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Lytham, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2006/07/18 - New online entertainment agency launches specialising in upmarket entertainment, original artistes and inspirational ideas. The site donates 10% of fees from all bookings to Wishing Well House supporting one to one education for children with autism.
A new entertainment web site has been launched supporting the creation of schools providing one to one education for children with autism. Showbizworks™ is an online entertainment agency specialising in providing original artistes and ideas for the top end corporate market, weddings and celebrity events. With many event organisers tired of the same gimmick driven entertainment, and delegates weary of seeing the same performers at every awards dinner and international conference. Showbizworks™ is concentrating on quality, class and new ideas for the corporate hospitality and events market. Visitors to the site can search by music type, event or artiste name and then hear tracks of the performers and in some cases see live footage.
Entertainment strategists Martin Blore and Marina Efstathiou were inspired to create the web site having watched their close friends struggle to find funding to support specialist education for their autistic son. The two couples decided to join forces to create Wishing Well House Ltd which will ultimately provide one to one education for children with autism, with the first school planned to open in the NorthWest. The idea is modelled on a successful school in London called Treehouse which now provides almost fifty autistic children with one to one tuition.
For all bookings placed through Showbizworks™ the agency is donating 10% of its fees directly to Wishing Well House. Canadian producer-songwriter David Foster, who has won 14 Grammys and worked with music legends from Barbra Streisand to Michael Buble, has provided the theme music for Showbizworks™ free of charge in support of the charity. The track used on the entrance page is ‘Winter Games’ the theme from the 1988 winter Olympics and it is also used by the Bellagio in Las Vegas as one of the themes for its dancing waters show.
Martin Blore explained: “For many performers, particularly celebrities, appearances at corporate events are often the icing on the cake as far as fees are concerned. We felt that this was a way of artistes giving back without hitting their pockets. Simply by being promoted on the site, they know that they are contributing to a worthy cause and promoters and event organisers also know that by booking artistes through Showbizworks™, they too are helping to educate children with autism.”
There are a number of solely managed productions and artistes represented by the two directors which means that no other web site will provide you with these managed performers cheaper than Showbizworks™
“We have been and will continue to be ruthless in our selection of performers, only choosing to promote those we know are the very best at what they do,” said Marina. “Promotion on the site is by invitation only and artistes can submit their information for consideration and then each one is reviewed in detail. We look for artistes that are modern, edgy and extremely professional or unusual ideas that will provide inspiration for the world’s leading event organisers.”
Available only via Showbizworks™ (showbizworks.com) is a new interactive dinner show called ‘The Sopranos Last Supper’ which is currently playing the Aladdin Hard Rock on the Las Vegas Strip and will be launched in the UK this autumn. Other solely managed artistes include The Brit Pack, a modern day trio of classy swing singers, award-winning jazz singer and songwriter Lauren Field, world class sleight of hand expert and regular Hollywood performer Michael Vincent, and rock band Spin, who have just supported Bon Jovi.
Showbizworks™ was invited by the Café de Paris in London to provide the live entertainment for 500 of their top clients and the website has also provided Tussauds owned Warwick Castle with a new, dynamic jousting tournament this year.
With artistes being uploaded daily log on to Showbizworks™ for a selection of artistes and shows or telephone 0845 638 1808.