Chris Dowling

Installation Supervisor & Project Manager, BaAM Productions


Chris has a wealth of experience in the production of special events, in almost any environment.

He has worked in corporate events, trade shows, film, television, concerts, theatre, and sporting events, in a vast array of different venues including arenas, studios, convention centres, hotels, theatres, outdoor locations including streets, fields, beaches, stadiums, national parks and golf courses. His range of experience provides a large base of knowledge to draw on in any production situation, on any scale and the ability to adapt to these different environments and new people, especially in dealing with local crews and suppliers.  Since 2006, Chris has worked as an Installation Supervisor and Project Manager for events including the NHL Entry Draft, NHL All-Star FANtasy and Jamboree,  MLB All-Star FanFest and Sponsor Zone, LA Kings Hockey Fest, New York Mets 2K Sport FanFest, NFL Draft Fan Central and ESPN The Weekend @ MGM Studios Orlando. Chris has acted as Technical Director/Project Manager for the NHL Winter Classic since 2009 and just completed his 4th “Classic” – the Tim Horton’s Heritage Classic in Calgary in February 2011.

Before joining BaAM on a fulltime basis, he spent 5 years as a Technical Director responsible for award shows and dealer launches primarily for clients in the automobile industry.  He has also worked as a Crew Lead for series television variety shows and specials.  He was a head carpenter on the CBC Olympic Studio Salt Lake City in 2002 and worked in live concert production for 5 years prior to that.  Chris is a graduate of the Sheridan College Theatre Production program and is a member of NABET.

Course: SPECIAL PROJECTS: The Sport of Production Planning


P.M. Arts Instructors

S.M.Arts Board Vice-President
Course(s): Harrassment & Discrimination, an HR Perspective
Director of Business Rep Services, CAEA - Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Course(s):

Navigating the CTA (Canadian Theatre Agreement)

Senior Representative, Re:Sound Music Licensing
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

Strategic Account Manager, SOCAN
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

Manager of Digital Media and Learning Technologies, Canada's National Ballet School
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

President, Catalyst TCM Inc.
Course(s): CONTRACTS: The Art of Binding
Director of Production - Young People's Theatre
Installation Supervisor & Project Manager, BaAM Productions
Faculty, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Course(s):

Harrassment and Discrimination, an HR Perspective

HUMAN RESOURCES I: Put on your HR Hat! (not offered this year)

HUMAN RESOURCES II: Put on your BIGGER HR Hat! (not offered this year)

Director of Operations, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts / Part Time Faculty, Ryerson Theatre School
Course(s):

Multiple Union Contracts - I'm Always in Negotiations!

BUDGETING: Where to Start and Where to Spend

Technical Director, Canadian Opera Company
Production and Operations Manager, Ryerson Theatre School
Director of Production - Canadian Opera Company
Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Business Rep
Course(s):

UNIONS: Navigating the CTA (Canadian Theatre Agreement) (not offered this year)

Juggling Jurisdictions - A Jumble of Collective Agreements (not offiered this year)

Vice-President, BaAM Productions
Course(s): SPECIAL PROJECTS: The Sport of Production Planning
Senior Project Manager, BaAM Productions
Production Manager - Theatre Passe Muraille
Course(s): Freelance PM to Facility PM: Moving between the worlds of Being "For Hire" to being "The Hirer" (not offered this year)
Arts Manager
Course(s): Reviewing Revenue Streams - Funding & Finance for your Facility (not offered this year)
Theatre Manager & Production Manager, University of Waterloo Department of Drama and Speech Communication
Course(s):

Friend or Foe: Working with your Stage Manager (not offered this year)

A Brave New World: Production Managing for Dance (not offered this year)

Director of Facility Services, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Course(s): NEGOTIATIONS: Collective Bargaining - A Necessary evil or an Opportunity for Positive Labour Relations (not offered this year)
President, BaAM Productions
Course(s): THE SPORT OF PRODUCTION PLANNING - Try Using Project Management Techniques Instead
Communications Manager, BaAM Productions
Faculty, Humber College
Consultant, Sellery Health + Safety
Course(s):

Due Diligence for Production Managers

Risk Assessment for Production Managers (not offered this year)