The Recording Academy Likes Avalon Hollywood, Montage Laguna Beach

By Shilpa Gopinath June 12, 2008, 12:30 PM EDT

The Recording Academy's Branden Chapman

Photo: Courtesy of the Recording Academy

Branden Chapman is the vice president of production and process management for the Recording Academy. Chapman oversees logistical execution for the Grammy awards and Grammy after-party, plus related concert tours, tributes, and kickoff events.

Venue: “The support that a venue’s team provides can be the difference between success and failure. The team at Avalon Hollywood understands the need to update and improve the venue’s decor. They put equal effort into the technical infrastructure, with top-of-the line lighting, sound, and staging packages available as part of the venue’s rental agreement.

“The Montage Laguna Beach’s scenery is oceanfront panoramic, the cuisine is top-notch, the meeting spaces and ballrooms are perfect for many uses, and the nearby town offers a multitude of off-site options for your guests. The property feels intimate and classy. The emphasis on high-quality service raises this property to the top of its class—the staff provides a unique experience to the client and guests.”

Catering, Production: “Along Came Mary Productions is a longtime partner and one of our go-to vendors when it comes to large-scale event production. They are masters at logistical planning with the added benefit of a full-service catering division.”

: “Wolfgang Puck Catering provides menus and staff fitting for the most select Hollywood clients. They have locked exclusive agreements in some of the city’s most exciting locations. They have maintained their quality and personal touch throughout their recent explosive growth.”

Production, Decor, Lighting, Stage Production: “It’s rare that an event production company can fulfill the one-stop shopping promise, but 15/40 Productions has proved that they will go above and beyond expectations to ensure a successful event. [The company does] event design, technical stage production, red-carpet arrivals, floral design, custom furniture creation, and talent wrangling. They get bonus points for their attitude—they’ve never said ‘no’ and they’ve never seemed stressed during the hours leading up to the event.”

Design, Decor, Lighting:
“When it comes to bringing a vision to life, Angel City Designs is unmatched. They are able to make any dream a reality and deliver solutions when operating within restrictive budgets, time lines, or venues.”

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