VIVEK  J. TIWARY

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Vivek J. Tiwary is an acclaimed producer of musical entertainment from Tony Award-winning Broadway shows to groundbreaking immersive experiences, a Grammy Award-winning record producer, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and a media financier/investor. He is the founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group (TiwaryEnt.com).

Vivek’s graphic novel The Fifth Beatle won numerous literary awards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award and two Harvey Awards. It’s a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives. Vivek secured unprecedented access to Beatles music for its TV adaptation, for which Vivek is writer + Executive Producer.

Vivek is currently the lead producer of Broadway hit Jagged Little Pill (based on Alanis Morissette’s classic album), nominated for 15 Tony Awards including Best Musical—second only to Hamilton (16) for the most ever—and the best reviewed show of the season. Vivek also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for producing the Jagged Little Pill cast recording. Past Broadway productions Vivek has either been a financier or Producer on include such groundbreaking work as Green Day’s American Idiot, A Raisin In The Sun, The Addams Family, A Little Night Music, and both of Mel Brooks’ musicals The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Combined, these productions have won 25 Tony Awards and 59 Tony nominations.

Vivek is also a pioneering producer in the world of site-specific, tech-based, and immersive theatre. He consulted on the creation and development of The Walking Dead Escape and The Walking Dead Experience. He served on the Board of Directors for New York’s seminal GAle GAtes—considered to be the founders of immersive theatre. He also produced experiential shows and installations for boundary-pushing companies such as The Wooster Group, Fischerspooner, and the São Paulo Art Biennial.

Prior to founding TEG and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Vivek held a number of major label music-industry positions and has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears.

Among many charitable pursuits, Vivek is the Co-Founder of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that uses music and entertainment to complement the healing process.

Vivek is a magna cum laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a cum laude graduate of the Collegiate School in New York City. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio.

Vivek is a two-time honoree (2020, 2021) of Gold House’s A100 List to celebrate Asians and Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and their transformative contributions to society.

He lives in New York with his inspiring wife Tracy and their delightful children Kavi and Nandini.

Follow Vivek on Twitter at @vivekjtiwary

Watch Vivek’s TEDx Talk at: http://ow.ly/D5Trw

Vivek is represented by Angela Cheng Caplan at Cheng Caplan Company and Larry Kopeikin at Kopeikin Law PC. For inquiries on speaking engagements and appearances, please contact speakers@tiwaryent.com.


JACK LESLIE

Jack Leslie is an experienced executive who has been in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years. Prior to joining TEG+, Jack served at Netflix as the Director for Original Family Films, where he was responsible for finding, developing, and overseeing production of projects that fit into the kids/teens/family space, many of them music driven. Some of his Netflix projects include A Week Away, True Spirit, and Kenny Ortega’s Auntie Claus. Prior to Netflix, Jack was President of Production at The Donners’ Company, working closely with Lauren Shuler Donner (X-MenDeadpool) and the late Richard Donner (Lethal WeaponSuperman). During his 16-year tenure with the Donners, Jack was responsible for finding and developing properties for Mrs. Donner to produce and Mr. Donner to direct. These included Lethal Weapon 5The Secret Life of BeesHotel for DogsShe’s the Man (which Jack also co-wrote), The Vampire’s Assistant, and more. Jack’s first job as an executive was at Fox 2000, developing such projects as Never Been Kissed, Flicka, Aquamarine, Dragon Ball Z, and Fever Pitch. Jack is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law and lives in Los Angeles.


ELIE LANDAU

Elie Landau is veteran entertainment industry executive with more than 25 years of experience as a producer, manager, and creative consultant. 

An Emmy and two-time Tony Award nominee, Elie’s producing credits on Broadway include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower starring Amy Schumer, You’re Welcome America starring Will Ferrell, Speed-the-PlowThe HomecomingNovember, and the Tony-winning 2003 revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, as well as the award-winning documentary film “Paper Clips”.

As a manager, his career has included stints in the offices of James B. Freydberg and Robert Kamlot, at Jujamcyn Theaters, and 17 years at 101 Productions, Ltd., where his credits included the Broadway productions of Spamalot, Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks, the Broadway, touring, and international companies of The Addams FamilyNice Work If You Can Get It, Seminar, Romeo & Juliet, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harrisfor which he also served as Executive Producer of its Grammy-nominated original cast recording. 

From Fall 2015 through Spring 2019, Elie served as Executive Producer for Triptyk Studios, where he oversaw the financial and operational components of the company’s development and production slate, which included theatre, as well as film, television, and web-based productions.

For the past three years, he has served as an independent consultant for a wide variety of creative producers and arts organizations including New York City Center (Encores!), Broadway Entertainment Group, Broadway Community Project, Becoming Broadway 2021, SubCulture NYC, CharityBids, and Multipleoutlet Productions.

In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer at TEG+, Elie also currently serves as General Manager for The Museum of Broadway, opening in Times Square in Summer 2022.

He is a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of The Broadway League, and a board-certified member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers.