Whether it’s a small staged reading, or a large Broadway spectacle, DTE Management supervises and manages theatrical endeavors of all sizes.
FULL SERVICE GENERAL MANAGEMENT
DTE Management’s Services include: banking and cash management in accordance with budgets and cash flows; negotiating contracts for individuals, goods, and services; direct union negotiation; financial reporting; company payroll; consulting on marketing and advertising strategies; and providing general support for production’s business and financial activities.
BUDGETING AND CASH MANAGEMENT
DTE Management will prepare standard financial packages including Production and Weekly Operating Budgets, Royalty pools, Recoupment Schedules and Profit Potential. We oversee preparation of accounts, financial reporting, provide weekly Profit and Loss statements, and run payroll. We will also work with clients to tailor specific needs.
UNION RELATIONS AND NEGOTIATION
DTE Management will negotiate directly with the theatrical unions to provide special agreements, as well as any Commercial Bargaining Agreements for Broadway and Off-Broadway.
DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE SEARCH
DTE Management will work closely with producers to determine the production’s needs. With our extensive database, we are able to assist in finding the right Director, Designers, and other key creatives to assemble a strong team.
BOX OFFICE REPORTING
DTE Management will advise on pricing strategy and will oversee daily ticket sales, providing reports on sales and buying patterns.
PRESS AND MARKETING
DTE Management will provide options for marketing and press representatives and will oversee campaigns and publicity.
DTE Management will oversee that all business of the production is running smoothly, including but not limited to: taxes, accounts payable and receivable, union relationships, merchandising, and bookkeeping.
READINGS AND DEVELOPMENT
DTE Management will advise on the various developmental union guidelines and contracts and codes, create a budget, book an appropriate venue for the rehearsals and the presentation, hire key creatives and production staff, send out invitations to producer’s guests and an extensive industry list, and collect RSVPs. DTE staff will be on-site on the day of the presentation, checking in guests and providing general support.
DTE Management will work with Producers on an hourly basis to provide General Management consulting on a variety of subjects relating to the development of your show.
RYAN CONWAY – General Manager
Before coming to DTE Management, Ryan Conway worked in commercial theatre in New York City as a company manager for some of Broadway’s biggest shows, including Mamma Mia!, Billy Elliot, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Macbeth. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he studied Performing Arts Management. Ryan is a proud member of the Broadway League, and a Board Member of the Off-Broadway League.
ROBERT E. SCHNEIDER – Associate General Manager
Robert Schneider first worked with DTE Management in 2016 as the Company Manager of Trip Of Love. Prior to that, he was on the company management team of Broadway’s Amazing Grace. Some favorite past productions include Zanna, Don’t!, The Donkey Show, Here Lies Jenny, All Is Love, Serenade, and Freud’s Last Session. Robert has a BA from Hampshire College and a JD from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
BENJAMIN BROOKS – Company Manager: Avenue Q
Benjamin Brooks joins DTE after working as the Manager, Rockettes Operations at Radio City Music Hall. He has held various theater administration and management positions for Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Line, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Actors Equity Association, among many others. Prior to these, he pursued various career endeavors including performing, teaching, and being a professional mascot. Ben graduated from Temple University with a BA in Theater and English.
MARGARET SKOGLUND – Company Manager: Once On This Island
Margaret Skoglund joins Once On This Island after company managing Disney’s The Lion King First National Tour. Past company management experience includes Side Show (Broadway), Mamma Mia! (Broadway), Disney’s Newsies First National Tour, and First Wives Club (Chicago tryout). Margaret is a proud member of the Duke University Alumni Association Board.
FRANK WRIGHT – Assistant Company Manager: Once On This Island
Frank Wright joins Once On This Island after performing in Disney’s The Lion King for the past 20 years. Past shows include Miss Saigon (Broadway), A Christmas Carol, Once on This Island (Alliance Theater /Atlanta, GA), and My Children, My Africa (Seven Stages/ Atlanta, GA).
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
• Project Management Professional (PMP ®)
• Quickbooks Pro Certified User
• Karrass Effective Negotiating Certificate
• Notary Public, State of New York