AACT webinars are presented live, but most are recorded for those who could not attend, or who would like to review a session's content.
More Recorded Sessions
Video: Livestreaming Today and Beyond: The beginning-to end-process of livestreaming a production
Learn how to livestream a licensed production, from securing the rights to paying out royalties, and how livestreaming will change over the coming year. Also what "live” really means, the legal ins and outs of livestreaming, marketing your production, diversifying your audience, and more. Presenters: Tralen Doler (Broadway Licensing) and Brendan Conheady (Broadway Licensing/Playscripts)
Video: Event Safety Alliance's Reopening Guide 2
The second Q&A on the Reopening Guide and how it pertains to community theatres. As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance on how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances. In response, the Event Safety Alliance has released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, which will also be the basis of this presentation. [View Guide here] Presenter: Steven A. Adelman, Adelman Law Group, PLLC, and Vice President, Event Safety Alliance
Video: Insurance Resources during COVID19
The impact of Covid-19 has and will continue to make unprecedented changes to the insurance industry and policies for businesses in the coming years. Join us for a Webinar Q&A with USI Southwest Insurance Agent, Ken Roberts to learn about potential policy changes, how to file a claim, what to look for in your current policy, and what to plan for in the future. (Please note: All insurance claims and advice should be vetted and authenticated by your insurance provider or legal counsel before pursuing.) Presenter: Ken Roberts, USI Southwest Insurance
Video: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide
As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues,
there is a tremendous need for guidance on how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these
incredibly challenging circumstances. In response, the Event Safety Alliance has released a Reopening Guide. Join us for a Webinar Q&A on the Reopening Guide, and how it pertains to community theatres. [View Guide here] Presenter: Steven A. Adelman, Adelman Law Group,PLLC, and Vice President, Event Safety Alliance
Video: To Live Stream or Not to Live Stream? That Is The Question
Streaming basics and good testing practices. You’ll also learn three different approaches to streaming and the costs associated with each. Finally, we’ll discuss practical strategies to solve some of the new technical challenges. Presenter: Philip Powell, Executive Director of The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, and President of Leading Edge Video.
Video: AACT Roundtable - Youth Theatre Educators
Typically, theatres are offering summer classes and youth productions. What steps must we take to ensure cleanliness and safety? Can on-site classes and productions be profitable? What content will work with social distancing? What on-line sources are there for virtual classrooms? Should the tuition fee structure change for an on-line course? AACT gathered a panel of theatre experts who shared where they are in their thinking, what on-line course work they’re offering and then took questions from the participants.
Video: Minimizing the Cost of Scenery: Using Projections at Your Theatre
Responding to the financial impact of COVID-19, this online workshop focuses on cutting production costs by using projected digital scenery--and how projection design is both doable and more affordable than physical scenery. Presenter: Lawrence Haynes, Broadway Media
Video: StageStock - New Technologies During Covid-19. The StageStock mobile app makes inventory management a collaborative part of the production process and promotes more reuse and sharing of inventory. Attendees will receive a special offer to try StageStock for free during this unprecedented period of downtime and distancing.
Video: Aging Made Simple - Insights from Mehron. Learn new skills or brush up on your old makeup skills in this 45-minute webinar. Gene Flaharty demonstrates the Mehron Mini-Pro Makeup Kit and the "Gene Method," using makeup to create various stages of aging simply and effectively.
Video: FFCRA & CARES Act HR. The federal government offers relief to help businesses keep running, and their workers employed, amid the health crisis. This webinar discusses HR and payroll topics related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Presenter: J. Will Manuel, the Bradley Law Firm
Handout: How COVID-19 is Impacting Intentions to Attend Cultural Entities (and what will make visitors feel comfortable visiting again). This presentation shared timely and pressing data to aid in informing strategic direction to maximize engagement upon reopening. Presenter: IMPACTS Research & Development. While this May 7th webinar was not recorded, a PDF handout is available for download.
Video: Addressing Today’s Fundraising Challenges: The Realities for 2020. Fundraising is continuing and even thriving in these days of the Coronavirus. In some cases, effective philanthropy will be the lifeblood that ensures that an organization survives the crisis. This workshop addresses the challenges, and how you can be successful as a nonprofit executive, a board member, or fundraiser. Presenter: Brian J. Bonde, ACFRE, Advanced Certified Fundraising, LLC.
Video: Round 2: Theatrical Publishers Respond to COVID-19: What Comes Next? The second round of Q&A with a new panel of theatrical publishing companies (Stage Rights, Broadway Licensing, and Dramatic Publishing). Webinar focuses on the state and impact of COVID-19 on the publishing and theatre industry, with answers on licensing and show selection
Video: VirtualCallboard - New Technologies During Covid-19 In today’s constantly changing environment, communication between staff and volunteers is critical. In this webinar, see how community theaters of all sizes can use the VirtualCallboard mobile app to communicate with people, manage schedules and resources, and share production files and reports. Presenters: Sam Anderson & Jason McDaniel, EmptySpace Technologies LLC
Video: Theatrical Publishers Respond to COVID-19: What Comes Next? A Q&A webinar on the state and impact of COVID-19 on the publishing industry. Answers on licensing and show selection from Music Theatre International, Concord Theatricals, Dramatists Play Service, & Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Video: COVID-19 Recovery Webinar for Community Theatres. Presented by AACT & Hytropy Reverse Disaster