I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to Hugh Staples and his company That’s Entertainment Productions, LLC; for the excellent job they did as our light and sound director for our Black History production “Waiting to Be Invited.” The production was greatly enhanced by the professionalism, creative and recommendations Hugh added to the production. When we were in need of some props and a back drop; I was impressed by Hugh’s willingness to assist us in getting the needed props and allowing us to use his personal back drop. Working with Hugh was a great educational experience. I highly recommend That’s Entertainment Productions, LLC for your future events and I promise you; you will not be disappointed.
Stanley Huff, Director of the Creative Ministry of New Canaan Baptist Church.
"We had a great experience with Hugh Stapes and his colleagues at That’s Entertainment Productions. They helped us create 14 short video clips that focus on different aspects of our approach to organization and community change. Their work was professional and friendly; with their knowledge of what was needed to produce quality videos we can now move forward with our new website design."
Mary Eggers, Senior Partner, Dannemiller Tyson Associates
That's Entertainment Productions is a member of Women and Film and Video of Maryland (WIFV-MD). They did a marvelous job shooting WIFV- MD’s premier event at our first annual sponsored screening and reception for Zoe Cassavetes new film "Broken English” which sold out two times during the MD Film Festival. This was our first time having an event such as this at the Maryland Film Festival Tent Village and we were happy that, That’s Entertainment Productions captured all the right shots! They were very professional in getting the footage we needed from the screening and reception we are extremely happy with the results! We intend to use them for upcoming events. It is great when you can call on your members to help with important events such as these. Thanks, you really did a great job!
Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, President, WIFV-MD
Thanks to That's Entertainment Productions, LLC, for without their video expertise and professionalism, we may not have been awarded that outstanding opportunity to compete in the 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge Competition! I would highly recommend That's Entertainment Productions, LLC for any future endeavors, their work is superior and outstanding!"
Adrian Norton, Manager, Phaze II
I am grateful to Hugh Staples and the staff of That's Entertainment Productions, for the fine job they did of video-taping my concert in July 2000. The event was titled a "Farewell Concert" to celebrate my acceptance to the Metropolitan Opera Extra Chorus and my move to New York. It was a serious affair from start to finish. Hugh met me at the church prior to the event, to assess the layout, sound, and lighting. He checked on pathways, placement of performers and instruments, and the order of my program. On the day of the concert, Hugh and his staff arrived well in advance of the program. He introduced me to each person on staff, and I was impressed that, although very polite, they appeared to be quite focused. Hugh communicated with me on last minute details, and I was free to just sing. The air was electric and the concert went well. The audience of family and friends were clearly cheering me on, and I will forever cherish that day. Hugh's team was able to capture the excitement and joy of the event, and clearly recorded the true beauty of the music. The picture was bright and the colors vivid. The program has been aired on public television stations in the area. In fact, recently, an extraordinary musician commented on how impressed he had been with my voice when viewing that program. It no doubt led to my being given another concert to perform. I have That's Entertainment to thank for presenting me in the best possible light. Hugh Staples is a creative, talented and reliable professional who make every effort to produce the best product possible. His wealth of experience as performing artist makes his suggestions invaluable. My program was certainly enhanced by his experience and fresh perspective. I highly recommend Hugh and That's Entertainment Productions to anyone who is interested in working with true professionals who are well able to capture the true essence of that special moment.
Winona Hunt Stanback
Opera Singer and former member of
Metropolitan Opera Extra Chorus and
The Washington National Opera
It has been our great pleasure to work with That's Entertainment Productions. Mr. Hugh Staples and Ms. Cody Jones produced and directed a marvelous performance entitled "The Four Divas: Un Concerto Vittorioso" (A Victory Church). This event raised much needed funds for the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program and battered women's shelter as we celebrated our 25th year in the community providing crisis intervention and counseling services. Working with Hugh Staples and Ms. Cody Jones has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. I would strongly encourage other community agencies and organizations to take the opportunity to engage in similar with That's Entertainment Productions. We look forward to working with them again.
Coordinator, Domestic Violence Program
Office of Women
Fairfax Public Access (FPA) Channel 10 Honors Producer, Hugh Staples and crew on the 1st Anniversary of "Backstage Pass." "Backstage Pass" features local Washington DC area artists in music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy and the visual arts. The show provides performance opportunities and creates a venue for local performing artists to reach a wider audience in the metro area. In addition to featuring local talent, "Backstage Pass" is designed to provide positive entertainment that can be shared by the entire family. It is entertainment for the whole community and it fits beautifully with the mission of Fairfax Public Access to bring quality, local programming to Fairfax County. Fairfax Public Access is proud to air "Backstage Pass" and honors Hugh Staples and his production crew for a year of quality programming.
General Manager, Fairfax Public Access
It gives me great satisfaction to recommend That’s Entertainment Productions for your next project. I have worked closely with Mr. Staples for more than four years and each experience, each year, only gets better.
As Director of a small theater company, having managed the design of more than 35 productions, It is always a pleasure to bring That's Entertainment Productions on as a managing consultant as they are always well prepared and ready for any problem that may arise.
In the summer of 2007, That's Entertainment Productions and I decided to partner on a small film project called “One Too Many" and I have concluded that they are the best production crew I had ever worked with; from the lighting design, casting, wardrobe, make-up to script supervision... That’s Entertainment Productions handles it all. The project turned out to be a large success and should put That’s Entertainment Productions on the map for doing quality work .
If given just one word to describe That’s Entertainment Productions, the word would be “amazing.”
Mary Brown, Manager, The Drama Dept. Theatre Company
Great Job -- Hugh Staples and That's Entertainment Productions!!
I hired TEP to record a show at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Virginia. It was a big occasion, so it was important to get it right. Hugh and TEP did not disappoint. They did a very professional job and produced a great recording for a fair price. Highly recommended.
Michael Salveson- Musician
That's Entertainment Productions has provided the sound for functions on our farm for several years. Providing sound and light for an outside venue requires the right mix of equipment and expertise. That's Entertainment Productions fits the bill. Our shows start in the day and go through the night. From daylight to dusk to dark, the lighting is as good as an indoor stage production.
The entertainment we showcase ranges from solo harpist, to jazz trios to reggae bands to acappella singers, all with their unique technical sound needs. We are so grateful for the services of That's Entertainment" to make our functions a success.
Spencer and Linda
WOW! That is all I can say! No it isn't Hugh was absolutely great with the taping of our wedding. He captured the pure love and joy that was overflowing that day. Our video turned out so beautiful and everyone stated just how professional and easy going he was. I highly recommend using That's Entertainment Productions if you want to capture all of the special moments of your event!
Stacy & Kelly Parran