Stage to Screen gives plays previously produced a life beyond the stage.

Live theater only allows for a finite group of people to experience these great stories. By adapting stage plays into content for the screen, a wider audience can experience them.

Our unique process of using live theater to develop content for the screen allows for a full rehearsal process and a public performance period. As a result the script is honed, actors deepen their understanding of character, and the stories are enriched.

The demand for ‘small screen’ content is growing. Cable channels, streaming services, websites, and even airlines are actively seeking out short form content.  We hope Stage to Screen can help fill those needs.

J.J. Kandel  Photo by Alex Manette

J.J. Kandel

Photo by Alex Manette

J.J. KANDEL (Managing Partner)

J.J. Kandel is the founder of Stage To Screen NYC. President & Producing Artistic Director of Throughline Artists, founder of the Summer Shorts Festival of New American Short Plays® presented annually at 59E59 Theaters in Manhattan, now in its 13th season.

As an actor, film and television credits include 10 K (2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival) and The Mulberry Bush both written and directed by Neil LaBute (2016 Tribeca Film Festival); Chuck with Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker (Best Picture 2010) both directed by Academy Award® winner Kathryn Bigelow; We Need To Talk About Kevin; Billie & Billy (DIRECTV); and Law & Order (NBC). New York theater credits include 10 K written and directed by Neil LaBute; The Mulberry Bush by Neil LaBute directed by Maria Mileaf; Falling Short and Jonathan’s Blaze both directed by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Alexander Dinelaris; The Killing (World Premiere) by William Inge; Sundance directed by Matthew Penn; and Intermission by Will Eno (World Premiere).


Tim Harms

Tim Harms

TIM HARMS (Producing Partner)

Tim Harms was a producer on the 2019 Academy Award® winning Live Action Short Skin. He has worked with a number of established and emerging writer/directors, including Neil LaBute, producing his feature film Some Velvet Morning, starring Stanley Tucci, and serving as Executive Producer for LaBute's Billy & Billie, a half-hour TV series featuring Adam Brody. He also produced and edited the LaBute short films The Mulberry Bush and 10K, which were the inaugural films of Stage to Screen NYC. Harms has also worked with Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline) and produced his feature film debut, The Vicious Kind, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Most recently, Harms produced the Sebastián Silva feature Fistful of Dirt, which filmed in Puerto Rico two months after hurricane Maria devastated the island, and premiered less than a year after the storm at the 2018 at the Telluride Film Festival.