The Development Process


DateFriday, February 7th, 2020
Time10:00AM – 5:00PM
LocationAnne L. Bernstein Theater, 210 West 50th Street

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Developing your script is a critical part of the path to a commercial production.  Producers and their creative partners have a variety of tools at their disposal to accomplish this task including readings, workshops and labs, showcases and festivals, college development programs, small and large not-for-profit theater productions.  This one-day seminar gives you a step-by-step guide to union rules, what to expect to accomplish artistically for each of these options and how to budget their costs.  We also explore the pros and cons of each kind of developmental step.

If you intend to enroll at the student ($55) or educator ($85) rates, please email from a school (.edu) account.

Online registration is now closed, but we accept walk-ups!  

10:00am – 10:15am Welcome/Opening Remarks
Tom Viertel, Commercial Theater Institute

10:15am – 11:15am Choosing a Development Path
Jen Bender, Quick Brown Fox Productions

11:15am – 12:00pm Review of Labor Agreements
Mark Shacket, Foresight Theatrical

12:00pm – 12:15pm Break

12:15pm – 12:45pm The Starting Line
Betsy Militello, Ciera Iveson, National Alliance for Musical Theatre

12:45pm – 1:15pm Boldly Go: Finding Pathways for Development of New Work
Scott Pyne, The Center at West Park

1:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch

2:15pm – 3:15pm Development Process: Green Light Moment to First Production                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Rego, The Araca Group

3:15pm – 4:00pm Practical Producing
Sharon Fallon, Sharon Fallon Productions

4:00pm – 4:30pm Rethinking the Vesting of Subsidiary Rights
Nancy Gibbs, 321 Theatrical Management

4:30pm – 4:45pm Closing Remarks
Tom Viertel, Commercial Theater Institute

*Subject to change

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