producer MICHAEL ROIFF

Date: 

Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St.

Producer Michael RoiffPresented by Learning From Performers and American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University

ADMISSION: Free; seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.

Michael Roiff ’01 is the founder of Night & Day Pictures, a Los Angeles-based boutique production and development company that released the film “Waitress” in 2007, which is currently the basis for a new stage musical of the same name in production at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Roiff will discuss his career and current trends in the film and theater business during a conversation/Q&A co-sponsored by the A.R.T.

When “Waitress” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and became the highest grossing specialty release of the year, Michael Roiff was named one of the “10 Producers to Watch” by Variety. Vice President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals while an undergraduate, Roiff’s acted in and directed so many other plays at Harvard that he “can’t remember them all.”

Roiff’s additional credits include: the Lifetime film “Restless Virgins”; Neil Abramson’s “American Son” (Nick Cannon, Melonie Diaz), which premiered at Sundance where it was acquired by Miramax; Brin Hill’s “Ball Don’t Lie” (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nick Cannon, Melissa Leo), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; and Cheryl Hines’ “Serious Moonlight” written by Adrienne Shelly, director-writer of “Waitress” (Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long) which also debuted at Tribeca where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. He has also been a producer on the Ball Up Streetball Tour airing nationwide on Fox Sports Net.