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Nuts and Bolts In Tinseltown

March 30 - April 1, 2006

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel 1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Agenda

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 
5:30PM-7:30PM Opening Cocktail Party
sponsored by McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s new tour of CAMELOT starring Michael York
The Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd, between Vine and Argyle Streets

With special “Hollywood” guests.

after 7:30PM Free EveningSee the Spring Conference Agenda at www.namt.org for a downloadable listing of plays and musicals running in Los Angeles during the Conference 3/30/06-4/1/06.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31 
8AM-9AM Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored by Broadway/L.A.
Whitley Heights Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
9AM-9:15AM Conference Welcome
Kathy Evans and Michael Jenkins
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
9:15AM-10AM Keynote Speaker TBA
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
10AM-11AM “Nuts and Bolts” I
Auditing and Compliance Issues
Karen Kowgios, CPA (Fried & Kowgios Partners CPAs LLP)
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
The need for increased awareness of organizational managers’ personal responsibilities as well as that of board members, employees, and even third party contractors is more important than ever. Led by CPA Karen Kowgios, this workshop will review audit procedures and the responsibilities of an organization’s finance office, its board members (treasurer, committees, etc.) and of its outside auditor under the new IRS guidelines and certain state attorney general offices. Sarbanes Oxley has changed the focus and personal responsibilities of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
11AM-11:30AM Coffee Break
Whitley Heights Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
11:30AM-1PM Budget Break-Out Sessions
Franklin Hills Room, Whitley Heights Room, Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood HotelBudget Break-Out Sessions are a great opportunity for you to find out what your colleagues are up to. What’s selling? What’s not? What are issues facing other theatres like yours? What groups are looking to collaborate?
1:15PM-2:45PM Lunch
Sponsored by East of DohenyVert – A Brasserie by Wolfgang Puck
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, 4th Floor
Hollywood, CA  90028
(In the Hollywood and Highland complex next to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel)
3PM-4PM “Nuts and Bolts” II
Top 10 Negotiating Tips for Musical Theatre Producers
Gordon P. Firemark, Attorney and Publisher of “Entertainment Law Update”
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Negotiating skills are important in virtually every aspect of producing theatre. Get valuable tips and advice on how to keep your skills sharp and avoid common pitfalls.
4:30PM-5:30PM New Works Showcase
Sponsored by California Musical Theatre (Music Circus and The Broadway Series)
Deaf West Theatre
5112 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California  91601

An afternoon of musical theatre writers performing their own exciting new works. Hosted by legendary performer Betty Garrett and composer Richard Sherman (of the Sherman Brothers)!Performers include Patrick Bristow (Ellen), Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Cage aux Folles), Kevin Earley (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Damn Yankees).Writers presenting their songs include:

Michael Arden – music and lyrics for EASTER WRITING
Faye Greenberg and Michael Slade – lyric and book for BYE, BYE, BIG GUY (with music by David Evans)
Adryan Russ – music and lyrics for EBENEZER: RETURN OF THE SCROOGE (with book and lyrics by Keith Huff)
Lori Scarlett – music and lyrics for THE BREAK UP NOTEBOOK (with book by Patricia Cotter)
Georgia Stitt – music for THE WATER (with lyrics by Jeff Hylton; book by Tim Werenko and Jeff Hylton)
Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner – music and lyrics for New Line’s SECONDHAND LIONS (with book by Rupert Holmes)

Evening Free Evening
See the Spring Conference Agenda at www.namt.org for a downloadable listing of plays and musicals running in Los Angeles during the Conference 3/30/06-4/1/06.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
10AM-12PM NAMT Members Only:Brunch and Annual Membership Meeting
Sponsored by Dallas Summer MusicalsWhitley Heights Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
12PM-1:30PM “Nuts and Bolts” III
Hiring Strategies and Techniques
Peggy Pargoff, Vice President, ManagEase, Inc.
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood HotelGet insight into how to hire for success from a leading expert on human resources topics.
1:30PM-2PM Coffee Break
Sponsored by Chanhassen Dinner TheatresWhitley Heights Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
2PM-3:15PM Panel Discussion
“The Intersection of Hollywood and Broadway”
Darcie Denkert, Michael Kerker, Dean Pitchford, Louis Spisto, and Dean Stolber. Moderated by Marsha Brooks.
Mount Olympus Room – Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Special Guest speakers Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber of MGM On Stage, Michael Kerker of ASCAP, Academy Award winner and author of both the screen and stage versions of FOOTLOOSE, Dean Pitchford, and Louis Spisto of The Old Globe discuss the recent explosion of pre-branded movie properties being developed for the musical stage.

3:30PM END OF CONFERENCE