Hutchinson Consulting Network

Strategic Planning for Special Events

Film Festivals, Music and Arts Events, Large-scale Promotions, Celebrations, Training Exercises, Conferences and Workshops

• Emergency Management • Production • Stagecraft • Logistics

Integrating Live Events with Travel Destination and Community Development

David L. Hutchinson, member: Event Safety Alliance , American Planning Association, Institute of Transportation Engineers

Production Coordination, Operations Manager and Special Projects, Telluride Film Festival
As a long-time consultant Dave Hutchinson works behind the scenes and closely with Festival Directors and production/operations teams to help put the SHOW in the National Film Preserve’s Telluride Film Festival:

  • Emergency Management
  • Orchestra Wrangler
  • Special Projects including logistics and safety/risk management assignments.

He's helped produce hundreds of on-stage Tributes, interviews, special effects, premiers and unique live music presentations:

  • Cinerama
  • Fog of War
  • Serge Bromberg’s “Retour de Flamme"
  • Peter Bogdanovich’s “Sacred Monsters"

Involving numerous film legends including:

  • Ben Affleck
  • George Clooney
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Catherine Deneuve
  • Clint Eastwood,
  • Robert Redford
  • Meryl Streep
  • James Stewart
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Janet Leigh
  • Lillian Gish, Ginger Rogers and Robert Duval (Santa Fe Film Festival)
  • Richard Widmark
  • Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson
  • Cab Calloway, and many more.

Hutchinson is an experienced troubleshooter and liaison between technical management and non-technical groups. He coordinates production with venue managers, theatre staff, volunteers and talent/guest artists; has supervised and trained production assistants; and contributes hands-on involvement in stagecraft, lights, sound, etc.

Mountainfilm Staff: Stage Manager for High Camp theatre (Telluride Conference Center, Mountain Village), 2019, 2018; Volunteer: Production Team, 2017 and several early years.

Additional event production, emergency management, and risk management examples

As Planning Director for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) he served as Project Manager for Operation MACE (Multi-Agency Communications Exercise), a 2011 Tactical Interoperable Communications (TIC) Plan validation exercise involving 25 agencies from 10 counties, produced for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force (SWFRDSTF), funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Hutchinson contributed to all-hazard risk analyses and emergency management planning including hurricane evacuation, floods and sea level rise. He's organized conferences, workshops, tours, media events, ceremonies and delegations. site plan
As Intergovernmental/Community Liaison for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One Southwest Area Office, his duties included active emergency management roles representing FDOT at county Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) following Hurricane Charley and during Hurricane Wilma.
As County Administrator for Grand County, Utah, Hutchinson served as general manager of County property, facilities, and operations under direction of a seven-member council. Oversight responsibilities included Canyonlands Field Airport at Moab, Utah; Star Hall, Economic Development and Travel Council, Senior Center, and the Old Spanish Trail Arena. He served on the Utah Association of Counties Insurance Mutual (now Utah Counties Indemnity Pool) Risk Management Committee and fulfilled Emergency Management essential function roles (Communications, Finance, Transportation, Public Works) in multi-state, multi-day emergencies (natural gas pipeline explosion and a manhunt), flash flood events, and a courthouse bomb threat. Before that, as Administrator/Assistant Road Supervisor, he supervised public works projects and implemented environmental, health and safety training, compliance and risk management programs. As National Public Relations Coordinator for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, he developed and implemented successful tourism marketing strategies and was responsible for production coordination involved in assisting thousands of journalists and scores of film/video crews annually, generating record levels of travel news coverage. He managed logistics, itineraries, locations, ground transportation, meals, travel, lodging, and volunteer hosts, with hands-on participation in local planning efforts related to Olympic and World Series events. Examples of film and TV media hosted:

Lori Productions (Hollywood) “Celebrate San Diego” (16mm); ABC “Good Morning America” 1984 Olympics travel segment. News Travel Network (Sacramento, San Francisco), “Olympic Impact,” “Anza-Borrego Desert” and “Sailing.” KABC-TV (Los Angeles), “Eye on LA” and “Weekend in San Diego.” BBC-TV (London), “Entertainment USA” (16mm). KMOL-TV (San Antonio), “PM Magazine.” CFRN-TV (Canada), “Travels With Pepe.” “Good Morning Canada” (pre-production planning assistance). “PM Magazine” (Albuquerque, NM).

Exhibit Manager, U.S. Dept. of Energy: Public affairs traveling interactive exhibits (from stand-alone kiosks to 2-trailer walk-through exhibits).

Advance Coordinator and Business Manager, National Field Management team, Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage to Pennsylvania travel promotion: "the nation's largest Bicentennial program and one of the most complex, most ambitious and most visible public relations events ever staged," according to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Special Events (responsibilities ranging from production coordination and resource management to planning, logistics, staging, transportation, security, media relations, and hospitality) and experience setting up and operating projectors, video equipment, cameras (digital, film and video), lighting and sound systems, exhibits and multimedia presentations:

Organizing team member for numerous statewide conferences, regional meetings and news conferences; Sarasota Chalk Festival volunteer; Webcast Coordinator and live feed videographer for One World Music Festival, Ouray, Colorado; City Sports Magazine San Diego Hill Stride; City Sports Aerobics Expo; San Diego KOOL Jazz Festival; San Diego Jazz Festival; La Jolla Jazz Festival; Telluride Jazz Festival; Telluride Bluegrass Festival.



Production coordination for Naples, Florida “Rich In Pleasures” marketing film while Director of Account Services and Public Relations for Tweed Advertising (Fort Myers, FL); Children’s Television Workshop (New York): Production Assistant, weeklong San Diego shoot for “321 Contact”; Extra: “Little Nikita” (feature film, San Diego, CA) and untitled commercial for international soft drink (Moab, UT).


professional experience: Dave Hutchinson profile

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