Saturday, May 31, 2008

Academy of New Muscial Theater

Hello all,

Just a quick update. Ed is working hard on the next chapters of Secrets From a Lifetime on the Stage... and Off! but in the meantime has written another FULL LENGTH musical. I'll be reading it this weekend! We are also pursuing a new production of RICHARD CORY, a musical he wrote based on A.R. Gurney's play, based on the famous poem. It truly is an amazing piece and we hope to get it up in a larger venue than the previously award winning version we did at the NYMF festival in 2005.

If you happen to be in LA at the end of June I will be sitting on a panel at The BIZ OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference that will take place June 27-30 at The Academy for New Musical Theatre and the Colony Theatre in North Hollywood. My panel will be discussing:


Producers, artistic directors and agents talk turkey about why they pick a submission from out of the Pile, and why they leave others at the bottom of the Pile. If you register for the conference (or for the Sunday-Only pass), you’re entitled to submit one project to the Pile. It’s up to you what kind of package you submit: full artwork/DVD/script, or just a script, or even just a pitch. The panel will discuss candidly which projects in the Pile get their attention and why. To be considered, submissions must arrive at ANMT no later than 3:00 p.m. Sunday June 29th.

Confirmed Panelists: Tom McCoy (Executive Producer, McCoy Rigby Entertainment); Michael Michetti (Co-Artistic Director, The Theatre @ Boston Court); Michael Jackowitz (Director of New Works, The Rubicon Theatre); Hilary Genga (Producer); Arnold Margolin (Producing Director, Falcon Theatre); Nick Cavarra (Producer, Off-Broadway)
Invited Panelists: Karyl Lynn Burns (Producing Artistic Director, The Rubicon Theatre); David Hamlin (Producer, East of Doheny); Amy Levinson Millan (Literary Manager/Dramaturg, The Geffen Playhouse); Pier Carlo Talenti (Literary Manager of CTG); Steve Rabineau (William Morris Agency); Michael Shepperd (Incoming Artistic Director, Celebration Theatre)

Look forward to seeing you there!


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