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BIZ of the MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference

BIZ of the MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference

Date/Time:

Sun, Jul 24

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Location:

Convention Center at ANC Productions

611 South Glenwood

Burbank, CA

New Musicals Inc.’s Sixth Biennial Conference on the BIZ of the Musical Theatre BIZ.

In Los Angeles, July 22-24.

A conference just for musical theatre writers. EIGHT incredible panels, eleven power-networking sessions, and several opportunities to pitch your musical to producers all around the country. A jam-packed weekend with producers, directors, writers, entertainment attorneys, money-raisers, dramaturgs and other insider theatre professionals ready to rub shoulders with you and answer your questions. If you’re serious about your musical theatre writing career, this is a weekend you won’t want to miss.

For more info, and to REGISTER for the Conference, VISIT THE CONFERENCE PAGE


Sunday, July 26



10:00 am to 10:30 am

Prep for the Day

The NMI staff will prep participants for the pitching plan for the day.




10:30 am to 1:00 pm

PITCH FEEDBACK SESSION #1

All teams will present their pitch to a FEEDBACK GUEST - an industry professional who is prepared to give writers tough love about what is and isn't working in their pitch. These sessions will take place in Break-out Rooms so that each group of teams (20 teams per group) will be presenting to a different Feedback Guest in a different Break-out Room.

Confirmed Panelists:
          Michael Alden (Producer)
          Brian Graden (Producer, Brian Graden Media)
          Heather Provost (Producer)


1:00 pm to 1:30 pm     Lunch Break – Break-out Rooms will be open


1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

PITCH FEEDBACK SESSION #2

All teams will present their pitch to a FEEDBACK GUEST - an industry professional who is prepared to give writers tough love about what is and isn't working in their pitch. These sessions will take place in Break-out Rooms so that each group of teams (20 teams per group) will be presenting to a different Feedback Guest in a different Break-out Room.

Confirmed Panelists:
          Michael Alden (Producer)
          Brian Graden (Producer, Brian Graden Media)
          Heather Provost (Producer)


4:00 pm to 4:15 pm     Afternoon Break – Break-out Rooms will be open


4:15 pm to 6:00 pm

WRAP UP

A final session for the weekend in which the NMI Staff will clarify the process for taking part in the LIVE PITCH sessions during the week of July 27th - and the teams will be split up once again into five different groups. We will also clarify and answer questions about finalizing each team's own website page which will eventually contain their recorded pitch, as well as more info about their show including music demos. That webpage will be made available to all of the industry professionals who have taken part in the conference, as well as a longer list of producers, investors, and artistic directors from across the country.




6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Closing Schmooze

The NMI Staff will stick around to chat with attendees, answer questions, and clarify plans for the week to come. Below is a partial list of the industry professionals who will be attending the pitch sessions during the week of July 27 to 31.

Confirmed Panelists:
          Marleen Alhadeff (Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions)
          Michael Baron (Producing Artistic Director, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma)
          Joe Barros (Artistic Director, New York Theatre Barn)
          Roger Bean (President, Steele Spring Stage Rights)
          Jane Bergere (Producer, Jane Bergere Productions)
          Michael R. Blaha (Producer)
          Rick Boynton (Creative Producer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
          Victoria Bussert (Director, Music Theatre Program, Baldwin-Wallace University)
          Cate Caplin (Director/Choreographer)
          John Coppola (Director/Choreographer)
          Ken Davenport (Producer, Davenport Theatrical Enterprises)
          Mark Fleischer (Producing Director, Pittsburgh CLO)
          Sue Frost (Founding Partner/Lead Producer, Junkyard Dog Productions)
          Marco Gomez (Director, DOMA Theatre Company)
          Dana Iris Harrel (Executive Creative Director, Disney Parks Live Entertainment)
          John Holly (Producer, Holly Films)
          Robb Hunt (Executive Producer, Village Theatre)
          Ciera Iveson (New Works Director and Producer of the Festival of New Musicals, National Alliance for Musical Theatre)
          Michael Jackowitz (Founder/Managing Member, WitzEnd Productions)
          Randy Johnson (Writer/Director/Producer)
          Tim Kashani (Co-Founder, Apples and Oranges Arts)
          Joshua Katzker (PiTCH Coordinator/Artistic Associate, The Rev Theatre Company)
          Eric Keen-Louie (Producing Director, La Jolla Playhouse)
          Cody Lassen (Producer, Cody Lassen and Associates)
          Simon Levy (Producing Director, Fountain Theatre)
          Kevin McCollum (Founder and President, Alchemation)
          Tom McCoy (President, McCoy Rigby Entertainment)
          Carolyn D. Miller (Co-Founder, Creative Endeavor Office)
          John Mitchell (Producer)
          Soren Moller (Creative Director / Producer / Partner at Monday Live)
          Joey Monda (Partner, Sing Out Louise Productions)
          Brian Moreland (Producer)
          Ann-Carol Pence (Co-Founder/Associate Producer, Aurora Theatre)
          Paige Price (Producing Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Company)
          Matt Quinn (Artistic Producer - Combined Artform / Executive Producer - Theater Asylum)
          James Rocco (Director, Theatrical Consultant, Writer)
          Michael Rubinoff (Producing Artistic Director, Canadian Music Theatre Project)
          Blair Russell (Associate, Show Shepherd)
          Giovanna Sardelli (Director of New Works, TheatreWorks)
          Matt Schicker (Founder and President, Show Shepherd)
          Christopher Sepulveda (Producer, Apples and Oranges Arts)
          Jana Shea (Executive Producer, Seaview Productions)
          Michael Shepperd (Director/Actor)
          Sara Skolnick (VP of Production, Stageworks Productions)
          Johnna Tavianini (Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, Ball State University)