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Timo Luotonen, Lead Producer, Finland

Timo Luotonen founded publishing company GlobalMusicDrama Ltd in 2015 in Helsinki and production company Manon in Manhattan LLC in 2018 in New York and co-founded big data access sales company in 2020 in Florida.

In February 2018 Mr. Luotonen produced "Manon in Manhattan", Actor's Equity 29hour Concert Reading, consisting of 2 pre-launch phase presentations at Theatre Row Theaters in New York. Production was done with the "The Sharp Edge of the Cultural Export Support" granted by the Finnish Ministry of Culture and Education, along with important help from music- and singing loving friends from Finland. Next step is an AEA Workshop/Laboratory of MANON - A NEW MUSICAL with Manon in Manhattan LLC. The Workshop/Lab is planned to be presented for Broadway industry people in spring 2023 with game changing special partner companies. Fundraising for the production itself is in a growing progress. 

Mr. Luotonen has been a member of Broadway producer Ken Davenport’s Lead Pro Inner Circle group. Timo is a qualified member of the Off-Broadway League. He has a memberships also in FINATS, a part of EVTA and ICVT. GlobalMusicDrama Ltd has been also a member of Opera America -network and Licensing International. Timo has been singing and acting and coaching in various high class choirs and ensembles, opera, light opera, musicals, plays and TV-commercials.

Timo Luotonen has a  background of music production/administration and performing (acting, singing, playing drums&percussion) and instructing since 1988. In 2013, he was given a public financial reward for his work for music in Finland by SSO CO, part of SOK Corp./S-Group:  "...for his actions as a positive role model within the area of music...".  

Mr. Luotonen has produced in the 1990's commercial music for TV and movies and radio for international corporations such as BMW, Mövenpick, Fortum, Finnair Top Club and Mode XL, reaching from European countries and USA all the way to Saudi Arabia. He has also made succesful initiatives to corporations and communities boards in sustainable development (organic food), for example Kesko/K-Group (advising the birth of Kesko Luomu products in the 1990's, nowadays called Pirkka Luomu) and helped also smaller organic brands in sales and development.

He has helped and carried responsibility for various non profits, mostly related schooling in the art of singing, but also including music festivals and string instrument building and art exhibitions. Even sport shooting and eurythmics has got some shares in Timo's fundraisings, during about 30 years. He has a long career as a special education teacher in the private Waldorf- and in public schools in all grades. He has also some credits in directing (Schiller's Turandot as a play in a public youth festival) and writing scripts and has also organized various concerts and performances or entertainment events. 


Jamie Cesa, Executive Producer, General Manager, US

CESA Entertainment is an independent producing and management company operated by Jamie Cesa. Broadway producing & general management: Pippin (Tony Award), Colin Quinn Long Story Short (directed by Jerry Seinfeld), Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (Tony Award nom), Lombardi, Godspell. West End: Hair. Off-Broadway producing and general management: Nothing to Hide (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), Bullet for Adolf (written & directed by Woody Harrelson); CELIA: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz; La Barberia; Los Big Names (Drama Desk nom), The Women of Lockerbie (starring Judith Ivey); 21 Dog Years; Love, Janis; Love Child; Criss Angel Mindfreak and many more.


Peter Breger, Production Attorney, US

Peter Breger is an entertainment attorney who has represented theatre and film producers, investors, commercial and non-profit theatres, writers, directors, and performers for over twenty-five years.  He is a Tony-Nominated producer of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre.  He owned and operated The Actors’ Playhouse, an Off-Broadway theatre in Greenwich Village, New York for 12 years and he is the President of the Off-Broadway Alliance, a non-profit corporation organized by theatre professionals dedicated to supporting, promoting, and encouraging production, and to making live theater increasingly accessible to new and diverse audiences.  


Amanda Pekoe & The Pekoe Group, Marketing & Advertising, US 

 Amanda Pekoe is the owner and President of The Pekoe Group, a full-service advertising agency for theatre and institutions. “We create 360-degree plans designed to speak to each client's individual needs and target audience. At The Pekoe Group, our dedicated, cutting-edge team is always looking for new ways to elevate the standard of delivering lucrative and inventive marketing and media solutions to our clients.” 

Our collaboration in producing Manon in Theatre Row in 2018 was mainly focusing in creating the best possible Key Art work for Manon. It won gold in US national competition. The detailed marketing plan and budget for the commercial opening for Manon was made ready.




Partners / The Senior advisors:


Partner Mr Jarmo Haapalainen, Finland

 Jarmo Haapalainen has grown in entrepreneur family and worked in the furniture business internationally. As an area manager he was rising a real estate company to x5 in a short time with +400 real estate agents.

He served Nokia and NSN for +10 years as a senior consultant, working on all continents for Risk-, Supply Chain-, Project management, building and using Business Simulation tools. He is active with VC-world in US and EU also as Venture Partner for Smartup Capital NY, LUX. One of his passions is art. He has studied business administration in Finland and UK.

As a partner Jarmo is bringing added value by coordinating the associative tech- and social media businesses with GlobalMusicDrama Ltd and participating to the fundraising of the GMD projects.


Advisor Mr Arto Helin, Belgium

International business & founding & leadership experience (f.e. founding of Saunalahti company, later called Elisa) in various businesses. He is also a musician, played trumpet in Turku summer theatre and with the funk band.





Advisor Mr Tom Wilen, US 

 Professor Wilen is a former Professor of Global Business Strategy & Transnational Management at CUNY's Baruch College -a former C-suite Executive who has conducted business in 150+ countries and served the food & beverage industry for more than 35 years. Professor Wilen served as President of the second largest adult beverage company Allied Domecq which also included Dunkin Donuts. He served on the board of the distilled Spirits Council of US. He was also the International President of Jim Beam. He initiated the largest global business joint venture in the adult beverage industry, MAXXIUM in 60 countries by partnering  with international brands and being responsible with the success of the new products. He has advised more than 60 companies among them Voss Water, Bareburger organic restaurants, Leblon Cachaca and many others. He has worked with 10 powerful celebrities, and advised hedge funds investment banks on investments in the beverage industry.


Advisor Mr Geoff Rich, US

President of Take On The Day LLC, Mr. Geoff Rich has long background in the radio- and music- and musical businesses. 

Mr. Rich was the executive director of The New Group, a nonprofit Off-Broadway theater company during 2002 – 2013, where productions included world premieres of the musical The Kid and Kenneth Lonergan's Starry Messenger, American premieres of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and 2000 Years and revivals of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind and Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce. Other key milestones are president of the board of trustees of Princeton Summer Theater; former executive vice president of programming for ABC Radio Network; and founder of Radio Today, a radio production company, in 1984.Take On The Day LLC is an independent radio production and syndication company formed in 2005. It is producer and syndicator of The Dr. Laura Program and the Rick Allen production libraries including Climax Imaging and SpotMe commercial production service. The company has offices in New York and Los Angeles.


Advisor Mr Matti Saarinen, Finland

 Matti Saarinen, M. Sc. (Econ.) is a leading Finnish expert in Public Relations and Public Affairs. He is Chairman of Kreab Oy, the Communications Consultancy that has been rated as the most trusted Finance Communications Advisory in Finland. Earlier Mr. Saarinen worked 12 years as the Managing Partner of Kreab, and before that 12 years leading the Corporate Communications of Nokia, on those days the world leader in mobile telephony, and five years the Chief Communications Officer of Neste, the oil champion of Finland. He has worked also a. o. as the Political Advisor to the Minister of Justice.

Mr. Saarinen is widely connected in Finland and internationally. He is Chairman of the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and the Savonlinna International Music Academy. In 2015 he was awarded by Procom, the National Communictors´ Association of Finland, with the Lifelong Excellence in Communications Trophy.