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Party With A Purpose™ - Wed, Aug 31

posted Sep 7, 2011, 1:43 PM by Rachel McKinney   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 11:57 AM ]

RoaN's Producer Panel Discussion will cover the ups, the downs, and everything in between with of the art of producing. Featured guests will speak about their experiences, how they've persevered, what tools they use to make their projects come to life, and much much more. Come join RoaN on this exclusive ONE-NIGHT-ONLY INDUSTRY DISCUSSION with these amazing producers of film, theater & webisodes!

WHERE: Manhattan Theater Club Creative Center, 311 W 43rd St, 8th Fl, Studio 2, NYC

JOHN GALLAGHER is a New York-based director, writer, and producer, with 12 features and 13 short films to his credit. His company 305 Media Group is in active pre-production on three motion pictures with John as writer-director: the romantic comedySam, the horror movie Digger 3D, and the gangster comedy Fickle. His last four features as writer-director -- Blue Moon, The Deli, Men Lie, Cupidity -- earned a dozen awards in international film festivals, and his short films The Aristofrogs, Beautiful, Expatriate, And The Winner Is, Timeless, Acting Class and Penance have also screen around the world. Among the actors he's worked with as producer-director are Ben Gazzara, Zach Braff, Rita Moreno, Ice T, John Leguizamo, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Amanda Peet, Chris North, Jerry Stiller, Mary Stuart Masterson, Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore and Denis Leary. John was a producer on The Insurgents, Animal Room and Mother's Day Massacre, exec producer on Mango Tango, High Times' Potluck, Liberty!, and co-exec producer on the award-winning feature doc Tanzania: A Friendship Journey. He has taught and lectured extensively at schools, seminars and international film festivals on screenwriting, filmmaking, film acting, improvisation and film history (

LORI HAMILTON is an award-winning writer/producer with 5 Best of Shows, multiple Addy's, Amy's, Effies and a Clio. She has written, directed and produced over 30 short films, many of have been voted "Walking Tall" on the website  created by Will Farrell and Adam McKay. The Inventor is Lori's second screenplay.

In addition to her short film work, Lori has written 23 television pitches to date with several going to full budget, several are still in consideration for companies such as Lionsgate, IFC, Fuse, Oxygen, The Sundance Channel and TBS.


Lori has also written and produced four one-person shows (Chick Stuff, My Angel Aileen, The 12 Labors of Hercules, A Modern-Day Myth, and Fairy Godmother’s, Psychic Friends and Other Myth Information, which toured the country as part of the National New Play Festival).  She has served as humor columnist for the Journal of Financial Advertising and Marketing, a publication funded by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, among others.


Learn more on her website

NOEL NEEB began her career as a director and producer at Capitol Repertory Theatre in Albany. After moving to NYC, Noel co-founded RoaN Productions and has since then been launching new works and classics Off-Off Broadway, nationally & internationally. 

She gained critical acclaim for directing the European Premiere GRASMERE at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TOUGH GUYS DON'T SHOOT BLANKS at the Fringe NYC at the Barrow Street Theatre and DISILLUSIONED at the Midtown International Theater Festival (picked up for an extended run & Winner, Top 3 Short Subject Plays). 

She is an Associate Member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, a Lincoln Center Director's Lab Alumna and has studied with Jean-Guy Lacat and viewpoints creator Mary Overlie. 

Noel produces:
*RoaN Reading Series (readings of plays/screenplays)
*Party With A Purpose™ (industry panel discussions/events/network​ing)

Check out: for a complete list of credits!

MAITELY WEISMANN is an independent self-producer and performer dedicated to presenting exciting new plays, indie films, new media, TV concepts and various other artistic collaborations.
Diving head first into the entertainment world nearly 15 years ago, Maitely began her independent producing career in Albany's regional theater venues before moving to Manhattan's off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and sketch comedy stages.
After many years of cutting her teeth as an independent theater producer, Maitely has since added film and video to her wheelhouse. Recently, she co-created and executive produced the web series and soon-to-be franchise of Mother Eve's Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood, assisted as a producer for the increasingly successful show Downsized the web series, is now proud to be completing post-production for her first independent feature film and is deep in the funding stages for a promising new independent feature, White Alligator.
For commercial inquiries, please contact her representatives at Don Buchwald & Associates. AEA AFTRA SAG.