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Event Horizon: Charlie Jennings on Building Bonnaroo

As rock-hungry fans are fine-tuning their Bonnaroo concert schedules, Charlie Jennings is sweating the small and not-so-small stuff. While mired in logistics ranging from artist accommodations to toilet placement, Jennings and the rest of the operations team at the Knoxville, Tennessee-based production company AC Entertainment and their partners Superfly Presents were doing their yearly scramble to ensure that the estimated 80,000 Bonnaroo patrons have a safe, happy, and rock-filled weekend.

Carpenter’s Assistant

This entry-level position in film, television, and live production works within the scenic or construction department and is vital to the efficient operation of the scene shop and to building of sets during pre-production. 

Advertising Agent

The advertising agent, also called the ad representative, is hired by the producer or general manager of a stage production (theater, concert, or other event) to design and execute an ad campaign with the sole aim of selling tickets. Unlike strategies for consumer products, there is immediacy to advertising a show. There is no shelf life for a performance ticket.

NETworks Presentations

NETworks is a theatrical production company with more than 70 national and international tours to its credit. The organization was founded Kenneth Gentry, Seth Wenig, and Scott Jackson.

Lighting Technician

The capacity of lighting technology to visually captivate an audience has advanced tremendously over the past two decades. Automated instruments are becoming more sophisticated, wireless dimmers have unshackled the designer, and behind all of this innovation are the lighting technicians who meticulously place and care for millions of dollars’ worth of totally awesome toys.

Lighting Designer

The lighting designer’s title is self-explanatory, but the job is more complex than it seems. Before the audience is treated to pretty colors and big sweeping ballyhoos, this person meticulously documents each fixture, position, color, and movement.

Objects of Affection

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