Grosh Featured by “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show

We are honored and humbled to be featured by the “World’s Greatest!…” TV Show, a program dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people. Each show is a fast paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals with companies such as Glad, Crest, Land’s End and now … Grosh Backdrops and Drapery.

We invite you to take a look inside our historic facilities in the heart of Hollywood and find out why Grosh Backdrops and Drapery was selected as the best in our industry and featured on the show. Meet members of the Grosh team including President Amanda Uhlein, Manager of Business Development & Sales, JoAnna Smith and Creative Director, Greg Viera and learn how Grosh became the World’s Greatest Backdrop and Drapery company.

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A Paint Day at Grosh!

A Paint Day at Grosh!

Sep 5, 2014

You would figure that every day is a paint day at Grosh, but not for Backdrop Consultants. Today they got out of the office and into the studio! This was uncharted territory for them and probably for most. Not many people can say they helped paint a 22’ H x 50’ W backdrop! The Grosh scenic artists definitely looked worried. However, Greg, their fearless leader, and Scenic Creative Director, had full confidence…and the option to primer and paint over any mistakes.

Full painter's body suites!

Full painter’s body suites!

First we had to gear up! Adorning ourselves in old clothes, shoe covers and even a couple of full painter’s body suites, Greg gave us a tutorial on the ins and outs of the Grosh Hollywood Studio. There are six high ceiling frames that allow the backdrops to be lowered by a counterweight down two flights through openings in the floor. He went over a few safety caveats, like not falling through the openings, then showed us the tools of their trade. To begin with, the backdrop design is divided up into a grid and each section is drawn out on large sheets of paper. An electro pounce machine, which uses electricity, burns minute holes into the paper, creating a stencil. The stencil is then held up against the canvas and used to make an outline of the design.

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What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

What to Expect in 2014 – Dance, Events and Theatre!

Dec 19, 2013

The Dance World

How do you look for inspiration?  We appreciate the difficulty in developing a show and have some suggestions for your creative exploration in 2014. So much creativity and hard work go into scenes, lighting, costumes, sound, make-up, stage managing, and the performance, these dance sources can take all of the guess work out of covering new ground.

  • Perusing the websites of, or attending 2014’s United Dance Merchants of America, Dance Teacher Summit and United States Institute for Theatre Technology can help you hone in on exactly the show you want to produce.
  • Allow us to be your muse!  We have created 9 new dance drops, abstract and literal.  It is important for the drop to support and play off the performers, which makes our abstract backdrops very versatile and compatible for myriad types of recitals.
  • Check out Tumblr, Pinterest, Bing Images and Photobucket.
  • Browse our total selection of 165 dance related drops and let our creativity inspire you.
Hip Hop Dance Backdrop

ES8019 Hip Hop Dance Backdrop

For Event Planners

Reinventing your events with new options is a good way to stay ahead of the game and invigorate your 2014 calendar. Here are a couple of ideas that are sure to make lasting impressions on your clients and guests!

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Backdrops – Paint vs. Print?

Backdrops – Paint vs. Print?

May 20, 2013

The history and usage of backdrops goes back as far as the history of theatrical and staged performances. In some way, scenery has always been a supporting role to the actors or provides cohesiveness to an event. Although theatrics have changed considerably over the years there is still a need for backdrops and other scenery. In the realm of backdrops or backings as they’re called by industry pros, there are two primary ways that they can be created- Hand Painted and Printed.

The first is by hand painting the backdrops preferably on a counterweight frame or using a large floor space. Keep in mind, most stage prosceniums can be upwards of 20-30 feet tall and 50 or more feet wide. Below are some unique benefits you can take advantage of when renting or purchasing a hand painted backdrop:

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