Exclusive: BWW's Theatre Industry Podcast 'The OHenry Report' Discusses New Developmental Contract with Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle
On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, "The OHenry Report," Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks with Kate Shindle, the president of the Actors' Equity Association. Shindle and Roth discuss the recent negotiations with the Broadway League that led to the new "Developmental Work Session."
In early 2019, AEA went on strike for the first time in New York in over 50 years, as union members were not allowed to work with League members on developmental contracts. After 33 days of developmental work stoppage, Equity and the League agreed on a new contract,. On this episode, Shindle breaks down that new agreement and explains why it was important for these changes to be made for AEA's membership.
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About Oliver Henry Roth: Oliver is a producer at OHenry Productions, a New York-based production company which he founded in 2014. His producing credits include the West End's The Inheritance, Broadway's Burn This, Escape to Margaritaville, and Head Over Heels, off-Broadway's Invisible Thread and Straight, and the current tour of Hundred Days. Upcoming: Lempicka, Sam's Room.
In addition to producing independently, Oliver is the consulting producer at DVRF, a nonprofit dedicated to developing new work and supporting emerging theater artists. On top of producing, Oliver manages a portfolio of theatrical investments including Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; Network; Sweeney Todd; Be More Chill; Derren Brown: Underground and TodayTix.
With Oliver's unique approach to producing, he will discuss how production teams integrate data analytics into their projects, and what that means for their bottomline. Oliver also uses trends and historical data to provide some of the most accurate Tony Awards predictions in the business.
For more information on Roth and OHenry Productions, visit their website at ohenryproductions.com. You can find oliver on twitter and instagram @oliverhenryroth.
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