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Latest from Fringe: New Workshop, New Townhall, New Scholarships!

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Latest from Ben Hill and the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival: Auction for Premium Guide Ad Placement Now Open If you’d like some great publicity for your show or business, Ben Hill and the Hollywood Fringe Festival invite you to take part in the auction for the most coveted Guide spots: the centerfold and the back cover.  The auction opens Monday, April 25th at 9:00am PDT and ...

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UPDATED: Pay-for-Play Auditions

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Last year, the new Bitter Lemons policy of “pay-for-play,” paying the publication to get them to send a reviewer, created a national debate on the practice – and near-universal condemnation.  (Bitter Lemons is again promoting a pay-for-play review system for the upcoming Hollywood Fringe Festival.) Now, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that a pay-for-play mentality is taking over Hollywood casting sessions. The arguments for this happening ...

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Hollywood Fringe 2016: Marketing & Official Packets

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Latest from Ben Hill and the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival: Registration Deadline for Guide Inclusion is Friday, April 1.  No Fooling! Official 2016 Hollywood Fringe Participant Packet The Fringe has put together a handy packet of reminders, marketing tips and tricks, promotional opportunities and other goodies. Read the entirety of this packet – it could contain the keys to your festival success! Check out the 2016 ...

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Hollywood Fringe 2016: Workshop on Promotion

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Latest from Ben Hill and the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival: Free Fringe Workshop A workshop on Money and Promotion is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Hudson Theatres, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. This free workshop will be led by Fringe Outreach Director Meghan McCauley and a panel of past participants and will offer an insider’s perspective on marketing and networking for the ...

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Hollywood Fringe 2016: Design Contest & Positions

Only part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival takes place on stage.  There are still many ways to be an active part of this huge event: Hollywood Fringe Brand Design Contest Submit your design ideas for the 2016 Fringe guide cover any time between Thursday, March 3rd and Monday, March 7th (by Noon) to be included in the qualifying round. To enter the contest visit the ...

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Hollywood Fringe 2016 is Officially Beginning

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Registration for the seventh annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is now open. The first Town Hall of the Fringe season is Wednesday February 10.  Details follow from the official Hollywood Fringe Press Release: Join us Wed., February 10th, 8-10 PM at The Dragonfly. Our first Town Hall will take you through the steps of registering for the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.  The discussion will end with a Q&A ...

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Writing For LA Theatre-Land

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During a ’shoot from the hip’ L.A. theatre chat, TV writers (also producer & director respectively), David Castro (Married with Children, Bobby’s World, HBO) and Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) opened up about what it’s been like writing for stage after having lengthy and successful careers in network television. For David, theatre has been a life-long passion since attending Broadway matinees as a ...

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Hollywood Fringe 2016 is Beginning

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Official Press Release:  Organizers of the Hollywood Fringe Festival (www.hollywoodfringe.org) have announced the details of this year’s Town Hall & Workshop Series, a collection of free community events designed to assist venues, participants and other community members prepare for the 2016 Festival. Festival Director Ben Hill is slated to lead the town halls, which are primarily informative sessions packed with registration and marketing details. The networking-focused workshops will be led by successful Fringe veterans ...

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Is “Fringe” a Pejorative Term?

The Stage: With people beginning to plan for the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival, this article from London is an interesting conversation starter.  West End director, Phil Willmott, worries that publications have decided that “Fringe” means, well, fringe.  Couple this with a loss of theater critics who could properly vet the theater scene for the general public and he claims there is now a situation where ...

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Steve Julian: An LA Presence

The City of Angeles is the land of the motored commute.  And so it’s not surprising that many in Los Angeles are accustomed to the radio sound of Steve Julian, the Morning Edition  host of Southern California’s NPR affiliate KPCC (89.3 FM).  His voice, after all, is boomed from the antenna atop Mt. Wilson and reaches all of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  But many ...

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