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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces its April panel, One Word, Many Meanings: The Diverse Roles That “Licensing” Plays in Theater on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Panelists include Michael Barra,VP Licensing & Business Development for Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing; Jeffrey Chrzczon, producer, general manager and company manager (Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth directed by Spike Lee, The Lyons, Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, Saturday Night Fever, Jekyll & Hyde);Tiffani Gavin, producer/general manager, formerly with American Repertory Theater, Theatrical Rights Worldwide;Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye, Independent Music Service, formerly with EMI Music Publishing; Dorothy Marcic, writer (Respect: A Musical Journey of Women, Sistas);and Erach Screwvala, entertainment attorney.

This panel will explore every aspect of licensing: from what it costs to use existing music and images in productions, to the use of “licensing” to extend the life of a work and benefit the writer and often the producer.  The panel will explain the cost difference between licensing and optioning a play for a production, discuss grand rights and performance rights required for integrating music into a presentation, and the many subtle and not so subtle differences in production costs when licensing becomes part of your budget. Is the “jukebox musical” the easy alternative to a show with an original score that many think it is?

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.

About the Company: Theatre Resources Unlimited

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and New Musicals Reading Series, new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new works as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York theater; and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. In addition to new works development and the speed date, TRU serves writers through a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab.

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as generous support from the Friar’s National Foundation Association.

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

Open:   04/23/13
Close:   04/23/13

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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