Starting the Year Off Right: with the 2019 International AACTA Awards

Wow, what a night! For so many reasons, Friday, Jan. 4th 2019 will go down in the books as one of the best times of my career, hands down. Not only was it the first major red carpet event I’ve produced as Founder & Lead Producer at Bianchi Productions, but it was with the best clients anyone could ever ask for…LITERALLY!

Working in the entertainment industry has been a dream of mine since I can remember. And while my career did start there (think Kenneth the Page…for real), through a series of twists and turns, I have landed in the events industry: an amazing space and somewhere I believe I’ve found my true calling.

At the core, what I really love about both of these industries is the story telling aspect and the feelings it evokes. To have my entertainment and events worlds come together in such a marvelous way has been incredible. And even more so because of who I was doing it WITH. But before I get to the #ATEAM, check out this fantastic highlight reel created by Foxtel Australia for broadcast.

Finding a way to put into words how thankful I am for the two smart, powerful, beautiful (I could go on forever) women I’m pictured with below is challenging. They are not just my clients anymore, but empowering teammates that I’m lucky to now call “mates” as well. It’s an Aussie thing :)

In short, not only did they run an amazing 5-Star show from across the world, but they did it with grace and KINDNESS. And you know what…people responded in the same way. Everyone stepped up to the plate, went above and beyond their responsibilities, and pulled off an incredible show. Thank you a million times for bringing me on board this amazing ship of yours ladies, I’m never getting off!! 😊

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And of course it wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing venue and partners who helped pull it all together:

First off: The Mondrian Hotel & Director of Special Events Mr. Laurence Whiting – Where to begin? The easiest way I can summarize is this: the man NEVER said “no.” For those of you in the industry, you know how amazing this is, especially coming from a venue. Boy do I know a lot of people who could take a lesson from him in customer service! But besides the impeccable service this hotel and its team have to offer, the simplistic yet sophisticated beauty of the property fit perfectly with the new experience this year’s International AACTA’s were going for. And it was a home run!! Grand slam

Kelly Melo – Thank you for taking the lead as our show caller extraordinaire and allowing us to sleep before the event knowing the program was in the absolute BEST hands! You are a Rockstar and a badass (best combo!) and I’m so proud to call you my friend too. 😊

Nick Hardcastle – Our amazing VOG (Voice of God) and overall fantastic human being. Thank you so much for all that you do (Including acting as my agent – your check is in the mail 😉)! Your talent and spirit are limitless and I’m honored to continue working together in this next exciting chapter! And of course to call you my friend too!!

Red Carpet Systems – There are a few companies I’ve worked with for as long as I can remember in this business, and Red Carpet Systems is one of them. Like many of th/e other partners we work, they do much more then provide a perfect red carpet and step & repeat every time, that’s a “gimme.” Above that, it is their impeccable customer service, flexibility and overall can-do attitude that separates them from the pack. Thank you Mr. Sourice for always making us look good. Cheers to many more!!

DJ Tessa – Talk about VIBEs…this amazing DJ/lady boss definitely sets them right! A fellow entrepreneur, DJ Tessa runs Prism DJs, an agency representing only female DJs. You go girl! Thank you for being part of another amazing event, looking forward to many more.

And to all of the other teams who had a hand in this event, merci beaucoup!!

WOVA (in-house A/V & Lighting), Greenset (10’ hedge walls), Bill Ferrell (statues), Getty Photography, Burnish Creative (content back to Australia)

Also, special thanks to Mary & Darrin for saying YES to my crazy request! And to Kari, Laurence, & Nick for thinking of Bianchi Productions when the opportunity arose. I hate to overuse the word, but it’s the best one to describe how I feel…#GRATEFUL

For a full recap of this year’s show, please click HERE.

2018: A Year for the Books!

As 2018 comes to an end, it’s rewarding to look back on the exciting and impactful projects we’ve had the honor of working on. Being in the thick of the day-to-day grind that comes along with any new business, often times we are so focused on what’s ahead, that we don’t take the time to appreciate all that’s been done. And then there are times like New Year’s Eve when we’re forced to look back at the last 365 days and realize all the amazing things that have been accomplished. Both in business and out in the world as humans. There is so much to be grateful for and yet so much we can continue to do.

Thank you so much to our amazing clients and partners for making 2018 an incredible year for Bianchi Productions. We are beyond appreciative for your help in laying down a strong foundation and can’t wait to see where 2019 takes all of us. We’ve got BIG plans for the future!

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Speaking of, perhaps our most exciting collaboration yet will be taking place less than a week from today, the 2019 International AACTA Awards (The Aussie version of the Oscars). Stay tuned for our recap of what is sure to be a phenomenal star-studded evening! And in the meantime, below are just a few highlights of the fun we had in 2018:

Thank you again for your support. We wouldn’t be able to write this blog if it weren’t for all of you!

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And now, getting back to tradition. As most of you know, I’m slightly obsessed with music, and lyrics are a big part of that. Words matter.

As we close out 2018, I leave you with my current jam of the week. Not a new song to the world, but to me it was. While I’m pretty sure Andy Grammer wrote “Fresh Eyes” about his significant other, my wish for all of you is that these lyrics ring true with how you feel about YOURSELVES. At least sometimes. It starts from within. <3-MB

Cheers to a wonderful 2019 full of health, happiness and much success! Let’s collaborate!

What if Santa Could Come to Your House?

Looking for something extra special this Christmas? Instead of shopping for another present, why not give your kids an experience they’ll never forget?! A visit from Santa!

For the first year ever, Bianchi Productions is excited to share with the world our very own Santa Claus. Background checked and parent approved!

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Wondering how it works? Picture this: It’s Christmas Eve night and all of a sudden your children wake to the sounds of Santa’s sleigh bells. You get your kids out of bed to check on the noise, and surprise…you catch Santa placing his last present under the tree! How much fun with they have sharing a story and a cookie with St. Nick before heading back to bed? Answer: infinite amounts!

Call us today, we don’t want you to miss out! 310-910-7845

Custom Poetry for the Holidays

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? How about an impactful new way to inspire your team for the year ahead? Look no further, give the gift of poetry. Here’s how it works:

  1. Fill out our questionnaire

  2. Plan to chat for five-ten minutes about your poem

  3. Sit back and wait as your custom piece comes to life

  4. Decide how you want to receive your poem, options include:

    1. Electronic delivery

    2. Printed on: specialty paper, canvas, framed

    3. Recorded audio file

    4. Live performance

Check out the examples below and give us a call today!

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Bonus recording because it’s the holidays, we love love, and keeping all of this goodness to ourselves just wouldn’t be fair. How amazing would you feel to know you inspired such beautiful words? Words matter. You can give this gift, call us today! 310-910-7845

First Year of Business is in the Books for Bianchi Productions!

First Year of Business is in the Books for Bianchi Productions!

My, what a year it’s been! To be honest, time has really flown so I had to look at our first official Instagram post to pick an anniversary date.  June 20th, 2017 it was. While I knew starting my own business wasn’t going to be easy, I had no idea a year ago how many ups and downs there would be, sometimes even daily. That said, I absolutely LOVE what I do and have no doubt that starting Bianchi Productions was the right decision. I’m extremely optimistic about the future and know this is just the first of many anniversaries our company will be celebrating. Woo hoo!

A New Type of Conference – The “Un-conference”

A New Type of Conference – The “Un-conference”

In the event industry, clients are always looking to do something new and different, or at least put a unique twist on practices that are tried and true. Enter the Un-Conference.

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending one of these in Orange County at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. The event was put on by SITE SoCal in partnership with Haute Dokimazo. SITE stands for Society for Incentive Travel Excellence and its mission is to strengthen and inspire the leaders of this amazing industry. Haute Dokimazo is a new kind of event conference that is fully participant driven. It is run by Corporate Event Marketer.

The day was amazing, and not just because of the gorgeous property we were on.

Rock Your Mojo Women’s Weekend Event Recap

Rock Your Mojo Women’s Weekend Event Recap

Last weekend I had the honor of managing the Rock Your Mojo Women’s Weekend (RYMWW), led by entrepreneur extraordinaire, Ms. Deborah Kagan. What exactly does that mean you may be asking? Deborah explains the mission like this:

5 Los Angeles Hotels You Should Know About

5 Los Angeles Hotels You Should Know About

As an event planner, one of the key aspects I help my clients with is venue selection. Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know several different hotels across Los Angeles. Today I share with you my current favorites in each area of town.