Production Team - Philly Developmental LLC
Writer, Composer Managing Partner
Managing Partner, Developmental Producer
Production and Marketing Coordinator
Film and TV Marketing
For John Cal, creating music has been a lifelong journey and passion.
As a teenage musician and vocalist, “Top Forty” radio became his inspiration and template. Playing in various bands throughout high school and college, John honed his technical skills and developed a deep understanding of composition, musical structure and harmony.
Today, John Cal’s song catalog is varied and extensive, bridging musical styles and generational tastes. His lyrics are genuine and speak to and for the feelings of many. His melodies are contagious and hard to forget.
Alongside his musical endeavors, John's communication and creative writing skills were critical components of his both his artistic and professional career as VP of several fortune 500 companies and were continually advanced through his years of research and study.
Rebecca Rizzio is an accomplished and award-winning sales and fundraising professional. Her lifelong passion, however, is theater. She has directed plays and musicals throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Directing credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, The Miracle Worker, The Producers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Annie, Expecting Isabel, girl group, The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women (Winner Lavender Magazine Top 10 Productions 2007) and Nest.
In 2013, she joined Philly Developmental LLC as the original director and in 2015 expanded her role as developmental producer and managing partner.
Rebecca's direction of the premiere workshop production of "Philly" was awarded BroadwayWorld’s Best Original/New Work 2014.
With the diplomacy necessary to bridge the gaps between talent, creative, production, and business affairs, Lisa’s love of people from all walks of life has been key in carving out a successful producing career. As a hands-on Producer, Lisa’s years in film, reality and unscripted TV have empowered her to problem-solve quickly while keeping a close eye on budget. As Production supervisor, Lisa’s been behind the scenes for over three decades, alternating between cutting edge docu-soaps, scandalous reality shows and award winning indie films. She has supervised projects for cable giants, primetime television and international outlets.
As Co-Executive Producer, Lisa co-created “Big Fish Texas,” a non-scripted television show that moved straight to series at National Geographic.
Victoria Pollock brings her love of theater and a wealth of technical talent and experience to the Philly team. Victoria savors the reward of each piece of a production coming perfectly together and completely embraces stage and production management as a natural fit.
Pursuing theatre in college landed Victoria new roles and strengthened her eye for design. Among her proudest accomplishments were serving as lighting designer for productions of Spamalot and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and stage manager for the Danstage. Additional production skills and credits include sound and backstage management.
Victoria graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.