Franklin Theatrical Group offers a significant alternative to the usual experience of theatrical arts investing. We afford an opportunity to contribute to the theatrical community with discretion, while pursuing the highest compatibility standard in determining the greatest potential for success. Emmy, Webby, Tony and Drama Desk nominated, Franklin Theatrical Group has produced and funded over 20 theatrical, film, television and new media productions.
Gregory Franklin leads with 40 years of entertainment experience as Principal Managing Partner of Franklin Theatrical Group which holds multiple award nominations in theatre and television. Mr. Franklin is a Stage Scene LA and Ticket Holder Award-winning Actor and Ovation, Garland, Robbie and Dramalogue Nominated Actor. He has served Actors Equity Association on the 99 Seat Committee and as deputy on projects working under 99 Seat Agreement, Letters of Agreement, Small Professional Theatre, Hollywood Area Theatre, Short Engagement Tour and additionally has worked under Theatre for Young Audiences, Civic Light Opera and Chicago Area Theatre contracts as well as SAG-AFTRA and American Guild of Musical Artists. Mr. Franklin is the recipient of the 2011 American Planning Association Award for Citizen Planner in Los Angeles County for his historic preservation work through Preserve Burbank with the City of Burbank, CA. He serves on the board of Waterwell.org as Governance Committee Chairperson.
John Wall brings 25 years of experience as a CPA in public practice with John J. Wall, CPA, located in Gainesville, Virginia. He is Partner and CFO of Franklin Theatrical Group, which has produced and funded over 20 productions for Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theatre, film and television. John’s firm serves individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and other entities with complex tax issues including investments, multi-state tax filings, and ownership in one or more businesses serving clients in entertainment, government, real estate, medical professionals, and computer & information technology.
Wayne Holland is an Associate Managing Partner with Franklin Theatrical Group. 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 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 also writes and is currently working on mounting his original musicals, Monaco and The Somebody Nobody Knows.