AACT's Industry Connections delivers live 30-minute online presentations from major theatre resource providers, showcasing their services and highlighting how they are supporting theatre makers during this difficult time. You'll get the facts you need to make important decisions.
All sessions: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern), 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central), 12:00 - 12:30 pm (Mountain), 11:00 am -11:30 am (Pacific)
Wednesday, December 16
Roger Bean, President, Stage Rights, will introduce the newest titles from Stage Rights, show the best way to find streaming titles on the Stage Rights website, and answer questions about how Stage Rights can help theaters plan ahead for future seasons. During the webinar we will give out a special discount code for online streaming licenses. In addition, Mr. Bean (who is also author of The Marvelous Wonderettes series) will unveil some exciting new initiatives: The Wonderettes Challenge, an online singing and video challenge for actors across the country; The New Voices Project, a program to introduce exciting new voices to the American theatre landscape; and The Jukebox Project, which will bring new direct-to-licensing jukebox musicals to theaters around the country (with amazing savings for theaters as well)
>> Register on Zoom (session is free)
Videos of Recent Presentations
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Jon Bailey, Director of Sales, for Arts People (a NeonOne company), explains its robust ticketing, fundraising, membership, class registration & database platform, designed and priced specifically for community theatres and small arts organizations. Jon has been with Arts People since 2011, and attended AACTFest since 2015. A self-proclaimed “ticketing geek,” Jon is also involved in theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's event ticketing software for a new world. Learn how automated seat spacing is applied as purchases are made, to keep everyone socially distanced. Seat maps also provide contact tracing, to comply with state or local safety regulations. In addition, integrated virtual events allows patrons to enjoy from home. Serving clients since 2005, ThunderTix aims to help small staffs with automated processes such as social distance seating, lobby flow control, show reminders, and mass email, all within a single platform that saves time and money. Presenters: Dawn Green & Stacy Chapman. With more than 20 years in computer engineering, Dawn’s primary role at ThunderTix has been in distilling client ideas into technical directions for the engineering team, or conversely, breaking down technical topics into layman’s terms. As founder and CEO, Dawn’s proud of the entire team behind the software that has created fans worldwide. Stacy is a managing partner at ThunderTix. Her 17-year tenure has had her serve in a variety of roles, from sales and marketing, to product management. [11/11/2020]
Broadway on Demand
This session includes information on ShowShare, a new, one-of-a-kind interface that allows middle school, high school, college, community and professional theatre productions to stream their productions to their audiences and beyond. With a current viewership of 100,000 subscribers in 92 countries, ShowShare helps theatres expand their audiences and generate new revenue. Also in the presentation is the Preferred Partners Program, in which theatres can sign up to help market exclusive high-end streaming theatre to their patrons, and share in the revenue. Finally, a look at Broadway Access, which allows students and professional artists to experience essential master classes and top performer training by the industry’s best, with over 250 episodes of content, featuring more than 100 Broadway icons. Access a full suite of exclusive Broadway education content, including programs on acting, dance, producing, directing, audition technique, accent courses, business coaching, performer focused fitness and more. Presenter Tralen Doler is Vice President of Broadway On Demand, and serves on the Advisory Board for the New York Theatre Barn and is a proud member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre. [10/28/2020]
Music Theatre International
MTI’s Chief Operations Officer and Director of Development and Education, John Prignano, in an informal session about licensing and producing shows during this new and challenging time. John will discuss MTI’s new streaming platform, answer important questions about MTI’s policies, and provide guidance on streaming your next MTI show. [10/14/2020]