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REGISTER for the BIZ of the MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference below.

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EXPLANATION OF REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

FULL CONFERENCE - $495

Includes all events on Friday/Saturday/Sunday; all snacks and meals; and the option to participate in a Practice Pitch on Saturday and a Producer Pitch on Sunday; as well as the option to submit a 3-minute recorded video pitch for inclusion in the package we’re sending to national producers after the conference.

EARLY REGISTRATION - $395

Register by June 1 and receive $100 off the Full Conference package which includes all events on Friday/Saturday/Sunday; all snacks and meals; and the option to participate in a Practice Pitch on Saturday and a Producer Pitch on Sunday; as well as the option to submit a 3-minute recorded video pitch for inclusion in the package we’re sending to national producers after the conference.

EARLY REGISTRATION + DISCOUNTED PITCH BOOT CAMP - $790

Register by June 1 and not only receive $100 off the Full Conference package (which includes all events on Friday/Saturday/Sunday; all snacks and meals; and the option to submit a pitch for the Sunday Producer Panel,  and inclusion in the pitches we’re sending to national producers after the conference) - but ALSO receive an additional $100 off on the PITCH Boot Camp.

Instructor: Scott Guy

FOUR 30 to 60 minute online sessions - scheduled around YOUR schedule

Course Fee: $495 (OR save $100 if also registering for the BIZ OF THE BIZ Conference)

You’ve written a great musical….now what?  How do you get producers to give your musical a look?  What do you need before you’re ready to approach producers and theatres?

This four-session Boot Camp is designed to get you up and running in about a month.  (One session a week.)  You can complete the Boot Camp faster if you like…but not slower.  You can start any time you like, but once you do start, there’s no procrastinating.  New Musicals Inc.’s Executive Director Scott Guy will put your feet to the fire as you complete and polish the following, all of which you’ll want:

One-sentence elevator pitch
One-minute pique pitch
Five-minute hook pitch
logline
100 word synopsis
half-page synopsis
Wall-street paragraph pitch
song-synopsis (“record jacket”)
demographic description
query letter
authors’ bio

You’ll also get all the knowledge and materials you need to prepare:

a successful demo (how many songs? how well produced?)
logo/artwork
website to present your musical
legal protection/copyright
a targeted list of producers and theatres to approach
secondary targets:  festivals, workshops, contests
a timetable of your next steps

Here’s how it will work:

Before the Boot Camp
This session is all online.  A pre-taped lecture, introducing you to the syllabus, the worksheets, and a list of things to do/write before your next session.

Session One:  Taking Stock
A one-on-one session with Scott (one hour via teleconference), going over your preliminary pitches and half-page synopsis.  Discussion about demographic and spin.  Goals and timetable for demo, website, launch of pitch campaign.

Session Two:  Polishing Materials
Teleconference (half hour) with Scott, discussing your 100-word synopsis, Wall Street synopsis, elevator pitch.  Review/reiterate your theme and demographic.

Session Three:  Practice Pitch
Pitch to Scott.  Tips, tricks, feedback.  The query letter.  Half-hour teleconference.

Session Four:  Marketing Campaign
One hour teleconference with Scott, reviewing timetable and targeted producers/theatres.  Realistic goals and next steps.  Final practice pitch.

Regular price of $495 includes all of the teleconferences, handouts, worksheets and pre-taped lectures. Early Registrants for the BIZ OF THE BIZ Conference receive $100 off this price.

FRIDAY ONLY - $25

Attend only the Friday evening panel and opening reception.

CONFERENCE AUDIT - $295

Attend all events on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, but without taking part in the live pitch sessions. This option is perfect for people who want to learn about the pitching process, but don’t yet feel ready to tackle the actual live pitch.

CONFERENCE AUDIT + RECORDED PITCH - $385

Attend all events on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, but without taking part in the live pitch sessions. This option is perfect for people who want to learn about the pitching process, but don’t yet feel ready to tackle the actual live pitch.

The PLUS in the option is that you will be able to take what you’ve learned in the conference and record your own 3-minute pitch for inclusion in the package we’re sending to national producers after the conference.

FUNDING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA

If you are a resident of California, you may apply for funding through the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant Program. Note that you would need to apply by their May 15 or June 15 deadline in order to qualify (their July 15 deadline will be too late as they have a one-month turn-around on notifications).

Here is a link to their informational page:
https://www.cciarts.org/_Library/docs/QG_Guidelines_English_May_2019.pdf

If you are not a resident of California, you might google around to see if your city or county or state have their own similar funding programs.

Check out all the exciting things that happened at the 2018 BIZ Conference

BIZ 2018 RECAP