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Technical Management for the Performing Arts by Dennis Dorn, Mark Shanda

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Chapter 1Meet the Manager & the Triangle

What and who are technical managers? What is a Time, Talent, & Money Triangle? How are these terms relevant to those of us engaged in aspects of live and recorded entertainment? And, if so, what’s the relationship?

Introducing the Technical Manager

The principal purpose of the entertainment industry is to tell a story. The story may be fiction or nonfiction, live or recorded, sequential or pieced together, true or fantasy, simple or complex. Perhaps the story is complex yet simply conveyed. No matter how the project is categorized, any entertainment enterprise is an effort that can become very complicated as the number of participants expands.

In what is perhaps an extreme example, consider the setup, ...

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