Who is Sequoia Slentz and some of his creative marketing opinions
High quality event planning tips by Sequoia Slentz? During a comical fiasco that occurred while setting up for a stand-up show in Chicago (which involved a belligerent Beetlejuice, a bridal party and a video camera), the idea for a reality show suddenly occurred to Slentz. “I thought to myself, this is even funnier than the real show,” he said. “I’ve got to find a way to make a reality show.” He pitched the idea to Third Floor Films producer Michael Maccarone (who also played the child version of Stern in “Private Parts”) who decided it was film-worthy.
Sequoia Slentz profile in 944 Magazine : Although the world CleanBox inhabits is a far cry from the glossy photo spreads of beautiful people getting their rocks off that fill the mag’s pages, the recognition is still appreciated. Even though we despise the types of people who are into the magazine: the Armani and cologne wearing set, the bitchy, fake-titted chicks who won’t give us the time of day, we are ready and willing to accept all publicity. Plus, Sequoia and I got some free tequila at the photo shoot. Nothing beats a semi-solid excuse to drink hard liquor at noon.
About Sequoia Slentz: Owned and operated CleanBox Entertainment since 2001. Over the past 4 years we have produced major live events nationwide. My company created a television show which was licensed to Howard TV in 2009. We are interested in all ideas. Specialties: Designing, Manufacturing, Merchandise, Producing Live Shows, Creative Marketing on a budget, Event Planning.
Sequoia Slentz live shows producing tricks: The old show business phrase, “the show must go on” applies here. Regardless of what happens, there is an audience out there waiting to be educated, informed or entertained, so you have to deliver. The that the fact that a live event is “live” makes it both easier and more difficult at the same time. There are no second takes. When something goes out live that shouldn’t have, there are no take backs. So, when you’re live you have to roll with it. That means when presenters are late or go off script, or when there’s equipment failure, or a crew member calls in sick, or any unplanned situation you have to roll with it. When you’re video recording, you can always “fix it in post.” The key is to keep a cool head, don’t let them see you sweat and be a leader.
Sequoia Slentz on Covid-19 times and the entertainment industry : What is the future of the music industry over the next few years? The music industry is constantly changing, though the pandemic definitely threw a curveball for live music. What I believe is that artists need to stay focused on their principles. Of course, no one knows what the future will be like, besides more streaming and technology innovations. Still, we can focus on sound principles such as creating great songs, great video content, staying engaged with one’s community, and focusing on mental and physical health. When things start to open again, artists that spent their time wisely will get a jump on their careers because they focused on their music and marketing their brand when they couldn’t do much else. I believe that people will be more excited than ever before about live music since we’ve been starved of it for the past couple of months.
Killers of Comedy & Sequoia Slentz : We travel around the country with the Killers, meeting super fans everywhere we go. When you hang out with Beetlejuice before a Killers show, you feel like you’re hanging with freak show royalty. Everyone recognizes him and everyone loves him. But, after traveling from SF, and the extremely hectic Artie show, Levy, Yucko, and Shuli were all exhausted. We dragged them down to the party to find what looked like the cast of the Andy Griffith Show, a gang of 30 white collar Republicans and their families, sitting in a generic hotel conference room, with zero knowledge of the forthcoming entertainment.