SAS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
SAS currently acts as the resident technical labor and production company for the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, providing staffing and expertise for all technical operations and production management for the venue. This includes: staffing of all technical department heads, running crews, and load-in/ strike hands; coordination of equipment rentals and scheduling; as well as production-related technical consultation.
In addition to this resident venue, SAS routinely provides technical labor services to clients in the many arenas, theatres, convention centers, sound stages and studios throughout the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. SAS staff and crew bring surpassing technical knowledge and expertise, a faultless work ethic, and a natural and productive engagement with clients and their specific technical production needs.
SAS was founded in 2001 to provide the Los Angeles-area entertainment industry with a comprehensive technical staffing and coordination solution. The company’s founder Miles Williams, started working as a stagehand in Junior High School in the greater Chicago region. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1991 he began his career at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, working for three years as a stagehand before eventually landing an opportunity to work in management at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, where he served for nearly ten years. During this time, he directly supervised two thousand events and worked with such notable performers as Bill Cosby, YoYo Ma, Smokey Robinson, and the late Johnny Cash. In 2000, he began consulting with the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, as the venue was undergoing a major renovation and re-launch. This engagement led to an offer by the Orpheum to manage all technical operations at the theatre, which resulted in the founding of SAS.
Since 2001, SAS has provided complete venue production operations at the Orpheum, including production management, technical staffing and technical operations, as well as occasional general management service and consultation at the theater. SAS soon expanded its reach into the larger local entertainment industry, providing staffing services at a variety of Los Angeles-area venues including Royce Hall, the Honda Center, Wadsworth Theatre, Wilshire-Ebell Theatre, and the Los Angeles, Anaheim, and Long Beach Convention Centers. During the years of 2005 – 2012, SAS was contracted as the technical management and staffing company at the Saban Theatre (formerly Wilshire Theatre) in Beverly Hills, eventually taking over the formal general management and operations of the theatre during it’s final two years of residency.
Based upon successful residencies at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles (2001 – present) and the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills (2005-2012), SAS has been re-structured to service its current operations, to support the entertainment community as both a technical staffing provider and a consulting firm using its exportable and flexible operations management platform that can be introduced into any variety of live-event venues and organizations. The SAS operations management platform includes full-spectrum venue management, operations and staffing services, including but not limited to: general and production management; booking execution and client relations; front-of-house operations; technical operations; and facility maintenance and renovations. Our expertise lies not only in our extensive experience in the local entertainment industry and the enduring relationships and contacts between SAS and the industry’s leading professionals that have ensued, but also in the continually innovative management and operational platforms that the company develops and employs to maximize efficiency, profitability, as well as client satisfaction.