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MasterChef JR FYC Stunt

If you think acclaimed celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is only known for his harsh critiques and sour attitude, think again! The Emmy-nominated host of Fox’s acclaimed series MasterChef Jr. was nothing but sweet, literally, at a special “For Your Children” consideration event hosted by JJLA client EndemolShine. The snarky chef had a cheerful cherry-on-top attitude as he made homemade strawberry shortcake with nearly 100 children at an invite-only event at  West Hollywood hotspot Au Fudge. As if the personalized cooking lesson wasn’t enough, Chef Ramsay had himself doused in gallons of ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and toppings by his “sous-chefs,” becoming a truly delightful human hot fudge sundae … likely as tasty as his signature dishes! JJLA oversaw all event planning, management and production for the stunt, which streamed to Facebook live and garnered over 1 million unique views!

LuLaRoe Beach Party

Women’s fashion brand LuLaRoe hosted their annual post-sales conference bash on Huntington Beach where JJLA client Black Widow Group engaged with us on overseeing the event’s decor, design and fabrication. The 20,000-person event took inspiration from large-scale art seen at installations like DesertX and Burning Man and sought a futuristic palette of metallics, coppers, golds and reflective materials. Guests entered through a 100’ long structure, featuring three 16’ tall custom dimensional brand logos flanking 2 entirely gold-clad structures. Once inside, guests discovered ten custom installations including 8’ tall, tiered, mirrored pyramids, 100’ of reflective 8’ mirrored spikes, 13’ “BE” letters, a nod to the conference’s theme, several 8’ diameter tubes branded with popular graphic patterns of the brand and a 30’ swing set built upon the brand’s logo. Our staff of over 40 carpenters, fabricators and production crew brought our designs to life in our shop over four weeks before our four-day beach installation began. In addition to the custom fabrication, our team coordinated on site rentals and design, including installation of custom stretch tents, tabletop decor and ambient lighting. Beyond the art installations, the event featured two stages with performances by Bryan Wilson and Ziggy Marley, fire dancers, aerialists and other immersive acts, and over 40 unique food vendors.

LA PRIDE

The LA PRIDE Festival and Parade is the largest ticketed LGBT event nationally, the largest music festival in metropolitan Los Angeles and one of the largest and most widely publicized LGBT events worldwide. Since 2012, JJ|LA has been engaged by Christopher Street West, the non-profit who produces LA PRIDE, as it’s overall event Producer. During that time, JJ|LA has helped the event realize double-digit growth in ticket sales, concessions, programming, attendance and sponsorship. As it’s producer, JJ|LA oversees all aspects of event management, including event design, logistical oversight, artist booking and programming, production supervision, vendor coordination, site operations, safety and security planning, and city coordination. The event consists of three days of programming across multiple stages and performance venues, with over 70,000 attendees to the festival and over 150,000 parade spectators.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Wrap Party

What better way to unveil Cadillac’s all-new CT6 Plug-In than pairing it with ABC’s elite, action-adventure series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. JJ|LA transformed the raw, open warehouse space 440 Seaton in downtown LA into a spy training facility for the finale party for ABC’s elite, action-adventure series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The event integrated Cadillac’s all-new CT6 Plug-In electric vehicle as a fully immersive experience within the party. Guests had the opportunity to experience the CT6 Plug-In through several activations in the space, including a virtual reality showroom, an experiential video wall highlighting car features, and immersive vehicle tours. Guests were entertained by beats from DJs Coco & Breezy while snacking on spy-inspired menu of tasty bites, and posed for their own “hero shots” at a custom-designed Scenario Photo Booth. The underground warehouse decor was highlighted by a 12’x12’ hanging projection installation featuring morphing images of S.H.I.E.L.D spies. JJ|LA flipped another ordinary industry event into a fully-immersive experience that had clients at ABC and Marvel applauding while finding a unique and fitting event to match with Cadillac's CT6 Plug-In.

A Star Is Born Fan Management

JJ|LA earned our first feature film credit as the Promotions Department for the remake of Warner Bros. feature film A STAR IS BORN. Directed by Bradley Cooper in his directorial debut and Starring Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga), JJ|LA oversaw the logistics and coordination of Gaga’s “little monsters” for seven pop-up concerts that were shot live and incorporated into the film. Over 5,000 fans participated in scenes at Coachella, The Greek, The Shrine and The Regent over the course of four weeks of filming. JJ|LA often oversees ticketing logistics, guest services and fan management for clients and is excited to now extend our reach to film production.

Kaleidoscope: Desert Edition

Amongst the cacophony of events and activations surrounding the nation’s largest music festival, JJ|LA was proud to be part of a new concept called KALEIDOSCOPE. The four-day series launched on Thursday, before Coachella, and was a TedTalk-esque day of convergence, featuring thought-leaders and pioneers in the music, technology and entertainment fields. The 250-person event included talks from executives at Spotify, iHeartMedia, ICM, Houlihan Lokey and others, hosted at the elegant Chateau at Lake La Quinta. As the festival kicked off, Desert Edition featured daily talks, hosted brunches and hospitality suites throughout the weekend, culminating in a Sunday day-party called REFRESH featuring haircuts provided by Baxter, hydrating IVs, mixed cocktails from Ciroc and De Leon, and a performance by Post Malone. JJ|LA oversaw full event production, design and management for the event, including creating unique activations for Baxter of California, Delta, Ciroc, Cannabanoid Water, AWAY and others.

ATV & Acuvue #ChangeItUp Booth at Playlist Live

Sunny Orlando, Florida is home to theme parks galore and over 12,000 fans at the annual Playlist Live convention, a conclave of young adults known primarily for their celebrity as YouTube content creators. JJ|LA client AwesomenessTV engaged with us on designing an immersive video and photo booth experience that doubled as a casting call for ATV sponsor Acuvue Contact Lenses. Scores of attendees lined up at the booth for a casting call experience where they confessed their wildest ideas of how they would #ChangeItUp. From skydiving to celebrity meet and greets, ATV selected the top submissions to bring to life. JJ|LA’s booth concept featured both a CapturePod Video Booth and GIF Photo Experience to enhance social sharing and a 10’ wall of 4K seamless TV monitors showcasing the custom content ATV generates every day. JJ|LA also designed the conference's Main Stage backstage experience.

Land Rover Discovery North American Launch

Land Rover markets their all new Discovery as “equipped to take you anywhere in comfort and style. Versatility and capability have never been more dynamically realized.” So when searching for a North American venue to showcase the impressive credentials of the iconic model, it’s no wonder they landed in Venice, California. Event management firm, KRO Events, selected JJ|LA from a full slate of creative production houses to handle all production, design and fabrication for the launch event. The challenge, to feature all of the agile, dynamic and sports-like attributes of the vehicle, while still showcasing the high-end, luxury appeal of the brand. JJ|LA concepted and pitched the idea of the “Adventures Garage,” a structure whose walls was filled with the most high-end, aspirational sports equipment from skis to surfboards, wetsuits to bicycles, that the Land Rover driver might ultimately use with their SUV. In addition to the main “garage” feature, constructed from covered truss, fabric mesh wall panels with metallic grid frames to evoke shelving, two secondary activations with additional SUVs paid homage to the vehicle’s dexterity from water to land. The five-day event popped up along Venice’s iconic Abbot Kinney Blvd. where an eclectic mix of surfers, shoppers, foodies and adventurers got their first-look at the Discovery before it hit the floor of the LA Auto Show. The event featured celebrity appearances, fitness demonstrations and food trucks causing a publicity and media frenzy that left the entire Land Rover team, including the brand’s Global Head of Design, beaming at the outcome and response.

EPICFEST

In collaboration with LA Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, JJ|LA produces EPICFEST, a one-day, invite-only music festival showcasing the diverse and eclectic roster of the Epic Records label. Touted as one of the music industry’s signature events, EPICFEST is now in it’s third year in partnership with JJ|LA and has featured performances by acts including Ozzy Osbourne, Future, Jidenna, Kongos, DJ Khaled and others. JJ|LA oversees all aspects of production and event management for the show, which has been held annually at Sony Studios. The success of the EPICFEST brand is creating additional opportunities for the event nationwide set to launch in late 2017. In addition to EPICFEST, JJ|LA works with Epic Records on other events throughout the year including their annual Grammy Brunch.

Global Green’s Pre-Oscar Gala & Awards

Environmental non profit organization Global Green spends it’s year uncovering and expanding innovative ways to green cities, schools and affordable housing to foster a sustainable and secure future. From bike share programs in Santa Monica to their Build It Back Green program in New Orleans, Global Green has a presence wherever environmental issues not only need to be raised, but where solutions need to be found. It’s no wonder the organization’s deep care and passion for sustainability and earth-friendly initiatives have attracted the likes of Hollywood’s elite from Edward Norton to Leonardo DiCaprio. The Hollywood tie-in helped to shape the organization’s keynote fundraiser, The Global Green Pre-Oscar Awards and Gala. In 2017, Global Green turned to JJLA to produce the event, the inaugural event held at Tao in the brand new Dream Hotel complex in Hollywood. From talent wrangling to guest services, event design to show production, JJLA helped to reinvigorate the fourteen year old event into an energetic evening celebrating people, places and planet. The legendary Jane Fonda presented the night’s top honors to Standing Rock’s Sioux Tribe with an impassioned speech rousing the crowd at the official "Green Event” of Oscar Week. In addition to presenting five awards, the event featured musical performances by Cody Simpson, Taylor Dayne and Estelle, as well as celebrity presenters John Salley, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Bridges and Orlando Bloom. In alignment with the environmental mission of the charity, the event was 100% eco-friendly, with JJLA ensuring the sole use of LED fixtures, no plastic and zero food-waste (scraps were composted and leftovers donated). The Asian-inspired decor played off the magnificence of Tao, with red and gold accents seen in lighting and decor throughout the space and table-tops adorned with greenery and succulents.

Rose Bowl Game Corporate Hospitality Village

The annual Rose Bowl Game has become synonymous with New Year’s Day celebrations. The game’s time honored tradition draws record-breaking crowds and sponsors to the event each year. JJ|LA works with ticket selling partner Prime Sport as the creative producer and event designer for their 10,000+ attendee Corporate Hospitality Village and pre-game Tailgate. JJ|LA creates unique and festive event spaces for sponsors including ESPN, UPS, Britten, Western Asset and the many Universities who have the honor of playing in the game. From upgraded furniture and lounge options, enhanced catering and bar packages to full-service private event experiences, each sponsor receives a personalized, custom event-day package. Additionally, JJ|LA oversees the design and programming of the Village Sports Bar, a VIP experience for Prime Sport game-day ticket holders. Since engaging with JJ|LA on their Rose Bowl events, Prime Sport has brought JJ|LA on to design experiences at their other national events including Super Bowl, Copa America, the BCS National Championship and NCAA’s Frozen Four.

ABC & Cadillac at the Academy Awards

As the official vehicle of the 88th Academy Awards, ABC Television wanted to deliver the highest caliber brand experience and activation for their premiere sponsor, Cadillac. ABC turned to JJ|LA to create a customized, high-end tastemaker experience pairing world-renowned social media influencers with a brand-new CT6. Dubbed the Dare Greatly VIP Experience, JJ|LA planned multiple days of quintessential LA activities for influencers to experience leading up to the Academy Awards. From a private visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live set, a celebrity chef lunch prepared by Iron Chef Cat Cora to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Oscars Red Carpet, ABC and Cadillac were thrilled with a creative, fresh approach to innovative brand activations for sponsored experiences.

Artist Booking, Coordination & Show Production

The JJ|LA team has deep roots with connecting artists and talent to brands and events, and has marked success in developing shows and concerts or activations and brand stunts that drive consumer awareness and ticket revenues. Our talent team works closely with our clients to identify what goals our clients have in mind when looking to secure talent. Similarly, we work with brands to create and concept shows and experiences that connect to your target demographics. We have booking experience across all genres of music and while we have worked with major artists like Beyoncé, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, we have a knack for uncovering hot, current, trending acts sure to add excitement to your bill.

Universal Studios Hollywood Holiday Set Build

From snow covered window-panes to festive holiday décor, Universal Studios Hollywood turned to JJLA to handle the production and fabrication of a freestanding holiday house reminiscent of the exterior from Irving Berlin’s classic “Holiday Inn.” The set is housed within Universal Studio’s Globe Theater and is used as the backdrop and centerpiece for nearly 100 unique events throughout the holiday season. While the design was pre-approved by Universal, JJ|LA oversaw the complete production, build and fabrication of the set over extremely tight turn-around times for both load-in and load-out.

BEATS B1 RUN LA

4 Cities ; 3.2 Miles; 2 Buds; 1 Beat … October 2015 brought about the first-of-it’s-kind, multi-city road race where all participants were running to the same music. This global endeavor, produced by Apple’s Beats Music, recruited over 10,000 runner to participate in the launch of a brand new series of Beats ear buds. The LA Race was held on the iconic Venice Beach Boardwalk. JJ|LA worked with On Board Experiential in the layout and design of the race pavilion, including race day signage, VIP area décor, rentals coordination, site logistics and tenting, permitting and a festive after party.

LA FOOD FEST

A move to a new venue, an expansion to over 100 unique vendors and the creation of a new ticketing model, had Nederlander Concerts and Angeleno Inc. looking to expand their team to include JJ|LA’s dedicated site operations and event management expertise. The eight-year-old event attracts over 12,000 foodies to a weekend of culinary delight, most recently held in Exposition Park. As event manager, JJ|LA worked with the Executive Producer on all aspects of show production, including show build, load-in, vendor coordination, site design and staffing.

Site Design, Fabrication & Art Direction

Whether along the warm sands of the Ft. Lauderdale coast for Tortuga Music Festival or surrounded by the lush, green forests of Pemberton, our team has site design and art direction experience at dozens of music festivals throughout the country. In 2016, JJ|LA launched our in house fabrication studio, where our team of experienced carpenters, set builders and artists create special and show specific scenic elements that have enhanced décor and expanded creative visions for our clients. JJ|LA has worked with promoters including Insomniac, Live Nation and Kaboo on creative execution of elements at their shows. Our vision of building immersive guest experiences that attract the senses is further achieved with the addition of our in-house creative team. From vision boards to rentals coordination, complete builds to on-site art direction at major festivals and concerts, our creative ideas have proven to be one of the best enhancements for our clients’ events.

SB50 Bronco’s Welcome Reception

The Denver Broncos kicked off their Super Bowl 50 appearance with a star-studded, VIP Reception at San Francisco’s iconic music venue Ruby Skye. JJ|LA produced the invite-only event hosted by Bronco’s ownership and EVP John Elway, which featured a live performance by Denver hometown band Fitz and the Tantrums. JJ|LA is no stranger to Super Bowl events, previously working on DIRECTV’s Super Saturday Night and Celebrity Beach Bowl events in New Orleans, New York and Indianapolis and Prime Sport’s Fan Fest in Santa Clara.

ATV & SONY STUDIOS PREMIERE ACTIVATION

In a world filled with premieres and red carpet events, studios constantly look for ways to innovate film releases in exciting ways. Sony Picture’s youth-driven release, The Fifth Wave, was no exception. The film release was already linked to media company AwesomenessTV, who is known for capturing the young adult market through custom branded digital content broadcast to millions of subscribers. ATV and Sony turned to JJ|LA to concept and produce a live stunt, where ATV could film and capture content from their social influencers and film fans, and tie the entire activation to the release of the film. JJ|LA produced a one-day experience at the popular LA shopping destination The Grove, where fans were entertained by a variety of ATV Talent and were even given a chance to meet film stars. Following the stunt, fans were treated to an exclusive premiere screening of the film.