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New York, NY 10019
CONTACT: Elisa Shevitz
Telephone: 212-764-1122
Email: EShevitz@broadway.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMMERCIAL THEATER INSTITUTE Announces Fall/Winter Sessions
November 16, 2010
NEW!
INVESTOR RELATIONS Seminar - November 19, 2010

INFORMATIVE!
MARKETING & MEASUREMENT Seminar -December 10, 2010

A FAVORITE!
14-WEEK PROGRAM January 10 – April 11, 2011
application deadline extended to November 30, 2010


The Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) announced upcoming programs now available including seminars, classes, special speakers, and one-day or weekend intensives.

The Commercial Theater Institute, now in its 30th year, is a project of Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League. Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested in the various paths one can take towards creating commercial productions for the stage.  

CTI Executive Director Jed Bernstein commented, “Interest in our programs is at an all time high, especially in challenging economic times. CTI works tirelessly to enhance its popular and most effective programs, while creating new seminars to fulfill the need of an evolving marketplace.”

Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League said, “CTI is a notable program that produces the producers of tomorrow! The Broadway League is proud to partner with CTI's many initiatives.”

INVESTOR RELATIONS SEMINAR: FINDING, SOLICITING, and FUSSING

On November 19, 2010 CTI will launch a brand new one-day Investor Relations Seminar: "Show me the money." How to find it? How to make every investment a positive experience for those involved? This one-day seminar will review specific strategies for how to identify financial sources, how to develop and present an investment proposition, and how to communicate, inform and involve investors as the project unfolds. A list of speakers can be found here.

The seminar will last from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Theatre Row located at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10 th avenues). Registration is now open on CTI's website (commericaltheaterinstitute.com) and costs $125 for pre-registration, $140 for day-of registration, and $110 for alumni and special discount participants. This seminar will also be available on April 8, 2011.

MARKETING AND MEASUREMENT: A HALF-DAY INTENSIVE SEMINAR

On December 10th, CTI will be offering a "Marketing and Measurement" is a one day intensive seminar that will take an in-depth look at topics that include: The Analysis of Wage Reports and 10-Day out schedules ; Box Office Treasurers - your marketing partner; Analysis of e-Blasts, direct mail, and other promotional tools; Identifying and understanding your audience before opening night; and Third Party Promotion Planning.

The Marketing and Measurement Half-Day Seminar will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Theatre Row located at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th). Registration is now open on CTI's website and cost $65 for pre-registration and $75 for day-of registration.

CTI FOURTEEN-WEEK PROGRAM : DEADLINE EXTENDED!

CTI Fourteen Week Program: Advanced Topics for Commercial Producers and Managers (Monday, January 10th – Monday April 11, 2011, 7:00pm-10:00pm).

For more information and registration: www.commercialtheaterinstitute.com.