conference panelist info
Michael R. Blaha
Mike Blaha has produced theater all over the world though his company Fringe Management, LLC, including Latina Christmas Special (Soho Playhouse Off-Broadway), Bukowsical! (Best Musical, New York Fringe), Bumpersticker: The Musical (Best Songwriting nominee, Hollywood Fringe), Hoboken to Hollywood (L.A. Weekly Best Musical), and Job: The HipHopera (multiple Los Angeles area Best Musical nominations). In addition, he has produced over 65 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including Land of Smiles and Re-Animator the Musical (Musical Theatre Network Best Musical Nominees). His film producing credits include Chi Girl (Slamdance Grand Jury Prize Winner), The Who: The Vegas Job, Tropicalia (Telluride Film Festival) and the short film The Legend of Beaver Dam (numerous festival Best Short awards; Sundance Honorable Mention). Mike is also an entertainment attorney, an Adjunct Associate Professor at Southwestern University School of Law, one of the co-authors of Entertainment Law (Matthew Bender, 4th ed.), and an Arbitrator for the Independent Film and Television Alliance. He is also the past President of New Musicals, Inc. and on the Board of Directors of Filmmakers’ Alliance.