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Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Once On This Island, Groundhog Day, The Play That Goes Wrong, 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.
|Franklin, Weinrub, Rudell & Vassallo P.C.
Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. has over 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. www.fwrv.com
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
|Ambassador Theatre Group
Founded in 1992, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theatre company with close to 50 venues in Britain and the United States. ATG is also an internationally recognized award-winning theatre producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the UK, North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line. On Broadway, ATG operates the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre, and the oldest theatre on Broadway, the recently restored Hudson. ATG also owns and operates the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theatres in New Orleans, The Majestic and Empire theatres in San Antonio and the magnificent Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. The most recent addition to ATG North America’s portfolio is the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, which will re-open in 2018 with the pre-Broadway world premiere of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. http://www.atg.co.uk/
Broadway Records, one of the premier record labels in its industry, has released over 120 recordings including cast albums for many major Broadway shows (i.e. the Grammy® and Tony Award® Winning The Color Purple, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, the Grammy® nominated Fiddler on the Roof, Anastasia, Once On This Island, Bandstand), Off-Broadway shows such as The Lightning Thief, The View UpStairs and Nevermore as well as the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde, Groundhog Day and Big Fish). Broadway Records has several major charity releases including “Broadway For Orlando” and “From Broadway With Love” (recipient of an Emmy Award for the Orlando concert broadcast). 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, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Micky Dolenz, Laura Benanti and many others. www.BroadwayRecords.com
|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.
DeWitt Stern is an 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 have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 59 Tony Awards®, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.
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, Groundhog Day, and Matilda. Current Broadway: A Bronx Tale. Their president is Michael David. Their offices are in Times Square and Covent Garden, London.
|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, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, and Beautiful, The Carole King Musical 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.
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.
|The Law Offices of Michael J. Sinder
Michael Sinder is an entertainment attorney practicing predominantly in live theater. His professional career over more than two decades includes practicing law with entertainment firms, as well as serving as the in-house lawyer and Director of Business Affairs for a team of Tony Award-winning Broadway producers and general managers, working as a theatrical agent and serving as the Manager of Labor Relations for The Broadway League. As a result of his diverse experience and unique perspective, Mr. Sinder not only advises clients on legal matters, negotiations and contract drafting, but he also provides helpful guidance regarding business decisions, customary industry practices, budgeting and recoupment projections. His current clients include new and established producers, rights owners, authors and other creative team members. He counsels clients and prepares all contracts with respect to the acquisition of rights and all other matters relating to the development, financing and exploitation of theatrical projects. Mr. Sinder is a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a graduate of CTI’s 14-week program. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and has been licensed to practice law in New York since 1994. See michaelsinderlaw.com for more information.
|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 has a long history providing accounting and advisory services to businesses and individuals with operations in the theater, media and entertainment industries. Our dedicated Theater, Media and Entertainment Group specializes in serving both Broadway and Off Broadway shows, as well as domestic and international first-class tours and sit-down shows.
Our clients benefit from:
• Practice leadership with more than 35 years of experience serving marquee companies and professionals across the industries
• Practice-driven insight and best practices brought to bear through our diverse client base
• Relationships with general managers; producers; bankers; attorneys; talent managers and agents; and payroll and insurance professionals
To learn more about our Theater, Media and Entertainment Practice, please click here.
|National Artists Management Company
National Artists Management Company, Inc.(NAMCO) 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 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer; and the 2013 revival of Pippin starring Patina Miller and Andrea Martin.
Chicago — which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary season on Broadway this year, is the longest running American musical in the world — has featured countless stars including Bebe Neuwirth, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, Melanie Griffith, David Hasselhoff, Chita Rivera, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Lynda Carter, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Osbourne and Usher. The show’s global success has reached 34 countries, 473 cities and has been translated into a dozen languages.
Other notable Broadway credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner; Zorba with Anthony Quinn; My One & Only with Tommy Tune; My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlain; William Finn’s Falsettos; Grease with Megan Mullally; Seussical with Rosie O’Donnell; Wonderful Town with Brooke Shields; Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate; the West End premiere of Neil Labute’s Fat Pig; and Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. In addition to Chicago and Pippin, NAMCO currently licenses internationally the 2012 Tony Award winning musical Once. Their newest hit, Waitress, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, stars Tony- winner Jessie Mueller and features an original score by Grammy-nominee Sara Bareilles.
We are a third-generation, family-owned business offering professional expertise and personal attention. Our entertainment industry clients depend on our ability to respond almost immediately. 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. Our team has the specialized knowledge to handle the insurance needs of the entertainment industry, with direct access to the specific companies that insure entertainment ventures. We are attuned to industry-specific objectives, and effect policies that provide coverage for productions of any size or budget. Recent Broadway assignments include Fully Committed, Sylvia, War Paint, and the Fun Home national tour.
Proskauer is an international law firm with 725+ lawyers serving clients from 13 offices located in financial and business centers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations and individuals choose us to represent them in their most critical situations. But more, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. With a longstanding role in the entertainment and performing arts fields, Proskauer is proud to represent The Broadway League, The TONY Awards, The GRAMMY Awards, The Leonard Bernstein Office, The George Balanchine Trust and other leading arts organizations. Our Firm is also known for our work with asset managers, major sports leagues, Fortune 500 companies and other industry-redefining organizations and individuals.
|Sendroff & Baruch, LLP
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 The Band’s Visit, 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 is the nation’s preeminent full-service entertainment advertising, marketing, and branding agency. Founded in 1977, Serino Coyne represents some of the world’s largest entertainment brands including Disney Theatrical Group (Frozen, Aladdin, The Lion King), Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Nickelodeon (SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical), National Geographic ENCOUNTER, Legends / One World Observatory, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Tony Awards®. Their work has garnered them multiple Clio, Webby, Ex, and Telly Awards. Learn more at www.serinocoyne.com and @SerinoCoyne.
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.
We are the world’s leading full-service entertainment advertising, marketing and branding agency. Based in New York and strategically aligned with Dewynters in London and Hamburg, we continue to re-define how entertainment brands break through in an ever-changing world. We work hard, laugh hard, and form lasting client partnerships based on mutual trust and passion. We help our clients achieve great things. And we think that’s a great thing.
|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.
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.
|Innovative Theatre Foundation
The Innovative Theatre Foundation was created to bring recognition to the great work being done in New York City’s Off-Off-Broadway and to honor its artistic heritage. Each year ITF supports one of the largest artistic communities in the world and celebrates the work of thousands of the most devoted and prolific artists creating theatre today.
|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.