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Concept Outline Š 2009 A.J. Gundell & Jay Shanker Jay Shanker / 323-992-5688 jay.shanker@mcafeetaft.com A.J. Gundell / 203-984-1409 gundelmuse@aol.com


Project Objective To create an innovative national broadcast series featuring talented young high school aged actors, aimed at: Create an innovative national broadcast series featuring young actors, aimed at discovering and • Discovering and popularizing new and emerging playwrights/composer-lyricists, and their plays and musicals popularizing new playwrights, plays and musicals, while developing and showcasing high school • Developing high people school aged performing talent as a vocation and career. aged performing talent. Encourage young to explore theatre Encouraging people to explore both avocation andstation career partnerships. Promoting the •growth of U.S.young theatre audiences viatheatre publicastelevision network • Promoting the growth of U.S. theatre audiences via public television network stations


acting acting acting theater theater theater filming filming filming musical musical musical young young young dance dance dance Thirteen (13) 2-hour programs produced 13 part part closed-end closed-end closed-end annual annual annual series series series forfor PBS for PBS PBS costume costume costume1313part as a closed-end annual series for PBS singing singing singing video video video stage stage stage audience audience audience play play play sets sets sets script script script tickets tickets tickets curtain curtain curtain teenagers teenagers teenagers writing writing writing light light light Cost: Cost: practice practice practiceCost: Cost: orchestra orchestra orchestra talent talent talent

Project Project ProjectDescription Description Description • 10 • •award 1010 award award winning winning winning newnew plays new plays plays and/or and/or and/or musicals: musicals: musicals: • Ten (10) award winning new plays and/or musicals (Episodes 2-11):

Produced Produced Produced (for(for stage (for stage stage by, by, by, and) by, and) for and) fortelevision for television television in in in assoasso-with 10 Produced (for stage and) fortelevision in assoassociation ciation ciation ciation withwith 10 with award 1010 award award winning winning winning highhigh school high school school summer summer summer award winning summer drama camps/university drama drama drama drama camps camps camps from from around from around around the the country the country country institutes training high school students (the “Camps”) from around the country Presented Presented Presented by (and byby (and where (and where where appropriate appropriate appropriate produced produced produced in in in Presented by (and where appropriate produced in affiliation affiliation affiliation affiliation with) with) with) thethe 10the 10 leading 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing PBS producing producing stastasta-with) 10 leading PBS producing stations the – each paired tions tions in tions the in in the US the US - each US - each - paired each paired paired withwith ain with geographically a geographically aUS geographically with a geographically proximate Camp proximate proximate proximate drama drama drama camp camp camp

• Two ( 2) behind the scenes “reality/documentary” styled episodes • Plus • •Plus 2Plus behind 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes the scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled (positioned as Episodes 1 and 12): the “opener” setting the episodes episodes episodes (opener (opener (opener setting setting setting thethe “stage”, the “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th and 12th rein12th reinreinstage for students arrival at their summer’s adventure in troduing troduing troduing thethe kids the kids from kids from all from 10 allall 10 camps 10 camps camps as they as as they “depart” they “depart” “depart” theatre, and the “closer” pre-finale episode reintroducing the for for home for home home at the at at the end the end ofend their of of their summers) their summers) summers) kids from all 10 Camps as they “depart” for home at the end of their summers • Final(e) • •Final(e) Final(e) episode episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” is a “mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled styled award award award preprepre

sentation, sentation, in which in in which which stars stars of stars ofa of stage/screen stage/screen introduce introduce introduce • sentation, One (1) Final(e) episode isstage/screen “mini-Tony” styled award andand present and present present awards awards awards to the to to the top the top playwrights/talent/pro top playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro presentation, in which stars of stage/screen introduce and ductions ductions ductions from from the from the 10 the 10 featured featured Stages Stages Stages presentations, presentations, presentations, present awards to the10 topfeatured playwrights/ talent/productions andand national and national national audience’s audience’s audience’s votes votes votes get get tallied get tallied tallied for for most for most mostto top from the 10 featured Stages presentations, scholarships popular popular popular production production production of the of of the year, the year, etc.. year, etc.. etc.. student talent, and national audiences votes during season get tallied to award the “ production of the year”, etc.

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Estimated Estimated Estimated perper season per season season budget budget budget of $3.2M of of $3.2M $3.2M to $4.3M to to $4.3M $4.3M (including (including (including development, development, development, production, production, production, outreach outreach outreach marketing marketing marketing Estimated per seasontobudget of $3.3M toand $4.5M (including development, production, outreach marketing and prizes/ andand prizes/scholarships and prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships playwrights to to playwrights playwrights and actors), and actors), actors), to be to to funded be be funded funded by foundation, byby foundation, foundation, corporate corporate corporate and and private and private private grants grants grants scholarships to and playwrights andproduction actors), to berevenues funded by foundation, corporate and private grants and donations, and ancillary andand do and nations, dodo nations, nations, and ancillary and ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues production revenues

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Preliminary Project Project Description Description Milestone • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin association ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer drama drama camps camps from from around around the the country country

Presented Presented by (and by (and where where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-stations tions in the in the US US - each - each paired paired withwith a geographically a geographically proximate proximate drama drama camp camp

• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” for for home home at the at the endend of their of their summers) summers) • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc..

Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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acting theater filming musical young • ID playwright/theatre fest/theatre school and dance Phase I: theatre sources to secure submissions regional 13 part closed-end plays andseries musicalsfor PBS costume of new and emergingannual Selected plays will be “optioned” pending final singing singing • selection cycle, with bonuses for those selected and actually produced video • ID summer theatre programs/institutes (our stage “Camps”), proximate to Public TV producing audience stations, to co-produce plays • ID Public TV stations proximate to Camps to play guarantee broadcast sets • Refine preliminary “top sheet” level budget script estimates (initial estimate of $3.3M to $4.5M) for production of 10 plays and 13 television episodes tickets Phase II: • ID Production Companies to partner in staging/ curtain production services teenagers teenagers Lock Content - Once packaged, ID sources of (i) corporate/foundation funding, (ii) national PBS writing commitment, and (iii) ancillary revenue streams (e.g., DVD) light light Cost: practice Cost: Cost: Estimated $15,000to $20,000 in dramaturge fees to screen submissions; $2,500 per play option fee (aim for twice as much material as needed to give Camps an option/choice: 20 plays = $50,000) orchestra plus $35,000 - $50,000 for Stages overhead, legal and marketing = $100,000 to $120,000 total Stages talent

Development Project Description Milestones • ID playwright/theatre fest-sources to secure • 10 awardsubmissions winning newofplays playsand/or musicals:

• Determine whether “option” structure approProduced (for stage by, and) for television in assopriate to mission/budget ciation with 10 award winning high school summer ID drama to Public TV prodrama• camps fromcamps around(proximate the country ducing stations) to co-produce plays Presented by (and where appropriate produced in • ID Public TV stations proximate to camps/ affiliation with) the 10 leading PBS producing staplaywright fests to encourage broadcast tions in the US - each paired with a geographically • Refine preliminary “top sheet” level buget proximate drama camp estimates (initial estimate of $3.2M to • Plus 2 behind the scenes “reality/documentary”styled $4.3M) episodes (opener settingexplore the “stage”, and 12th rein• Once packaged, (i) corporate/founda troduingtion the funding, kids from(ii) allnational 10 camps ascommitment, they “depart” PBS for homeand at the end of their summers) (iii) ancillary revenue streams (e.g., DVD) • Final(e) episode is a “mini-Tony” styled award pre sentation, in which stars of stage/screen introduce and present to the top playwrights/talent/pro • Play awards competitions’ screening/selection/prizes ductions(including from the 10 featured Stages option structure) to presentations, result in selec and national audience’s votes get tallied for most tion of 15-20 plays/musicals popular production of the year, etc.. • Identification, outreach and selection of drama camp affiliates

Estimated per season budget of $3.2M to $4.3M (including development, production, outreach marketing Estimated $5,000 per festival dramaturge fee to screen submissions; $5,000 per play prize fee (aim for and prizes/scholarships to playwrights and actors), to be funded by foundation, corporate and private grants twice as much material as needed to give camps an option/choice: 10 fests and 20 plays = $150,000) plus and do nations, and ancillary production revenues $50,000 - $100,000 Stages marketing and overhead = $200,000 to $250,000 total

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acting acting theater theater filming filming musical musical young young dance dance III: 13 part part closed-end closed-end annual annual series series forfor PBS PBS costume costume 13•Phase Plays/Musicals selected by 10 Camps (lottery or draft system, from 15-20 available) singing singing • Local Camp staging/logistical evaluations (including assignment of professional production personnel, in singing consultation with Camps’ management video video • Budgeting • National and local production arrangement coordination/scheduling (at Camp facilities and/or available area stage stage soundstages, etc.) audience audience •Cost: Camp production schedules matched with filming production schedules. play play Cost: $250,000 - $350,000 for Stages production team, overhead and travel, plus possible conferences for Camp execs and Stages creative execs, including members of a Stages national advisory board comprised sets sets of academics and creative advisors from university, regional and national theatres script script tickets tickets curtain curtain teenagers teenagers teenagers writing writing light light light Cost: practice practice Cost: orchestra orchestra Stages Stages talent talent

Development Project Project Description Description Milestones •winning Plays selected byand/or 10and/or camps (lottery or draft system, from 15-20 available) • 10 • award 10 award winning newnew plays plays musicals: musicals:

• Local camp staging/logistical evaluations (including assignment of professional production personnel, in Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin assoconsultation with camps’ management ciation ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer • camps Budgeting drama drama camps from from around around the the country country

• Camp production schedules matched with filming production schedules. Presented Presented by (and by (and where where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10-10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-sta- team, overhead and travel, plus possible conferences for camp $250,000 $500,000 for Stages production tions tions in the in execs the US US - each each paired paired with with a geographically a geographically and Stages creative execs, including members of a Stages national advisory board comprised of acaproximate proximate drama drama camp camp demics and creative advisors from university, regional and national theatres

• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” for for home home at the at the endend of their of their summers) summers) • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc..

Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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acting acting acting theater theater theater filming filming filming musical musical musical young young young • National and local production arrangement coordination/scheduling (at camps and/or available dance dance dance • Filming area soundstages, etc.) (behind the scenes, and play production) 1313 part part closed-end closed-end annual annual series series forfor PBS PBS costume • Filming (behind the–scenes, costume costume all taping related costs–borne byrelated Stages and play production) all taping costs borne by Stages singing singing singing video video video stage stage stage audience audience audience play play play sets sets sets script script script tickets tickets tickets curtain curtain curtain teenagers teenagers teenagers $100,000 to $150,000 per play production/episode (including $25,000 grant to each Camp to supplement Cost: writing Cost: writing writing coordination, $15,000 for participant scholarship aid, and a further $17,500 to each Playwright for rights) or $1.6M to $2.1M for series (10 plays, plus two “reality” episodes), with variation in production costs light light light dependant on local crew availability, in house vs. location staging and production T/B/D per PBS affiliate Cost: Cost:preference, use of Camp affiliated vs. national directors, travel costs (proximity to Stages likely east coast base), etc. practice practice practice orchestra Note: orchestra orchestra Stages Stages Stages talent talent talent

Project Project Production Description Description • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin association ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer drama drama camps camps from from around around the the country country

Presented Presented by (and by (and where where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-stations tions in the in the US US - each - each paired paired withwith a geographically a geographically proximate proximate drama drama camp camp

• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” for for home home at the at the endend of their of their summers) summers)

• Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most $115,000 to $165,000 per play production/episode (including $25,000 grant to each camp to supplement popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc.. coordination, and $15,000 to each Playwright for rights) or $1.35M to $1.85M for series (10 plays, plus two “reality” episodes), with variation in production costs dependant on local crew availability, in house vs. location staging and production TBD per PBS affiliate preference, use of camp affiliated vs. national directors, travel Estimated Estimated per season season budget budget of likely $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing costsper (proximity to Stages east coast base), etc. development, andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, and and ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues Normal camp tuitions subsidized to offset additional complexity of arrangements/production costs and to permit additional merit scholarships at each camp

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acting acting theater theater filming filming musical musical young young dance dance closed-end annual annual series series forfor PBS PBS costume 1313partpartclosed-end costume Centralized editing and assemblage of of all productions (i.e.,(i.e., videovideo from from editing and assemblage allcompeting competing productions singing singing singing Centralized individual productionswill willbe be“post “post produced” editorial teamteam at Stages HQ) HQ) individual productions produced”bybysingle single editorial at Stages video video Cost: $25,000 per production (10xplays and 2 “making of”and doc2 styled Cost: $25,000 to $35,000x 12 perepisodes production 12 episodes (10 plays “making of” stage stage episodes scenes $300,000. doc using styledbehind episodes usingfootage behind=scenes footage = $300,000 to $420,000) audience audience play play sets sets script script tickets tickets curtain curtain teenagers teenagers teenagers writing writing light light light Cost: practice Cost: practice orchestra orchestra Stages Stages talent talent

Project Project Post-Production Description Description • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin association ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer drama drama camps camps from from around around the the country country

Presented Presented by (and by (and where where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-stations tions in the in the US US - each - each paired paired withwith a geographically a geographically proximate proximate drama drama camp camp

• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” for for home home at the at the endend of their of their summers) summers) • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc..

Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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acting acting theater theater filming filming musical musical young young dance dance closed-end annual annual series series forfor PBS PBS costume 1313partpartclosed-end costume parents, camp staff and playwrights invited to national TV awards taping “hosted” singing singing singing Camper/actors, Camper/actors, parents, Camp staff and playwrights invited to national TV awards taping “hosted” by stage and entertainment celebrities by stage and entertainment celebrities video video Prizes: Additional prizes to authors, grants to camps, scholarships to student standouts, etc. stage stage Prizes: Additional prizes to authors, grants to Camps, scholarships to student standouts, etc. audience audience Cost: Cost: Special $200,000 to $250,000 and Prizes @ 125,000 • Production Special Production $250,000 to $350,000 and play play • Prizes @ $250,000 sets sets script script tickets tickets curtain curtain teenagers teenagers teenagers writing writing light light light Cost: practice Cost: practice orchestra orchestra Stages Stages talent talent

Project Project Awards Description Description Show • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin association ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer drama drama camps camps from from around around the the country country

Presented Presented by (and by (and where where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-stations tions in the in the US US - each - each paired paired withwith a geographically a geographically proximate proximate drama drama camp camp

• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” for for home home at the at the endend of their of their summers) summers) • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc..

Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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acting acting theater theater filming filming musical Development musical young young • Development/Preliminary - $95,000 to $120,000 dance dance • Pre-Production/Secondary - $250,000 to $350,000 part part closed-end closed-end annual annual series series forfor PBS PBS costume 1313Production costume Development singing singing singing • Rights - $17,500 x 10 = ($175,000 to Playwrights) • Stage Productions Plays - $25,000 x 10 = $250,000 (to Camps) video video •Production Production for Television – stage stage • Plays - $100,000 to $150,000 x 10 = $1M to $1.5M audience • Reality (Wraparound) Episodes - $100,000 to $150,000 x 2 = $200,000 to audience $300,000 play play • Post - $25,000 to $35,00 x 12 = $300,000 to $420,000 sets sets Award Show Award Show script script • Production - $200,000 to $250,000 • Prizes - $75,000 to $125,000 tickets tickets Marketing Marketing curtain curtain Web, Outreach - $200,000 to $400,000 teenagers teenagers teenagers •• PR, Production Fees/Overhead (@ 10% of all in budget) = $300,000 to $400,000 ALL-IN BUDGET PER 13 EPISODE SEASON CYCLE writing writing (10 plays, 2 “Docs” and Award Show, plus marketing): $3.2M to $4.3M ALL-IN BUDGET PER 13 EPISODE SEASON CYCLE light light light Cost: (10 plays, 2 “Docs” and Award Show, plus marketing) practice Cost: practice = $3.3M to $4.5M orchestra orchestra Stages Stages talent talent

Total CostsDescription for Series Year Project Project Description • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

• Preliminary - $200,000 to $250,000 Produced Produced (for(for stage stage by, by, and) and) for television for television in assoin asso • Secondary - $250,000 to $500,000 ciation ciation withwith 10 award 10 award winning winning highhigh school school summer summer drama drama camps camps from from around around the the country country

•where Plays - $25,000 x 10 = $250,000 (to Camps) Presented Presented by (and by (and where appropriate appropriate produced produced in in • Rights - $15,000 x 10 = ($150,000 to Playwrights) affiliation affiliation with) with) thethe 10 10 leading leading PBSPBS producing producing sta-sta• Filming – tions tions in the in the US US - each - each paired paired withwith a geographically a geographically proximate proximate drama drama camp camp • Plays - $75,000 to $125,000 x 10 = $750,000 to $1,250,000 • Reality (Wraparound) Episodes - $100,000 x 2 • Post - $25,000 x 12 = $300,000 • Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind thethe scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled episodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting thethe “stage”, “stage”, andand 12th 12th reinreintroduing troduing thethe kidskids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” the • Production - $250,000 to $350,000 for for home home at at the end end of their of their summers) summers) • Prizes - $250,000 • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce • PR, Web, Outreach - $250,000 to $450,000 andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc..

Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing andand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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Project Milestones

Additional Projects • Follow with similar cycle for 10 college theatre productions (produced in Fall, while high school • Follow with similar cycle for 10 college theatre productions Stages is airing, for broadcast in Spring).

(produced in Fall, while high school Stages is airing, for broadcast in Spring).

• Follow with similar cycle forcycle 8 regional productions Spring (orfilmed through • Follow with similar for 8 repertory regionaltheatre repertory theatrefilmed productions year) for Summer.

Spring (or through year) for Summer.


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Creator Bios Project Project Description Description Friends since their undergraduate days at Yale, Andy (“A.J.”) Gundell is an award winning composer, musician and producer, and Jay Shanker an accomplished entertainment attorney, law professor and author on entertainment industry legal and business topics. • 10 • award 10 award winning winning newnew plays plays and/or and/or musicals: musicals:

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• Plus • Plus 2 behind 2 behind the has the scenes scenes “reality/documentary”styled “reality/documentary”styled practiced entertainment law for nearly thirty years in Los Angeles and also, since 2005, from Oklaepisodes episodes (opener (opener setting setting the the “stage”, “stage”, and and 12th 12th reinreinhoma City. A 1981 graduate of NYU Law School, Shanker has represented individual, corporate and non-profit clients in troduing troduing thethe kids from from all 10 all 10 camps camps as they as they “depart” “depart” all phases of kids the international entertainment industry, including the theatre, and his clients have over the years garnered for Grammy, for home home at the at the endEmmy end of their of and their summers) summers) Oscar, Clio award consideration and recognition. A contributing editor to the Matthew Bender Entertainment Industry Contracts series (Lexis Publishers), and more recently co-author of Entertainment Law & Business • Final(e) • Final(e) episode episode is ais“mini-Tony” a “mini-Tony” styled styled award award prepre (Juris Publishing), Shanker has lectured on entertainment industry topics at UCLA, USC and the American Film Institute sentation, sentation, in which in which stars stars of stage/screen of stage/screen introduce introduce (LA and NYC), and has taught entertainment law at the law schools of both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma andand present present awards awards to the to the toptop playwrights/talent/pro playwrights/talent/pro City University. ductions ductions from from thethe 10 10 featured featured Stages Stages presentations, presentations, andand national national audience’s audience’s votes votes get get tallied tallied for for most most Coincidentally, in 2007, Shanker was representing the director of Focus Features documentary “The Ground Truth” as popular popular production production of the of the year, year, etc.. etc.. Gundell was launching the “Voices” project, which was inspired in part by “The Ground Truth.” Ensuing conversations about the challenges and success of “Voices” led to this collaboration, concept, and initiative. Estimated Estimated perper season season budget budget of $3.2M of $3.2M to $4.3M to $4.3M (including (including development, development, production, production, outreach outreach marketing marketing And in the interest of full disclosure, both Gundell and Shanker are fathers of aspiring (and “inspiring”) teenaged acandand prizes/scholarships prizes/scholarships to playwrights to playwrights andand actors), actors), to be to funded be funded by foundation, by foundation, corporate corporate andand private private grants grants tresses. andand do nations, do nations, andand ancillary ancillary production production revenues revenues

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Stages Project Proposal  

Project proposal to PBS for a highschool drama competition.

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