Franklin Theatrical Group - Tony, Drama Desk, Emmy, Webby, and Grammy nominated - produces projects that examine social issues, human rights, and political justice while elevating the human experience. We commit to expanding the diversity of our team and producing content that not only informs but challenges norms.
Film, television, streaming, and theatre have a responsibility to tell the stories that uplift marginalized voices. To that purpose, we stand against racism and prejudices to promote swift and meaningful change in the entertainment communities, promising to encourage diverse relationships, promote projects that empower inclusivity, and support equitable livelihoods of theatre creators, filmmakers and artists.
Principal Managing Producer
Gregory Franklin is producer and executive producer on the dramatic thriller series, "The Accidental Wolf" starring Kelli O'Hara now on Topic, First Look Media's new streaming platform. Broadway producing credits include; the revival of "Side Show" directed by Bill Condon, "The Velocity of Autumn" starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, "The Visit" starring Chita Rivera, "The Great Society" starring Brian Cox, "Waitress" starring Jessie Mueller and "The Kite Runner" starring Amir Arison. He serves as an advisor on Prodooser, a web-based software that tracks, manages and organizes data digitizing the producer-investor relationship. His nonprofit work with Waterwell centers around the ethos of artist-as-citizen as the foundation for theatrical storytelling to create a more just and humane society through theatre arts training & performance and inspired filmmaking & live events supporting the immigration and veteran communities. He serves on the board of Waterwell.org as Governance Committee Chairperson and advisory board for The Foundation for New American Musicals supporting the creation of new content and providing a voice for the next generation of creators.
Managing Producer & CFO
John Wall brings more than 30 years of experience as a CPA in public practice. He currently manages John Wall, CPA, an accounting and consulting firm located in Gainesville, Virginia. John Wall, CPA serves individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and other entities with complex tax and strategic tax planning issues. The firm has clients in many industries, including entertainment, computer & information technology, real estate, legal services, medical professionals, and government. John’s clients in the entertainment industry include two Washington, DC-based opera companies; The Opera Camerata of Washington and The Washington Opera Society, two local theatre companies; The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, and Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth, Delaware. The Audio Workshop, a recording studio in New York, NY and Production Arts, a video production company based in Washington, DC.
Wayne Holland is on the board of 48 Hours Theatre, a non-profit theatre company based in Ventura County, California, and uses his financial knowledge and love of the stage to consult other small theatre companies. As an associate with Cody Lassen, Wayne produced Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Michael Arden, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. He has worked with Apples & Oranges Arts in their theatre incubator, Theatre Accelerator. He graduated from DePaul University in 2012, summa cum laude, with a degree in finance and real estate finance & investment and has worked for multiple private equity firms. He also writes and is currently working on mounting his original musicals, Monaco and The Somebody Nobody Knows.
Managing Digital Storyteller
Amy Elmore, AICP has over 10 years of experience in digital storytelling, developing equitable communications strategies, and guiding successful community engagement activities. She is currently a Senior Planner/Project Manager with EXP Engineering & Design with a specialty in public involvement. Amy has acted as the Lead Social Media Public Information Officer during emergency activations in Florida and has acted as the PIO and Communications and Outreach Manager for several local and regional planning agencies. She holds a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida and has spoken at the local, state, and national levels about social media strategies, equitable and inclusive outreach, building community partnerships, and successful public engagement.
Social Media Manager
Sarah Mullis has over seven years of experience as a social media manager and digital marketer. As a performing artist she is an AEA actress with numerous NY and regional principal credits in both musical theatre and classical theatre (Fly Guy National Tour, multiple credits at the American Repertory Theatre, original cast Jack and The Giant). After graduating from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, she moved to New York, focusing on the Broadway and comedy improv world. She made a shift to Los Angeles to continue her work as a comedienne and comedy screenwriter, working with The Groundlings company, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and appearing regularly at Flappers, The Pack Theatre and The Comedy Chateau. As she’s developed her social media and digital marketing career she’s discovered that comedy and screenwriting complement this work! Who knew her observational comedy skills and Dad Jokes would resonate with an online audience? #Blessed Her experience includes work with multiple brands across various genres (Keller Williams regional and corporate offices, Horror Equity Fund, Mixed eMotion Theatrix , State Farm, among many others). Sarah loves working with the fellow artists of FTG to bring innovative and exciting theatrical experiences in every medium.
Thank you for your interest in investing in our theatrical projects. If you are an accredited investor, you have an exciting opportunity to join our team of over 50 investors to be in on the ground floor of supporting meaningful and entertaining artistry for stage and screen. Although there is an undetermined level of risk with no guarantee of recoupment or return on your investment, we believe we offer a significant alternative to the usual experience of theatrical arts investing by affording an opportunity to contribute to the theatrical community with diversification and discretion, while pursuing the highest compatibility standard in determining the greatest potential for success. We look forward to hearing from you!