Join Our Expert Chat on September 2: Virtual Venues — The Show Must Go On(line)

Right now, venues are looking at the first quarter of 2021 and beyond to return to production on live events. In fact, in our survey of Goldstar organizers, 40% of them plan to return to in-person shows in the first quarter of 2021. How can we earn revenue and keep audiences engaged until then? The answer is virtual events. We’ve tapped two virtual event experts to share how they’ve brought their live events online with streaming and video. 

Join Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy, Thomas Cott (Senior Director of Marketing & Creative Content for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and producer-director Jeremy Wein (Play-PerView, NYC Podfest) for our Expert Chat on Wednesday, September 2 at 3:00pm Eastern Time. 

Jim will also have the latest results from our ongoing survey of Goldstar subscribers and a look at the consumer Return Readiness Score.

Register here.

More about our guests:

Jeremy Wein is a producer and director based in Brooklyn, New York. Jeremy’s producing credits include Kevin McDonald: ALIVE (Theatre Row, Dynasty Typewriter), Neva (Brooklyn College), Godspell (2011 Broadway Revival) and Faux Snow (Thespis Theater Festival), Take Me Home (Incubator Arts Project, Associate Producer, dir. Meghan Finn) and the 2012 documentary The Bitter Buddha (Co-Producer). He is also the founder of the New York City Podcast Festival, which he produced from 2013-2018. His directing credits include 8 by Dustin Lance Black (BMCC) and Neva by Guillermo Calderon (Brooklyn College). He recently produced the debut EP for The U.S Open (featuring Shawn Randell, William Jackson Harper, Steven Boyer, Diana Oh, Jeff Biehl and Bobby Moreno), which will be released later this year. Follow him on Twitter at @thismyshow.

Thomas Cott is Senior Director of Marketing & Creative Content for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where he has worked since 2008. He oversees its brand management, creative direction, audience development, media projects, and multi-channel marketing. Most recently, Thomas has led the Ailey organization’s free online programming initiative called “Ailey All Access.” This series of newly filmed and pre-recorded video content launched on March 30, 2020, and to date it has reached over 27 million people across 121 countries on social media channels. Thomas’ wide-ranging career has encompassed producing and administrative roles in dance, theater, music, and video — taking him from Broadway to television, from Lincoln Center to Ailey. However, he is perhaps best known in the arts industry for his side activity called “You’ve Cott Mail,” an influential daily email digest of news and commentary which he curated from 1997 until 2016; YCM continues today on his Twitter account (@youvecottmail).

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