Tag: Theatrical

Actor’s Express Launches Virtual Downstage: A Theatrical Online Experience

Programming includes a new play reading, a weekly monologue series, and a one-woman show. 

Actor’s Express launches Virtual Downstage: A Theatrical Online Experience. Fall 2020 will include a slate of online programming including a new play reading, a weekly monologue series, and a one-woman show.

Artistic Director Freddie Ashley said, “As theatre companies across Atlanta and the nation continue to assess when we can return to live, in-person programming, we wanted to think about different kinds of work that can resonate with our audiences online. We have curated a slate of work that speaks to our current moment in thoughtful and varying ways.”

Virtual Downstage: An Online Theatrical Experience is a new online initiative by Actor’s Express to provide premiere theatrical entertainment to patrons at-home. Virtual Downstage is supported by Fulton County Arts & Culture COVID-19 Small Business Relief – Virtual Arts Initiative. Actor’s Express will produce digital content between

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Lionsgate Vice Chairman Believes the Pandemic Permanently Changed the Theatrical Business

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns thinks there is no going back to the pre-pandemic business model for theaters. “I think the theatrical business is changed forever. And it probably took a pandemic to actually start to move that along,” Burns said during a Goldman Sachs conference on Wednesday, arguing that the industry will see more windowing deals similar to the agreement between Universal and AMC, which allows the studio to take films out of the theaters and put them on streaming after only 17 days. “The idea that we have three weekends theatrically and then some sort of rev share arrangement… that’s certainly interesting,” he said, noting that Lionsgate would be interested in a similar type of arrangement. Burns pointed to the studio’s upcoming movie “Antebellum” as an example of a future, multi-platform model for theatrical releases. Also Read: Bob Bakish Explains Why ViacomCBS Chose Paramount+ Name for Rebranded Streaming

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