18 episodes

I Wanna Be A Producer is for emerging producers & creatives wanting to know how it all begins, and how to get where they’re going! Hollywood, Broadway and West End producers join the show to answer questions, share their stories and offer their invaluable insight on what it means to produce.

I Wanna Be A Producer Curtis Brown & Kieran Niemand

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I Wanna Be A Producer is for emerging producers & creatives wanting to know how it all begins, and how to get where they’re going! Hollywood, Broadway and West End producers join the show to answer questions, share their stories and offer their invaluable insight on what it means to produce.

    Ken Davenport

    Ken Davenport

    Ken Davenport is a two-time Tony Award - winning Broadway producer, author and entrepreneur based in New York City. Ken chats with Curtis about life changing advice he received from Hal Prince, how the financing landscape for Broadway shows has changed and putting Broadway shows on streaming services. Curtis also asks Ken where we are headed next in terms of innovation within the theatre industry.

    Connect with Ken online:
    Twitter: @kendavenport
    Instagram: kendavenportbway
    Facebook: @kendavenport
    Website/Blog/Podcast: http://www.theproducersperspective.com (www.theproducersperspective.com)

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    • 33 min
    Cody Lassen

    Cody Lassen

    Cody Lassen is a Tony Award - winning theatre producer and live entertainment consultant based in New York City. Cody chats with Curtis about finding your first investors, the producer hierarchy on a Broadway show, marketing a theatre show vs a film and the rise of films being adapted to musicals. Curtis also asks Cody about casting celebrities in shows and how we can diversify theatre audiences.

    Connect with Cody online:
    Twitter: @codylassen
    Instagram: codylassen
    Website: http://www.codylassen.com (www.codylassen.com)

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    • 41 min
    Joe Longthorne

    Joe Longthorne

    Joe Longthorne is a Tony Award - winning theatre producer, general manager, blogger and theatrical entrepreneur based in New York City. Joe chats with Curtis about transitioning from an actor to producer, what the role of a general manager is in a theatre production and the importance of understanding finance. Curtis also asks Joe about bootlegs and what he wants the future of theatre to look like.

    Connect with Joe online:
    Instagram: @JoeLongthorne
    Twitter: @JoeWLongthorne
    Blog: http://www.CreativeFinanceBroadwayJoe.com (www.CreativeFinanceBroadwayJoe.com)

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    • 30 min
    Adam Lenson

    Adam Lenson

    Adam Lenson is West End director, Off - West End producer, dramaturg and musical theatre specialist. Adam chats with Curtis about his financial models, how being a director shaped his lens as a producer and the importance of championing new work. Curtis also asks Adam about producing online theatre productions and if producers receive enough credit and recognition.

    Connect with Adam online:
    Twitter: @AdamLenson
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3sels6k (https://bit.ly/3sels6k)
    Producer Website: https://alpmusicals.com/ (https://alpmusicals.com)
    Director Website: http://www.adamlenson.com/ (http://www.adamlenson.com)

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    • 59 min
    Danielle Tarento

    Danielle Tarento

    Danielle Tarento is an award winning Off-West End producer and casting director based in London, England. Danielle chats with Curtis about four things a producer should be good at, percentages of recoupment, how being a casting director has shaped her lens as a producer and how much creative input a producer should have. Curtis also asks Danielle about how she started the Menier Chocolate Factory and if she checks actors social media before casting them.
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    Connect with Danielle:
    Twitter: @Danielletarento
    Instagram: @Danielletarento
    Website: www.tarento.net
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    • 31 min
    Dan Jinks

    Dan Jinks

    Dan Jinks is an Academy Award - winning film, television and broadway producer. Dan chats with Curtis about how to finance a broadway musical, how to get in contact with studios, what you should know before you pitch a studio and why he thinks the musical film works. Curtis also asks Dan how he chose Sam Mendes to direct American Beauty and what his next steps were after he won arguably the greatest award in entertainment.

    Connect with Dan:
    Twitter: @jinksdan

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    • 40 min

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