Behind each sensational event is a team choreographing a delicate dance of production, design, and technology. How do these events with a million moving parts come off without a hitch? KM Productions’ founder, Kevin Mignone, manages a team renowned for orchestrating some of the splashiest events in New York, and beyond, shares his take on what makes an event production company great.
Mignone, who has been in business for 21 years, “puts a focus on passion, innovation, and relationships first and foremost with individual clients.” Mignone and the KM team say it’s paramount to take the time to listen attentively to client wishes, finding ways to blend a client’s creativity with their own. The KM team can provide lighting, audio, video, staging, special effects and logistics for everything from EDM concerts and outdoor festivals to mountaintop weddings.
SHADOW, an integrated marketing firm that specializes in producing high-profile, intricate events says that going the extra step is key for their partners like KM Productions. Jamie D’Attoma, Senior Vice President at SHADOW reveals that what makes KM great is “they share the mentality that there is always a solution to any problem and as a team, we don’t stop at anything to get the job done for our clients.”
“SHADOW can count on the KM team to stay calm and focused, be resourceful and always deliver on the task at hand. We engage with KM throughout the production process – starting at ideation through completion – to consistently bring our creative vision to life,” said Jamie.
Michael Cerbelli, CEO and President of Cerbelli Creative, who has been in the event production business for over 4 decades, has worked with them all. To him, a top event production company knows they have to get it right the first time around. There are no do-overs. “When I pick up the phone and call KM Productions, they are eager to support and work with us to accomplish the end goal – a one-shot, perfect event. It’s great to do a flawless event. It’s phenomenal to have people who care about creating a flawless event,” says Cerbelli.
Being flexible and prepared are also key to great event producers. Mignone notes that KM Productions now has locations in New York, Florida, and California, so it can quickly supply production services for live shows and events anywhere in the country. The company also has a curated roster of partners around the globe, and it can transport equipment overseas, manage customs and produce events on any terrain.
At the heart of KM and every great event production team is a clear passion for excellence and the dedication to go the extra step to bring a client’s vision to life.