2015 Writers’ Roundtable
Building Alliances: Casting Directors, Agents and Licensing Houses
February 24, 2015
Festival Alumni Writers and producers discussed collaboration and communication in the industry.
This Roundtable focused on outside groups that help make new musicals happen and then help spread them around the country. Panelists included Casting Directors Michael Cassara, Bob Cline and Rachel Hoffman, representatives from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French and Theatrical Rights Worldwide, agents Abrams Artists, Gersh and Paradigm, and more to be announced.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (All times ET )
|1:30 pm||Collaborating with a Casting Director|
-How can Casting Directors help realize the characters in your head on the stage?
Featuring Michael Cassara, Bob Cline and Rachel Hoffman (Telsey + co.), moderated by Stephanie Cowan (Playing Pretend)
|2:40 pm||Working with an Agent|
-Where and how do you find an agent?
Featuring Beth Blickers (Abrams Artists), Jonathan Mills (Paradigm) and Leah Hamos (Gersh)
|3:50 pm||Getting Licensed! |
-How do you approach a licensing house?
Featuring Matt Boethin (MTI), Sean Cercone (TRW), Peter Hagan (DPS), Bruce Lazarus (Samuel French) and Michelle Yaroshko (R&H Theatricals), moderated by Branden Huldeen from NAMT
|5:00 - 6:00 pm||Wine and Cheese Networking Reception|
Organizations and Festival shows represented at the Roundtable:
(NAMT Members are in bold)
Barrington Stage Co.
The Boy Who Danced On Air
Dramatists Play Services
Margot Astrachan Productions
Murder on Broadway
Music Theatre InternationalÂ
The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Samuel French, Inc.
See Rock City & Other Destinations
Theatrical Rights Worldwide