COMPANY: Stage Ready
LOOKING FOR: live event opportunities, partnerships and capital for studio expansion
A Los Angeles, California native, Tina Fears was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age. Fears developed a passion for all aspects of the arts and became a skilled performer in her own right, sharing billing with affluent artists such as Lecrae, Mary Mary, Fantasia, Tye Tribbett and Smokie Norful. She had only been in Atlanta for a short time before realizing the need for “well-trained, polished entertainers”. With $100 and a dream, Fears launched Stage Ready in 2005 to provide expertise in artistic and creative direction, casting, and choreography.
Using the “Motown formula” of building and developing all aspects of the artist, she works to present a polished and perfected final product. From booking talent and producing performances for BET, BRAVO, TBN and MTV, to providing services for NFL football players, Usher, or The World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show, Stage Ready has successfully become a leading, dynamic entertainment firm. Fears’ desire to “make a significant impact on the entertainment industry, one project at a time” drives her on a daily basis. She believes that maintaining integrity and investing in the youth are important attributes that go hand-in-hand while “ensuring the longevity of the appreciation of the arts”.
It is clear from Stage Ready’s humble beginnings that Fears has integrated her philosophy on obstacles into the company’s DNA: “Find a way, or make one”.