Developing a piece of theatre from the ground up, especially an original work, is an expensive exercise. A producer will rarely have the opportunity to review and assess the combined production elements of a work prior to significant capital outlay, thus leaving a big question mark as to a particular work’s commercial viability. One way

For those of you contemplating investing in commercial theatre, you are bound to hear of the phrase “One for One”, “One for Two” or “One for Three” bandied about in co-producer negotiations. These are deal terms accorded to co-producers or early investors to induce them to come onboard in a more meaningful way than a

Financing structures for plays and musicals are unique. While they are in some ways similar to motion picture financing, live theatre has its own set of customs and practices that can be confusing to first time investors. A client recently called to tell me that she had been offered ‘one-for-two terms on a front money