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O ur goal is to provide you with excellent service to ensure your event is a memorable and successful occasion that exceeds your expectations. With over twenty years of business experience, Main Event is ready to provide you with the assistance you need. Main Event saves you both time and money.

We are creative, and we find resources you never knew existed, and can orchestrate a cast of hundreds to make your event special and memorable.

Call us for your next special event, because the most important part of ME is YOU!.

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The Main Event, NY, Chief Entertainment Officer; 2006 - present

  • Memorable Events for AMC Networks (formerly Rainbow Media): Emmy Celebration events in September 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. CEO Holiday Dinners, December 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. Located unique venue for CEO's holiday event for his direct reports, including a meal personally prepared by David Bouley in NYC. Sundance Channel breakfast, July 2008. (December, 2006) Recommended and secured location in Times Square and coordinated event details for a post-memorial party. (December, 2006) Developed theme and coordinated décor and a/v team for Closing Reception at CTAM, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, highlighting the different brands (AMC, WE tv, IFC, etc.) (July, 2006)
  • Memorable Events for HGTV: Smart Home 2013 events in Jacksonville, FL, as well as Smart Home Sweepstakes project, May, 2013. Boys’ Town event in Omaha; April, 2013. Coordinated Green Home events as well as projects for Posh Pets and Urban Oasis (April, 2012- September, 2012). Green Home Winner Weekend and DesignStar2 Finale events in Nashville (March-July, 2008).
  • Memorable Events for NBC Universal:  Two month consulting position, covering for entire Corporate Events team during their stay in London for the 30th Olympic Games.  Handled five events, as well as created proposals, negotiated contracts, researched venues, etc. for twelve future events.  (July-August, 2012)
  • Memorable Event for Travel Channel: Created five different vignettes at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to represent the travels of guest Samantha Brown.  Guests enjoyed music, food and beverages from Italy, Ireland, Argentina, New Orleans and Asia against backdrops of the Great Wall, the Coliseum, etc.  (September, 2010)
  • Memorable Events for AMC: Golden Globes pre-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles for Broken Trail, Golden Globes viewing party at the Beverly Hilton, MadMen first season Wrap Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
  • Memorable Event for Lifetime Television Network's Affiliate Department: planned VIP trip for over 40 guests to NYC, which included a lunch with Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and designers and models from Season Six of Project Runway.
  • Memorable Event for Fuse TV: Coordinated first-class travel and hotel for 40+ Ad Sales Clients and their guests to LA for the Chainsaw Awards.  Planned and executed dinners at Social Hollywood and the Four Seasons Hotel, coordinated ground transportation for over 75 guests to the awards, as well as to activities throughout the weekend (golf at Trump National, Four Seasons Spa, Getty Villa excursion, and shopping trip).  (October, 2006)
  • Memorable Events for AMC, We and Fuse: 150 Upfront Presentations to Ad Agencies in 2007
  • Memorable Events with David Bouley: a Private 50th Birthday party in his event loft in TriBeCa, dinner for Bowne Printing clients in a SoHo loft, and the 2006 Rainbow Media Holiday party
  • Memorable Events for IFC and Sundance: Upfront Press Luncheon, Welcome Breakfast for Sundance, IFC Entertainment Holiday Party at the Thom Bar in SoHo
  • Memorable Events for Manhattan Youth:  25th Anniversary Party, November, 2011.  Annual Awards parties, 2010 and 2009.  Coordinated grand opening of the long-awaited Downtown Community Center, soliciting donations of catering by David Bouley, wine and champagne from local vendors, Palm Beer, etc. and coordinated all vendors, including wait-staff, rentals, décor, etc. (April, 2008)
  • Memorable Events for Outdoor Channel: Video game tournament for the Ad Sales group at Aspen Restaurant
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2005 - 2006 Senior Director, Special Events, Court TV (now truTV)

  • Memorable Events for PR Department: Dominick Dunne's 80th Birthday in the Wine Cellar of the 21 Club, Washington Bureau cocktail party at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (with guests Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and his wife, Judge Katie O'Malley), Nancy Grace: Objection! Book Party at the Bryant Park Grill, Catherine Crier's A Deadly Game Book Party at Elaine's, Eddie Hayes' Mouthpiece book party (attended by Tom Wolfe and Governor Pataki), Several screenings for documentaries On Native Soil and Unknown White Male in New York and LA, Hamptons Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival Events, July TCA Panel at the Ritz-Carlton
  • Memorable Events for the HR Department: the "Rosenberg Bar Mitzvah" of Henry Schleiff at Cipriani 42nd Street, Holiday Party at Pressure, Senior Management Retreat at the Four Seasons Palm Beach
  • Memorable Events for the Ad Sales Department: Client trip to the Sundance Film Festival, Dinner at Christies Auction House with celebrity chef David Bouley and wine sommelier Richard Brierley, private tour of Museum of Modern Art in New York, followed by dinner and speech by retired U.S. General Colin Powell at the Modern, Ad Sales 2005 upfront party at Providence Nightclub, Fall and Winter conferences
  • Memorable Events for the Affiliates at NCTA: Cocktail party for 500 guests, honoring San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (an event which won a "FAXIE" from CableFax for "Best Party") and a dinner for Lt. General Russel Honore in Atlanta

THE MAIN EVENT; New York, NY; President

  • Memorable Event For W Magazine: "Elephant Event" at DIA to benefit Elephant Family Charity
  • Memorable Event For WE (Women's Entertainment): Spokesperson and wedding planning expert for reality series Bridezillas
  • Memorable Event For TV Guide: Marketing Department dinner party in Times Square
  • Memorable Events For AMC (formerly American Movie Classics) & WE (Women's Entertainment): 125 Upfront 2003 presentations by the Advertising Sales Department to various ad agencies
  • Memorable Events For AMC's Public Relations Department: Down With Love premiere pre-party and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly special screening at the Second Annual TriBeCa Film Festival, Goodfellas special screening in TriBeCa honoring Martin Scorsese, Malkovich's Mail cocktail party, Salute to the Blues Event cocktail party for Martin Scorsese at Radio City Music Hall and AMMI tribute to Billy Crystal at the Waldorf-Astoria.
  • Memorable Event For HIT Entertainment: Barney's Colorful World opening night party at Radio City Music Hall
  • Memorable Events For American Movie Classics (now AMC): Julia Roberts AMMI event at the Waldorf-Astoria, Riviera Maya trip for Ad Sales clients, Napa Valley trip, AMC/Film Foundation Charity Auction and Dinner in Santa Monica, CA Playboy Mansion trip to celebrate Marilyn Monroe's birthday, 2001 and 2000 Up-Front Presentations to Ad Agencies all over US, MonsterFest '99 Hot-Air Balloon Promotion in Albuquerque, NM.
  • Memorable Event For Newman's Own: 20-year anniversary party at the Boathouse in Central Park and 9th Annual Recipe Contest at the Waldorf-Astoria
  • Memorable Events For Disney: Mulan and Unbreakable NYC Premieres.
  • Memorable Event For Oprah Magazine: Executive Retreat
  • Memorable Event For the Charles Dolan Family: annual 4th of July party with Whitney Houston and the Rockettes
  • Memorable Event For YM Magazine: Annual Sales Awards Dinner, for Shakespeare on the Sound, a non-profit organization (April 1996-February 1997) In addition to planning several fund-raising events, acted as both Marketing/Development Director and Editor of festival program.

PROGRESSIVE EVENTS; Los Angeles, CA; Freelance Event Coordinator

  • Memorable Event: Kundun Premiere at Studio 54; FOX Television Billboard Awards Event

PARTY PLANNERS WEST; Los Angeles, CA; Event Coordinator

  • Memorable Events: Super Bowl XXIX Tailgate Party, A&M Records' Grammy party, Disney's Pocahontas Premiere in Central Park, fX and fXm Launch Party, Leah Adler (Steven Spielberg's mother) Birthday Party

EDUCATION

  • Boston University; B.A. with a Business Administration Minor
Contact Diane Rohan, Chief Entertainment Officer: diane@themaineventnyc.com • 917-375-1596