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I am a Renaissance Woman!
I have more than 30 years of work and leadership experience in the areas of theatre and event production management.
Currently I am the owner of BusyGal Television - BGTV which is a ROKU Channel that will soft launch beginning in April 2020 with a future full launch by December 2020.
BGTV will be on all the major streaming platforms, such as Amazon Fire; ROKU; Apple TV and Chromecast just to name a few. BGTV has a potential reach of over 800 million viewers. Additionally, because BGTV is in association with the The Reewind Network with ZTV, programming will also be aired on Comcast Cable in several regions in 2020 and positioned to be nationally syndicated by the end of 2020 thus giving BGTV an even larger audience share.
Given the shift to streaming environments for personal, professional and entertainment use, ROKU, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Chromecast is featured front and center on newly purchased "Smart TV's" now, which provides consumers, at the time of purchase, automatic access to these Streaming Platforms!
BGTV will provide Streaming, Pay Per View, and On Demand programming & shows via both Free and Subscriber based media platforms.
BusyGal, LLC exists to inspire Women Over 40 globally to re-invent themselves, ignite hope through Entrepreneurship, and embrace their 2nd Chances in their 2nd Chapters of Life!
I hold the unique distinction of having been the general manager of the internationally reknowned theatrical awards show, The Drama Desk Awards, for 10 years (2001-2010). As General Manager of The Drama Desk Awards, I oversaw all production and administrative areas of the awards show which was televised by PBS in 25 markets nationwide; and coordinated hospitality, arrivals and logistics for celebrity hosts and presenters. Outside of my tenure with The Drama Desk Awards, I was the Theatrical General Manager for the Broadway bound show JUDAH BEN-HUR and I was an Associate Producer on the Broadway show, ANGELS The Musical. I am proud to have also managed the World Premiere, Off Broadway of Magis Theatre Company’s CS Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE which received NY Times critical acclaim in January 2007. Additionally, co-produced the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show, KING DAVID, at The Promise Theatre in 2009.
In 2012, I was honored to project manage an event for Walt Disney Imagineering|Creative Entertainment. I produced a Programming Charrette for Disney's newest theme park - the Shanghai Disney Resort. I was mandated to gather a wide variety of participants (Disney executives, nationally and internationally renown theatrical producers and performing arts programming directors) from within and outside of Disney, with the objective of developing a unique programming strategy for the theater that is authentic to a Disney property while at the same time due to its location and surroundings, distinct to Shanghai.
Outside of NYC theatrical, project and event management, I have also acquired experience in Film Distribution because I had a short assignment working with with writer/director Derrick Warfel wherein I was hired as the interim VP of Theatrical Distribution and Marketing on a 10-week assignment. I was able to garner a ten city national theatrical distribution deal, for his made for DVD independent psychological horror film, MIDNIGHT RECKONING.
Serving as a consultant to Red Carpet Media Partners in 2006, I jointly conceptualized, developed, and produced, with the partners of RCMP, high profile charity events, national media campaigns, charity photo shoots, benefit concerts and tours, charity singles, audio podcasts, video projects, and televised programming. Celebrity partners with whom I have worked include, Don Cheadle, John Legend, Iman, Ben Jelen, Djimon Hounsou, Denise Rich and The Roots. Non-profit clients include the American Diabetes Association, Save Darfur Coalition, and the United Nations.
I am an MFA graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts’ Theatre Management and Producing Program. While in school I worked on the original Broadway cast production of Disney Theatrical’s THE LION KING and CHICAGO, The Musical. At Actor’s Equity Association, I served as a Business Representative and successfully wrote and executed over 85 Off Broadway theatrical contracts.
Unique traits: I have worked both in theatre and film, Hollywood and Broadway. If you have finished projects for which you are seeking distribution, connect with me at www.busygaltv.com
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