Company Manager

Business Manager

Assistant Producer

Florida (Other Region)
Will Tour | Will Travel

Last Updated: 09/16/2020 13:32 EST

Job Qualifications

Assistant Producer, Company Manager, Business Manager, Stage Manager, House Manager, Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Floor Manager, Theater Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Production Stage Manager


Experience

BENJAMIN-MICHAEL ANTIPUNA

Experience

2019-2020
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
Show Settlement Accountant
Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Reviewed artist performance/event contracts and show budgets to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance including: Broadway, Self-Presentations, Rentals, and Educational Programming for several hundred engagements annually
- Coordinated performance settlement details and protocol with promoters and touring personnel to establish clear objectives and timelines
- Maintained on-going communication with designated departments (Programming, Box Office, Production, Event Services, Marketing) throughout settlement close to ensure all contracted agreements have been clearly adhered to and maintained
- Independently prepared final show settlement by analyzing and extracting all pertinent numerical information from the Box Office Report, Production Settlement, Marketing Settlement, and front of house documents
- Coordinated all final show related charges and credits
- Prepared all monthly, quarterly, and annual reconciliations including: Insurance, City Dues, Affiliate Venue Credits, End of Season Wraps
- Managed financials for in house regional theatre by creating and enforcing fiscal timelines and objectives, notifying producers of out of budget allocations, advising reconciliation protocols/department spending, and paying all due show royalties to licensor
- Worked in tandem and completed settlements with affiliate venues including: Parker Playhouse, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at NSU, Charles F. Dodge City Center
- Prepared analysis and recommendations of business processes to share with Controller and upper management


2018-2019
The King and I
NETworks Presentations
Company Manager
2nd National Tour
- Supervised a company of 65 members on the national tour based on the Tony Award winning production at Lincoln Center Theater
- Handled all money matters including: box office commissions, engagement expenses, venue settlement, weekly operating budgets, payroll, IATSE union remittance, agent and manager fees, petty cash and driver floats, travel and health reimbursements, credit card reconciliation
- Booked all travel and housing accommodations for touring company members, creative team, and production staff
- Created and maintained Workers Compensation documents and all necessary state paperwork and approvals for working child actors
- Collaborated with department managers and supervisors to create a positive working environment that followed all company and corporate procedures

2002-2018
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Cirque Dreams Holdings, LLC)
Pompano Beach, FL
On Staff Performance and Project Director
- Oversaw the bi-annual remounting of existing cruise ship productions including: direction, choreography, on-site adaptation, lighting, sound, automation, crew and stage management
- Created and supervised the timeline, creation and repair of scenic pieces, props, and act d+eacute;cor, as well as staffing for all tour pre-production as well as onboard installation.
- Coached new Company/Production Stage Managers on company protocols, regulations, and unique show specifications
-Worked in conjunction with Artistic Director, Producer, and Marketing Director to create new client show proposals


Freelance Company Manager / Production Stage Manager / Corporate Show Director
- Worked closely with corporate office in managing tour logistics that included: travel, accommodations, pay/per diem, visas, Social Security enrollment, Workers Compensation cases, company tickets, local marketing and publicity
- Worked in tandem with local presenters on merchandise, box office, and expense settlement
- Monitored day-to-day financial activity for touring company
- Scheduled daily itineraries with regard to bus calls, travel routes, theatre calls, and curtain times
- Managed cast and crew on international tours which ranged from extended engagements overseas to one- night performances across the U.S.A. (Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy / Cirque Dreams Holidaze)
- Supervised all technical aspects of production and artistic rigging safety in conjunction with technicians, cirque acts, trainers, and OSHA standards
- Partnered with sales representatives and artistic staff on creating and implementing personalized corporate shows and presentations including event logistics and layouts
- Oversaw the implementation of corporate productions including onsite show direction, lighting, company management, and stage management


2017
Rockin Road To Dublin
Tour Manager
1st National Tour
- Supervised all departments and budgets including: Company Management, Production, Merchandise, Talent
- Acted as producers direct liaison to all tour personnel and partners and tasked with making all final production-based changes and decisions
- Worked directly with venue representatives on the reconciliation and settlement of box office, merchandise, and local rental specific agreements


2001-2002 / 2006-2008 / 2016
Universal Studios Orlando / Busch Gardens Williamsburg / Water Country USA
Production Stage Manager
Florida / Virginia
- Implemented standard operating procedures for both original and already-established theatrical experiences and atmospheric entertainment
- Maintained the artistic quality and integrity of shows while enforcing corporate standards
- Responsible for accurately scheduling cast, crew, rehearsals, and performances while keeping within budgeted hours
- Composed monthly performance evaluations and enforced company disciplinary procedures while coaching and counseling show team to strive for success
- Collaborated with contractors, pyro technicians, technical services, and operations managers to safely monitor all aspects of show production and guest in accordance with parks and OSHA regulations


2014-2015
Norwegian Cruise Line
Production Stage Manager
Miami, FL
- Managed award-winning branded entertainment onboard the Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Epic including all aspects of show production and staffing
- Scheduled all theater activity including the creation, implementation, and supervision of venue schedule for rehearsals, performances, and shore side vendor visits
- Served as liaison between shipboard management, shoreside production office, creative teams, and casts
- Maintained corporate, U.S. Coast Guard, and International Maritime Law policies and procedures including safety, environmental, inspections, and ADA compliance

2010-2011
M.E. Productions
Director of Creative Services
Hallandale, FL
- Collaborated with sales team to offer unique entertainment options to corporate clients
- Managed talent database and determined price points for sales
- Booked, contracted, and managed a variety of acts and vendors for corporate and private events
- Created new and updated old event themes and styles in accordance with the trends at the time
- Produced budgets for event motifs including decor, entertainment, and activities

2008-2012
Sunbound Destination Management
Freelance Production and Operations Manager
Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
- Worked with event planners to create and produce large corporate functions
- Supervised local technicians and staff to ensure timely set-up of events
- Directed and managed both international and local talent

Non-Theatrical Employment

2011-2013
JHC Services
Family Concierge
Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Managed scheduling for both business and personal appointments, childrens timelines and house staff.
Oversaw all communications: mail, e-mail, social media, and telephone
- Accountable for all business/personal travel and logistics, and creating seamless memorable vacations
- Planned and supervised all events; d+eacute;cor, food and beverage, staffing, and valet
- Acted as personal shopper for both everyday apparel and special occasion wear
- Handled personal duties and miscellaneous errands as required
- Always used complete discretion when handling confidential information: finances, sensitive family dynamics, health matters and unique personal relationships

2008-2011
Delta Airlines
Flight Attendant
New York, New York


Education

DeSales University (1999-2002)
Center Valley, PA
Bachelors of Art, Theatre/Dance

Walt Disney World College Program
Orlando, FL
Studied the leadership management style of the Walt Disney Company

Computer Skills
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Ticketmaster, AccuFund Accounting Software, Kronos Workforce Timekeeper, Macintosh Programs
*Familiar IATSE contracts and regulations

(References available upon request)

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