Sponsorship

JULY 25-28, 2018 │ HYATT REGENCY │ MONTREAL, CANADA
For all Sponsorship inquiries contact:
PAUL RONCA │ 514-845-3155 x2000 │ pronca@hahaha.com

JUST FOR LAUGHS MIDNIGHT PARTY TITLE SPONSOR – $50,000
(After a gruelling week of comedy (trust us!), artists, managers, agents, producers, and executives need no excuse to cut loose. The 2018 Midnight Party is their chance to take advantage of an open bar, exclusive setting, delicious food, good music, unpretentious crowd – and perhaps each other?!)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 Midnight Party title sponsorship;
• Title sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the Midnight Party including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-colour ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor) in addition to the Midnight Party flyer created by JFL;
• One (1) roll-up banner in the Just For Laughs/ComedyPRO Welcome Area at the Hyatt Regency Hotel;
• One (1) roll-up banner at the Midnight Party;
• One (1) gobo or screen with sponsor logo projected;
• Additional roll-up banners permissible throughout the Midnight Party venue (signage provided by sponsor);
• Eight (8) Industry Pass registrations;
• Twenty (20) additional invites to the Midnight Party.

JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARDS SHOW PRESENTING SPONSOR – $50,000 
(Comedy’s biggest names are brought together at the industry’s most important awards show. Past recipients include Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Ali Wong, Kevin Hart, Judd Apatow, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Seth Rogen, Mike Myers, Andy Samberg, Ellie Kemper, Bill Burr, Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, Mitch Hurwitz, Steven Levitan, Paul Feig, Kenya Barris and… we think you get the point!)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 Awards Show presenting sponsor;
• Presenting sponsorship on all marketing material for the Awards Show including: print program, press release & invitation;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the 2018 ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs print programs and websites;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement at the Awards Show, on the 24-foot red carpet media wall and on the video reel;
• Four (4) invites to the Awards Show with reserved seating near the award recipients;
• Four (4) invites to the backstage star-studded VIP cocktail and red carpet;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) sponsor branded signs or screens in the venue;
• Eight (8) Industry Pass registrations;
• Twenty (20) additional invites to the Awards Show.

COMEDYPRO TITLE SPONSORSHIP Let’s Talk!
Show off your company and brand with the ComedyPRO “TITLE Sponsor” package. Sponsor the WHOLE thing and see your name/brand everywhere! This package will be tailored to your needs and objectives!

Contact us for more information: pronca@hahaha.com

COMEDYPRO@NIGHT PRESENTING SPONSOR – $25,000
(ComedyPRO@Night showcases the New Faces of Comedy series, Variety 10 Comics To Watch showcase, and other high-profile industry shows at the 700-seat Monument National.)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 ComedyPRO@Night presenting sponsor (6-8 shows);
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for ComedyPRO@Night including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs 2018 print programs and websites;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) pop-up banners or gobos in the ComedyPRO@Night venue;
• Six (6) Industry Pass registrations;
• Fifty (50) complimentary tickets to shows in the ComedyPRO@Night series;

COCKTAIL RECEPTION PRESENTING SPONSOR – $25,000 
(5 to 7pm is the bridge between the daytime COMEDYPRO Conference and the nighttime JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival shows. This is the perfect time to have a cocktail and promote your brand, new product/service or to reward great accomplishments. Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch” cocktail and Comedy Dynamics’s “New Faces” cocktail are prime examples of past events.)

Benefits include:
• ComedyPRO 2018 Cocktail Reception presenting sponsor;
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the cocktail including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) pop-up banners or screens in the cocktail area;
• Four (4) Industry Pass registrations.

HYATT BAR COLUMN WRAPS – $25,000
(Sponsor all four (4) column wraps around the Hyatt Regency Bar and maximise your brand visibility in the busiest spot during the four busiest days of the festival and conference.)

Benefits include:
• Sponsor name and/or logo prominently displayed on all four (4) column wraps around the Hyatt Regency Bar from July 25-28, 2018;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Four (4) Industry Pass registrations.

SHOWCASE YOUR TV SHOW OR STREAMING SERIES – $25,000 
(ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs are the perfect place to showcase your TV show or streaming series to comedy industry executives, key decision-makers, performers, fans and media all under one roof. Past cast shows include Veep, Master of None, I’m Dying Up Here, Vice Principals, The Mick, Superior Donuts, The History of Comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpson’s and Family Guy.)

Benefits include:
• Flights, hotels and transportation provided for up to 6 people (includes: cast members, creative team and producers);
• Venue and all productions costs, as well as staffing for the live event;
• Marketing and PR support;
• Presenting sponsorship of the event;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs 2018 print programs, websites and ads;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two signs or screens in the event venue;
• Six (6) Industry Pass registrations;
• Twenty-five (25) complimentary tickets to the event.

PODCAST SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR – $25,000
(Nothing less than the best and coolest podcasts in comedy are featured in this series. Combine this with the best guests in comedy and you have an explosive series that everyone will be talking about. Past podcasts include WTF with Marc Maron, Harmontown, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Comedy Bang Bang, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and much more.)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 Podcast Series presenting sponsor (approx. 15-20 podcasts);
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the Podcast Series including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs 2018 print programs, websites and ads;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) roll-up banners or screens in the Podcast Series room(s) at the Hyatt Regency Montreal;
• Six (6) Industry Pass registrations;
• Twenty-Five (25) complimentary tickets to shows in the Podcast Series;

COMEDYPRO “OFFICIAL VIDEO” PRESENTING SPONSOR – $25,000
(We produce & package the twenty-five (25) best video clips of the biggest stars from COMEDYPRO and JUST FOR LAUGHS and you get access to all approved videos. Actions speak louder than words! Um, in this case, videos speak louder than words, so CLICK HERE  to check out what we’ve done int he past!)

Benefits include:
• Each video will have a “Your Company Name/Logo” Backstage Interviews watermark;
• Video clips will be posted on Just For Laughs online platforms and your online platforms;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Six (6) Industry Pass registrations.

VIP BAGS FOR ARTISTS & INDUSTRY DELEGATES – $20,000
(The Artist & Industry VIP Bag contains key tools to navigate the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival and COMEDYPRO Conference, in addition to flyers, props and goodies from our sponsors! Over 1,000 bags are distributed to all our industry delegates and performers.)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs & ComedyPRO 2018 Artist & Industry VIP bags imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 1,100);
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• Up to three (3) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 each to be provided by sponsor);
• Four (4) Industry Pass registrations;

BUSINESS LOUNGE PRESENTING SPONSOR – $20,000 
(Sometimes you just have to get away from the excitement of the Festival and Conference to get some down time and get work done! The Business Lounge is available to all Industry pass holders, and is a great place to plug in your laptop, re-charge your cell phone, grab a cup of coffee, and get some work done in a more relaxed environment.)

Benefits include:
• Presenting sponsor of the 2018 business lounge;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Business lounge branding to reflect sponsor (branding items to be provided by sponsor);
• Four (4) Industry Pass registrations.

HYATT REGENCY ELEVATOR DECALS – $15,000 
(Sponsor the two (2) primary elevators leading in to the Hyatt Regency Hotel lobby. Maximise your brand visibility in the busiest elevators during the four busiest days of the festival and conference, as hotel guests must pass through these elevators to enter the hotel (and hotel bar!))

Benefits include:
• Sponsor name and/or logo prominently displayed in both (2) lobby elevators at the Hyatt Regency from July 23-29, 2018;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations.

INSPIRATION LOBBY EXHIBITION SPACE – $15,000 
(The Inspiration Room, located next to the Hyatt Bar, is the second busiest room at the ComedyPRO conference, hosting six (6) to eight (8) panels including “Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch” panel. Attracting over 1,000 delegates over three days, the lobby is a great place to exhibit your work or brand to key industry attendees.)

Benefits include:
• Use of the Inspiration lobby area to exhibit your work or brand for three days from July 26 to 28, 2018;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations.

NETWORKING LUNCHES PRESENTING SPONSOR – $15,000
(The industry is invited to eat, mix and mingle at two (2) free delegate lunches. We also invite seasoned comedy professionals from leading web, TV and streaming companies to answer questions. Participants include executives from FOX, HBO, CBS, Comedy Central, Bell Media, CBC, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Studio 71, YouTube, Vimeo and many more.)

Benefits include:
• ComedyPRO 2018 Networking Lunches presenting sponsorship;
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the networking lunches including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• One (1) pop-up banner or screen in the lunch area;
• Branded sponsor tent cards on all the tables plus other TBD promo items (provided by the sponsor);
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations.

HYATT REGENCY ROOM KEY CARDS AND DOOR HANGERS – $15,000 
(The Hyatt Regency Montreal will be the hub of the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL and the home of COMEDYPRO from July 23-29, 2018. Over 70% of our performers and industry delegates will be staying at the Hyatt and will receive a room key & ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger with your logo on it. )

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 hotel room Key Cards imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 1000);
• Just For Laughs 2018 hotel room ‘Do Not Disturb’ Door Hangers imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 1000);
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations.

MIDNIGHT PARTY “WELCOME” COCKTAIL – $15,000
(Present artists and industry attendees with a signature cocktail that represents your brand, as they enter the most exclusive party of the festival, The Midnight Party. This “welcome drink” is a great way to kick off a night to remember!)

Benefits include:
• Presenting sponsorship of the Midnight Party “signature welcome cocktail”, to be distributed to guests upon entry and available at select bars during the party,
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• One (1) pop-up banner at the entrance of the Midnight Party, next to the beverage station.
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations;

ACTIVATION SPACE IN THE REGISTRATION/WELCOME AREA, BAR, OR HOTEL LOBBY – $15,000 
(These spots are prime real estate to develop contacts, schmooze with industry delegates and artists, and represent your brand, as they are the most highly-trafficked areas in the hotel.)

Benefits include:
• A dedicated space to set up your own activation space or welcome area in the bar, registration area, or hotel lobby.
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS PRESENTING SPONSOR – $15,000
(This sold out event is the kickoff to our busy industry and media week at JUST FOR LAUGHS. The Keynote has become a can’t-miss event that everyone attends! The Keynote is always given by the most respected, thought-provoking star in the biz and in the last six years, has included: Lewis Black, Marc Maron, Patton Oswalt, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton and Dana Gould.)

Benefits include:
• ComedyPRO 2018 Keynote Address presenting sponsorship;
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the Keynote Address including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) signs or screens at the Keynote Address;
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations;

ANDY KINDLER’S STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS PRESENTING SPONSOR – $15,000 
(The King of Complaining is back for another resentment-filled stroll down Mockery Lane. Andy has a black belt in taking things personally. No perceived slight will be left unmentioned. Andy Kindler’s address is the most anticipated industry event each year and is always filled to capacity!)

Benefits include:
• Andy Kindler’s “State of the Industry Address” 2018 presenting sponsorship;
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the State of the Industry including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) signs or screens at the State of the Industry Address;
• Three (3) Industry Pass registrations;

JUST FOR LAUGHS ARTIST & NEW FACES/HOMEGROWN DIRECTORIES – $12,500 
(The Artist and New Faces/Homegrown directories include representation and contact info for every performer at the festival. Critical to every industry person at our festival as a year-round reference.)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 Artist Directory imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 700);
• Just For Laughs 2018 New Faces/Homegrown Directory imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 700);
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the Just For Laughs 2018 Artist Directory;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the Just For Laughs 2018 New Faces/Homegrown Directory;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

JUST FOR LAUGHS “EAT MY SHORTS” SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR – $10,000
(Features a screening of the best comedy shorts from around the world.)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs 2018 “Eat My Shorts” presenting sponsor (screening of comedy shorts);
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the”Eat My Shorts” screenings including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Voice-over and on-screen visibility at the start and at the end of each screening;
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

COMEDYPRO PROGRAM COVER – $10,000
(The ComedyPRO program is distributed to over 1,000 industry members and performers at the festival and conference. It’s the final word on all programming that is relevant to our industry delegates and includes the full conference schedule.)

Benefits include:
• ComedyPRO 2018 Program Cover imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 1,100);
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

COMEDYPRO PANEL PRESENTING SPONSOR – $10,000 
(Hollywood is envious of the caliber of panels & panelists presented at COMEDYPRO. With stars like Trevor Noah & Amy Poehler, creators like Judd Apatow & Steve Levitan, major TV and web executives from companies like HBO, Comedy Central, YouTube & Funny or Die, and emerging juggernauts like Netflix & Hulu, our panels cover every important topic in comedy… and make people laugh while doing it!)

Benefits include:
• One (1) ComedyPRO 2018 presenting sponsorship of a Panel (includes “In Conversations” and “Master Classes”);
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the Panel including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

STAND UP & PITCH PROGRAM PRESENTING SPONSOR – $10,000 
(Five teams with brass backbones are selected to face the music in each category – TV and Web. They present a five-minute pitch of their TV or Web series to a panel of uncompromising comedy experts who then provide them with honest, unabashed feedback. Several projects have been picked up for development over the last few years.)

Benefits include:
• One (1) ComedyPRO 2018 presenting sponsor of the TV or web pitch program;
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the Pitch Program including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) signs or screens at the Pitch Session;
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

15 MINUTES WITH A POWER BROKER PRESENTING SPONSOR – $10,000 
(Delegates can sign up for three one-on-one private meetings with the comedy industry’s leading digital and TV executives. Each meeting lasts 15 minutes and provides unprecedented access to development, production and programming professionals.)

Benefits include:
• 15 Minutes with A Power Broker 2018 presenting sponsor (3 days of meetings);
• Presenting sponsorship on all additional marketing material for the 15 Minutes with A Power Broker including: print program, poster and website;
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster, website, and Power Broker registration platform;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) roll-up banners or screens at your event;
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO DAILY SCHEDULE – $10,000 
(Each morning, a schedule of all the day’s events (festival and conference), including lineups for each event, is available on the Welcome Area tables for industry and performers. Updated on a daily basis during the 7-day peak period of the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL and COMEDYPRO)

Benefits include:
• Just For Laughs & ComedyPRO 2018 Daily Schedule imprinted with sponsor name/logo (quantity of 5,000+);
• Sponsorship recognition and logo placement in the ComedyPRO 2018 print program, poster and website;
• One (1) full-page, four-color Ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program;
• One (1) artist & Industry VIP bag insert (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor);
• Two (2) Industry Pass registrations.

POP-UP BANNER DISPLAY SPACE NEXT TO THE JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO WELCOME/REGISTRATION AREA – $4,000
(This is ideal visibility if you have a production company with a new series that you want to promote, an individual artist who is looking to get a little more self-promotion, or a service provider looking to target delegates.)

Benefits include:
• One (1) pop-up banner display space next to the Just For Laughs & ComedyPRO Welcome/Registration area.

COMEDYPRO 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE – $2,500
(Get your message out by placing an ad in the ComedyPRO 2018 program guide, which is distributed to over 1,000 industry members and artists at the festival and conference!)

Benefits include:
• One (1) full page ad in the 2018 ComedyPRO program guide (quantity of 1,100).

JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO VIP BAG – $2,000
(Represent your company, brand, or artist by adding an item into our VIP welcome bag! Over 1,000 bags are distributed to industry attendees and festival artists.)

Benefits include:
• One (1) insert in the 2018 Just For Laughs & ComedyPRO VIP bag (quantity of 1,100 to be provided by sponsor).