Decoding the music masterpieces: Rossini’s William Tell, and its famous overture

Although it boasts one of the most famous sequences of music in existence, Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell is hardly a staple of the operatic repertoire. At five hours long in its original composition, and with a challengingly high male singing part, it is rarely heard in its entirety. Victorian Opera’s current production of William Tell, a three-hour abridged version, is the first in Australia in over 140 years.

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How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project

How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project

So you’ve finally written that screenplay, found the perfect theater piece, or have an idea for a new web series. Now what? Here, we break down how to find a producer for the passion project that you are ready to bring to fruition.

  1. What is a producer, and what are the responsibilities involved?

  2. What are the different kinds of producers?

  3. What’s the difference between single producers and full production companies?

  4. How does producing differ among film, TV, and theater?

  5. What questions should I ask myself when looking for a producer?

  6. What are the first steps to finding a producer(s)?

  7. How do I get a producer to read my script?

  8. What does the pitching process look like? How do I prepare a pitch?

  9. How do I determine how many producers my project needs?

  10. How do I negotiate a producer’s involvement with my creative vision?

  11. What’s the actual filmmaking process look like alongside my producer(s)?

  12. How do I ensure I’m cultivating the right/lasting relationships?

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‘Black Panther’ Stars Share Black Pride With Enthusiastic Apollo Theater Audience

It’s so exciting to see the success & impact Black Panther has had in so many communities!

Choruses of “yes!” and murmurs of agreement accompanied everything speakers Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Atlantic’ national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates said, like they were preachers in a black church. Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ Stars Share Black Pride With Enthusiastic Apollo Theater Audience”