Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jim Augustine and Oren Michaels, the founders of the League of Live Stream Theater (LOLST).
We talk about how the League of Live Stream Theater came into existence, its purpose, the challenges of filming non-profit theatre, the process of filming, the challenges of archiving, LOLST’s Revenue Generating Grant Program and the upcoming stream of Jocelyn Bioh’s Broadway play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.
Jim Augustine is a media and tech entrepreneur. Formerly COO of Zuckerberg Media, he most recently co-founded ZM subsidiaries Sue's Tech Kitchen, the Zuckerberg Institute, Broadway Beta Ventures, and Assemble Stream Inc. As Co-Founder & Managing Director of Broadway Beta Ventures, he facilitated investments in Hadestown (Best New Musical), Lin Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme (Special Tony Award), The Inheritance (Best New Play), Magic Mike Live, and more. As Co-Founder & COO of Assemble Stream, Jim worked with Second Stage to produce the first-ever simulcast run of a Broadway show (Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s).
Oren Michaels is an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and advisor to technology startups in the US and internationally. As CEO, he co-founded Mashery in 2006, taking an idea on a napkin and $100k in seed funding through multiple venture and strategic funding rounds and acquisition by Intel. In the theater world, Oren is the former executive director and CEO of The Groundlings and serves on the board of Second Stage. He is co-producer of the upcoming Broadway musical Lempicka.
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Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.