Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical
VER’s exclusive 35LIVE! team and technology came together for the live taping of Disney Theatrical Productions’ Newsies: The Broadway Musical. Based on a real-life campaign in 1899, when New York’s newsboys started a strike for better pay, the musical follows a rag-tag group of children and teenagers hawking papers across the city.
Working with Production Company Steam Motion and Sound, VER’s National Account Executive Morgan Kellum facilitated the gear prep and onset support with the production team. Along with Producer Naomi Stevens, Director Brett Sullivan, Director of Photography Clayton Jacobsen, and Producer Paul Morphos, Kellum pre-planned the workflow to support the large sensor multicam 35 live job.
VER provided eleven ARRI Alexa Mini and Amira camera packages with Leica Summicron primes and Angenineux Optima 28-340 lenses. After shooting the live stage show at Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre, the film debuted in selected theatres mid February. Put on by Fathom events, the film was among their top box office hits.