TRU presents Writer-Producer Speed Date

Studios 353
353 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:30pm to 9pm at Studios 353 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Studi... more

Theater Resources Unlimited presents Writer-Producer Speed Date Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:30pm to 9pm at Studios 353 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, 2nd floor. Tickets go on sale on July 7, 2019 and are $85 for non-members, $75 for TRU members as well (plus $30 for each additional collaborator). Tickets and applications can be found here: https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-07-14-19/. Submission deadline for applications is July 3, 2019 Sunday July 14th/ Submission deadline Wednesday July 3 Session 1: coaching at 4:30, pitching at 5:30 Session 2: coaching at 5:30, pitching at 6:30 You meet a producer at a party and have two minutes to interest him in your work. Do you have the skill to sell yourself? Here's a chance to practice your pitching with real producers who are open to and interested in meeting you. Okay, they probably won't option you on the spot, but they'll give you valuable feedback about your work and your ability to talk about it. And you'll have the opportunity to start developing a relationship. And that's what this business is... more

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents
Writer-Producer Speed Date
Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:30pm to 9pm at Studios 353

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, 2nd floor. Tickets go on sale on July 7, 2019 and are $85 for non-members, $75 for TRU members as well (plus $30 for each additional collaborator). Tickets and applications can be found here: https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-07-14-19/. Submission deadline for applications is July 3, 2019

Sunday July 14th/ Submission deadline Wednesday July 3
Session 1: coaching at 4:30, pitching at 5:30
Session 2: coaching at 5:30, pitching at 6:30

You meet a producer at a party and have two minutes to interest him in your work. Do you have the skill to sell yourself? Here's a chance to practice your pitching with real producers who are open to and interested in meeting you. Okay, they probably won't option you on the spot, but they'll give you valuable feedback about your work and your ability to talk about it. And you'll have the opportunity to start developing a relationship. And that's what this business is all about. Relationships.

The Speed Date is the only event I know of that gives writers the chance to meet high level producers one-on-one in a room. To me, that's what makes the Speed-Dates so valuable. And you do it with kindness, which I value in life. ~Vincent Amelio (How Alfo Learned to Love)

We'll have eleven professionals lined up, from both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds, all with an interest in new projects; we also may have as many as eleven aspiring producers from our various producer programs. So you'll be pitching to as many as 22 producers in total! Come with a willingness to learn, because the real value is the chance to practice your pitching. And you'll be getting invaluable coaching from experts, as well. And did we mention the wine and snacks afterwards?

Confirmed producers include: 

Margot Astrachan, commercial producer (The Prom, A Gentleman's Guide..., The Realistic Joneses, Nice Work If You Can Get It, On a Clear Day... revival);
Nolan Doran, producer (Head Over Heels), writer/director;
Lee Feldshon, entertainment attorney (New York Musical Theater Festival, Who's Your Baghdaddy, Desperate Measures, Money Talks, Liberty: The Musical, Rooms, Always Patsy Cline, Forever Plaid, Saint Heaven);
John Lant, indie producer (Frankenstein the Musical, It Came from Beyond, Fabulous), artistic director WriteAct Repertory;
John Melo, theater and film producer;
Kim Vasquez/Gray Lady Entertainment (Be More Chill off- and on Broadway, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Church and State; founding producer of NYMF);
Ken Waissman, producer (original Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God);
Claudia Zahn, former managing director Malibu Playhouse;
Frank Zuback, producer (Taking Leave, American Soldier, Roof of the World);
Plus 2 more TBD.


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TRU presents Writer-Producer Speed Date

Studios 353

353 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036

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