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Kent R. BucknerBy Kent R. Buckner
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Kent R. BucknerBy Kent R. Buckner
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About

THE DEAL WITH THE PROJECT

(Executive Overview)

MAKEE  Productions and Kent Buckner are seeking funding for the initial start-up expenses to be used for the production of the show, costumes and props, lighting & music effects, facility expenses, marketing, and the initial cash to handle the first few months of expenses.  Therefore, the purpose of this business plan is to raise $195,000 dollars  for the live stage production of  Kent Buckner's The Great Safari Adventure Show.  This Overview also offers a brief insight on the Strategic & Marketing plan for The Great Safari Adventure Show. 

The Great Safari Adventure Show will be a traditional theatrical production, permanently staged at Baobab Theater, located in the trendy Town Square Fashion Center, on the South side of the Las Vegas Strip in NV.   The show can also travel to different venues, within the Las Vegas Metro during its first three years. 

WHAT'S THE SCOOP?

(About The Show)

The Great Safari Adventure Show will be the only interactive and LIVE ON STAGE childrens' show in Las Vegas, NV!  There is no other show like it!  The show combines the story telling, colorful animal costumes, visual effects, music, and exercise movements that will keep children dancing and moving throughout the show. 

Written by Child Fitness Advocate and Celebrity Fitness Trainer Kent Buckner, The Great Safari Adventure Show tells the tale of a young boy named Coleman,  who gets lost during a safari camping trip and must find his way back to his family.  As the story progresses, Coleman finds a magical stone and is introduced to the animal world filled with magic and adventure as he travels through jungles, swamps, and the Serengeti.  As Coleman explores the animal world, he learns about the animals and their habitats, he picks up new life lessons about courage and persistence, and learns about the creative exercise moves that animals do, which he takes with him and uses in his daily life.  The show will encourage children of all ages to participate in the adventure and in the creative exercise movements, making the show dynamic and highly interactive! 

WHEN IS EVERYTHING HAPPENING?

(The Production Schedule)

The Great Safari Adventure Show will begin pre-production in July 2013.  The show will be performed twice (2x) a week on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. We anticipate the  following production schedule to apply:

·June 2013                          Initial investment funding is received

·June - July 2013                 Director/Producer artistic collaboration and show production

·July - August 2013              Lighting, Music, and Sound Development & Design

·July- September 2013         Props and Costume Manufacturing

·August 2013                       Marketing Plan Initiated

·September                         Rehearsals

·October 2013                     Live Show Production Begins                      

WHERE WE ARE HEADED

(Our Goals & Mission)

For the first year, our goals are simple:    

  1. ><  Open the show successfully and run/manage subsequent shows cost effectively
  2. ><  Generate earned revenue from a combination of ticket sales, product and service sales, advertising, and sponsorships
  3. ><  Attract the local community and the tourists industry to the show (there are a lot of children who LIVE and VISIT Las Vegas and there is limited activities for them!)
  4. ><  Become the largest and most sought after entertainmet alternative for children

One of MAKEE  Productions mission is to to bring awareness to the arts and theater as well as to health and fitness.  The Great Safari Adventure Show achieves this mission because of its  interactive, artistic, and highly visual mediums that will inspire and teach children to find ways to be entertained, keep moving and active. 

The Great Safari Adventure Show will also provide products and services that complement this mission.  High quality merchandise will be based on creativity and imagination.  Educational souvenirs and  reference material will also be available.  The KFIT Kids Workout, an NBA Fit curriculum approved program,  will be offered as an exercise program for children who want to be in a structured workout environment.

WHO WE ARE

Our Management Team

The production of Kent Buckner's The Great Safari Adventure Show will expand the team to include professional leaders and mangers as well as volunteers.  Eventually these positions will become paid positions as they are needed to ensure the success and longevity of the show.

ROMELYNN PINGOL

Founder of MAKEE  Productions and CEO of the KFIT Program since 2010, Lynn is uniquely qualified for managing this project.  Lynn's background in strategic planning, entertainment and business management will be beneficial in launching the show and taking it to the next level.  Lynn holds advanced degrees in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing, Strategic Planning and the Entertainment Industry.  Lynn's current entertainment projects include STARS Unplugged which features Steve Harvey's New Star Project winners, Hilarious Comedy Tour, and The Consultant TV Show. 

KENT R. BUCKNER

Creative Producer and Founder of The KFIT Program, Kent offers his knowledge, vision and expertise in bringing The Great Safari Show to life.  For the last 20 years, Coach Buckner has trained over 2,500 children in basketball and fitness.  It is his dedication to children and their health that makes him a Child Fitness Advocate (CFA) and inspired him to write The Great Safari Adventure.  It is based on this book that Kent’s passion for ensuring that children have the best opportunity to be fit and healthy, that led him to create The KFIT Program.

Coach Buckner's experience in personal Training also allowed him to venture into developing and building core strength and endurance exercises for celebrity clients.  Coach became a celebrity fitness trainer to A-Listers like Taye Diggs,  Kanye West, Bow Wow, Indie Arie and many other top Entertainers in Los Angeles and New York City.  

Coach Buckner is no stranger to entertainment as he has also appeared on The TODAY Show, Dr Pat's Radio Show, and has been featured in several fitness magazines promoting health and fitness nationwide.

WHY THIS SHOW WILL WORK IN LAS VEGAS & ON THE ROAD

(Market Summary)

The Great Safari Adventure Show's core market are children ages 5 - 10 years in age as well as parents who are interested in broadening their children's theatrical and artistic experience.  Audiences who appreciates the arts in particular and is searching for alternative Las Vegas entertainment will also fit into this targeted market.  The Show will be positioned as the premier source for children's theatrical entertainment and fitness education in Las Vegas, because of its highly interactive and lively format.  Lastly, with its stage located at the busy and very family oriented Town Square, The Great Safari Adventure Show is bound to be a success in Las Vegas!

MAKEE  Productions marketing strategy will include direct mailings, telemarketing, on-site marketing of The Great Safari Adventure Show products and services, targeted advertisements, general listings, the website, radio and Public Service Announcements (PSA), flyers, programs, brochures, and  press contacts.  We will also be seeking corporate sponsorships and begin soliciting advertisers for print and the website, where they will receive the opportunity to showcase their products and in a variety of mediums/avenues. 

WHAT WE NEED AND WHERE THE PLEDGES WILL GO

(Financial Summary)

MAKEE Productions seeks to raise $195,000 in pledges to meet its start up expense requirements.  To make The Great Safari Adventure Show a reality, we will need the following:   

PROJECTED START UP COSTS

     Actors - Rehearsals  + 2 Mos of Shows                                  $25,000

     Show Manager & Admin                                                         $15,000

     Costumes                                                                               $25,000

     Director & Producer                                                                $25,000

     Filming & Sound Equipment                                                    $12,000

     FF&E                                                                                        $2,000

     Insurance                                                                                 $2,000

     Lighting                                                                                     $9,000

     Marketing for 3 months                                                          $15,000

     Props                                                                                      $12,000

     Theater Security Deposit + 2 Mos rent                                   $24,000

     Travel Expenses                                                                       $5,000

     Warehouse & Practice Facility - 3 Mos                                   $12,000

     10% Contingency                                                                   $12,000

     Total Startup Costs                                                             $195,000

PLEASE MAKE A PLEDGE TO MAKE THIS PLAY COME TO LIFE FOR THE KIDS!

WE HAVE PROVIDED DIFFERENT REWARDS AND INTIATIVES

AS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US!!!

SHOULD YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

ROMELYNN PINGOL

MAKEE PRODUCTIONS

602-670-6559

romelynnp@yahoo.com

Risks and challenges

Potential challenges for The Great Safari Adventure includes:

>< Conflict with schedule at Baobab Stage.
Solution: We have confirmed dates of performances at Baobab; however should an emergency arise; we have seeked an alternative location off the Las Vegas Strip.

>< Lack of attendees
Solution: Provide a buy one get one ticket at 1/2 off to encourage attendees;

>< If funding is not received in time; the time frame to manufacture costumes will delay the start date of October
Solution: We have secondary costumes that can be rented/utilized should the need arise.

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    "TOAD-ALLY" FABULOUS! With your $25 pledge, we will send you The Great Safari Adventure Show poster, fully signed by the cast AND an autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book!

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    SOMETHIN' TO CROW ABOUT! With your $75 pledge, you will receive FOUR ELITE Tickets to the Show and receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book.

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    OUR PERFECT GUIDE! With your $150 pledge, you will receive TWO ELITE Tickets to the Show, have the chance to meet and take photos with the cast after the show, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and a program, fully signed by the cast!

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    LEADER OF THE PACK! With your $300 pledge, you will receive FOUR ELITE Tickets to the Show, have the chance to meet and take photos with the cast after the show, receive an authographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and a program, fully signed by the cast!

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    THE ADVENTURER! With your $500 pledge, you will receive TWO FRONT ROW SEATS to the Show, go backstage to meet and take photos with the cast after the show, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book,and a program, fully signed by the cast!

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    GO WILD FOR THE THEATER!! With your $1000 pledge, you will receive FOUR FRONT ROW SEATS to the Show, meet author Kent Buckner, go backstage to meet and take photos with the cast after the show, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and receive a fully autographed Great Safari Adventure Poster!

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    IN THE SWING OF THINGS: With your $2000 pledge, you will receive FOUR FRONT ROW SEATS to the Show and back stage passes to meet and take photos with the cast after the show! You will also receive a souvenir T-SHIRT, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and a fully autographed Great Safari Adventure Poster, and a program, fully signed by the cast!

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    MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO! With a $3000 pledge, you and 3 friends will start the evening with dinner at Rainforest Cafe at the MGM Grand Hotel! After dinner, head to Baobab Theater for a sneak peak backstage as the Cast prepares for the show. You will then join author Kent Buckner in the elite section to enjoy the show! Plus, you will receive a four souvenir T-SHIRTs, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and programs fully signed by the cast!!!

    For Corporate Pledges: You will receive all of Monkey See, Monkey Do package and be able to advertise a QUARTER page color ad in our program!

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    WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE! With a $4000 pledge, you and a friend will start the evening with a limo ride through the Strip as you head to the PREMIERE NIGHT Party! After the event, you will head to Baobab Theater and watch the show from the front row! You will also meet the cast and author Kent Buckner, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, receive a two souvenir T-SHIRTs, and programs fully signed by the cast!!!

    For Corporate Pledges: You will receive all of Welcome To The Jungle package along with the ability to distribute/offer samples to the audience and advertise a HALF page color ad in our program!

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    A ROARING GOOD TIME!! With a $5000 pledge, you and your 3 "pack" buddies will start the evening with a limo ride through the Strip as you head to Baobab Theater to watch the show from the front row! After the show, you and your party will be headed to the PREMIERE NIGHT AFTER PARTY with the Cast! You will also meet the cast and author Kent Buckner, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, receive a four souvenir T-SHIRTs, and programs fully signed by the cast!!!

    For Corporate Pledges: You will receive all of A Roaring Good Time package along with the ability to distribute/offer samples to the audience and advertise a HALF page color ad in our program!

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    SAFARI GONE WILD PREMIER AFTER PARTY!! With a $7500 pledge, you and a friend will start the evening with a limo ride through the Strip as you head to dinner at Rainforest Cafe at the MGM Grand Hotel! After dinner, you will head to Baobab Theater to watch the show from the FRONT ROW, meet the cast, then head to the AFTER PARTY with the The Great Safari Adventure Show Cast (TBD) and party your tail off!! You and a guest will each receive a VIP entry to the event! You will also receive two souvenir T-SHIRT, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and a program fully signed by the cast!!!

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    THE ROYAL SAFARI TREATMENT! Join Author Kent Buckner and the performers of The Great Safari Adventure Show on the Red Carpet PREMIER NIGHT and AFTER PARTY Event! You and a guest will start the night off with a limo ride through the Strip! You will then arrive to walk the RED CARPET, at the PREMIERE NIGHT Party event (TBD), walk the Red Carpet and mingle with the celebrities before the show! You will then head to the Baobab Theater to watch the show from the FRONT ROW! End the night at our After Party Celebration (TBD)! You will also receive two souvenir T-SHIRTs, receive one autographed copy of The Great Safari Adventure Book, and a program fully signed by the cast!!!

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