Services

Creative Direction, Project Management, & Production Services For Digital Media, Immersive Entertainment and Large-Scale Events

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Michael Schwartz is an award winning Creative Director with 15+ years experience working across film, television, theatre, digital, and large-scale events. With his unique background in mixed media and large-scale theatre making, Michael is a passionate storyteller, dedicated community builder, and ardent collaborator. He employs proven forms of theatricality, interactivity, and immersion to communicate strong narratives and help companies and organizations reach tangible goals. He has worked on an eclectic mix of film, TV, experiential, and digital media projects, and in a wide variety of spaces and venues including Broadway theaters, Ivy League universities, national museums, beachfront estates, luxury skyscrapers, convention centers, and major tech company headquarters. A lifelong vegetarian and a cultural carnivore, Michael is committed to building new experiences with fingers firmly on the pulse, while crafting wonder and excitement for a 21st century audience.

EVENT TYPES

  • Galas & Fundraisers
  • Concerts & Parties
  • Award Shows
  • Video Projects
  • Product Launches
  • Non-Profit Events
  • Press & Advertiser Events
  • Conventions & Conferences
  • Theatrical & Mixed Media Events

CREATIVE SERVICES

  • Creative Direction
  • Event Concept/Treatment Writing
  • Event Design & Aesthetic
  • Script, Speech, and Ghost Writing
  • Copy Writing
  • Presentation & Vocal Coaching
  • Choreography & Staging
  • Creative Consulting
  • Photography & Videography

 

  • Audio/Visual Design
  • Art Direction
  • Audience Cultivation
  • Entertainment Acquisition 
  • Social Media Dev & Management
  • Marketing/PR Dev & Management
  • Onsite Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Staffing & Volunteer Recruitment

Recent Projects

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • The 2017 Tony Awards (Nominee’s Luncheon at Rainbow Room, Cocktail Reception at Sofitel, and Gala/After Party at The Plaza Hotel)
  • American Copper Opening Celebration
  • Inbal Dror Fashion Show at Carnegie Hall
  • Uprising Of Love at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway
  • The Blossom Ball at Capitale

THEATRE DIRECTION

  • Peter Pan for The Mountain Play Association at The Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre (4,000 seats, 400 team members)
  • The Drowsy Chaperone for The Yale Dramatic Association at the Yale University Theatre
  • Lost Cause at The Old Vic Theatre in London (Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director) as part of the TS Eliot US/UK Exchange

FILM/ TV DIRECTION + PRODUCING

  • Montana short film
  • Spice It Up! interactive television pilot (currently in development)
  • Pre-taped segments for The 2017 Tony Awards, airing live on CBS
  • Various music, comedy and short doc videos

BRAND ACTIVATION + MANAGEMENT

  • Includes Evian, Comic Con, Disney, King, HBO, Tribeca Film Festival, Pandora, Panasonic, Time Warner Cable, Nautica, Express, Banana Republic, and The Indie Beauty Expo

EVENT DIRECTION

  • Imagine What We Can Do, an immersive, large-scale gala for the non-profit PENCIL, held at The American Museum of Natural History in NYC
  • The Annual Tommy Awards Off-Broadway for The University of Southern California
  • YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala at The Grand Hyatt NYC
  • Various tech company workshops (Google, AOL, Spotify, General Assembly), and fundraisers (including four annual benefits on an East Hampton beachfront estate, combined gross $3m+) for the national tech education non-profit All Star Code

WRITING

  • Multiple full-length TV pilots, including Montana (2016 Sundance Episodic Story Lab Finalist), Pac Heights (2016 SeriesFest Semi-Finalist), The Fools Errand (2017 Barn Arts Residency), and Spice It Up! (co-created with Elspeth Keller Scott, formerly in development with Eko/Warner Music Group)
  • Grant, ghost, copy and speech writing (including speeches made at The White House)
  • Non-fiction, editorial, and humor, including the blog The Adventure Addict