Broadwood Media, a production company from TV, Stage, and Film veteran Bruce Reisman, was created to develop and produce motion picture, television, and stage projects.
Based in Los Angeles and now New York, Broadwood’s founder has expanded to focus on theatrical productions, written by the playwright himself to be developed in Los Angeles, Mid West, and East Coast regional theaters.
The new company’s name was inspired by founder Bruce Reisman’s multi-generational love for all things New York-based, especially live theatre, and his passion for all things Hollywood, beyond cinema.
Broadwood plans to venture into the world of live theatre, a return for Bruce Reisman, who has directed and written over a dozen plays in Los Angeles and in other major cities.
His original play, “Blank”, his first stage work in 30 years, premiered in Los Angeles in 2014 and has since work shopped under its new title, “Drinks Prior to An Abstract Version of the Truth”. Playing mostly under the radar, as most new works do, several critics have hailed Reisman’s play. Producers are now planning to find the right off-Broadway venue for a Spring 2018 premiere.
His last two original plays, “The Fresca Wars” and “Arc Light” both of which he directed as well as wrote, became two of the longest running Equity Waiver plays in Los Angeles history. Each ran close to a year in 99-seat venues.
“As Long as I’m Famous”, the “short” film adaptation of the play, “Drinks Prior…”, is in post-production, and is planned to expand to feature length, starring Drew Cash, Nicholas Luna, Kris Black, and Camille Montgomery.
It tells the “based on a true story” of playwrights Joshua Logan (Luna) and Thomas Heggen (Black) who met in 1948 to adapt Heggen’s classic novel MISTER ROBERTS into the Broadway play of the same name, which would be the first to win the Tony Award for the playwrights.
Told through the eyes of the duo’s typist, Jimmy King (Cash), the young man narrates his “memory” of the tumultuous creative partnership, weaving their often “secretive” personal lives with the journey to Broadway.