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The Live Show Producing Team

All of the glory – all of the blame. The responsibility of taking the vision, managing the schedule and keeping it all under budget – the production team is the first on the job and the last to leave. From the time the show is but an evolving idea, the Live Show Producer is the champion charged with taking that idea and delivering the concept. The Producer is responsible for building the entire team of cast, crew and vendors, developing relationships with the client, local unions, municipalities, code enforcement, law enforcement and many others, and orchestrating their efforts into a cohesive moment with the right impact – crafting a show for audiences of 1 to 1,000,000. The Live Show Production Team may be comprised of…

LSP Requirements
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Associate Producer
  • Production Management
    • Project Manager
    • Production Manager
    • Tour Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Director of Operations
    • Technical Director
    • Production Stage Manager
    • Stage Manager
    • Assistant Stage Manager

The LSP Membership Committee is responsible for vetting applicants for membership. They are tasked with determining if the candidate fulfills the criteria of the classification of membership selected. It is important to consider the below criteria to determine your appropriate class.

Executive Producer

This position is responsible for the creation and execution of the overall project and show theme while tasked with realizing the client’s vision for the project. The Executive Producer is responsible for the overall project (pre and post production), creating and supervising the production budget and is accountable for quality control. Also responsible for contract negotiations as well as all staffing & vendor payment issues. This position has a high level of autonomy and authority over talent/cast and in pre-production and on-site creative, technical, scheduling and budget decision-making.

Producer

The driving force of the production, this position is responsible for managing the scope, or the production’s message and method of delivering that message. Also, managing the schedule, or the timing of the entire off site, on site and post-production time line. As well as managing the spend, or the budget for all planned and incremental [both requested and unanticipated] expense. The Producer is also responsible for hiring cast and crew as well as negotiating and contracting all vendors, generating schedules, rundowns and manages financial reporting. This position also oversees all code and insurance compliance, and schedules and chairs all pre and post production meetings. The Producer has a high level of autonomy and authority over talent/cast and in pre-production and on-site creative, technical, scheduling and budget decision-making.

Associate Producer

Works directly with the Producer in communicating and facilitating the daily operations of the show. The Associate Producer may or may not be a party to pre and post production duties. The Associate Producer has a defined level of autonomy and authority over talent/cast and in on-site scheduling and technical decision-making.

Production Management

Production management is comprised of key production facilitators and on-site decision makers. Some of these positions have similar responsibilities and all are management leaders over other departments and disciplines. These positions have a defined level of involvement with talent/cast and in on-site scheduling and technical decision-making.

The Production Management positions are:

  • Production Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Technical Director
  • Production Stage Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager

Position Requirements

The following is the list of required qualifications for each of the LSP Membership Classes.

Executive Producer

  • Minimum of three years documented experience as Producer or Executive Producer
  • Sponsorship by LSP Member or LSP Champion
  • One Client confirmed endorsement
  • Three professional references [any combination of peer, supervisor or vendor]
  • Current CV and/or Bio

Producer

  • Minimum of three years documented experience as Producer
  • Sponsorship by LSP Member or LSP Champion
  • One Client confirmed endorsement
  • Three professional references [any combination of peer, supervisor or vendor]
  • Current CV and/or Bio

Associate Producer

  • Minimum of two years documented experience as Production Management or Associate Producer
  • Sponsorship by LSP Member or LSP Champion
  • One Client confirmed endorsement
  • Three professional references [any combination of peer, supervisor or vendor]
  • Current CV and/or Bio

Production Management

  • Minimum of two years documented experience as Production Management
  • Sponsorship by LSP Member or LSP Champion
  • Three professional references [any combination of peer, supervisor or vendor]
  • Current CV and/or Bio

The Vetting Process

Sponsor

All member candidates must be sponsored by a LSP member in good standing who has first hand knowledge of the candidate’s professional experience and has worked with the candidate in the position being applied for. To facilitate sponsors for the inaugural year, member candidates may solicit current members and request they act as their champion for the vetting process. This champion will have at least one conversation to voir dire the candidate on past experiences, employers and clients.

Client Endorsement

All member candidates must submit one client endorsement. This endorsement may be solicited and need not be identified as such. It must be composed on the client’s letterhead. The Membership Committee will contact this endorser to discuss their experience with you.

Professional Reference

All member candidates must submit three professional references. These individuals may have been or are peers, supervisors or clients who have worked directly with you. The Membership Committee will contact these references to discuss their experience with you.

Current Curriculum Vitae or Bio

All member candidates must submit their current CV and/or bio. It may be submitted in Word or PDF format. It should include your education and work experience in the field of Live Show Production. You may add a statement regarding anything else not covered in the application or your CV/bio that you would like the Membership Committee to consider.

Membership Fees (ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION!)

Celebrating our first year of service to Live Show Professionals, we are extending our “first year free” membership offer for new LSP members!

Please complete your LSP application including payment information and then enter the promotional code: LSP2013

This will remove the application fee, initiation fee and first year’s dues – your first year is FREE! Thank you for becoming a member!

Executive Producer Producer Associate Producer Production Management
Application Fee $35 WAIVED! $35 WAIVED! $35 WAIVED! $35 WAIVED!
Initiation Fee $575 WAIVED! $575 WAIVED! $575 WAIVED! $575 WAIVED!
Annual Dues $275 WAIVED! $250 WAIVED! $200 WAIVED! $175 WAIVED!
Total to Apply $275 WAIVED! $250 WAIVED! $200 WAIVED! $175 WAIVED!

We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express, as well as e-checks.

Application Rundown

  1. Complete the application – all fields required.
  2. Upload your CV and/or Bio.
  3. Submit payment for application fee, initiation fee and first year’s dues.
  4. Receive confirmation of application successfully submitted.
  5. The goal of the Membership Committee is to respond to you within ten business days of your submission.

IMPORTANT: Your acceptance as a member into the LSP is neither automatic nor guaranteed. The Membership Committee will review your information, and will contact and confirm your Sponsor/Champion, Endorsement[s] and References. If all is found to be in order, your approved application and materials will be presented to the LSP Board of Directors for Membership Confirmation.

Reasons for Denial of Membership… if your application is incomplete or if, after review, it is determined that you do not fulfill the criteria for membership, you will not be confirmed and your payment, less the application fee, will be returned. You will receive an email citing the reason[s] for your application being denied. You may reapply after 60 days of your most recent application and once you have corrected your application, payment or have acquired the necessary experiential credit.

Membership Confirmation

Once confirmed by the Board of Directors as a member of the LSP, you will receive an email welcoming you and providing you with you LiveShowProducers.ORG Member’s login ID and password.

As a Member:

  • You will immediately have access to the LSP members’-only section of the LiveShowProducers.ORG web site.
  • You will be included in the Members Registry.
  • You may immediately post your services for hire on the LiveShowProducers.ORG web site.
  • You may immediately post positions for hire on the LiveShowProducers.ORG web site.
  • You will have complete access to the Members directory and database.
  • You are immediately eligible for all rights and privileges available to LSP Members, including participating as a Member in all LSP conferences and receiving all applicable discounts for LSP functions, conferences and merchandise.
  • You will have access to all LSP Member benefits. Some of these benefits require registering directly with the partner or participant.
  • You may immediately begin using the post-nominal letters: L.S.P. after your name in any communiqué, collateral and advertising of you and your business. You may also use the lines, “The Organization Of Live Show Professionals™ ” and “Member of the Live Show Producers” as well as the LSP logo in all of your collateral and on your web site.

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