Sponsors

CTI would like to thank our official sponsors.

Preferred Sponsors

Jujamcyn HUDSON Scenic Studio
HUDSON Scenic Studio is the premier provider of custom scenic fabrication and automation for theatrical productions, theme parks, cruise lines, corporate installations and other live events. We drive everything from the precision automation systems that lower the New Year’s Eve Ball in Times Square to the expertly crafted theatrical sets and technology that mesmerize audiences on Broadway and around the world. HUDSON works closely with clients to provide innovative and economical solutions for design, space, transport and storage. Recognized for our emphasis on high quality and professionalism, we provide everything from project management, engineering and construction to staging, rigging, scenic electrification and painted backdrops.
Jujamcyn Jujamcyn Theaters
Jujamcyn Theaters is recognized as a theatrical innovator for championing shows that push the boundaries of Broadway and for creating uniquely welcoming experiences for audiences and artists. Jujamcyn’s five Broadway theatres are the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill, and Walter Kerr. Shows playing during the 2016-2017 season include the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys, as well as Falsettos, Something Rotten!, Amélie, Groundhog Day and Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline. Look out for Frozen in 2018. Join us at Jujamcyn.com.
Nederlander Nederlander Producing Co.
The Nederlander Organization is a company prominent for three generations in the ownership of theatres and the production of distinguished theatrical and concert presentations. Founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander in Detroit, Michigan, the company is one of the largest and most experienced managers of legitimate venues and entertainment properties in America today. Under the leadership of Chairman James M. Nederlander and President James L. Nederlander, the Organization, which recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary, has built a national network of theaters including nine Broadway venues in New York, and nineteen theatre and concert venues across the United States and United Kingdom.
Shubert Organization
Since its founding in 1900, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Over the years, the company has produced and co-produced hundreds of Broadway plays and musicals. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 historic Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues. The company is active in civic, community and industry affairs.

Sponsors

AKA logo AKA
AKA is a global, full-service advertising agency with offices in the US, UK and Australia. The AKA Group, including Digital Media Services and the film advertising agency The Creative Partnership, delivers creative, strategic and insightful campaigns to the entertainment industry worldwide.
The Araca Group
The Araca Group – Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger, the Araca Group produces and merchandise live entertainment and theatrical events on Broadway and around the world.  For more information, please visit araca.com.
Broadway Records
Broadway Records, one of the premier record labels in its industry, has produced cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and the Tony Award® Winning The Color Purple), The Wiz LIVE! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event) as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde and Big Fish). Broadway Records has several major charity releases including “Broadway For Orlando” and “From Broadway With Love”. BroadwayWorld.com nominated 19 of Broadway Records’ albums for their inaugural 2014 Album Awards. Broadway Records strives to innovate with the critically acclaimed “Live at 54 BELOW” series featuring top Broadway stars including Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, Annaleigh Ashford, Aaron Tveit, Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Micky Dolenz, Laura Benanti and many others.
Logo Checks and Balances
Checks and Balances Payroll, Inc. is the leading payroll processing service for Broadway and the live theatre industry. Since its founding in 2011 by Sarah Galbraith, Checks and Balances has been bringing the latest in payroll technology to our clients, simplifying payroll processing with fully automated tax payments, multi-tax filings and state tax registrations, via a secure web-based software solution.
Logo Davenport Theatricals
Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Spring Awakening, The Visit, It’s Only a Play, Kinky Boots (Tony Award Winner), Mothers and Sons, The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail’s Guide Off-Broadway.
Dewitt Stern
DeWitt Stern is a privately held insurance brokerage and risk management firm, specializing in business, personal, fine art, entertainment and media, employee benefit and executive liability insurance. DeWitt Stern brokers the majority of productions on Broadway and Off-Broadway. We are the only broker that has relationships with every insurer specializing in theatrical productions and domestic and international tours.
Disney Theatrical Productions
Disney Theatrical Productions, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its nine Broadway titles including its current hits, The Lion King and Aladdin, have been seen by over 133 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 59 Tony Awards®, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With 16 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.
The Dodgers
A producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends. The Dodgers migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then to off and on Broadway where they’re responsible for over 150 productions in North America, the UK, Europe and Australasia. Their productions have been blessed by a host of awards from Broadway’s Tonys (56), London’s Oliviers, Australia’s Helpmanns and the like. Recent Broadway: Jersey Boys and Matilda. Current Broadway: A Bronx Tale and Groundhog Day. Their president is Michael David. Their offices are in Times Square and Covent Garden, London.
Franklin, Weinrub, Rudell & Vassallo P.C.
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. has almost 50 years of experience representing clients in the entertainment industry, with a diverse practice ranging from the core entertainment areas of theater, film, television, music, and literary publishing, to cutting edge developments in branded entertainment and digital media. Our theatrical practice includes the representation of producers, investors, theatrical investment funds, presenters and theater owners, in addition to underlying rightsholders (including estates), playwrights, composers, actors, and other creative talent. We provide our clients with innovative approaches and solutions based on our broad industry perspective, attention to value and efficiency, and our understanding of new developments in law and business.
Galbraith & Company
Galbraith & Company is an accounting and bookkeeping company, specializing in financial management and reporting for live theater. We provide comptroller and bookkeeping functions to a variety of productions, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, touring and international shows. Our current clients include: Hamilton, The School Of Rock, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, and Paramour, among many others. In addition to weekly financial reporting, our team offers expert assistance with payroll, local and international taxes, royalty calculations and financial forecasting. Galbraith & Company also supplies a variety of services to other organizations within the theatrical community, such as ticket brokers, agents, merchandising companies and producers.
John Gore Organization
THE JOHN GORE ORGANIZATION family of companies includes Broadway Across America and Broadway.com, under the supervision of producer John Gore (Chairman & CEO). Current productions include Beautiful, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, The Front Page, and The Humans.
Jumpstart Entertainment
Jumpstart Entertainment general manages Broadway, Off-Broadway and theatrical productions in New York and around the globe. Built by industry veterans, Roy Gabay and Daniel Kuney, Jumpstart productions have won thirteen Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards and three Pulitzer Prizes. Past productions include Rock of Ages, The 39 Steps, Honeymoon in Vegas, Heathers, Fela!, Metamorphoses, The Last Five Years, Wit, The Laramie Project and How I Learned to Drive. To read more about our work and our series of getting started with producing blog posts, please visit us at letsjumpstart.com.
Loeb & Loeb
Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with approximately 350 attorneys and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Nashville, Beijing and Hong Kong. We are recognized as one of the premier theater practices in the world, providing the full spectrum of legal services required with respect to Broadway, off-Broadway, London, Las Vegas, touring, foreign and regional productions, including advising on some of the industry’s most complex and sophisticated financing deals. Our attorneys offer in-depth knowledge of the live stage industry along with deep connections throughout the theater community, allowing us to continuously serve as a gateway for many companies and individuals seeking to enter the business with knowledgeable and skilled practitioners representing their interests and providing strategic advice. For more information about our Theater Practice, please visit our website at loeb.com/entertainmentandmedia-theater.
Marks Paneth
Marks Paneth LLP is a leading regional accounting and advisory firm with specialized expertise serving the Theater, Media and Entertainment community. Our roots in the theater industry go back nearly 100 years. Today, the firm serves both Broadway and Off Broadway shows, as well as first-class tours and sit-down shows in other US cities and around the world. We know the theater industry and also advise many of the theater community’s producers, general managers, investors and various other industry professionals.
National Artists Management Company
National Artists Management Company, Inc. is an entertainment production company based in New York City with nearly 50 years of experience developing, financing, casting, managing, marketing, licensing and consulting for first class theatrical ventures on Broadway, the West End/London and internationally. The company was established in 1968 by Barry and Fran Weissler, the winners of seven Tony Awards: Othello, the Weissler’s Broadway debut starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; the worldwide hit, Chicago the Musical; the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer; and the 2013 revival of Pippin starring Patina Miller and Andrea Martin. In addition to Chicago and Pippin, NAMCO currently licenses internationally the 2012 Tony Award winning musical Once. Coming to Broadway in spring 2016, Waitress, the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s independent film directed by Diane Paulus with an original score by Sara Bareilles.
Owens Group
We are a third-generation, family-owned business. All of our clients, whether longstanding or new, know that Owens Group offers professional expertise and personalized attention that is increasingly rare today. Owens Group offers exceptional insurance solutions — whether you are managing a Broadway play, filming a documentary, producing a reality TV show, blockbuster film or a large-scale event. We can respond almost immediately. Our team has specialized expertise in handling the insurance needs of the entertainment industry, with direct access to specific companies who insure entertainment ventures. We are attuned to industry-specific objectives, and have the ability to write policies that provide necessary coverage for a production of any size or budget. Broadway credits for 2015-16 include “Fully Committed” and “Sylvia.”
PRG
PRG serves a range of markets, including concert touring, corporate events, trade shows, special events, theatre, television and film. Our company is uniquely qualified to provide the resources and services customers need at any and all sites, efficiently and cost effectively. Our staff offers years of experience serving the specialized needs of each of our markets. For a given market, we can provide a single discipline, such as lighting, audio or video, or we can bundle disciplines for an integrated solution that meets the needs of the entire project. The world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology, PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 40 offices in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Proskauer
Proskauer, founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Beijing, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, São Paulo, and Washington, DC. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. Its clients include participants in many industries, including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm is well known for its long-term involvement in entertainment and the performing arts, including representing The Broadway League, The TONY Awards, The GRAMMY Awards, The Leonard Bernstein Office, The George Balanchine Trust and many performing arts organizations around the U.S. and elsewhere.
RKO Stage
Under the direction of Ted Hartley (CEO), RKO Stage draws on the theatrical rights from the RKO Pictures library as well as original and acquired properties, blending a classic sensibility with contemporary style, to produce theater for audiences worldwide. By developing partnerships with non-profit theatres, commercial producers, and theater owners, RKO Stage is able to utilize a multi-layered approach to creating theatrical productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theaters, and beyond. Current projects include the Olivier Award-winning Top Hat and Carefree: Dancin’ with Fred and Ginger currently on its national tour.
Sendroff & Baruch
Located in the heart of Times Square, Sendroff & Baruch, LLP is an entertainment law firm representing a stellar roster of clients and properties. Sendroff & Baruch’s theatre and performing arts practice reaches virtually every musical on Broadway, both as production counsel (such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Rock of Ages) and counsel to some of the most successful dramatists, directors, designers and music staff in the business.  The firm’s music industry clients have scored countless major theatrical motion pictures and network television projects, and regularly record and perform throughout the world. Sendroff & Baruch’s film and television practice reaches from award-winning independent films and animated film projects to network television series. The firm also represents clients in the fields of book publishing and new media, and advises its clients with respect to various intellectual property and media law matters.
Serino/Coyne
Based in New York, Serino/Coyne is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. They handle the marketing campaigns for hits such as Wicked, Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as this season’s China Doll, On Your Feet!, Misery, Dear Evan Hansen and Tuck Everlasting, in addition to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Second Stage Theater, Key Brand, American Express and the Tony Awards. Additional Serino/Coyne information can be found at serinocoyne.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/SERINOCOYNE, or on Twitter at @serinocoyne.
Situation Interactive
Situation Interactive is a digital agency that works with many of the world’s leading arts, entertainment and media brands including Wicked the Musical, Major League Soccer, Bravo TV, and the Metropolitan Opera. Since its inception in 2001, Situation has invested in policies and perks that promote a culture of respect, trust, and fun. These investments have paid off – Situation has been named to more “Best Places to Work in NY” lists than any other privately held digital agency in the city.
SpotCo
Over the last 20 years, SpotCo has represented over 350 clients, from live theater and live entertainment to cultural institutions, museums, film, television, publishing and music. Based in New York and aligned with Dewynters in London, we continue to re-define how entertainment brands break through in an ever-changing media environment. Through a blend of research, smart spending and strategic creative, our team of 110+ dedicated professionals work collaboratively to create success stories for our clients.
TheaterMania
Founded in 1999 to connect the theater industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterMania.com features comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews and video content. TheaterMania.com widely distributes email newsletters and special offers to its subscribers, and provides online marketing programs and ticketing services to performing arts organizations, museums, concerts, festivals, events and sports teams across the nation through its proprietary ticketing system, OvationTix.
AKA logo The Theater Center
The Theater Center is a multi-use performance space located at 1627 Broadway in the heart of Times Square. The venue houses two of the longest running Off-Broadway shows in NYC – The Fantasticks and Perfect Crime. Equipped with two theaters, and two studios it is a prime event space for productions, workshops, seminars, and commercial events.
Withum
A full-service accounting and consulting firm, WithumSmith+Brown (Withum) is well versed in the disciplines relevant to doing business in today’s world. Since 1974, the Firm has continued to grow in breadth and depth of experience and expertise, provide an elite level of service and quality to private and publicly held companies. With 13 offices located across 7 states, WithumSmith+Brown offers a variety of services and specialized support to more than 12 major industry sectors.

Other Partners

AKA logo New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section has more than 1,500 members that represent every corner of the entertainment, art and sports law fields, at every level, from law students and first-year attorneys to senior partners at leading national and international firms and senior legal and business affairs executives at multinational media corporations. While the majority of our members are located in New York City and around the state, we also have members in 28 other states and 20 countries, notably in Canada, China, most European countries and the UK, Japan, Korea and throughout the Pacific Rim. Learn more by visiting nysba.org/EASL.