Tony Mann
Event Production &
Technical Direction
Video Camera Operator Photographer
Laura Gagnon
Event Planning &
Management
Copy Writing &
Marketing Strategies

The team at Fixer Productions.....

 

 

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Laura cut her teeth in copy writing and marketing while obtaining her Bachelor of Science in communications at Emerson College in Boston. She wrote radio spots for nightclub promotions and edited newsletters for promoters. Her words were heard across the dial on commercial and college stations throughout the region, and seen in the local entertainment listings. After graduation she remained in Boston to manage the legendary Paradise Rock Club for 2 years before moving to New York City and managing the Rodeo Bar (live music 7 nights a week!) and Life Cafe (of Rent fame). As a concert production freelancer, she worked with  Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen, Yanni, and The Replacements, amongst others, and spent several years on staff at the New Music Seminar and as the showcase booking manager for the CMJ Music Marathon.

During her many years residing in downtown Manhattan she had the pleasure of serving as audience services manager for the Jean Cocteau Repertory at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre, operations manager at the Theatres at 45 Bleecker, and business manager for the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Most recently Laura was the theatre manager at Theatre 80 St Marks for seven years. She is a skilled event and entertainment producer with meticulous attention to detail.

Laura also spent nearly a decade as a New York City real estate agent where she gained extensive experience with copy writing and marketing for that industry. She successfully guided hundreds of clients through the city's legendarily competitive sales and rental processes. 

In 2014 Laura and her partner Tony Mann founded Fixer Productions to offer individuals and organizations tailored marketing strategies and comprehensive event and entertainment production services. No job is too big or too small; if it's not in her wheelhouse she has a network of skilled associates to reach out to. In her quest to understand every clients goals her first question is always, "What do you need?"

 

Tony is a multidisciplinary artist working in live production, costume design, music production, photography and more.

He serves as stage manager for Almost Queen: The Ultimate Queen Tribute. He was production manager for two seasons of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and technical director for the acclaimed production of Strawberry and Chocolate presented by International Studio Theater.

He was camera operator and live video mixer for The Mark Kostabi Show, and also served as Mark's archivist, capturing the artists prolific output of paintings in digital, traditional film (35mm and 4x5) and Polaroid formats.

He is co-producer of the documentary film Lost Rockers, and an editor of New York Rock 1966 - 2006, by author Steven Blush.

He is also an actor with credits including Rueben Amar’s multi-award winning film Swim Little Fish Swim. As a musician he played drums with Ornette Coleman and Dee Dee Ramone. Currently he is producing new musical releases for Phil Gammage and Carrie Able. Recent music production credits include recordings for SoulCake, Theophobia, and No Valentine, among others.

As a costume designer, Tony has dressed iconic musicians such as Joey Ramone, and helped create and construct   garments for the film Zoolander, as well as TV's Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda: Together Again; Xena: Warrior Princess and more. Recently he created costumes and set dressings for the legendary Kembra Pfahler's shows at Emalin Gallery in London and the Whitney Biennial.

Tony co-founded Fixer Productions in 2014 to keep the lights on the stages that matter.

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