy tale. The Special Events Advisory Board loved this happy ending, honoring the event with a 2015 Gala Award.
The event team behind the 87th annual Academy Awards Governors Ball--the high-wattage gala following the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22--will reach into the Academy's archives to create an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour.