Last February 27th, the 83rd edition of the prizes awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also known as the Oscars, took place in Los Angeles, California.
For that reason, we want to use this week’s post to speak about the organization of events, thinking of them as projects. In the case of the Oscars, the goal is to hold a ceremony where the prized awards are given to professionals in the film industry to recognize their valuable work during the year. This year’s ceremony has brought the following figures:
- 5,755 members of the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted.
- The Kodak Theater has a capacity of 3,300 people.
- 40 ushers were working during the ceremony.
- 240 extras were hired to fill the empty spaces inside the theater.
- 283 media were officially accredited to the ceremony.
- 89 photographers and 123 journalists were located at the sides of the red carpet.
- 300 employees were hired to work in the Oscars’ office.
- 1,500 guests attended the official celebration at the Governors Ball.
- 900 employees were hired for the after-party.
Resources had to be perfectly assigned and grouped into pre-planned tasks. And there were time and financial limits that had to be observed. Clearly, for cases like this one, it is necessary the presence of a team leader to coordinate and ensure that the objectives are met.
How does project management apply to the organization of events?
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