What We Do: Schirmer Theatrical, LLC (part of the Wise Music Group) is a creative producer of fully-licensed film with live orchestra concerts, high-end immersive symphonic experiences and theatrical concert productions, producing over 150 concerts around the globe each year. We are the only company of its kind that creates and produces fully-licensed symphonic cinema, commercial symphonic experiences and theatrical concert productions entirely in-house.
How We Started: Schirmer Theatrical is part of Wise Music Group (née the Music Sales Group), one of the leading international independent music companies, comprised of a global group of wholly-owned subsidiary companies active in commercial and classical music publishing (Wise Music Classical), film, television and media (Wise Music Creative), and recordings (Node Records). With the creation of Schirmer Theatrical in 2016, Wise Music is now active in live concerts and theatrical productions as well. We have offices around the globe, and a dedicated group of over 400 amazing employees involved in every facet of the music industry.
How We Work: Schirmer Theatrical’s roster of Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-winning producers, arrangers, directors, production designers, video and sound engineers, works directly with our in-house creative and technical teams to design every facet of high-end film concert and theatrical concert productions, from video and digital development (including editing punches, streamers, click track), score editing and production, to lighting, sound and production design.
Licensing: All of our productions are fully-licensed, including music, film, image, name & likeness and trademark rights. For music rights holders, we offer an unparalleled level of service to insure proper management and tracking of performing rights income in addition to other applicable rights (including rental and/or usage fees), significantly increasing the value and monetization of those rights. Program information from every Schirmer Theatrical production is electronically uploaded monthly to applicable performing rights organizations on behalf of rights holders to insure concert crediting. For film and image rights holders, along with holders of name & likeness rights and trademarks, we offer exceptional service, asset management, income tracking and reporting. We are creator-focused, insuring that all rights holders are appropriately compensated, and their intellectual property properly managed and protected.
Our Track Record: Major film studios, music rights holders, image rights & creative content owners, along with artists & artist estates, have entrusted Schirmer Theatrical to develop high-end, fully-licensed creative content for stage and concert hall, including Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, MGM Studios, Lionsgate Entertainment Corp, Netflix, Media Rights Capital, Sony/ATV, EMI, The Henry Mancini Estate, The Beatles Book Photo Library, and many others. We have created, produced and promoted hundreds of successful concert experiences in leading concert halls, festivals and theaters around the globe.
Our Mission: Create extraordinary and innovative state-of-the art concert experiences that elevate, entertain and enlighten audiences around the globe.
Our Motto: The Future of Music is Visual
Robert Thompson, President & Creative Producer
Alyssa Foster, Executive Producer
Sophie Frankle, Associate Producer
Erik Ochsner, Artistic Advisor
Score Preparation & Editing – G. Schirmer, Inc.
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Corey Field Law Group – Licensing & Legal
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Black Ink Presents – Production Management & Technical Direction
Jeff Sugg, Production Design
Charles Yurick, Video Design Consultant
Tyler Hanes, Choreography