Services

Services

 

Pre-production
Consultancy

We can help negotiate commissions & rights agreements to get you the best and least risky deal, recommend and broker introductions to theatre owners, and help creatively package your production with industry leading talent to get your show programmed.

Budgeting

We can quickly & accurately draft budgets for any scale of show, from development, fringe or Off West End run to West End season, showing you where you can afford to make savings (and where not to pinch pennies!) according to your ambition and vision for your production.

Casting

We can advise on, and make offers to, above-the-line talent, saving you upfront casting fees before the green light. We can also recommend, liaise with and manage casting directors and attend auditions if required.
 

Creative & Production
Team Recruitment

From our wealth of contacts across all fields, we can recommend and broker introductions to directors, designers, and other creative talent. We also have a database of technical experts in stage management and technical roles, to ensure you have the best team to deliver your creative vision.

Negotiating & Drafting
Contracts

With a background in contractual law, our MD, Tara Finney, is an expert in negotiating & drafting all the contracts you need; commissions, rights agreements, cast and creative team contracts, freelancers, venues and third party service providers, saving you additional legal fees wherever possible.

Commissions &
Development

Have a treatment or first draft script? We can help take your show from page to stage by organising and facilitating readings and workshops, providing dramaturgical notes and advising on the best people to take your project to the next draft. From our extensive contacts we can invite the best producers and venues to public sharings to get your show programmed.
 

UK & International
Tour Booking

We have worked with a huge number of theatres around the UK and abroad and can advise on the ideal scale, houses and the length of your tour. We can book and negotiate your dates, getting you the best deals possible, and reducing your risk on the road. We have good connections to houses in the UK, US, Australia and Middle East in particular.

Production
Accounts

We work with preferred partners on statutory accountancy and production accounts, getting you the best rates and ensuring a coherent service, including weekly updates and forecasting so that you always know your financial position and what’s around the corner, avoiding any nasty surprises!

Investor
Relations

We can manage investor relationships for you, draft user-friendly investor packs, manage subscriptions and provide timely updates on all elements of production, from financial to creative. We understand the importance of keeping your investors up-to-date and the delicacy of those relationships, ensuring that anyone backing your production has a professional and enjoyable experience working with you.
 

Marketing & PR

We work with the best in the industry in marketing and PR, getting you the finest rates and ensuring a coherent service, including signing off campaigns and expenditure, attending meetings and ensuring your production gets the best coverage for the least cost.

Production
Management

We know how important getting the right production manager is. We work with long term, trusted partners, getting you the best rates and ensuring the physical production meets every expectation. We will work with you on costs, attend production meetings and ensure your production is delivered within budget, and most importantly, in line with the artistic ambition of you and your creative team.

Immigration &
Union Relationships

If required, we can advise on immigration issues & VISAs (into the UK, or taking your production abroad). We will inform you of all union agreements and rules with which you need to comply in the UK and can manage the process with local advisors in other territories.
 

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How We Work

 

PARTNERS

We work with preferred partners across a range of additional services including marketing, PR, casting, production management and accounting. We’ve worked with these partners for years, so you will benefit from our close working relationships and we can help to secure the best fee rates.

 

GROUP

LIVE is a joint venture by The Anthology Group and Sightline Group. These parent companies have access to a range of experts and can offer additional services, enhancing LIVE’s offer to its client. The groups offer consultancy and finance advisory services, international touring expertise, can broker relationships with major investors and have access to leading market data in the theatre sector.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Our aim is to develop long-term, valued relationships with our clients. We want to provide a quality of service which will lead to producers coming back to us again and again. We know that to do that we have to take the administrative burden away for producers and let them focus on achieving their creative vision. We know that our job is to ensure your production happens as smoothly as possible, and crucially, within budget.

 

RATES

Controlling budgets is a key part of our role. And that includes our own costs. We keep our weekly fee as low as possible, helping with your capitalisation costs, and allowing your production to reach recoupment as quickly as possible. We can offer tailored fee structures including lowering our fees in exchange for a post-recoupment royalty, tying our reward to the success of your production and keeping us incentivised to ensure your show is a roaring success.

 

Our Team

 

Tara FinneyTARA FINNEY Managing Director

 

Tara is the Managing Director of LIVE General Management. Prior to taking the role, Tara worked independently as a producer and general manager, in the UK and internationally, and also as in-house Producer for Stephen Joseph Theatre, Iris Theatre, Company of Angels and originally trained at Theatre503. Before beginning her theatrical career, Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor, working at US law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

 

Productions include: Honour (Park Theatre), The Greatest Play in the History of the World… (Royal Exchange Theatre, Traverse Theatre; The Stage Edinburgh Award Winner), Build a Rocket (Adelaide Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude Festival; The Stage Best New British Play of the Year), Better Off Dead, Joking Apart, The 39 Steps (Stephen Joseph Theatre), the 20th anniversary production of Disco Pigs (Irish Rep Theatre NYC, Trafalgar Studios; Origins 1st Irish Festival Award Winner, New York Times Critics’ Pick), Ishq (Sadler’s Wells), good dog, And Then Come the Nightjars, Land of Our Fathers (UK Tour), My Mother Said I Never Should (The Other Palace), World Factory (Young Vic), Helver’s Night (York Theatre Royal).
 

 

Tara is supported by an executive team who are experts in their respective fields of creative packaging & development, international touring and finance.

 

DOM HODSON

 

Dom has spent the last decade working on both sides of the stage; as an actor in numerous productions in the West End, regionally and on tour, and now as a producer. As Creative Director of Anthology Theatre – the theatre division of The Anthology Group – Dom oversees all aspects of production, with a particular focus on the creative development of shows.
Dom has first-hand experience working with the best creatives in the industry and can provide insight into building the correct team for any given project. He has developed a number of projects from page to stage, offering dramaturgical support, running development workshops, assisting with casting, and has connections with venue managers and programmers in London and across the UK.

 

MARK PERRY

 

Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of both Sightline Consulting and Sightline Entertainment. Sightline Consulting is an advisory firm to businesses in a range of sectors and specifically in theatre and leisure. Mark has advised individuals and companies for over 20 years on project finance, fundraising, business development and M&A. In the theatre sector specifically, Mark has worked with amongst others, David Ian Productions, Qdos Entertainment, HQ Theatres, International Artistes, and is currently working with major producers on touring productions to new markets around the world.
Sightline Entertainment is a theatrical production company and investment company, which produces and invests in commercial work in London and on regional and international tours. Recent productions include Tryst, Sexy Laundry, Bananaman: The Musical in association with Beano Studios and The Duke in Darkness.

 

FREDDIE RYECART

 

Freddie is the CFO of The Anthology Group. The Anthology Group, formerly Bob&Co, have been behind a number of successful West End productions and national tours (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Wipers Times, Trial By Laughter). The group acts as investment adviser to the Cultural Capital Fund, a unique fund allowing individuals and institutions to access the fast growing and exciting media content markets, with a particular focus on theatre.
Prior to joining Anthology, Freddie trained at PwC in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant specialising in auditing small media production businesses. As the son of two actors Freddie has deep roots in the industry and while he is involved in deal-making across all forms of media, his passion and specialism lies in commercial theatre.




Projects

 

THE ENTERTAINER
UK Tour

THE ENTERTAINER

Anthology Theatre, Simon Friend and Curve present

The Entertainer
by John Osborne


The Entertainer makes its long-anticipated first national tour of the UK, starring Shane Richie (Eastenders, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) in the role he was born to play, general managed by LIVE.

THE WIPERS TIMES
International Tour

THE WIPERS TIMES

Trademark Touring presents

The Wipers Times
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman


Following three successful UK tours and two runs at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End, LIVE is leading the charge on international touring opportunities for the production.

THE DREAMERS
Off Westend

THE DREAMERS

The Dreamers
A new musical by James Beeny
and Gina Giorgio


Following a successful sharing at London’s prestigious Abbey Road Studios, LIVE is assisting the producers in packaging, budgeting and booking a major Off West End venue for the production’s initial run.

TRYST
UK Tour

TRYST

Sightline presents

Tryst
by Karoline Leach


Following a successful first London run starring Natasha Barnes, LIVE is booking the UK tour of Karoline Leach’s taut psychological thriller.

THE POPE
Royal & Derngate

THE POPE

Royal & Derngate and Anthology Theatre in association with Tara Finney Productions present

The Pope
by Anthony McCarten

Written by Oscar-nominee Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything) and starring Anton Lesser (Game of Throne, Endeavour, The Crown), LIVE is leading on the London transfer and UK touring future of The Pope.

A BLACK FELLA WALKS INTO A BAR
UK Tour

A BLACK FELLA WALKS INTO A BAR

a black fella walks into a bar…
by Melanie Pennant


Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award in 2017, a black fella… is the debut play of British Afro-Caribbean writer Pennant. LIVE is booking and general managing the tour of this world premiere production.

 

 

Contact Us

 

TELEPHONE

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OFFICE ADDRESS

51-52 Frith Street, Soho,
London, W1D 4SH

 

 

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