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Coco live at the hollywood bowl

Celebrate Diá de los Muertos with the Beloved Oscar®-winning Disney and Pixar Film Coco as you've never seen it before at the Legendary Hollywood Bowl!

 

Disney and Pixar’s Coco will be brought to life on stage for the first time ever this November at the Hollywood Bowl for one weekend only – Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. The spectacular event in Los Angeles will include an all-star lineup of special guests including Benjamin Bratt, Eva Longoria, Carlos Rivera, Miguel, Alanna Ubach, Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Camil, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso and Natalia Jimenez whowill appear throughout the evening as the beloved film plays on the Bowl’s movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Mariachi Divas will also entertain the audience with traditional Mariachi music throughout the night.

Black Ink is proud to provide technical and production support for this world premiere.

 

Willy wonka

live

A live-to-film celebration of the classic film, featuring: Finn Wolfhard, John Stamos, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Ingrid Michaelson

This live-in-concert production of the Warner Bros. classic film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" received its gala premiere at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring "Stranger Things" and "It" star Finn Wolfhard as Charlie Bucket, with "Full House" star John Stamos singing "Pure Imagination" as Willy Wonka and "Weird Al" Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas.

Black Ink provided and coordinated Production Design and Project Management for this Premiere Event in the heart of Hollywood. Black Ink's founder John Kinsner served as the General Manager of Production for this Multi-Media extravaganza celebration of the original film. 

 

“Like our concert celebration of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl,’ we are mixing in film, live music, singers, dancers, effects and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that could only be experienced live. Our creative mantra for this show has been, ‘Anything you want to: Do it.'”  — Director Richard Kraft

LOVE ACTUALLY

IN CONCERT

The quintessential romantic comedy featuring an unforgettable score played live by full orchestra

Relive the magic of this holiday classic, and feel the joy of the poignant score played live on stage by a full orchestra. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more. A full, live orchestra performs BAFTA-winning composer Craig Armstrong's evocative score, with the film being projected onto a huge screen.

Black Ink is proud to provide video programming and production management services for this world tour production.

Disney's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Featuring: Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hare, Paul Reubens, and Ken Page

For the first time ever, an animated feature film was presented in unison with live orchestra and live, original voice actors. Black Ink, carefully crafted the entirety of the production design (including lighting, staging, set, video and cameras), stage managed and directed cameras for the gala premiere(s) and encore showing(s). The show premiered in Tokyo and Hollywood in 2015, then Brooklyn in 2017. 

“[The] live [orchestral] concert performance of Tim Burton's ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’… played to a packed house, doubled as a costume festival and selfie bonanza, with audience members eagerly posing for photos with walking incarnations of Jack Skellington, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.” — Los Angeles Times 

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
IN CONCERT

Featuring: Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson, Kelsey Grammer, Jane Krakowski, and Anthony Evans

Black Ink is back in action at the Hollywood Bowl for this celebration of the timeless Disney classic live on stage with orchestra and a cast of A-list singers/performers. Director Richard Kraft brings the film to life on stage, while conductor Michael Kosarin leads the orchestra, principals, and choir through the film’s memorable numbers. The event will also feature “Evermore,” a new solo for the Beast written for the 2017 live action adaptation (featuring lyrics by Tim Rice). Black Ink is proud to provide production design, technical direction, and stage management for this event. Tickets here.

“The cast for Beast is nothing less than enchanting... Like our celebration of Disney's The Little Mermaid in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, we are mixing film, live music, singers, dancers, digital projections, effects, and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that can only be experienced live." — Richard Kraft, Director 

Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

Featuring: Sarah Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, John Stamos, and Special Guest Jodi Benson

The Little Mermaid was a celebration of not only the animated film scored by Alan Menken, but also the Broadway musical. Black Ink designed, stage managed and directed camera's for an elegant, tour-ready, multi-media program during the three-night sold-out premiere at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show combined layers of video delivery, audio systems and frequency management, multi-camera coordination, lighting design, and blocking to create a one-of-a-kind "Little Mermaid" experience.  

"Once that iconic Disney castle logo shot onto the venue's multiple screens signaling the start of the move, the Hollywood Bowl transformed into the Hollywood Fish Bowl. The famous concentric arches of the stage were lit in ocean blues, Flounder yellows and whites, Ursula purples and blues

— Los Angeles Times

A Whole

New World

of Alan Menken

"Storyteller" type, one-man show with eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken

Alan Menken, eight-time Oscar-winner and recipient of more Tony Awards than any other living individual, leads audiences through the stories behind over thirty years of hit songs, movies, and musicals. In this, his first one-man show, the legendary storyteller sings some of his best-loved tunes while accompanying himself on the piano, sharing the secrets of his journey from “Sesame Street” to premiering three simultaneous shows on Broadway. Supported by Black Ink's staging and production design with contributions from Derek McLane, "A Whole New World of Alan Menken" debuted on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa and has since gone on to Headline the Disney D23 Conventions in Anaheim and Tokyo in 2017 & 2018 respectively. 

"You have to hand it to a man that has written such memorable songs… The audience was understandably entranced… An absolute delight!”

— BroadwayWorld.com

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide Technical Design and Direction to this touring program. 

La La Land

in concert

The Academy Award-winning musical live on stage

Featuring the Oscar-winning score and songs from the Academy Award-winning film, performed live by a 100-piece orchestra, choir, and jazz ensemble accompanying the film’s original vocal recordings under the direction of two-time Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz. Staging and production design by Black Ink serves to amplify the energy of the evening.

"I couldn't be more excited to share that experience with audiences this summer, let alone in a setting as epic and as quintessentially 'L.A.' as the Hollywood Bowl."

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle

"By preserving the unique recorded vocal performances of Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and John Legend from the film's soundtrack and blending them with live musicians, we are able to build a one-of-a-kind concert experience, which becomes a hybrid of film, pre-recordings and incredible live musicianship."

- Richard Kraft, live show producer and director

Black Ink Presents is proud to also provide; Production Design, Tour Staffing, Video Support, and Touring Services for this program. 

Warner Brother's "Batman"

Tim Burton's classic movie with Danny Elfman's score played live

For the first time ever, Warner Bros. Pictures presents its iconic film, BATMAN (1989) with a live symphony orchestra performing Danny Elfman’s Grammy Award-winning score. The Tim Burton film is played in high definition on the big screen, allowing fans and concertgoers alike a unique way to experience this film.

Debuted in Lucerne, Switzerland with the 21st Century Orchestra in 2016. 

Black Ink Presents is proud to also provide; Production Design, Tour Staffing, Video Support, and Touring Services for this program.

House of Cards In Concert

Vignettes from the thrilling television series set to selections from the original score

House of Cards in Concert is an imaginative live symphony concert event that offers concert hall audiences and fans of the show an experience of re-imaging the vivid characters and plot lines of “House of Cards” through symphonic suites from the award-winning musical score, composed by Jeff Beal. 

House of Cards in Concert is for full symphony orchestra, soprano soloist, and a large screen showing scenes from the hit show’s first three seasons, conducted by its composer, Jeff Beal.

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide; Production Design, Tour Staffing, Video Support, and Touring Services for this program.

Jo Koy: Break the mold tour

The smash hit comedian, live on stage across North America

Jo Koy has come a long way since his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today's vastly growing stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs and theaters across the nation with his infectious, explosive energy on stage.  The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son that inspires humor across all boundaries. 

This year the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at The Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu with 11 sold out shows and over 23,000 tickets. 

Black Ink is proud to provide production consultation, lighting design, and tour support for Jo Koy's Break the Mold Tour and shows.  

DRUM TAO 2020

The most electrifying show yet from the one-of-a-kind taiko drumming ensemble

In 2004, DRUM TAO made their international debut at the world’s largest festival of the arts – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – and were the no.1 box-office smash hit of the festival. After being invited to perform at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, they sold out every single show on their first North American tour: 44 cities and 50 shows throughout the U.S.

The ensemble has since toured the world, thrilling audiences across 24 countries – and over 500 cities – in Asia, Europe and North America. Almost 8 million audience members have experienced this unbelievable display of musicianship, grace, and power.

In their latest tour, DRUM TAO continues to explore their signature form of explosive live performance, combining lighting, sound, video to create an unparalleled spectacle.

Black Ink is proud to provide tour management and production management support for this tour.

THE RED VIOLIN LIVE in CONCERT

The virtuosic score performed live-to-film, featuring a renowned soloist

This live-to-film experience features Academy Award®-winning director François Girard’s gripping 1998 film, The Red Violin, screened live with the original Oscar-winning score by John Corigliano.

The Red Violin follows the intricate history of a mystifying antique violin from its creation by a legendary violin maker in 1681 Cremona, Italy, to an auction house in modern-day Montreal where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Follow the violin’s journey as it travels through five different countries over the course of four centuries, mysteriously impacting all who play it.

The show features world-famous soloist Joshua Bell for select engagements throughout North America.

Black Ink is proud to provide production design, production management, and touring support for The Red Violin Live in Concert.

GHOSTBUSTERS:

film with live orchestra

The classic film as it has never been seen before: with a live orchestra performing the score

Experience Ivan Reitman’s two-time Oscar® and two-time Golden Globe®- nominated film, screened live as an orchestra performs Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy®-nominated score and Ray Parker Jr.’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping theme song, “Ghostbusters”!

Join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team as they capture their first ghost, Slimer, and encounter their first god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian. Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City after their careers in academia go awry. The film’s co-stars include Sigourney Weaver as the Ghostbusters’ first client turned Gatekeeper, Rick Moranis as an accountant turned Keymaster, and Ernie Hudson as the Ghostbusters’ first recruit. 

Black Ink is proud to provide production design, production management, and touring support for Ghostbusters Live in Concert.

Revolution:

The Music of

The Beatles

A Symphonic Experience 

The global phenomenon comes to life on stage with a full orchestra

One of the most innovative and immersive explorations of The Beatles comes to life in Revolution, a unique symphonic experience featuring six of the world’s top vocalists and musicians together with restorative orchestrations from the original sessions at Abbey Road, arranged by Grammy®- winner Jeff Tyzik.

 

Accompanied by hundreds of rare and unseen photos from the historic, London-based archives of The Beatles’ official fan magazine – The Beatles Book Monthly – along with stunning video and animation, Revolution takes audiences on a magical music and visual journey of The Beatles.  In addition to the video and animation seen during the concert, Revolution also features pre-concert and intermission video showcasing even more of the rare and previously unseen photos from the historic archives of The Beatles Book Monthly, whose photographer was granted unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to the Fab Four’s concerts, tours and legendary Abbey Road recording sessions.

Black Ink is proud to provide production management, and touring support for The Beatles Symphonic Experience.

All music under license from Sony/ATV. All photos under license from The Beatles Book Photo Library. This show is not endorsed or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.

THE PINK PANTHER:
FILM with live orchestra

Henry Mancini's classic score performed live to film

Featuring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale, follow the travails of Inspector Clouseau as he travels from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Rome in an attempt to apprehend “The Phantom,” the notorious jewel thief believed to be after a rare treasure; the Pink Panther diamond belonging to Princess Dala. 

The Pink Panther was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Music, a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Music, and a Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show. The film also won an ASCAP Award in 1988.

Black Ink is proud to provide production design, production management, and touring support for The Pink Panther in Concert.

Trevor Noah: Loud and Clear Tour

2019 National Tour

Black Ink is proud to provide production design, production management, and touring support for this international tour.

EVIL DEAd

in concert:

A halloween experience

The cult classic, live to film at the Theatre at Ace Hotel

Hosted by Bruce Campbell
Music by + special guest Joseph LoDuca, Composer

On Tuesday, October 25, the Theatre at Ace Hotel presented the world premiere of this halloween spectacular: Sam Raimi's horror classic The Evil Dead (1981), with composer Joseph LoDuca's newly reimagined score performed live.

Black Ink provided production design and management for this Halloween Gala Event in Downtown Los Angeles. 

JOE hisaishi symphonic concert: music from the studio ghibli films of hayao miyazaki

The legendary composer performs and conducts music from the films that have captivated the world over

JOE HISAISHI SYMPHONIC CONCERT: MUSIC FROM THE STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI celebrates the illustrious partnership between acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi and beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Feature Film 2002, "Spirited Away"). As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli. In a new concert production, Joe Hisaishi's celebrated scores -- including those from "Princess Mononoke", "My Neighbor Totoro", and the Oscar-winning "Spirited away" -- are performed with a full orchestra and choir, and conducted by Hisaishi himself. The music accompanies montages from Miyazaki's films, bringing the timeless work of Hisaishi and Miyazaki to vivid new life.

Black Ink is proud to provide production management, video direction, and technical direction services for this world tour.

The Hunger games: Live in concert

A live music experience that combines a live orchestra performing the score, as well as an HD screening of the first "Hunger Games" film.

Featuring the sweeping "Hunger Games" score by renowned composer James Newton Howard and performed live by an orchestra, this tour premiere coincided with the 10th anniversary of the release of the original novels by Suzanne Collins'.

Black Ink is proud to provide production management, video direction, and technical direction for this world tour. 

Get out: Live in concert

Experience this groundbreaking film with a live orchestra performing the singular score.

The film's director, Jordan Peele, on the film's composer Michael Abels - “He hadn’t composed a film before, which is what I wanted; I didn’t want someone with a bag of tricks. As a movie, it needs to sound like something we hadn’t experienced before. I sent him links to my favorite horror scores: Philip Glass for Candyman, John Carpenter for Halloween, the score from The Shining, Mica Levy’s Under the Skin, Angelo Badalamenti. We talked about elements of these scores that produced the unnerving aspects ...We first focused on that opening track. I knew I wanted black voices in a context we hadn’t heard. He decided to do the voices in Swahili. He came up with something that sounds like a demonic Negro spiritual. It just worked and it informs the rest of the score.”—Variety

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

The score captures the innocence and nostalgia of this 1989 Oscar Award Winning film perfectly.

CINEMA PARADISO: LIVE IN CONCERT

Celebrated composer Ennio Morricone's score is well loved and well known for setting the mood and capturing the filmmaker's storytelling in a perfect way. Not only did the film capture an Oscar in 1989 for Best Foreign Film, the score has since been named #27 in Empire Magazine’s “The 100 Best Films of World Cinema” in 2010. 

 Experience this classic movie in a way never before seen with a live orchestral performance of the film's most beloved songs.

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

Bridget Jones's Diary: Live in concert

See the film that captured the culture of the early 2000's in a completely new way

Perhaps the defining film of the turn of the millennium, Bridget Jones’s Diary, will be presented as never before with a full orchestra as it tours the world.

The tour will bring to life Bridget Jones’s Diary’s renowned score as never before with a 60-piece orchestra, whilst the film itself will be presented in stunning HD via a huge screen.

Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding, the film adaptation starring Renée Zellweger as the title character follows the neurotic 32-year-old Londoner Bridget Jones trying to find love within a year and keeping a diary of her encounters. This leads her to a love triangle with her beguiling boss, played by Hugh Grant, and a disagreeable acquaintance played by Colin Firth.

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

Call me by your name: Live in concert

Experience the film sensation with a live orchestra performing the score

This coming of age story set in the early 80's in Italy was a sensation when it was released in 2017, and is only enhanced when a 60-piece orchestra provides the underscoring for this live-to-film event.

The film follows the story of the 17-year-old Elio Perlman, who is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

Coraline:
In Concert

Explore Tim's Burton's world in a deeper way with a 60-piece orchestra performing the score to this magical film.

One of Tim Burton's most beloved films comes to life with a live orchestra's performance of French composer's Bruno Coulais award winning score. Experience the Annie Award winning orchestration live on this international tour.

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

The Shawshank Redemption:
In Concert

Experience this legendary film in a deeper way with a live orchestra playing though the award winning score.

One of the most beloved and critically acclaimed movies of the 90's, Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including one for Thomas Newman's Original Score. 

 

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

The Goonies: Live in Concert

Heyyyy Youuuu Guyyysss!!!

Experience this classic coming of age story in a whole new way, with a 60-piece live orchestra performing the score by Dave Grusin, so do the Truffle Shuffle on over to the nearest showing as soon as you can!  

 

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management, video direction and technical direction for this international tour

“I’m thrilled to debut Rocketman: Live in Concert,” said Elton John.  “I can think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life and perform live with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra.  I can’t wait for the audience to experience the film in a new and profound way.”

 

Endeavor Content and Black Ink Presents are proud to announce a one-night only performance of Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman: Live in Concert on October 17th, 2019 at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  The exclusive live music event will feature the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra playing live-to-picture all the songs from the film during a special screening of Paramount Pictures’ epic musical fantasy, Rocketman.  The film’s subject, Elton John, and Taron Egerton, who portrayed John in the critically acclaimed biopic, will join the orchestra for a special performance.

Black Ink is proud to be a Producer and provide technical and production support for this world premiere.

rocketman: A live to film experience 

Gabriel IglaSias:

Beyond the Fluffy Tour 

2019 National Tour

Black Ink is proud to provide production design, production management, and touring support for this international tour.

Disney music group's DcaPpella

The newest Disney vocal performance group live on tour

Disney Concerts has teamed up with Black Ink, a cappella legend Deke Sharon ("Pitch Perfect", "The Sing Off" music arranger), and Creative Director Jim Millan to create "D Cappella," a Pentatonix-style vocal performance show built around a 7-voice part group of performers (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, and Vocal Percussion). "D Cappella" presents new, contemporary arrangements of Disney repertoire.

Black Ink is proud to provide Technical Design, Production Management, Creative Fabrication, Recording and Touring Support. 

ACAPPELLA LIVE!

Featuring the rising stars of the acappella world: Committed, The Filharmonic, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World!

A high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella, conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, featuring four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles.

 

Black Ink Presents is proud to provide production management for this tour