5 Tips from the latest Get Your Show Off The Ground Seminar.

We had another super fun Saturday seminar this past weekend, with a room full of writers/producers/entrepreneurs from all over the city country world (we had a team from Venezuela!).  After hearing them pitch their projects and their problems, we came up with specific action items to help them get their show off the ground.

We talked raising money, getting producers to your readings, and a heck of a lot more.

As I always do, I’ve made a list of five of the takeaways from the seminar that I thought might apply to you and your projects.

Use them as you see fit.

Here goes!

  • Finding a lead Producer is like finding a spouse.  It’s not going to happen in one night.  And if it does happen in one night, I’d bet money that the relationship isn’t going to last.
  • I hate the phrase “backer’s audition.”  I don’t want you to think you’re auditioning for anything.  You’re putting up your show.  And people will be lucky if they are a part of it.
  • A Producer sometimes has to be like a life coach to his or her creative team.
  • Plays were meant to be seen, not read.  They are much easier to sell when they are on their feet, not just on a page.
  • What do audience surveys and focus groups do?  They settle 3 AM arguments between you and your creative team.

Want more of these tips?

Click here to read my Top 50 Takeaways from previous Get Your Show Off The Ground seminars.

And click here to see a list of the upcoming seminars (the next one is on March 21st!), guaranteed to get your show to the next “stage.”

 

 

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