The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is pleased to make the following two announcements:
The newest member of our Executive Committee is the formidable Beth-Ellen Keyes, who will be our first VP of Development. Beth-Ellen represents NYWICI on our Board of Representatives. With our upcoming award of the 2nd Elsa Rael VintAge Award to Terry Lawler, Executive Director of NYWIFT, and the pending Call for Submissions to our 2018 Collaboration Award, Beth-Ellen will be hitting the ground running. If you want to reach out to her regarding personal or organizational support for the Coalition, or to work with her on development, please email her at:
We also welcome our newest Affiliate Member Organization, TRU, Theater Resources Unlimited. With their membership in the Coalition, TRU will be offering discounts to any members of our member orgs who want to purchase a membership in TRU or to attend individual events. See the first offer from them below!
from the Dramatists Guild of America
For the entire month of August (until Labor Day), the Dramatists Guild has made its entire website open. This means for a limited time both members and non-members alike have access to:
For anyone thinking about investing in theater. (And anyone who hopes to attract investors.)
An essential workshop for producers and investors, facilitated by attorney Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial producers and investors offering their experience and observations. Panel will include William Franzblau, producer (TONY Nominated Best Play Say Goodnight Gracie, American Buffalo and Wonderland on Broadway, the tour of Little House on the Prairie the Musical; off-Broadway Sistas, Jewtopia, Evil Dead the Musical, Respect and Illuminate); Josh Goodman, producer (Rocky, Pippin, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike); Jeremy Handelman, producer (On the Town, White's Lies, F#@king Up Everything); Cody Lassen, producer (Indecent, Significant Other, Deaf West Spring Awakening); James Simon (Hand to God, 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 epic failures.