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FREE Entertainment Format List

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Logo of Mark Sonder Productions, Inc.


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Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is an award winning music, talent and entertainment agency for:

– Meetingssonder-logo
– Conventions
– Trade Shows
– Expositions
– Special Events and
– Concerts
– Facilities & Casinos.

We enjoy extensive contact information on celebrities/headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions, and speakers. Our talent agency has information such as artist touring schedules, performance fee ranges, as well as their production requirements, biographies, and we can acquire them all for you!

Mark Sonder Productions is a privately held company and has been delivering excellent customer service to the USA and abroad since 1985.

The company we keep…a number of our quality Clients:
– American Heart AssociationCrowdHP– American Express
– AT&T
– Banca Della Suizzera Italiano
– Bristol Myers Squibb
– British Airways
– Citibank
– ExxonMobil
– General Electric
– Goldman Sachs
– Johnson & Johnson
– McGraw-Hill Companies, The
– Mercedes-Benz
– National Kidney Foundation
– People Magazine
– Pfizer
– Philip Morris
– Polo Ralph Lauren
– Reebok
– TV Globus (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
– Union Bank of Switzerland
– Wells Fargo

Corporate Headquarters, Telephone:  +1-540-636-1640
Text:  +1-202-369-1063

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FREE Event Entertainment Checklist

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Thank you for choosing to download on of our FREE lists/templates:

  • Event Entertainment Checklist

  • Offer Form Template

  • Entertainment Format List

These tools will make your job easier to perform, whether you are a professional meeting or event planner, or you have been “volunteered” to acquire the entertainment for a special occasion, these FREE Lists/Templates  will save you time and money and will maintain your paperwork in an organized fashion.

Mark Sonder Productions can also make your life and job easier by using our services when it comes time for you to engage music, entertainment and/or production.

Call on Mark Sonder Productions for your entertainment needs in the USA and abroad +1-540-636-1640.

Now that you have finished reading this, your notification of your FREE List/Template is probably waiting in your inbox.  Enjoy!

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Event Entertainment Management

TSTD 6279 — Event Entertainment Management

Professor Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP

Video and other Resources

Required Text:
BookCoverFinal2Event Entertainment and Production

Audio Introduction to course from Professor Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP

Historical Overview of Venues and their Various Forms of Entertainment

Recent articles dealing with risk management in entertainment. Please see Discussion area on Bb.

Below are the video resources for this course.

Various Arena Changeovers. This is a must see! Pick whichever one(s) you wish to study. It is a wow!

Managing The Crowd Thanks again to Don Hancock and IAAM (now IAVM)

Concert Crowds The Who and AC-DC

Crowd Case Studies My goal is to observe, study and learn so that something like this doesn’t happen at your meeting or event.  Thanks to Don Hancock for this video.  We can still learn many things from “Old School!”

Pacers vs. Pistons If your entertainment production is hoops, this fight is for you!

Tike in Hawaii Lions, tigers and bears…and one elephant. Dealing with animals in your permanent entertainment production or attraction. Does the name Siegfried and Roy conger up any thoughts?

Ben Hur That’s right…Charlton Heston starring as Judah Ben-Hur in the 1959 major motion picture. Excerpt complete with great music and a great stadium for entertainment events. Ask your parents about this flick!

Gladiator The Oscar Award-Winning 2000 release featuring Russell Crowe as Maximus in an open air stadium.

Marketing Facilities

10 Tips for taking a test online on Blackboard

Other courses instructed by Professor Sonder:

  • Event Entertainment and Production
  • Event Production
  • Entertainment Production and Operations Management
  • Entertainment on the Road
  • Event Risk Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Best Practices
  • Starting / Growing Your Own Event Management Company


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Selecting and Contracting Event Entertainment and Production Vendors

Selecting and Contracting Event Entertainment and Production Vendors

Deciding Which Vendor to Use. The audition process:

Industry honors or awards received (you have seen some highlights on the home page)

  • Hear the entertainment live
  • Watch video clips
  • Listen to audio clips
  • Know your favorite entertainment purveyor
  • Trust your friends or colleagues
  • Schooling
  • Is anyone on the staff Certified in events?
  • Did your present vendor write the book, “Event Entertainment and Production?”
  • Brand recognition

Event Entertainment and Production BookMark Sonder Production, Inc. has established its strong brand since 1985.  First in New York City, then the USA as well as internationally.  In addition, he has literally written the book, “Event Entertainment and Production.” Furthermore, MSP boasts two employees that are Certified Special Event Professionals!!

Now headquarted in Virginia, USA, the company positions its clients for vibrant growth by leveraging keen understanding of business to business and consumer-based marketing with the goal of gaining a competitive advantage through international best practices. 

As an award winning entertainment agency, Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is one of the national leaders in designing event marketing solutions through headline entertainment and production services for facilities, casinos, concerts, corporations and associations.

Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP was educated at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he earned both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees.

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Special Offers

Special Offers

Please check frequently for additional offerings.


Offer Expires August 31, 2012 at 5:00pm EST

RichardLustigWebSpeaker Richard Lustig (topic: Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery) will be offering 10 of his books FREE, name eponymous with topic, for any speaking engagements that go to contract in August.  This represents a savings of $400! 












Offer expires 7/31/12 at 5:00pm EST

LinwoodSmileIn celebration of the USA’s 236th Birthday, we offer, as a MP3, “America The Beautiful,” sung by Linwood Peel (of Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters) with chorus and orchestra FREE to all people of the world!







Offer expires Friday, 8/31/12 at 5:00pm EST

nathanEngage Nathan Schulhof, speaker and inventor of the MP3 Player and the force behind the new Solar Joos (renewable solar panel energy for almost anything that can be re-charged through a mini USP cable), to present at your meeting, convention, trade show, exhibition or special event and enjoy a 50% reduction in price in the lower 48 US States just for “liking” our corporate Facebook page!  Regular international speaker rates still apply.








LinwoodAdPSOffer expires 5/24/12 

Book Linwood Peel’s Stars from the Drifters for performances in:

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Delaware

And receive 50% off the cost of the talent fee. This does not include any production, hotel, round trip air, etc. that may be needed. Offer expires 5/24/12.







Come hear and see Linwood Peel’s Stars from The Drifters PLUS have dinner on us just for the asking! Limited amount available. Up to 4 tickets per telephone call at 540-636-1640 (to redeem). Show date, Saturday 2/25/12 in Dover, Delaware. Dinner at 6pm. Show to follow.

Offer expires Friday 2/24/12 at noon EST

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Contact Us

Contact Information

World Headquarters    +1-540-636-1640
2479 Freezeland Road
Linden, Virginia 22642 USA

National Sales Office
Telephone: +1-202-369-1063

Mark Sonder Productions will be closed in observance of all major US Holidays.

General Information


Mark Sonder, MM, CSEPMark
Chief Entertainment Officer
USA and International
Tel: 540-636-1640

KathrynKathryn Summer
Southeast Sales
National Sales office
Tel: 202-369-1063
Darrell BridgesDarrell
Production and Project Manager
National Sales office
Tel: 202-369-1063

Kim I. MurrayKim
National Sales
Special Projects
Tel: 540-636-1640

KathyKathy Bee
Nevada and West Coast
Project Manager 
National Sales office
Tel: 202-369-1063

Bob SurenBobSuren2
Texas and National Sales
Tel: 540-636-1640


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Employment Information

Employment Information

Exciting opportunity to work with our entrepreneurial company in a fun, casual atmosphere! In this job you will have the luxury of having your office, preferably out of your Washington DC area home! If you meet the following description AND you have the background outlined below, We’d love to hear from you!

In this position you will represent, demonstrate, and sell Mark Sonder Productions’s product and services to Fortune 500 organizations, meeting planners, hotel and casinos. Cold call on new prospects in an effort to meet and exceed sales quota and grow assigned territory. Attend local/regional networking and trade show events periodically. Follow up on inbound calls and inquiries regarding products and services. Maintain accurate and current account records utilizing company contact management system. Attend, the meetings/events/shows in person. Answers to Mr. Sonder.

Requirements for consideration include:
— At least 3 years of successful sales experience
— Strong understanding of various software, and Internet capabilities
— Proven ability to negotiate and close a deal
— Proven track record in exceeding sales quotas
— Experience in selling regionally, nationally and/or internationally
— Recognition as a top producer in current organization
— Experienced and successful in selling 6 figure deals
— Experience and success with sales quotas of $1million+

— High performer seeking perfection in job related tasks
— Absolute passion about job responsibilities
— Ability to solve problems and work with minimal supervision
— Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
— Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
— Willing to travel, if applicable

– Entrepreneurial environment
– Challenging and fast changing business environment
– Innovative and creative atmosphere
– Getting the job done is more important than the hours of work
– Customer service oriented
– Fun and casual atmosphere

Compensation is based on total industry revenues from the practice with no base salary. This is a true entrepreneurial venture meaning you get out what you put in. Income has no limits. If interested and qualified, please email Mr. Mark Sonder, CSEP at

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