There are two kinds of Producers on Broadway: Lead Producers and Co-Producers.
Do you know the difference? (This is a quiz.)
A simple analogy might be that the Lead Producer is like the Chairman/woman of the Board of a Non Profit . . . and a Co-Producer is like the Board Members.
But it ain’t so simple.
Co-Producing on Broadway has become an important niche in our industry. It’s where most Broadway Investors graduate to, and it’s where most Lead Producers come from.
The Lead Producing Path often looks something like this:
Broadway Investor -> Broadway Co-Producer -> Broadway Lead Producer
Since Broadway shows have become more expensive over the years, Lead Producers have “sub-contracted” out the financing to more “Board Members” than in previous decades. That’s why I get so many questions from readers and podcast listeners like, “How do Broadway Co-Producer deals work,” or “Who are the other names above a show’s title,” and “How do I become a Broadway Co-Producer?”
And, as I said on a recent “Office Hours” call for my PROs, if I get the same three questions on the same subject from three different people, then I know I haven’t done my job in getting people the info they want.
That’s why, next Wednesday, February 7th at 7 PM EST, I’m teaching a FREE webinar entitled . . . “Co-Producing on Broadway: So You Wanna Be a Broadway Bundler.”
During the webinar, I’ll break down . . .
- Strategies for choosing the right show to Co-Pro.
- How to negotiate the best deal (and what those deals are anyway).
- How to be a Co-Pro without having to invest your own $.
- The risks and the rewards (and we’re not talking just cash).
- A Co-Producer’s role in the production before and after it opens.
And, of course, I’ll take all your questions at the end of the session.
To join me and learn more about Co-Producing on Broadway, just click here to sign up for this one hour webinar, next Wednesday night at 7 PM. It’s free.
See you there.
WEBINAR: Co-Producing on Broadway: So You Wanna Be a Broadway Bundler.
DATE: Wednesday, 2/7/18
TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM
To register, click here.