Thursday April 26th, doors open at 7pm, panel at 7:30
The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor
Panelists to include Broadway producer Michael Alden (Come from Away, Disgraced, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr. Ruth); David Carpenter and John Pinckard of Tilted Windmills Theatricals (Puffs off-Broadway); Themis Gomes, CEO, Cennarium America, Inc.; Broadway producer Stewart F Lane (Tony Award winner for The Best Man, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse La Cage Aux Folles, The Will Rogers Follies, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), President and Founder of BroadwayHD; Hal Berman, Director of Legal and Business Affairs of BroadwayHD.
Learn the distinctions between livestreaming and digital capture, and how to incorporate them into your development plans, as well as use them for marketing and exposure and to extend the life and value of your creative property. An unfortunate aspect of live events is that many productions – especially those by unknown writers and fledgling theater companies – run for a very limited time. Cennarium is a new company that offers a means of extending the shelf life of new work, essentially Netflix for theater and other performing art forms. BroadwayHD has developed a sophisticated streaming network that archives and offers viewers a tremendous range of live performances that have been digitally captured so major productions are made accessible to an entire market of potential audience members. And both Broadway producer Michael Alden and Tilted Windmills Theatricals have turned their energies to developing new work through a 21st –century model that incorporates livestreaming to bridge the gap between the popular and performing arts. Come learn about the future of live theater in a digital world, with expert guidance on the complicated licensing hurdles that sometimes need to be dealt with.
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door). Please use the bright red reservation box on this page, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com