Heading to the MPI SEC in Amelia Island? So are we!

Volcano JOeWe are proud to be sponsoring this year’s MPI SEC Welcome Reception with Volcano Joe & the Hot Lava Band. Partygoers will get to enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet, The Beach Boys, and The Beatles, along with Caribbean favorites and all the great party songs from the 60’s through the 90’s. Some of the nights activities will include a beach ball volleyball game on the dance floor, a one-of-a-kind conch blowing contest, and of course, a first-class conga line. Good times will be flowing all night long with Volcano Joe; this is one party you do not want to miss!

Event Details:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Omni Amelia Island

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hurry! Registration for the conference closes this Friday: http://mpisec.com/

To learn more about Volcano Joe & the Hot Lava Band, visit www.volcanojoe.com

Posted in Events Happenings News Talent Uncategorized on August 13, 2013

May Entertainment News from T. Skorman

 T. Skorman Productions - Your Talent Resource & Entertainment Partner

Tradeshow Fun with Gabrielle, an Evening on Broadway, Connie Riley in DC,  a New Addition  . . .  and more!

 

BizBash IdGabrielle MourinoeaFestby Gabrielle Mourino

BizBash is an event I look forward to every year and this time I was proud to participate as an exhibitor! The conference kicked off with a pre-party where everyone got to experience one of Ft. Lauderdale’s hot spots, Off The Hookah. During the trade show I connected with attendees who were searching for the newest trends in entertainment and enjoyed seeing tons of familiar faces. I love that BizBash is always looking to be innovative with their conference style and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for next year!  Gabrielle@TSkorman.com.

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New York Style Remains Popular with Event Audiences – An Evening on Broadway!

While not everyone travels to New York to enjoy shows on Broadway, this quintessential experience remains a popular option for today’s event Evening on Broadwayaudiences.  Our shows are easily tailored to the individual audience, adding sophistication and excitement to any gala. An opening general session is also a great place to include the excitement of a Broadway-style stage production targeted to the meeting’s message. Will it be a performance of scenes from your all-time favorite musicals or perhaps the most current shows straight off the stage or a blend of the two? The choice is yours with An Evening on Broadway. This planner-friendly link is to a website with more information.   You can also see information on this act on T. Skorman’s website.

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Connie Riley CSEP CMP

Connie Riley CSEP CMP

Early Involvement + Great Local Resources =  A Successful D.C. EventConnie Riley, CSEP  CMP

 Having access to trusted industry partners as well as having a client willing to include me early in the planning process are definite advantages when ensuring the success of entertainment for events. This is particularly true for situations that pose unique logistical challenges.

I was recently invited by a wonderfully creative client to produce entertainment for 14 dinners being held simultaneously. The events were held in some of the most prestigious and beautiful museums, government buildings and embassies throughout Washington DC. While I have been on the creative team for many events in my career with 100+ cast members, this project presented unique challenges and opportunities including the extra security regulations that are a way of life for venues in our nation’s Capital. Including an entertainment producer on the team left one less item for the planner to juggle. The planning had to be precise to help guarantee a successful night for my client.

The first task was to analyze the scope of work and assemble an on-site team which included a local producer, musical contractor and 4 coordinators. My participation in ISES has enabled me to make many great contacts and so the local team members were all professionals I’d worked with and trusted for years.

Being included in the multi-day site inspection process was key to establishing our action plan.

1.  Selection and scheduling of entertainment for the 14 locations keeping in mind that the entertainers had only a 60 minute load-in window at each location;

2. Fulfillment of each venue’s security requirements and restrictions – all of which had to be coordinated in advance.

3. Logistical solutions for requirement that the entertainers move locations from cocktail to dinner;

4. Evaluation of venues that, while beautiful, had many limitations in lighting, staging and available electrical power.

5. Creation of travel routes for 4 talent coordinators whose task was to meet and introduce the lead entertainment representative at each of the 14 venues to the client’s on-site contact within a one hour window skirting street closures created by 2 other city-wide events being held

6. Arrangement in advance for a parking allowance for the entertainers to manage the local lack of parking for performers and coordinators.

This was definitely a job with opportunities for interference by Murphy’s Law; numerous venues, dozens of musicians, no parking, a rain prediction and 2 downtown events with street closures. Fortunately, the combination of the local team’s familiarity with the event venues and local traffic patterns, my expertise with entertainment production, and the cooperation of Mother Nature allowed the entire team to celebrate a successful event.

Connie@TSkorman.com407.895.3000 ext. 213

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It’s A Boy!   Congratulations to Krisly & Luis Rojas – Last month we welcomed a new member to the T. Skorman family as our own Krislyn added a new Rojas to her family. We are happy that both mom and her new son are doing fine and appreciate all of the wishes sent from clients and friends around the country.

Posted in Events Happenings News Talent Uncategorized on June 3, 2013

Rave Reviews for SING! and TSE 2012

T. Skorman Productions – E-ntertainment News   March, 2012

 The Opening General Session – The Special Event© 2012

Rave Reviews for SING!

If you are looking for the perfect element for your next meeting of special event, SING! delivers.  Not only are they America’s premier song and dance performance act, but they also have the acting talent to deliver custom content in a memorable fashion.  

SING!

SING! at TSE 2012

BUSINESS MEETINGS –

.  Perfect for delivering content

.  Custom lyrics are an everyday part of their presentation

 AWARD CEREMONIES –

.  SING!’s high-energy presentation is perfect for breaking up long award segments

.  Use special songs to highlight your key winners

 AFTER-DINNER SHOWS –

.  SING!’s songlist covers all ages from The Beatles to Katy Perry, Journey to LMFAO

.  Show length is 20 to 40 minutes.

 To learn more, click on the link below to access SING!’s website or contact T. Skorman Productions

http://www.tskorman.com/?page_id=37 (contact page)

 http://www.sing-glee.com – video and website

 want to see the html version?  http://www.tskorman.com/newsletter/Newsletter_SING/Newsletter_SING_TSE20112.html

T. Skorman Productions, Inc.   5156 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL  32809.

Phone 407.895.3000

Fax 407.895.1422

Posted in Events Happenings News Talent Uncategorized on March 16, 2012

A Few Words from Ted Skorman

The T. Skorman Productions family is proud that our own Paul Creighton was presented with Special Event Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award this past weekend at The Special Event 2012 Gala in Tampa, Florida.  An award like this takes years of dedication to the art of special event entertainment and only comes from creativity and experience.

 Paul always strives to learn more, share what he learns and become better. His efforts continually make an impact for his clients, always leaving their guests with more than they expected. We at T. Skorman always knew Paul’s abilities and are thrilled the industry has honored him with this recognition.

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. -Lou Holtz

Posted in Happenings News Uncategorized on January 30, 2012

WOW Awards Celebrates Orlando Event Community

The Orlando WOW Awards celebrated the best of the Central Florida special events industry last Friday night at the Hard Rock Live.  T. Skorman Productions was pleased to have been involved in many different facets of the event.  Project DJ Slam was indirectly honored as part of the PRI Productions team winning “Best Entertainment Concept under $25,000” for an event we partnered on earlier this year.   Joe Zimmardo produced custom entertainment segments involving “Prestige Band” and “Project DJ Slam”, and Paul Creighton, CSEP (founder of the WOW Awards) was a guest award presenter.

Congratulations to the WOW Award planning team for another terrific evening!

Posted in Happenings News Talent Uncategorized on September 13, 2010

TSP Receives ESPRIT Nomination

The ISES Esprit Committee awarded T. Skorman with a nomination in the category of “Best Entertainment Concept under $25,000.00″ for a custom general session opener.  T. Skorman has received 7 Esprits over the past 15 years as well as another dozen nominations and looks forward to teaming up with their clients to earn many more.

Posted in Happenings News Uncategorized on August 5, 2010

T. Skorman and the BizBash Florida Expo

Connie Riley, CSEP, CMP is speaking this week at the BizBash Florida Expo in Ft. Lauderdale on the topic “Entertainment Booking Tips & Caveats(What You Need to Know to Book Entertainment with Confidence Before Your Next Event) and as part of a panel discussing “Demystifying RFIs, RFPs, and the Proposal to Win Business”.   In addition, T. Skorman is sponsoring general session entertainment, provided by Rhythm Extreme, and participating in the tradeshow.  For information on the times and locations of conference events, click here.

Posted in Happenings News Talent Uncategorized on April 26, 2010

Connie Riley, CSEP CMP Shares Ideas at Event Solutions

Our own Connie Riley will be sharing information about the event entertainment business this week at  Event Solutions – Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas.  This will include a presentation with Catersource and . . .  ENTERTAINMENT OUTLOOK 2010: SMART PARTNERSHIPS & FRESH ACTS
Event professionals need to work smart, regardless of the economy, and entertainment is one place where a focused strategy can reduce costs and get results. In this solution-packed session, event entertainment expert Connie Riley will show event business owners and planners how to create partnerships with vendors that build value and streamline your costs for the short and long term. Also find out the top talent trends and what fresh acts to keep your eye on for 2010.

Posted in Happenings News on March 4, 2010

A New Year Means New Ideas!

The start of a new year is a great time for beginnings.   We continually look for ways to add value as event entertainment professionals including the completely new and improved website we created in 2009. T. Skorman will add even more services and entertainment ideas for our clients in the coming months. If you are planning on being in New Orleans in January for The Special Event, Paul Creighton and I will be able to give you a preview of some of these ideas.

We frequently update our Website Blog and Facebook Page so there are plenty of places for you to check out what we’re up to.  We want to be YOUR Talent Resource and Entertainment Partner in 2010.

Posted in Happenings Uncategorized on December 21, 2009

T. Skorman Showcases New Website

T. Skorman Productions has spent several months developing a brand new website with the goal of maximizing the site visitor experience.  New  exciting site options include immediate access to audio and video on our entertainers’ pages, a search function,  constantly updated entertainment news, the ability to submit promotional materials digitally and a new blog.  Check out http://www.tskorman.com to find out more!

Posted in Events Happenings on September 29, 2009