Arise News contracted Broadcast Management Group to provide live production services, technical management, creative services, and production staffing for a live townhall production in Washington, DC – “America Speaks: Cops, Guns & Black Lives.” The live production was shot in front of a live audience at a studio facility in downtown DC.
Leading up the “America Speaks”, Broadcast Management Group participated in regular calls and meetings with the client and participated in numerous site surveys. Our creative services team also worked to design the entire graphics package for the live production, including several rounds of revisions.
The live townhall production was shot at a studio facility in downtown Washington, DC, just a few blocks from Broadcast Management Group’s DC office. The studio is owned by a large corporation and has limited availability for outside bookings, but proved to be a great facility for “America Speaks”. With an existing news set with customizable duratrans as well as seating capabilities for a live studio audience, the studio facility had all the needed components to successfully execute the live production.
All production crew for the live production were booked locally in Washington, DC. Broadcast Management Group’s CEO and EVP of Production filled the rolls of Executive in Charge of Production and Production Manager, with our in-house creative team designing all of the broadcast graphics, bumpers, and animated show opens.
“America Speaks” was shot with 5 cameras – 3 hard, 1 handheld, and 1 jib – and featured 2 hosts and 7 panelists over the course of the show, each with a different expertise in politics, public policy, and law. Broadcast Mangement Group was responsible for all technical components of the live production, including procuring and managing the studio facility, booking the production crew, and managing all live transmissions for the program, which aired live on the network and on Arise’s website. In addition to the technical production, Broadcast Management Group created all graphics for the show, including the show open, bumpers, lower thirds, and on-set signage.