TRU Panel: A Producer's Two Best Friends

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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Audience Extras and Back Stage will host the industry panel A Producer's Two Best Friends: Lawyer and General Manager on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.

Industry panelists will include Roger Gindi, Producer of Broadway shows, Jay Johnson, The Two and Only (Tony Award) and off-Broadway, Shakespeare's R&J (Lortel Award). Gindi is the head of the theatrical producing and general management firm of Gindi Theatrical Management (Nunsense, King Hedley II, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). Bruce Lazarus will also be a pnaelist. He is a theatrical attorney representing more than 20 Broadway and off-Broadway shows including Blue Man Group: Tubes off-Broadway as well as The Lion King, Aida and Beauty and the Beast. He is also Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions.

The panelists will examine the partnership between a producer, attorney and general manager. Topics covered will include: the hiring process; development and when to bring each on board; the division of responsibility and contract deals and negotiations.

The doors will open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments. The panel will begin promptly at 7:30pm. The fee is $12 for non-members. Please call 212-714-7628 at least one day in advance. You may also e-mail [email protected].

The panel will be co-moderated by Sherry Eaker, editor-at-large of Back Stage.

For more information about TRU membership, visit TRU or call 212-714-7628.