BASE Entertainment’s senior management possesses unparalleled experience gained from leadership roles at three of the largest live entertainment companies in the world, Clear Channel Entertainment, SFX Entertainment and PACE Entertainment.
Brian E. Becker
Chief Executive Officer | brian@BaseEntertainment.com Currently, Becker is the CEO of BASE Entertainment. BASE’s current productions include: Absinthe at Caesars Palace Plaza, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrahs Las Vegas, Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly at the Linq Las Vegas, and Rock of Ages at Rio Las Vegas.
Timothy P. Ward
EVP & Chief Financial Officer | tward@BaseEntertainment.com
Timothy P. Ward is a media & entertainment finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, operational leadership, strategic planning, and M&A.
Tim is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of BASE Entertainment, one of the leading independent producers of live theatrical and other entertainment properties. Prior to BASE, he was Managing Partner of M-Street Ventures, LLC, a firm he founded to advise middle-market and family-owned businesses on matters pertaining to corporate finance, strategic planning, M&A, and business development.
Over an eight-year period, Tim was Sr. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Univision Radio, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, Inc., with 70+ radio stations across the country. In this capacity, he provided financial guidance over a $400+ million revenue enterprise, and led executive M&A strategy that resulted in a significant expansion of the group’s radio station portfolio. Prior to the merger with Univision, Tim was Vice President & Treasurer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, as well as served in other financial leadership capacities.
Earlier in his career, Tim held financial management positions at AMFM, Inc. (currently iHeart Media), as well as progressive financial leadership positions at The Associates (currently Citigroup). Tim started his career as an auditor at KPMG, LLP, after having twice served as a Research Fellow at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington, DC. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and an MBA Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he has been honored as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. He is involved in various civic activities, serving on the boards of the West Dallas Community School and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science.
Executive Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs | dhead@BaseEntertainment.com
Dale Head has 30 years of extensive national and international experience handling corporate legal affairs, complex corporate and commercial transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, Board work, Sarbanes-Oxley matters, litigation, employment and labor issues, lobbying and public affairs, risk management, strategic planning, internal and external investigations, and crisis management.
Before joining BASE and Phillips & Reiter, Dale served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Clear Channel Entertainment (“CCE”), the world’s largest live entertainment company, and as a member of CCE’s Executive Management Committee. Dale also served as a Director of the CCE Foundation for the Arts.
Prior to joining CCE, Dale served in senior in-house legal positions with public and private companies that operated in the U.S. and internationally. Dale started his legal career with the law firm of Baker & Botts.
Dale received his law degree (J.D.) from the UCLA School of Law, his B.S. from the University of Southern California (USC), and he attended the University of Stockholm, International Graduate School.
Mark S. Maluso
Mark Maluso is a veteran manager, agent and producer from New York who has been associated with many of the world’s notable artists, ensembles and presenting organizations. His early career centered largely on the representation of opera singers, conductors and stage directors as well as instrumentalists and the touring of symphony orchestras and attractions.
Creative Director and Executive Producer | vincent@BaseEntertainment.com
Vincent Marini is the Creative Director and Executive Producer of BASE Entertainment.
Recent projects include Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly (Writer/Director), Puppet Up Uncensored! with Brian Henson (Executive Producer), Paul Zerdin: Mouthing Off (Executive Producer), Frankie Moreno: Under The Influence (Director) and the recently announced Magic Mike at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Executive Producer). From 2009-2014, Vincent served as the Producing Artistic Director of The State Theatre of North Carolina. Author/Director: Zelda with Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy; My Favorite Things; Music of the Night; It Happened One Christmas; and My Own Song with Clint Holmes. Director: For The Glory; The Fantasticks; Miss Saigon; The Last Five Years; A Few Good Men, Guys and Dolls; The Buddy Holly Story, Celtic Christmas, Our Show of Shows, Cotton Patch Gospel, Les Misérables, Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Vincent developed the popular “Music on The Rock Series” with more than seventy nights of original musical performances annually at the 250-seat “Playhouse Downtown,” a new performance venue that hosts 40+ weeks of innovative programming.
Vincent has worked as a special consultant to Cirque du Soleil’s new theatrical division, Cirque Theatrical. He also developed a new international theatrical production with Roy Miller (The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, A Christmas Story) for Macau, China. Other directing credits include: The Rock Tenor with Rob Evan and Morgan James at the Wilma Theatre, Waiting For The Moon with Tony Award Winner Jarrod Emick and Lauren Kennedy, For The Glory (The Civil War) with Dan Cooney, Michael Lanning and Keith Byron Kirk, the international tour of Jekyll & Hyde in Concert with Rob Evan, Kate Shindle, Mandy Gonzalez and Julie Reiber, The Barrymore Awards for Theatre Excellence (2004-2008) and over sixty plays and musicals. Concerts with Patti LuPone, Stephen Schwartz, Frank Wildhorn, Linda Eder, Jim Steinman and many others. Vincent has served on the New Jersey Cultural Trust, The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Executive Board (Interim Executive Director in 2007), and as an adjudicator for the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Vincent has been a guest lecturer at Temple University, Brevard College and the Kanazwa Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
CEO, Alchemy Entertainment Management
Carl is Managing Partner of Alchemy Production Group (APG), a theatrical management and production company, whose current and upcoming projects include In Transit, Come From Away, The Illusionists – Turn Of The Century, Alton Brown – Eat Your Science, A Sign Of The Times, and Chasing the Song, with many other projects in development.
Carl also works closely with BASE Entertainment assisting in development and productions for the live stage including Las Vegas productions of Rock of Ages, Absinthe, Jersey Boys, Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly, Paul Zerdin – Mouthing Off, Puppet Up and Frankie Moreno – Under the Influence. Upcoming: Magic Mike Live.
As President of One Viking Productions, he managed and produced a variety of productions including Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and Off-Broadway’s Jump, and served as a consulting executive to BASE Entertainment on its US and International productions. Prior to starting his own companies, he was Senior Vice President of Theatrical Production at Clear Channel Entertainment/Live Nation, and was the Executive Producer for the $35 Million production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Other prior Broadway producing and management credits include: 700 Sundays starring Billy Crystal, Lennon, Hollywood Arms, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Patrick Stewart, The Herbal Bed, Taking Sides with Ed Harris, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Jekyll & Hyde, Steel Pier, and Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews; Off-Broadway: Addicted…a comedy of substance; Tours: Cabaret starring Teri Hatcher, South Pacific starring Robert Goulet, Cover Girls, Dora The Explorer Live, Blue’s Clues Live, Scooby Doo Live, Rocket Power Live, Master Class, My Fair Lady, and Delerium with Cirque du Soleil; Regional & Developmental productions: Little Women, All Shook Up, Only A Kingdom, Amour and Quartett at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is a board member of The Storm Theatre and UP Theater Company.
Scott Armstrong – Senior Vice President
Shannon Baker – Executive Director of Ticketing
Beth Camuso – Vice President of Production and General Manager
Cliff Nguyen – Corporate Development Manager
Ashley Saccenti – Vice President of Marketing
Michelle Sharples – Director of Sales
Chief Executive Officer, Asia
Chantal heads up BASE Entertainment Asia headquartered in Singapore. BASE Entertainment Asia has the exclusive management rights of the two theaters at the Marina Bay Sands Resort. In addition to presenting a variety of productions in Singapore, BASE Asia is actively pursuing a variety of entertainment projects throughout the region.
Chantal has been part of the senior leadership team as the Head of Operations for BASE Entertainment Asia since 2011. She is an entertainment industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in managing and leading large scale entertainment projects around the world. Since 2011 she has been responsible for logistics and operations at BASE Entertainment Asia and worked on over 100 productions that have played at Singapore’s MasterCard Theatre’s at Marina Bay Sands. These productions have varied across Broadway musicals such as WICKED, Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Annie, The Sound of Music to concerts, such as James Blunt, Air Supply; specialist shows such as Le Noir, Cesar Milan and children’s shows including, Hi-5, Disney Live just to name a few.
Prior to BASE Entertainment, Chantal held a key role at Endemol Asia, the global content creator, producer and distributor of reality television programs, where she worked as the executive producer responsible for the localization of well-known International reality shows such as Fear Factor, Big Brother and various other intellectual properties around the region.
From 2004, it was the music television entertainment giant MTV that brought Chantal to Japan and then 2 years later to Singapore as an Executive Producer and Vice President respectively. Chantal developed programming, creative and content, marketing and sales for MTV Asia with a focus on large scale live, on-ground and televised events around the Asian region. She was responsible for the creative development and logistics, as well as daily execution for televised events such as MTV Asia Awards, Japan Awards, Australia and India Awards.
It was in New York that Chantal set up her first independent production company called Prudhomme Productions. The company specialized in talent management, live broadcasts, concerts, music videos and special events as well as talent/artist relations responsible for the likes of the Lauryn Hill tours, Wyclef Jean tours, across USA and Europe and Burt Bacharah Special in New York to name a few.
Co-Founder & Board Member
Scott Zeiger has been producing and presenting live entertainment events for over 30 years.
Mr. Zeiger’s association with Cirque du Soleil began more than ten years ago as a producing partner on Wintuk at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Additionally, he created producing partnerships with Las Vegas Sands for ZAIA in Macao, China, and DELIRIUM, Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever arena-based production.
Mr. Zeiger is responsible for developing opportunities based in traditional theatrical settings using the Cirque du Soleil signature style and aesthetic. Based in New York City, he taps the company’s potential for theatrical entertainment on Broadway, the West End and global touring.
In December of 2015, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, under Scott’s leadership, co-produced The Wiz LIVE! on NBC. Scott also developed Cirque du Soleil’s first ever show developed exclusively for Broadway, PARAMOUR, which opened at the Lyric Theater in New York City in May 2016. In partnership with the National Football League, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical will be opening the first permanent NFL interactive attraction in New York City. The NFL Experience: Times Square will open to the public in November 2017.
Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil in March 2014, Scott Zeiger was Co-founder of BASE Entertainment. During his tenure at BASE, he helped create many international successes such as the 6-year run of Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular, Disney’s The Lion King, and Wicked, presented in Singapore. His credits also include current hit shows such as Jersey Boys (Las Vegas), Rock of Ages and Absinthe (Las Vegas).
Before launching BASE Entertainment, Mr. Zeiger served as Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Entertainment’s Productions Group where he developed intellectual properties and extended the company’s content portfolio. He also served as CEO of Clear Channel’s North American theatrical division from 2000 to 2005.
Scott Zeiger served as President of SFX Theatrical Group from 1998 to 2000 and managed a period of sustained growth in the company’s international acquisition and producing efforts. During his tenure, SFX Theatrical Group became one of the largest theatrical companies in the world.
Beginning in 1983, Mr. Zeiger filled many executive positions with PACE Theatrical Group until the company’s acquisition by SFX Entertainment. Together with the executive team at PACE, Mr. Zeiger was instrumental in the formation of North America’s largest circuit of theatrical subscription programs.
Scott Zeiger began his live entertainment career as a regional marketing director for Ringling Brothers’ Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Walt Disney Ice Shows upon graduation from the University of Florida, where he produced events as an undergraduate and graduate student in the business school.