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 closes on Thursday, April 28th at 9:00pm PDT. You can participate whether or not you have already purchased an ad in the Guide (if you did, your original purchase will be deducted from your bid). If you purchased an ad smaller than the full-page size, you will need to upgrade if you win. The opening bid for all spots is $600, except for the back cover which will open at $1,000. We have also set “Buy Now” prices for each option. Go here to participate in the auction.

The Guide is published by Footlights Magazine.

Workshop III:  Festival Expectations

A workshop on Festival Expectations is scheduled for Monday, April 25th from 8-10pm at Sacred Fools (Lillian), located at 1076 Lillian Way 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 putting up a Fringe show. The workshop will consist of an extended Q&A session and stories from veteran Fringers (Jim Hanna, Alli Miller, Nick Rubando, Samuel Hunter, Kyla GarciaKate Motzenbacker) with a mixer to follow.

The workshop is free, RSVP at

Town Hall III: Marketing

Town Hall III: Ticketing & Festival Prep is from May 2nd, 8pm – 10pm at Sacred Fools.  Led by Festival Director Ben Hill, you’ll learn what it takes to prepare for the festival and manage your ticketing.

Can’t make it to the Town Hall? All town halls and workshops are recorded and posted on the FringeTV YouTube Channel.

Fringe Scholarships

Hollywood Fringe Festival announces its newest initiative: Fringe Scholarships. It is offering free registration to five participants who meet the scholarship criteria.

Fringe is looking for artists whose festival participation will:

  • Increase festival attendance and participation by local Hollywood residents
  • Increase arts participation of ethnically diverse and/or low-income artists
  • Enrich audience experience through the presentation of unique, underrepresented themes and/or narratives

A special committee will select the recipients. To apply for the Fringe Scholarship, fill out the online application found here.  This scholarship is partially funded through a grant from the California Community Foundation.

2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival Dates

Key Dates for 2016:
June 2nd-7th – Fringe Previews
June 8th – Fringe Opening Night Party
June 9th-26th – 7th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 26th – Fringe Award Ceremony & Closing Night Party

Be part of the conversation by using the #hff16 hashtag and following @hollywoodfringe on Twitter.

Need help registering or have any other questions? Send them to

About Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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