Twenty years ago, I was just a guy with a bunch of ideas, and a dream of getting them up on a stage.
I searched everywhere I could from the library to the chat rooms of America Online, and I couldn‚Äôt find any of the answers to the many questions I had, from how to raise money for a show, to what a Broadway budget looked like and so many more.¬† There was no information anywhere!
So, I spent the next ten years of my life working my way up on Broadway as a Production Assistant, Stage Manager, Agent, Company Manager, General Manager, and more¬†in order to¬†learn every aspect of this business, so I could figure out the fastest and most efficient way to get a show on or Off Broadway . . . and give it the best chance to succeed.
And I vowed that once I gained that knowledge, I‚Äôd share it with others, so they could use it to get help to pursue their Broadway and Off Broadway dreams. ¬†Because I just had this feeling that there were a lot of other people out¬†there, all over the world, who were just like me.
That‚Äôs why I started my blog, TheProducersPerspective, which I‚Äôve been writing for almost 10 years, and has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Forbes and more.
But the more I put out there about marketing, raising money, contracts, and such, the more people wanted!
It turns out, there weren‚Äôt a lot of people out there like me.¬† There were a @#$% ton of people out there like me.
People who wanted to understand the business so they could apply it to their own shows, whether they were a Writer, an Actor, a Director or someone with an idea who wanted to see if it had legs.¬† But more importantly, they didn‚Äôt want to spend ten years of their life in twenty different jobs like I did to figure it out.
Sound like someone you know? ¬†I thought so.
And so, after a year and a half of development, planning and research, I‚Äôm proud to release the next step in learning the ins and outs of this unique industry,¬†The Producer‚Äôs Perspective Pro.