The Business of Theatrical Design Second Edition

Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business.

Author: James Moody

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621532897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating a business. With more than thirty years of backstage and behind-the-scenes experience in theater, film, television, concerts, and special events, James Moody shares his success secrets for the benefit of design students and working designers. Topics include: Finding and landing dream assignments Negotiating fees Setting up ideal working spaces Building the perfect staff Overcoming fears of accounting and record-keeping Choosing the right insurance Joining the right unions and professional organizations And more In addition to revealing how to get the great design jobs in traditional entertainment venues, the author shows designers how to think outside the box and seize creative, lucrative opportunities—such as those in theme parks, in concert halls, and with architectural firms. Providing the keys for passionate, talented designers to become successful businesspeople, The Business of Theatrical Design is a must-read for novices and established professionals alike.
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Stage Money

This revised edition of Stage Money not only includes the latest financial information and illuminating examples of key concepts; it has been enhanced with a discussion of the stagehands' union plus a new chapter on marketing for the ...

Author: Tim Donahue

Publisher:

ISBN: 1643360744

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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For decades roughly 80 percent of commercial Broadway productions have failed to recoup their original investments. In light of this shocking and harsh reality, how does the show go on? Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson answer this question and many others in this updated edition of their popular, straightforward guide to understanding professional theater finances and the economic realities of theater production. This revised edition of Stage Money not only includes the latest financial information and illuminating examples of key concepts; it has been enhanced with a discussion of the stagehands' union plus a new chapter on marketing for the theater. These new elements combined with the essentials of the first edition create an expansive overview of the contemporary theater business. Stage Money is designed for theater enthusiasts and professionals interested in understanding the inner workings of this industry today and its challenges for the future. Ken Davenport, two-time Tony Award winner, Broadway and Off Broadway theater producer, blogger, writer, and owner of Davenport Theatrical Enterprises writer, offers a foreword.
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The Experience Economy

The Experience Economy offers a creative, highly original, and yet eminently practical strategy for companies to script and stage the experiences that will transform the value of what they produce.

Author: B. Joseph Pine

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 0875848192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Future economic growth lies in the value of experiences and transformations--good and services are no longer enough. We are on the threshold, say authors Pine and Gilmore, of the Experience Economy, a new economic era in which all businesses must orchestrate memorable events for their customers. The Experience Economy offers a creative, highly original, and yet eminently practical strategy for companies to script and stage the experiences that will transform the value of what they produce. From America Online to Walt Disney, the authors draw from a rich and varied mix of examples that showcase businesses in the midst of creating personal experiences for both consumers and businesses. The authors urge managers to look beyond traditional pricing factors like time and cost, and consider charging for the value of the transformation that an experience offers. Goods and services, say Pine and Gilmore, are no longer enough. Experiences and transformations are the basis for future economic growth, and The Experience Economy is the script from which managers can begin to direct their own transformations.
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Producing Theatre

For the professional and student here is a basic guide to raising money, obtaining rights and bringing a play to the stage.

Author: Donald C. Farber

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879103175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 497

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For the professional and student here is a basic guide to raising money, obtaining rights and bringing a play to the stage. Appendices include actual examples of commonly used legal forms and contracts. .,."likely to remain for some time to come the authoritative reference in its field." -Variety
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B way Inc

Author: Morton Eustis

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000284524

Category: Theater

Page: 356

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The Business Side of the Amateur Theatre

Alan Nelson-Smith. THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THE AMATEUR THEATRE The House for Plays Established 1830 LONDON · TORONTO ·

Author: Alan Nelson-Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105047825539

Category: Amateur plays

Page: 186

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A History of the Theatre Costume Business

They split the business, with the sons working out of New York and the mother out of Philadelphia. Rollin wrote, “The New York theatre at the start of the ...

Author: Triffin I. Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351052320

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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A History of the Theatre Costume Business is the first-ever comprehensive book on the subject, as related by award-winning actors and designers, and first hand by the drapers, tailors, and craftspeople who make the clothes that dazzle on stage. Readers will learn why stage clothes are made today, by whom, and how. They will also learn how today’s shops and ateliers arose from the shops and makers who founded the business. This never-before-told story shows that there is as much drama behind the scenes as there is in the performance: famous actors relate their intimate experiences in the fitting room, the glories of gorgeous costumes, and the mortification when things go wrong, while the costume makers explain how famous shows were created with toil, tears, and sweat, and sometimes even a little blood. This is history told by the people who were present at the creation – some of whom are no longer around to tell their own story. Based on original research and first-hand reporting, A History of the Theatre Costume Business is written for theatre professionals: actors, directors, producers, costume makers, and designers. It is also an excellent resource for all theatregoers who have marveled at the gorgeous dresses and fanciful costumes that create the magic on stage, as well as for the next generation of drapers and designers.
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Business and Legal Forms for Theater Second Edition

Here is a complete, easy-to-use resource for anyone involved in the performing arts!

Author: Charles Grippo

Publisher: Allworth

ISBN: 1581159234

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Here is a complete, easy-to-use resource for anyone involved in the performing arts! This expanded edition contains 33 indispensable, hard-to-find contracts and forms that will save artists and performing groups thousands of dollars in lawyer’s fees, while minimizing their legal risks. Attorney/producer/playwright Charles Grippo explains the proper use of each form in clear, concise language. No matter which side of the negotiating table you’re on, you’ll find plenty of practical advice to help you obtain the best possible deal. These ready-to-use forms and contracts cover every aspect of theater law, including author agreements, commissions, production license, play publishing, and more. Also included on a convenient CD-ROM, the forms can be copied electronically, modified, customized, and saved. New to this edition are contracts for performing arts designers; fight and stunt directors; musicians; stage managers and technical directors; front of the house personnel; commissions for original musical compositions; and much more. From producers and directors, to performers and choreographers, to theatrical designers and box office managers, this volume is a necessity for anyone involved in the performing arts.
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Educational Theatre Management

Blueprint for Summer Theatre. New York: John Richard Press, 1948. Bernheim, Alfred L. The Business of the Theatre. New York: Actors Equity Association, ...

Author: John Edward Clifford

Publisher: Skokie, Ill : National Textbook Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034853759

Category: College and school drama

Page: 236

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Monkey Business Theatre

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Author: Robert M. Laughlin

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292778016

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

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In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual booklets to writing and performing plays that have earned them national and international renown. Anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin has been a part of the group since its beginnings, and he offers a unique perspective on its development as a Mayan cultural force. The Monkey Business Theatre, or Teatro Lo'il Maxil, as this branch of Sna Jtz'ibajom calls itself, has presented plays in virtually every corner of the state of Chiapas, as well as in Mexico City, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, and in many museums and universities in the United States. It has presented to the world, for the first time in drama, a view of the culture of the Mayas of Chiapas. In this work, Laughlin presents a translation of twelve of the plays created by Sna Jtz'ibajom, along with an introduction for each. Half of the plays are based on myths and half on the social, political, and economic problems that have confronted—and continue to confront—the Mayas of Chiapas.
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The Mask

Author: John Semar

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005491423

Category: Theater

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