Our company was founded in 2013 by Quentin Sanford. Sanford grew up in the theatre (he’ll tell you he spent more time there than at school), and as a young entrepreneur would spend his time creating show posters for theaters in the surrounding area. His time spent in community theatre gave him an appreciation for the industriousness of theatre makers faced with limited budgets. Years later, determined to help the sort of theaters he participated in as a child, and inspired by the increasingly common integration of video projections in Broadway, he founded Broadway Motion Design, reimagining the video projection instead as an affordable resource for theatre.
Since the launch of our first scenic product, we’ve spent years refining and engaging the theatre community to identify the needs of smaller theaters and educational organizations, leading us to pursuing licensor-approved scenery, intuitive software, and – eventually – hardware solutions. With these three resources, and our new partnerships with theatrical licensors, we grew our team and rebranded as Broadway Media Distribution, Inc.
In 2019, now as a larger resource provider, we began to reimagine what our company could do. With new relationships with Broadway designers – our first being Aaron Rhyne – we saw that we could elevate this creative talent to a huge collection of theatre makers they had otherwise never considered, we could protect designers’ intellectual property, and we could utilize our distribution network to make amazing design available to everyone.
Today, driven by our mission to make theatre more accessible – for theatrical organizations, schools, and designers, we continue to diversify the resources we offer and are now known, simply, as Broadway Media.