Allan Knee (Author)

is the author of the play, THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, which was the basis for the film FINDING NEVERLAND (starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslett). He wrote the book for the Broadway musical, LITTLE WOMEN (music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein), starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern. Among his other works are the romantic dance drama, SYNCOPATION, which won an American critics theater award, and is currently touring Australia;  SHMULNIK’S WALTZ (music by David Shire), SANTA ANITA ’42, and A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM, about the life of Edgar Allan Poe.  For PBS he wrote the four-part adaptation of THE SCARLET LETTER. In independent film, he has written, ESTHER’S DIARY, for Bright Shining City Productions, and is currently working on FILM NOIR, for FilmNoir Productions.  Allan is a graduate of the Yale Drama School.  

Jana Robbins (Producer)

Jana Robbins is a Tony and Drama Desk nominated producer for the 2009 Broadway production of RAGTIME, joining Kevin McCollum and Manny Azenberg to transfer the highly successful Kennedy Center Production. In 1995 she founded BETTER WORLD PRODUCTIONS in order to "present theater and film entertainment that inspires us to create a Better World". Jana made her Broadway producing debut with Allan Knee's LITTLE WOMEN starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern and her Off-Broadway producing debut with I LOVE YOU BECAUSE. Other Off-Broadway producing credits include WHITE'S LIES starring Betty Buckley and Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT with producer Daryl Roth earning her a second Drama Desk nomination.

Jana helped to develop and produced THE PARTICIPANT in association with Chazz Palminteri, written by and starring Dayton Callie of TV's DEADWOOD. The show was nominated for a Best Solo Performance Award by LA Weekly. She also helped to develop and produce, "The Last Days of Frankie The Fly" a film starring Keifer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper and Daryl Hannah, and "Executive Target" with Roy Schieder and Michael Madsen.

Jana served as Executive Producer for its first production at the 59E59 Street Theater, and produced its next developmental production in Association with The Blank Theater Company in Los Angeles starring Luke McFarlane of "Brothers and Sisters". She is also producing MANAGING MAXINE which opened the 12/13 season at The Human Race Theater Co. in Dayton, Ohio and developing ROOF OF THE WORLD by D. Tucker Smith, which she was producing with her partner on LITTLE WOMEN, Randall Wreghitt, who will be sadly missed.

For more information: www.janarobbins.com

Craig Haffner (Producer)

is a Tony nominated Broadway Producer (RAGTIME 2010), an Emmy award winning television writer/producer and an Eisner Award winning comic book editor. Craig's writing career launched in situation comedies for CBS and ABC and progressed into studio and television network marketing. The “business” part of “Show-“ was next with executive and producing jobs for the ABC Network and the ABC station group. As cable television dawned Craig founded Greystone Films & Television (1987-2007) which produced thousands of hours of factual, scripted and live event programming.

In 2007 Craig became a founding partner of New Comic Company, raising funding and purchasing all rights to the Warren Publications graphic comic novel titles CREEPY Magazine, EERIE Magazine. That material is being developed as feature films, scripted television series-both live action and animated, internet as well as print.

Other theatre projects for Broadway include John Berendt's MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL and AFRAID OF THE DARK for Off Broadway.

 

La Vie Productions 
(General Manager)

is dedicated to developing, producing and managing new works, fostering new talent and attracting new audiences. Current producing and general management projects include: I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD (by Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford, Kathleen Marshall, Director / Choreographer), MR RICKEY CALLS A MEETING (a Broadway-bound play by Ed Schmidt), ACADEMY (w/book, music & lyrics by John Mercurio), LIBERTY A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN (off-broadway 2014), 100 YEARS INTO THE HEART, TAKING STEP THREE13 (rock-musical adaptation of Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"), a new Korean musical in development by OD Musical Company called SPIN, and the independent feature film HOW WE GOT AWAY WITH IT. www.lavieproductions.com

 

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