Regina Resnik (1922-2013), legendary singing actress, director, film producer and teacher, was a co-founder and the first president of Remi Arts, Inc. Under the series title Regina Resnik Presents, Ms. Resnik narrated, directed and co-produced all sixteen live performances of seven concert programs, four video programs broadcast on CUNY TV, the video concert trilogy Colors of the Diaspora and the acclaimed documentary Geto: The Historic Jewish Ghetto of Venice, broadcast and streamed live on WNET Channel 13. Her extraordinary achievement in multiple disciplines, impeccable taste and faultless integrity remain models for Remi Arts, Inc. (Please see Remembering Regina Resnik.)
Floria V. Lasky (1923-2007) was one of the major entertainment attorneys, as well as one of the pioneer women attorneys, of her time. Instrumental in the development of such classics as Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and West Side Story, she represented such clients as Jerome Robbins, Elia Kazan, Frederick Loewe, Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, Joshua Logan, Mary Martin, Burl Ives, Jule Styne, David Merrick, Leland Hayward, Berry Gordy and Regina Resnik. Ms. Lasky's guidance and counsel helped create such legendary institutions as The Theatre Guild and The Actor's Studio, as well as Remi Arts, Inc., where she served on the Board from its inception until her death. Born in the Bronx, Ms. Lasky started Hunter College at age 14 and graduated first in her class from New York University Law School. She received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Hunter College and is an inductee of its Alumni Hall of Fame.
Jerold L. Couture (1933-2013) was a leading attorney in entertainment law, and a partner in the firm Fitelson, Lasky, Aslan & Couture. Known for his remarkable negotiating skills and expertise in copyright law, Mr. Couture represented a wide range of famous clients in the performing arts and literature, including the Bertolt Brecht Estate, Jerome Robbins, Jule Styne, Regina Resnik, Frederick Loewe, Agnes de Mille and Carson McCullers. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Columbia Law School, he was president of The Frederick Loewe Foundation. Mr. Couture served as counsel to Remi Arts, Inc., and served on its board from its inception until his passing.
Marni Nixon (1930-2016) was a legend in classical music, film, musical theatre and television. Ms. Nixon earned two Grammy nominations for her recordings. Her theater credits include International tours and Off-Broadway, Taking My Turn, New York City Center first revival of My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle). Broadway: Nine, Follies, James Joyce’s The Dead, and is acclaimed worldwide as the singing voices of Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Ms. Nixon won the 2011 Peabody Award for Contributions to American Music.