Sunday, May 21st, 2023, 12-5PM
We continue zooming into the Virtual World - Boot Camp has been reformatted for Zoom!
For anyone thinking about investing in theater.
(And anyone who hopes to attract investors.)
An essential workshop for producers and investors. Panel will include Jane Dubin, producer (recent: Is This A Room, Dana H.; The Prom, Tony winning The Norman Conquests, An American in Paris, Farinelli and the King, Bandstand, Peter and the Starcatcher, Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, The 39 Steps, Ann)); Sharon Fallon/Sharon Fallon Productions, executive producer, general manager, consultant (Indecent, Beautiful Broadway, London & National Tour, Matilda The Musical, Lysistrata Jones); Lee Feldshon, entertainment attorney; Blair Russell, producer and developer (Tony nominee for Slave Play, Lizard Boy, off-Broadway Sweeney Todd); James Simon producer and investor (The Play That Goes Wrong, Hand to God, The Velocity of Autumn, Something Rotten, Pippin).
It’s every producer’s job – to find investors for your production. Whether you are a self-producing artist looking for a lead producer to option your piece, a lead producer looking for co-producers and investors or a not-for-profit theater looking for enhancement funds, at some point you will have to sit down and make the case for why your show is the right investment.
In this invaluable and unprecedented program, an amazing lineup of commercial producers and investors will share their personal views on evaluating plays as investments. You will hear insider takes on how producers and investors determine the productions in which they want to participate as well as how they bring others on board, including methods for evaluating the structural integrity of the play itself, the production and creative teams, the financial plan for the initial commercial production, the possibility for downstream revenue and the potential competition. And you’ll hear some stories about pitches that were wildly successful and some that were epic failures.