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Vivek J Tiwary

Tony Award Winning Producer and NY Times Best Selling Author
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Biography

Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television and graphic novels. He is the producer and writer of The Fifth Beatle, a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. Tiwary became the first ever to win the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Reality-Based Work” as a first-time comics writer. In addition, The Fifth Beatle has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is in development to shoot in 2014.

Tiwary is attached to lead produce a Broadway adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The production will include the participation of Morissette, as well as that of Pulitzer and Tony award winner Tom Kitt. In television, Tiwary sold a sitcom pilot Punk Rock Dad to CBS, based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg. Tiwary is developing a number of additional series including Amelia Rules! — a children’s film franchise and television series based on the series of tween graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Jimmy Gownley.

On Broadway, Tiwary’s productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards from 44 Tony nominations—every single one of his shows have been decorated. They include The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot (the groundbreaking adaptation of the superstar rock band’s multi-platinum album), Mel Brooks’ The Producers (the most Tony Awards ever) and Young Frankenstein, A Raisin In The Sun (starring Sean Combs), and A Little Night Music (starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury).

Prior to founding Tiwary Entertainment Group and online music education/empowerment company StarPolish, Tiwary held a number of major label music-industry positions, including launching and heading the Alternative Marketing Department at Mercury/PolyGram Records, and managing Video Promotion for Mercury/PolyGram, where he worked closely with MTV and VH1. Tiwary has worked with artists covering the entire musical spectrum including Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Kiss, LL Cool J, John Mellencamp, Allen Ginsberg, Oasis, Hanson, 311 and The Mighty Mighty BossTones to name but a few.

Tiwary is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of both the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. He also holds a filmmaking certificate from The New York Film Academy and is an acting student of Susan Batson/Black Nexxus Acting Studio. His entertaining speeches on topics ranging from business to arts and culture to diversity and many others will have audiences wanting more, just like his captivating Broadway shows.

Topics

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE: Business Lessons from The Beatles Management

The Beatles were the greatest songwriters of all time-- but even those timeless songs couldn't sell themselves. In the beginning, no record company, radio station, or concert hall wanted to touch the Beatles. It took a young, brilliant entrepreneur named Brian Epstein to change all that. Drawing from the entertaining, inspiring and untold story of "the man who made the Beatles," learn a series of business skills applicable to any organization or company, at any stage in your corporate history or development-- whether you're a start-up seeking success, or you're a successful company seeking to become a legend. Topics include:

  • The Value of both Practical and Esoteric Goals
  • Using Technology and Going Viral
  • Identifying Trends v. Creating Progress
  • Pushing industry Boundaries without Alienating Partners and Customers
  • Succession Plans

A Day in the Life: The Art of Historical Story Telling

As Beatles manager Brian Epstein once said, “Mythology is better and more fondly remembered than history! So we create legends rather than recount truths.” The bestselling author of The Fifth Beatle, a graphic novel that recounts the untold true story of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Tiwary seamlessly weaves history, fantasy, music and dreams into one groundbreaking work of art. In this inspiring and educational presentation, Tiwary teaches how to blend the hard facts with narrative fiction and creative fantasy, delicately balancing the responsibility of telling the truth with the needs of relaying a good story.

The Color of Dreams: Breaking Down Ethnic Barriers in the Arts & Entertainment

Young people of South Asian heritage often find themselves pigeonholed into fields like engineering, medicine or technology. Rebelling against society’s stereotypes, Tiwary’s tenacity and creativity enabled him overcome the misconceptions placed upon him to enter and thrive on the worlds of art and entertainment. To date, he has pushed the boundaries of Broadway and brought a new and multi-ethnic audience to the theatre (“A Raisin In The Sun,” Green Day’s “American Idiot”). He also became the first film producer to secure unmitigated access to the Beatles’ song catalog for the feature film The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, based on his #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name. Tiwary now shares his impressive story with audiences worldwide, showing how he fearlessly carved his own career path in a foreign industry, against all odds and established norms.

MUSICIANS ON CALL: Delivering The Healing Power of Music

When his mother died of cancer at the young age of 56, budding entertainment entrepreneur Vivek J. Tiwary honored her passion for the arts by founding Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities nationwide. 15 years later, Musicians On Call has performed for over half a million patients, and has been supported by entertainment luminaries from Bruce Springsteen to Britney Spears. Hear how Vivek conceived and founded Musicians On Call, and how he balanced his nonprofit life with building a professional career as an award-winning Broadway producer and author.

Musical Notes: An Evening with Writer/Producer Vivek J. Tiwary

A bestselling author and award-winning producer for Broadway, film and television, Tiwary has carved an unusual path that stretches from New York’s Lower East Side to England’s Liverpool. Working with artists across the musical spectrum – including the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi and Kiss – Tiwary entertains and inspires audiences with anecdotes across his storied career, showing how he broke down barriers to build up success. Enlightening and enlivening, Tiwary’s unique delivery is certain to stimulate the mind and the senses in this unforgettable program.

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