Production Company Success: Gary Solomon Theatre Design Alum
When Gary Solomon Jr. moved back to his native New Orleans in 2008, the NYU grad wasn’t at all sure there was a career path for him in his hometown. Fast forward four years and his production company, Solomon Group, is preparing for one its largest projects to date: designing, fabricating and installing CBS’s sets for its week-long coverage of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. “We pitched against the largest television and sports design firm in the world and we got the job,” says 26-year-old Solomon. So how does a scrappy startup with just three years of experience under its belt compete with and beat the big guys?