May 2021: With New York City currently scheduled for a full reopening in July, the live entertainment world is readying for a safe relaunch to much-missed audiences. Film production on the streets of NYC is back and doing brisk business, and the City's Open Culture program promises a summertime full of art, performances, workshops and other events. Need production advice? Got questions about obtaining permits for an Open Culture event? Email us!
September 2020: We have been closely following our colleagues on Broadway and in the concert industry and have determined that it will likely be well into 2021 before we can hope to produce, attend and enjoy the types of events that were previously everyday occurrences for us. We hope all our friends, colleagues and audiences stay safe until better times!
2019 continued our work with the amazing Almost Queen (the only Queen tribute band that matters, seriously) and also with so many of the great productions taking part in in the Strawberry One Act Festival.
In April we presented two sold out nights of Danny Garcia's documentary film STIV: No Compromise No Regrets, complete with Director's Q&A and musical performances by Frank Secich and friends after the screening. People came from all over for this event and were not disappointed.
In August, Fixer produced the NYC premier screening of Chris Penn's film
Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper , shown with Dennis Dunaway's rock cinema
short Cold Cold Coffin. It's hard to tell what moment was the highlight of the evening with
two amazing films, stellar Q&A panels and an unbelievable live music performance by,
well, almost everyone that capped the night. But this was the surprise, blast from the past
balloon drop where everyone realized they were part of a once-in-a-lifetime moment. >>>>>>>
A memorable night was had by all!
October brought the New York theatrical premier of Damian Kolodiy's The Bitch Movie, a sizzling rock doc about the legendary BITCH nights at the fabled downtown NYC club Don Hill's. Featuring electric live performances and heartfelt interviews with performers, producers and fans, The Bitch Movie was an homage to a bygone scene. The night of the screening was a reunion of many of the key personalities of the film; the Q&A was spirited and the after party ran into the wee hours.
All in all, 2019 was a grand year for Fixer Productions and the many talented colleagues we were fortunate to work with!
Laura Gagnon coproduced Barbara Feldon Always In CONTROL: 50 Years of GET SMART at Theatre 80 Saint Marks.
Featuring Barbara Feldon (Agent 99) and a slate of TV afficianados and film buffs, the night was a warmhearted reflection on the seminal American TV series to benefit the Howard Otway and Florence Otway Opportunity Project (HOFOPRO).
LOST ROCKERS: Broken Dreams and Crashed Careers
by Stephen Blush, Paul Rachman and Tony Mann expands on the ground covered by the soon-to-be released film of the same name. What happened to the writers and creators of the songs that became top hits by other performers? Some of these folks you've never heard of yet you could sing the chorus to one of their songs right now.
Lost Rockers casts light on some of the shadier sides of the music industry.
Tony Mann planned and coordinated the standing-room-only book party in the Strand Bookstore's rare book room. The night featured a performance by Jake Holmes (who settled with Jimmy Page regarding his authorship of the song Dazed and Confused) and a q&a panel including Holmes, singer/songwriter Gloria Jones (Tainted Love, If I Were Your Woman) and the three co-authors of the book.
July 2017: The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival came off without a hitch with Fixer Productions supplying production management, front-of-house and box office services.
NEW YORK ROCK: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB by Steven Blush was published October 4, 2016 to full rock fanfare in bookstores across the country.
Contributing editor Tony Mann arranged art and music events in New York, Chicago, Boston to commemorate the release.
“Author, promoter and DJ Steven Blush has covered the scene for decades, and his new book New York Rock: From the Rise of the Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB is a comprehensive look at the city’s rock music. — AM New York
August 2017: Tony curates "True York", an exhibition by Louie “KR.One” Gasparro at One Art Space. Fixer supplied awesome sponsors for the show, including Heartland Brewery, Kossar's Bagels, DR. Brown's Soda and more! Check out Tony in art-hanging action!
Fall 2017: Laura & Tony were the front- and back-of-house team for the Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company presentation of Andanza at
Theatre 80 St Marks.
Then Tony worked with Rosanna Herrick of @PunkSixty to get her collection hung for the
The Other Art Fair at the Brooklyn Expo.
Winter 2018: The Fixers provided production management for the Downtown Urban Arts Festival, went up and down the east coast with Almost Queen, and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Fillmore East with the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation at Theatre 80.
Spring 2018 Tony Mann's new Joey Ramone tribute clothing line previewed at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York, check out the promo video and stay tuned for news and updates on the collection. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
<<< August 2018 Tony Mann curated a solo show of work by artist Antony Zito at One Art Space in Tribeca.
Zito's portraits of NYC local characters illustrate a sweeping line through the legendary period after the dust settled from the 80s East Village art scene. The New York Post has called his portrait paintings “sensual” and his renderings of people on recycled materials other than canvas have prompted The Village Voice to refer to him as “a master of the found object”.