Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple is Good


Tight budgets for business meetings are the norm these days. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for a ho-hum general session. Here are several stages we've done in the past few months that offered a theme appropriate stage set at very reasonable costs. Each of these sets incorporates audiovisual screens, simple sets and lighting effects that perfectly compliment smaller meeting budgets. If you'd like to learn more about our wide variety of business meeting production services and stage sets, contact one of our producers at 615-259-2400. We'll be happy to show you how "simple" can be a good thing!

Sunday, November 8, 2009



Our GMP team spent part of this past week in the Big Easy producing the general session for the Eastern Region Conference of the National Association of Electrical Distributors. NAED is one of our favorite clients, and this was our 40th+ conference working with them over the past 11 years (we lost count, but I think that is close!) Like most association events this year, attendance was down from 2008, but the tone among attendees was cautiously optimistic. Keynote speakers shared thoughts on the economic outlook for the construction industry. It looks like recovery is going to pick up speed in 2010, although it appears the rate of improvement will be slower than any one would like. Our production team included Gary Musick, Jonathan Yeaworth, Jim Sheridan, James Davis, Johnny Jones, and Sean Yeaworth. Congratulations to Libby White, a new addition to the NAED communications staff. She's filling in for Stacey Brown who's out on maternity leave. Great job, Libby!!

One of the perks of working in New Orleans is the cuisine. We had dinner in the French Quarter both nights we were there. The food is awesome! Ask Jim Sheridan about the seafood platter he was ENORMOUS! And a good time was had by all.

We created a simple set that consisted of a center AV screen flanked by four banners that reflected the branding used on the association's website.

LED floor mounted lighting bars were used to change the color wash on the set pieces.

We will use this same set in the next two NAED regional conferences. Graphic panels are very cost effective and can often be repurposed outside of the meeting environment.

Monday, November 2, 2009



We had a great week in Bermuda at the beautiful Fairmont Southampton Resort. GMP provided two evenings of entertainment and decor for an incentive program hosted by one of our clients. The first night was a gala dinner featuring an amazing cast show specially written for our guests from around the globe.
. Music from Ireland, England, Canada, India, France, China, and Latin America were performed as a way to honor the attendees from these nations. Our scenic team created stunning backdrops featuring iconic scenes from more each of the 60 nations represented by the guests. Our fantastic variety band "Freeway" kept the dance floor packed til midnight.

The closing night event was a themed "A World Apart" and featured an all white party resembling some of the most upscale clubs in South Beach. Guests wore all white and literally "glowed" beneath the ultraviolet lighting in the ballroom. The highlight of the evening was a performance by "Boyz Ii Men", the most sucessful R&B group of all time. Boyz Ii Men performed a fabulous show and could not have been more gracious with our client and their VIP's. Our new friend "DJ Bubbles" finished the night with hot dance music that kept the party hopping all night!

GMP provided all production, entertainment, decor, and production management for the event. The evening - and the entire week - was a major hit! Thanks to our cast, staff, and the local vendors in Bermuda who teamed-up to make the show such a success.

Sunday, November 1, 2009



Gary Musick Productions was recently tapped by Nashville-based IASIS Healthcare to help with their 2009 Chairman's Awards dinner. This was the second year for GMP to work with IASIS. We provided a simple yet elegant stage set to enhance the company's annual employee volunteer awards. Employees from every department of IASIS' collection of healthcare facilities were nominated to receive the award for their volunteer efforts in within their communities. Their stories of personal commitment and humanitarian involvement were impressive and inspiring, to say the least. Producer David Holloway coordinated the event for GMP, and Gary Musick helped by MC'ing the show. Thanks to IASIS' Lora Bateman for allowing us to part of the celebration again this year!