Maximum Entertainment Productions(MEP) was founded in 2005 by Eva Price and Avram Freedberg. The purpose of the company is to provide support, development, financing, and production in all areas of entertainment. By forming relationships and providing the necessary resources for artists and investors, Maximum Entertainment provides a vital service throughout the entertainment industry.
President, Maximum Entertainment Productions
Avram C. Freedberg is an entrepreneur. His current business ventures encompass direct to consumer marketing of coins and bullion collectibles to cosmetics and skin care products, entertainment and thoroughbred horse racing. He wishes to nurture talent and has been lucky enough to be surrounded by gifted colleagues, like Eva Price, Mary Beth Dale and Harvey Fishman. In addition, he has talented singer-songwriters, as children (Take a listen: www.ariellemusic.com and www.hintsmusic.net). Before MEP, he was the co-producer of Private Jokes, Public Places off-Broadway and has mounted, re-staged and produced Jerry Zaks in Tuscaloosa’s Calling Me … But I’m Not Going! (winner of the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Off-Broadway musical) for the Broadway on Showtime Pay-TV series. Mr. Freedberg produced a comedy special called “Cocktails with the Comic Storytellers” for Showtime. In addition, he has been an investor in the Broadway productions of Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Long Days Journey Into Night, Sound of Music, the new Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April, Triumph of Love, the Off-Broadway production, My Old Lady, and the road tours of The Producers and Swing. Freedberg has published twelve books, distributed package goods samples to college students through bookstores and, through sales of coins and collectibles, has raised over $2 million for several September 11th related charities. With Maximum Entertainment Productions, Avram’s credits include: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Broadway), The Addams Family (Broadway), Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking (Broadway), The J.A.P Show: Jewish Princesses of Comedy (Off-Broadway), Marga Gomez’s solo critically acclaimed show, Los Big Names (Off-Broadway; Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk Nomination), All is Love (NYMF), Circumcise Me (Off-Broadway), Private Jokes, Public Places (London); Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano (National Tour and Japan), Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona The Musical (National Tour), Ella (National Tour), ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (National Tour).
Executive Vice President, Maximum Entertainment Productions
Eva Price was named one of Crain’s NY 40 Under Forty Rising Business Stars for 2012 as well one of Blouin Art Info’s Top 25 Under 35 Emerging Broadway Players. Eva Price is a member of The Broadway League and The League of Professional Theatre Women.
Broadway credits include: John Grisham’s A Time To Kill, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Lewis Black: Running on Empty,Annie, Peter and the Starcatcher (5 Tony Awards), Kathy Griffin Wants A Tony, Colin Quinn Long Story Short directed by Jerry Seinfeld (Drama Desk Nomination), The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations), A Life In The Theatre starring Patrick Stewart and TR Knight, The Addams Family (Broadway, Tour, and Australia), Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Off-Broadway Producing and General Management credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (at New World Stages), Forever Dusty, Voca People, Judy Gold’s The Judy Show: My Life As A Sitcom, Colin Quinn Long Story Short (Off Broadway Alliance Nomination), Circumcise Me, Los Big Names, The J.A.P Show: Jewish Princesses of Comedy, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, All is Love (NYMF) and Joy. International and Touring credits include: The Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge (National Tour), Ella, a bio musical about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald (National Tour), ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (National Tour), Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona The Musical (National Tour), Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano (National Tour and Japan), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (National Tour), Private Jokes, Public Places (London).
For five years Eva worked as an assignment editor and coordinating producer for special projects at ABC News, spending her last year producing and reporting on stories relating to Broadway for ABCNEWS.COM.