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TRU presents Mediation Techniques for Producers (and everyone)

January 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Theater Resources Unlimited
in association with
JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services)
Mediation Techniques for Producers
(and everyone):
Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents the Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas, on Saturday, January 30th, 12:00pm to 4:30pm at the JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st.), 34th floor, NYC.

Facilitated by attorney/mediator Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial Broadway and indie producers offering their commentary and observations, including Patricia Klausner (Pippin, Scottsboro Boys, Trip to Bountiful, Stick Fly) and Ken Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God).

As we head into the New Year, many producers will find themselves putting together creative teams. In some cases the matches will be perfect, but sometimes it becomes the producer’s job to mediate disputes between members of the team. Similarly, some artists will find themselves self-producing and forming sensitive relationships with producers, directors and others. This invaluable workshop will offer insights into communicating effectively and productively as you embark on these relationships, techniques for working through the rough spots when disputes come up, and clues about recognizing colleagues who will work collaboratively.

For more information about the curriculum, visit: http://truonline.org/MediationLab16.htm.

COST: $75 ($60 for TRU members), $50 for anyone accepted into an upcoming festival including
Midtown International, Planet Connections, FringeNYC, NYMF, Fresh Fruit and others.
Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com for discount code -we will check with the festival to confirm your participation.

ERIC S. GOLDMAN has more than 20 years of experience as an entertainment attorney. While Eric specializes in theatre law matters, including project financing, Eric also practices in the film, television, music, music publishing and new media fields. As an artist’s representative, Eric has worked on behalf of numerous award winners, including Tony-award winners Howell Binkley, Jason Robert Brown, Jerry Mitchell, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Academy Award winner Howard Shore. Eric also works as a producer’s representative, including serving as production counsel to the Tony Award winning producers of DEF POETRY JAM and to Tony Award winning producer Joan Stein. In addition to Broadway and Off-Broadway projects, Eric has worked for producers and artists in connection with productions seen around the world, including London, Sydney, Tokyo and China. Eric also regularly counsels not-for-profit theatres such as Northlight Theatre in Chicago and Blank Theatre in Los Angeles. In other media, Eric has represented American Idol vocal coach Debra Byrd in the negotiation of merchandising and master class seminar agreements, and has negotiated web site development, maintenance and rights acquisition agreements for Broadwayworld.com, the LEGO Bionicle’s website and for Dick Morris’ VOTE.COM web site

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-three 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 theater. 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; TRU 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 and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition and quarterly
Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly 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; 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.

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



January 30, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st.), 34th floor
New York, New York 10018

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