5 Takeaways from the latest Get Your Show Off The Ground seminar!

Broadway dominosBecause of the tryouts of Somewhere in Time and Gettin’ The Band Back Together, I haven’t been able to hold a “Get Your Show Off The Ground” seminar in almost a year!

And when I sat down this past Saturday with eight passionate producers, writers, actors, and directors (and sometimes all of those combined), I realized how much I missed these seminars!

As with all the “Get Your Show . . . ” seminars, we heard a bit about each person’s project and then I asked them to tell me the #1 obstacle that they were facing.  Then we came up with a strategy to destroy that obstacle.  And destroy we did!

As I’ve done in the past, below are five takeaways we talked about that I thought might help you in your journey to get your show/project/lemonade stand off the ground.  Here we go . . .

  • Sending your script to theaters is like an actor sending out pictures and resumes.  It doesn’t hurt, but it’s like a lottery ticket.
  • Don’t have a “backers audition” unless you know exactly what you’re raising money for.
  • A great creative team starts with a Director.  Get the right guy or gal on board at the top, and the other team members will fall into place like dominos.
  • It’s ok to fantasize, as long as you’re ok if that fantasy (getting Tom Cruise to play the lead in your play, etc.) doesn’t come true.
  • Don’t judge your own work too harshly.  There are plenty of other people who are going to judge it for you.

Those are just a few of the nuggets that popped out during Saturday’s session.  If you want to hear some of these live and in person, register for the next seminar here.


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