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These must-have guides to special event production look deep behind the scenes of an event and dissect what it is that creates success. The Process analyses the planning and business aspects of an event. It is a unique guide to producing a variety of events from weddings to festivals. It thoroughly explains budgeting and resource concerns, planning and cost projections, and the role of the well-crafted proposal.The Resources is an extensive reference guide to the technical details of a big event. It provides a thorough grounding on the specifications and performance of lighting and audio systems, visual presentation technology, special effects and temporary outdoor venues. Incorporating pedagogical features, these easy-to-read books are packed with photographs, diagrams, flow charts, checklists, sample forms and real-life examples. They are must-have resources for event planners, managers, caterers, and students.

Testimonials for Special Event Production Books

Denise DiRienzo, Communication Studies Professor, State University of New York at Oswego
Great textbook for a student going into event and entertainment production. The book gives the big picture to ensure that all aspects are part of planning. I would recommend it for any student planning a career in event or venue management so they can understand all the components of the event, whether they produce the technical aspects or not.

Cathy Xin Jin, Lecturer, Department of Tourism, Sports and Hotel Management, Griffith Business School

An excellent resource for special event production, covering fields rarely touched by other event management books. The book is very structured, easy-to-follow, comprehensive, and full of professionals’ experiences. Especially, the Voices of the Industry are insightful and Production War Stories are gripping. It is a must-have reference for special event management professionals and students.

David John, Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

I started reading The Resources first (as that was the first to arrive). It is incredibly well done. It is the first text that I have read which captures the most logical, practical and clearest explanation of the subjects in our industry. I can’t wait to read them both and share them with the university and our students... I just wanted to extend my gratitude and appreciation for such a well organized and presented text. I am truly blown away with it. 

Richard Aaron, Associate Professor, New York University School of Tourism 

They [these books] remain the only credible book[s] on the topic. I know because I constantly search for new texts for all my classes. Yours remain the gold standard. 
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