Premium event planning guides with 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 creative marketing advices: It’s best to have that all figured out in advance and rehearse with your presenters and crew. If time permits, try to gather the crew together for a show flow meeting, then go through a tech rehearsal with the crew, followed by rehearsals with each presenter. Beginnings, middle and ends, along with transitions, video rolls, lighting changes, and every audio and video cue should be rehearsed. Last minute changes can be either highly disruptive or no harm at all. Fixing a typo on a slide or slight change to an element on stage usually won’t upset the apple cart. But adding new content at the last minute, like a brand new slide show or video, should be avoided. Especially, if you don’t get time to test or practice, that last minute change could blow up in your face, and make your presenters and clients look foolish. But be prepared for last minute changes and if there’s time – update your script, rehearse if possible, but say, “No, we’re out of time” when you have to. Really, there’s nothing worse than a major on-air blunder.
Sequoia Slentz on Covid-19 times and the entertainment industry : Beyond the effects of COVID-19, what are common reasons why musicians have to seek employment outside of the industry they love? When artists are starting, most don’t already have hit records or a trust fund. Without a fan base, the primary focus is making money, paying rent, groceries, and car insurance. They have to figure out a way to survive. At the same time, in some ways, it’s good to work outside of music because work begets work. Being grateful for the ability to play music is important. You have to be thankful and humble that you do get to practice your instrument, write music, and record. Most artists don’t realize that they can find jobs with transferable skills that will help their music career beyond making music: graphic design, fashion, education, website design, software, programming, marketing, social media, accounting, business development, and working at a studio. Learning about money management is a great way for an artist to support their career when they’re starting out.
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. This past weekend, the Killers accepted an offer to perform some material, an impromptu birthday roast, for a well-to-do fan at a private party in a hotel in Long Beach, California. We had a show two blocks away later that night, so it didn’t seem like a big deal.