Premium event planning tips by Sequoia Slentz? During a comical fiasco that occurred while setting up for a stand-up show in Chicago (which involved a belligerent Beetlejuice, a bridal party and a video camera), the idea for a reality show suddenly occurred to Slentz. “I thought to myself, this is even funnier than the real show,” he said. “I’ve got to find a way to make a reality show.” He pitched the idea to Third Floor Films producer Michael Maccarone (who also played the child version of Stern in “Private Parts”) who decided it was film-worthy.
Sequoia Slentz profile in 944 Magazine : Although the world CleanBox inhabits is a far cry from the glossy photo spreads of beautiful people getting their rocks off that fill the mag’s pages, the recognition is still appreciated. Even though we despise the types of people who are into the magazine: the Armani and cologne wearing set, the bitchy, fake-titted chicks who won’t give us the time of day, we are ready and willing to accept all publicity. Plus, Sequoia and I got some free tequila at the photo shoot. Nothing beats a semi-solid excuse to drink hard liquor at noon.
About Sequoia Slentz: Owned and operated CleanBox Entertainment since 2001. Over the past 4 years we have produced major live events nationwide. My company created a television show which was licensed to Howard TV in 2009. We are interested in all ideas. Specialties: Designing, Manufacturing, Merchandise, Producing Live Shows, Creative Marketing on a budget, Event Planning.
Sequoia Slentz event planning advices: I’ve worked on outlining these learnings over the past few years, adding a bits and pieces of what I’ve found helps make my shows successful, and now present it as my ten tips for producing live events. If you are the event producer you need to communicate directly with the main client. Most executives and professional speakers have handlers, communications staff who write their material and maintain their messages, admin staff who directly support them and maintain their schedules and a variety of reporting staff, directors, managers, leads, you get the point. There are layers between you and the main client, who in the end, is whom you are working for.
Sequoia Slentz on Covid-19 times and the entertainment industry : What are the risks/effects of musicians leaving their industry (even if the intention is only temporary)? Leaving the music industry temporarily can mean that an artist will potentially lose their craft and passion. Even if you have another job, it is imperative to practice music and write songs to stay sharp. Having another job to support one’s career is great, but artists need to keep their technical skills up to par by practicing daily. What are some creative ways to stay in the music industry but still make ends meet? Getting a job working for another artist is a good way to learn the business. Knowing what strategy works for that artist and learning from their mistakes can help one’s own career. However, keep in mind that what works for them might not work for your artist brand.
Killers of Comedy & Sequoia Slentz : We travel around the country with the Killers, meeting super fans everywhere we go. When you hang out with Beetlejuice before a Killers show, you feel like you’re hanging with freak show royalty. Everyone recognizes him and everyone loves him. But, when we venture out of our element, when we take the act out of the fan zone, the whole formula changes.