Learn from an event designer who does 274 events a year for Warner Brothers Special Events

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On todays show Mike McAllen interviews Hillary Harris Executive Director of Warner Bros. Studios Special Events—a full-service event production department specializing in entertainment industry, …

On todays show Mike McAllen interviews Hillary Harris Executive Director of Warner Bros. Studios Special Events—a full-service event production department specializing in entertainment industry, corporate, charity and weddings creating and producing more than 275 events a year, both on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Burbank and at outside venues.

Mike and Hillary talk about the state of the event design today and how it has changed. Responsibilities of an event designer and some new trends/ideas that work and don’t work.

Hillary will be speaking at BizBash Ideafest June 19th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.



Plan on checking out all the fantastic sessions but most importantly head to Hillarys session for the Event Innovation Forum “Whats New in Event Design”11:00 am- 12:30am Petree Hall

The Event Innovation Forum—Los Angeles is a TED-style conference packed with 12 dynamic presentations designed to help you think more strategically about your events.

Register here for Ideafest

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  • 1. Learn from an event designer who does 274 events a yearMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aHillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special Events
  • 2. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aHillary will be speaking atBizBash Ideafest June 19thLos Angeles Convention Center.
  • 3. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aHow do you do 274 events a year?
  • 4. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aBizBash Ideafest Session for theEvent Innovation Forum“Whats New in Event Design”11:00 am- 12:30am Petree Hall
  • 5. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aAnyone can use the resources atWarner Brothers Crafts departmentsfor events.
  • 6. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aHow did you get into the events business?
  • 7. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aWhat, in your mind, is the state of eventdesign today?
  • 8. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aWhat are the responsibilities of anevent designer?
  • 9. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aDo you believe the concept of event designhas changed?
  • 10. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aWhat are the 5 biggest event design trendsyouve noticed recently
  • 11. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aEvent Themes1. Tribal/World Ethnic2. Fairytale/Fantasy3. Gatsby/Downton Abbey4. Steam Punk/Art Decco(each alone or mashed)5. White Parties
  • 12. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aTextiles1. Burlap (texture is big)2. Bold graphic large prints i.e. chevrons3. Mixing stripes (indigo and white) with floral prints (textile mashing)4. African color block print fabric (can be mashed with burlap)5. Dirty pastel prints (mashing gingham with vintage cabbage floral)Using digital story boards rather than hand crafted ones.Working with “found” objects to create something new
  • 13. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aWhat do you think the next big trend inevent design will be?Any ideas that could take off?
  • 14. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0aYou can find Hillary at:http://wbspecialevents.com/https://twitter.com/wbspecialevents
  • 15. Hillary HarrisExecutive DirectorWarner Bros Special EventsMike McAllen interviews Hillary Harrishttp://bit.ly/18Huy0a