Lauren Rayner Productions offers producing consultations for stage, film, and multi-media on a per-project basis. The difference between consulting and actual producing is that Lauren Rayner does not seek a producing credit for a project for which she only offers advice and suggestions. The only requirement is small acknowledgment of Lauren Rayner Productions in the program (or on the website) by name or logo.
Working with LRP, you are not only hiring a consultant, but getting into a mindset. And LRP’s mindset is a simple one: taking care of the team, will take care of the story. Executive Producer Lauren Rayner is passionate about the artists that she collaborates with and holds them to a high degree of professionalism and talent.
LRP seeks to take on projects that are adventurous, socially-provocative, and challenging. If you find yourself with a burgeoning idea or dream of a production, but no idea where to start, Lauren will guide you on your journey, and will probably learn a great deal from you along the way, too!
Lauren will meet with you one-on-one in person or via phone to discuss becoming a consultant on your project. Expectations will be discussed and a full review of your project will take place after this initial conversation. Once both parties agree to work together, a fee basis will be established and a schedule of meetings and calls will be mutually agreed upon for the duration of your project.
Education and application assistance for fiscal sponsorship
A wealth of knowledge about grant-writing, cultivating individual donors, and creating successful online crowd-funding campaigns
A mixed background of experience across all genres of performance and media
Connections to a variety NYC press contacts and bloggers
Expert at managing and cultivating online communities with social media
Experience with many ticketing software systems for live performances
Extensive knowledge and ability to draft and review budgets, contracts, and agreements
Advice and execution in all aspects of marketing and web / graphic design
And most importantly, Lauren’s personal connections to many talented artists and a variety of producing organizations, all helpful resources in terms of casting, crew hiring, and administrative team members
Lauren Rayner has been on the producing team for over 70 productions since 2004 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Applied Education in Theatre Arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed conservatory training at the British American Drama Academy in London and has completed numerous courses in grant-writing and fundraising at The Foundation Center in New York City. In addition, Lauren has enjoyed leading workshops, guest lecturing and speaking for courses at Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Considered a “crowd-funding expert” since 2010, Lauren has raised over $250,000 with her consulting strategy across 25 online fundraising campaigns.
Find a comprehensive list of projects that Lauren has produced in chronological order, here.
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