¬†Starbooker Presents, LLC President, Jeffrey Bowen will be speaking at the 2014 Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference (SEAC).¬†
This annual event held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro gives attendees the opportunity to learn from the experts about marketing, funding and business skills.¬† Presenters at the conference include successful visual artists, authors and performers, plus professionas who help creative entrepreneurs build successful careers.¬†
The organizers are expecting 350+ attendees at the February 22 conference.¬† Most attendees are around fifty percent college students (from 19 different universities last year) and fifty percent emerging/mid-career creative professionals.¬† Most are from North Carolina but attendees from throughout the south and beyond have attend previous conferences.
For more information on the 2014 conference visit:¬† http://seac.uncg.edu
Starbooker Presents, LLC is also participating in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Growing Entrepreneurs by Mentoring Students (GEMS).¬†¬†
This program is an exclusive, high profile program that is open to college students in Greensboro, North Carolina who are at junior level and above.¬† Through a competitive application process, top entrepreneurial students are selected and matched one-on-one with experienced entrepreneurs who serve as mentors.¬†
The program runs throughout the academic year and includes 20 students and 20 mentors.¬† In addition to monthly one-on-one mentoring sessions, the program includes dinners, receptions and participation in other activities to encourage networking and information sharing among mentors and students.
Jeffrey and Holly Bowen, owners of Starbooker Presents, LLC are mentoring Clifford Waddell, a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina who is majoring in entrepreneurship with a minor in travel and tourism management.¬† Waddell hopes to eventually become a promoter with emphasis on special events, and new promoter marketing techniques.
AWA Partners is proud to announce that they are joining forces with OBB/Off Broadway Booking ¬†to expand operations as a full-service agency.¬† The new company will operate under the banner of AWA Partners and provide tour direction and booking for attractions spanning from multi-week national tours to single night performances, domestically and internationally, and in venues ranging from performing arts centers of all sizes to arenas and clubs.¬† Partners in the newly expanded company will be L. Glenn Poppleton, ¬†Alison Spiriti and Orin Wolf.¬†¬† L. Glenn Poppleton will serve as president of the agency.¬†¬† Alan Wasser and Allan Williams will continue as founding partners in the company.
Joining the AWA Partners team from OBB are VP of Booking, Glenn White, and booking agent Jalaina Ross.¬†¬† Nicole Hatcher, Chanelle Dompig and Shannon Hucker will continue with their positions in Operations.¬†
From AWA Partners, Robin Mishik-Jett, Vice President, along with Sean Mackey, Director of Operations/Business Affairs and Jessica Francis, Operations Manager, will also continue in their present positions.¬†
OBB/Off Broadway Booking was established in 2005 as a booking agency dedicated to the promotion and awareness of Off Broadway as a brand of excellence in theater to audiences outside of New York City. Since that time, OBB has grown into a full-service booking agency placing musicals, special events and award-winning solo shows in theaters across the country.¬†
OBB is uniquely committed to creating economically viable quality touring productions able to accommodate hundreds of small and mid-size markets, while still providing Broadway level programming to the larger markets.¬† Current productions at OBB include I Love Lucy-Live on Stage, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Celebrity Autobiography, Seth's Big Fat Broadway Show, Sing-a-Long Sound of Music and Grease, For the Record: John Hughes in Concert, The Aluminum Show, among many others.¬† Producing partners include Will Prather (Prather Entertainment Group) and John Styles (StylesFour Productions).
AWA Partners specializes in tour management and direction for Broadway, family shows and attractions including Green Day's American Idiot, A Christmas Story the Musical, Chaplin the Musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!-The musical, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow-Stories by Heart, For the Record's Tarantino In Concert andHuman Nature in Concert, among many more.¬†
Past projects include The Phantom of the Opera, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Cirque Dreams, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Monty Python's Spamalot, Angels in America, Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer Live!, DreamWorks Madagascar Live, Merchant of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham, and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.
For more information on AWA Partners, please visit: www.AWA-Partners.com or contact Jeffrey Bowen, via the Contact page on this website.