SOURCE: Broadcast Management Group

Broadcast Management Group

October 30, 2014 13:15 ET

Broadcast Management Group Contracted to Provide Production Services for 2014 CBGB Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - From October 8th to 12th, CBGB hosted its 3rd annual CBGB Festival in Times Square, attracting a record-breaking audience. The 2014 CBGB Festival was a 5 day film and music festival, with performances by various artists in multiple venues throughout New York City all leading up to a free concert in Times Square on Sunday, October 12th. The concert's headliners included Devo and Jane's Addiction. Two main stages were constructed in Times Square on Broadway between 47th and 53rd Streets. An estimated 200,000 people attended the Sunday concert, making it the largest event in Times Square outside of New Year's Eve in decades.

CBGB is a major name in live music and events. The former CBGB club in New York is commonly referred to as the birthplace of punk music. It was originally founded as a bluegrass and country music venue, but evolved into a dominant fixture of the punk scene, helping launch some of the biggest names in punk and new wave into stardom.

The popularity and support the festival has gained over the past two years has attracted this year's notable lineup of performers. The event featured 50+ performances throughout Manhattan, including additional headliners like Billy Idol and Dirty South.

Broadcast Management Group ("BMG") was contracted to produce all aspects of the television production and provided full production management services, including producing, directing and managing all technical aspects of the video production. BMG's senior production team included Todd Mason, Executive in Charge of Production, Max Schindler, EVP/Director and Andrew Ryback, EVP/Production Manager. "An event like this requires a team with extensive experience working on entertainment productions and experience working on major projects in New York. Being in the heart of Times Square was a challenge, but this project was a perfect fit for the BMG team and something we were more than comfortable taking on," said Todd Mason, CEO and Executive in Charge of Production. You can view behind the scenes footage and photos at http://www.broadcastmgmt.com/portfolio/.

Broadcast Management Group, LLC (BMG), is a full-service television production management company specializing in live multi-camera news, sports and entertainment broadcasts, series, specials, and events. The company also provides consulting, staffing, technical facility build-out, and operational management. BMG is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

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