McLaren House was established in 2002 to create unique projects that explore the human condition and deliver enhanced experiences. Working across multiple platforms our projects have included film, theatre, concerts, exhibitions, experiential and comedy.
Our services include full scale production from conception through development to delivery of completed commercially viable product as well as marketing strategy implementation and theatrical General Management.
McLaren House has also distributed numerous films utilising a platform release model for targeted content.
Whilst our preference is to work on projects that have been initiated in house we do engage in co -productions for both film and theatre and tour management of international/external product in the Asia Pacific territory.
McLaren House offers full producer and administrative services including but not limited to long term strategy and day to day running including providing liaison management with a production's legal, insurance, accounts, reporting, payroll, venues, staff, crew and production management providers.
Theatre: Pre-Production and weekly running budgets, profit and Loss forecast analysis, total season profit forecast analysis incorporating cash flow scheduling and travel budgeting.
Film: Screen Australia A-Z or Movie Magic format full project budgets including QAPE projections, re-investment and Producer Offset compliance. Specialist in the sub 5 million range.
Rights Acquisitions and Negotiations
Investigative Research, Rights Applications and Proposals, and upon acquisition, negotiation of terms and licenses. Principal Spencer McLaren has extensive experience working with licensing partners and IP holders including Disney, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Aardman and more.
Licensing of plays and musicals internationally. McLaren House oversees the international licensing of 'Strange Bedfellows' and 'Cinderella'.
Investor Reporting and Investor Relations
Compilation, design and electronic distribution of comprehensive regular Investor Updates. Investor relations events and personalised investor relationship management.
Cast, Crew and Creative Team Contracting
Deal negotiation and contracting for full Creative Teams, Crews and Cast for Feature Films, First Class theatrical and Regional Tours. Work within LPA, PCA, AFFCA, SPAA awards and agreements.
Marketing, Advertising, Promotions and Publicity
Theatre: Full supervision, planning and direction of theatrical marketing, advertising, promotions and publicity campaigns in liaison with a Production's appointed agents, from launch to close.
Film: design and implementation of early stage social media campaigns and strategies to support distributor releases. Design and management of platform release strategies incorporating theatrical exhibition (booking screens) and TVOD.
McLaren House can provide full casting services including audition notice distribution, advertising, venue, recording and distribution of auditions, equipment hire and contracting for both theatre and film.
Inspection, analysis and monitoring of ticket sales reports for single productions, or multiple productions internationally. Assistance with coordination and planning of group launch and subsequent sales opportunities.
Overseeing of programme and merchandising in collaboration with merchandising and design agencies, collaborating on design, printing, manufacturing and sales.