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Founders of BroadwayHD and More Set for TRU's November 'Live Streaming' Panel Tonight

Founders of BroadwayHD and More Set for TRU's November 'Live Streaming' Panel Tonight

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the November panel Live Streaming and Digital Capture: Bringing Theater into the 21st Century, tonight, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7 p.m. for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30 p.m.. For more details visit truonline.org/events/an-introduction-to-tru.

Panelists will include Broadway producers Stewart F. Lane (Tony Award-winning producer for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, War Horse, Jay Johnson: The Two & Only, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Will Rogers Folliesand La Cage Aux Folles) and Bonnie Comley (Tony Award-winning producer for Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, War Horse and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), co-founders of BroadwayHD; Benjamin Birney, Vice President of Technology and Business Affairs for BroadwayHD; Kathryn Jones, CEO of VirtualArtsTV.

Learn the distinctions between live streaming and digital capture, and how to incorporate them into your development plans, as well as use them for marketing and exposure and to extend the life and value of your creative property. We'll look at a broad spectrum of possibilities, from the relatively small budget opportunities from VirtualArtsTV and others, to the major productions archived by BroadwayHD and made accessible to an entire market of potential audience members. With expert guidance on the complicated licensing hurdles that sometimes need to be dealt with.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30 p.m. - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; usually $12 for non-members, but free for everyone for this season opener. Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

The Playroom Theater, a small theater with a purpose on West Forty Sixth Street. Created by longtime theatrical producer Eric Krebs, The Playroom Theater features a 62-seat boutique theater, appropriate for rehearsals, readings, auditions, producers' presentations and workshop productions. Conceived of as an artists' workspace for writers, directors, composers, actors, producers and others committed to the professional theater arts and its industry. "The idea of The Playroom has grown out of my desire to create a small and financially manageable space in the heart of the theater district," commented Krebs. "I want this to be a place where industry professionals can pop over for a reading, a backer's audition or a small production of a work in progress." For more information on The Playroom Theater, call Frankie Dailey, General Manager, at 212-967-8278.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-four 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 the arts. 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 Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows 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. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition, Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as actor workshops.

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.

Since its launch in 2015, BroadwayHD aims to extend the reach of Broadway to fans old and new, anytime and anywhere. BroadwayHD is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering viewers an unprecedented Broadway experience and access to exclusive live streams. In June of 2016, BroadwayHD made history with the live stream of "She Loves Me," marking the first-ever Broadway live stream. In addition to exclusive live streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited access to an on-demand library of over 150 Theater Productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes-or wherever streaming is possible. It's the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen.

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

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