Life of an Actress The Musical is an independent musical film that is also intended to function as an “out of town tryout” towards Broadway. Thus the sound and feel of the film is somewhere between a live performance and a traditional film musical. The film will be released broadly in early 2016. The film stars a number of well-known Broadway performers including: Orfeh (Footloose, Saturday Night Fever and Tony Nominated for Legally Blonde), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On and NBC’s Peter Pan Live), Allison Case (Mama Mia, Hair, Hands on a Hardbody and Mathilda), Bart Shatto (The Civil War, Dracula and Les Miserables) and Xavier Cano (Grease).
Paul Chau is a film producer & director and a Tony-nominated Broadway producer. Films include Life of an Actress The Musical and Another Soul, which is currently in post-production. Broadway shows include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. Paul also has over 20 years of experience in banking and corporate finance. Support for the arts include being a former member of the Lincoln Center Business Council, former Board Member of the Asian American Arts Alliance and teaching seminars and classes at various institutions. Paul has a BA from SUNY at Stony Brook.
Director of photography Ben Wolf and editor Dan Lowenthal will be joining the discussion.
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