WHAT ARE EXTENSIONS?
One of the great rewards for creating and producing a Fringe show is continuing its life beyond the festival. This is where our Fringe Extensions program can help.
As a benefit for your participation in the Fringe, any show may extend and continue to promote their performances through the Hollywood Fringe website. For the month directly following the Fringe, we also blast our email list with a schedule of performances available for sale.
You can continue to manage your show through the website, collect and present reviews and post press releases. Your project page on the Fringe website is still the hub of your marketing efforts.
There are two ways to extend:
- Extending on your own by finding a venue.
- Winning an extension through an award.
Below we dive into the details of how to extend and opportunities available to assist with production costs.
EXTENDING ON YOUR OWN
Any show participating in a given year can register for Fringe Extensions; there is no registration fee.
You will need to find and book your own venue which may be subject to additional cost. Unlike the festival proper, your venue need not be in the Fringe Zone. Actually, we encourage you to bring your show to new audiences across the greater Los Angeles area (and beyond).
If you would like to extend your show and have not won an extension-related award (see below), please complete the following tasks:
- Add a venue if it's not already available on the website.
- Once approved, book your performances on the website.
- Contact support and inform us of your intention to extend. We will verify you are on the schedule and that tickets are on sale.
That's it! Your extension may occur anytime up until December 31 of the festival year.
EXTENDING WITH AN AWARD
There are two major awards sponsored by non-Fringe organizations that provide (free/co-promoted) venues for extensions:
- The Hollywood Encore Producers' Award, managed by many HFF Venues.
- The Best of Broadwater Award, eligible to shows that run at the Broadwater during the festival.
Each year may also include new opportunities to extend in Los Angeles and beyond. Check out our awards page for more information on the opportunities available and how to apply.
Note that these awards are run by independent organizations via our sponsored awards program, not through the Hollywood Fringe Festival organization.
Winners are formally announced at the Awards Ceremony on the last day of the festival.