Today we’d like to introduce you to Jason Turchin.
Alright, thank you for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us how you got started?
In law school, I started my career in the music business managing different songwriters, from young up-and-comers to well-established award-winning hitmakers. When I graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, I worked for a top law firm in Miami, representing recording artists on the litigation side. As a young lawyer, I worked for one of Florida’s largest personal injury law firms for several years. About 15 years ago, I opened up my law firm, and we’ve grown to be one of the larger product liability law firms in the US.
On the entertainment side, my wife and I founded a charity, Betty Cares, which supports caregivers of injured, sick, and disabled children in hospitals. We would bring in performers each year to help us at charity events. We’ve also been members of different performing arts centers. About 10 years ago, we began investing in Broadway and other theaters. Since then, we’ve continued to help produce several musicals, tours, and other entertainment projects.
That led me to found The Broadway Investor’s Club earlier this year. As an attorney and producer, I found many people asking how they could invest in Broadway shows, films, and other entertainment projects. I realized that access is a major barrier. Broadway seemed like a closed loop, and people worldwide who loved supporting theater couldn’t get in. That all changed once we launched. We’re already working with many new investors and lead producers, and theaters looking for new works, films, and other entertainment projects.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I believe life is fluid. We have to be ready and open to adapting to new things. The pandemic hurt many people, but it also presented new opportunities. We’ve all had our challenges, whether illness, loss of loved ones, mental health struggles, job loss, family issues, etc. I’ve dealt with challenges, but I try to look forward to all of the possibilities ahead of us.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about The Broadway Investor’s Club?
The Broadway Investor’s Club is a club whose members have opportunities to invest in and produce Broadway shows, Broadway national tours, West End shows, cast recordings, films, and other entertainment projects. What sets us apart is that we are made up of accredited investors who love and support the arts, a group made up of attorneys, doctors, business owners, actors, musicians, accountants, investment bankers, wealth managers, entrepreneurs, and more. We have investments in many Broadway and West End shows, including the 8-time Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown, Be More Chill. The new country musical May We All, When Playwrights Kill, the new Neil Diamond musical A Beautiful Noise, On Your Feet UK, and many others. There are no fees for our members to join the Club and no requirement to invest in a project. We want to support the arts and get access to projects we think to have a chance of commercial success.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
My family is my biggest supporter. They give amazing advice, and we have each other’s backs.
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