David De Silva (Concept and Development) is known as "Father Fame." He conceived, developed and produced the MGM motion picture Fame. The film received four Academy Award nominations. He was Consulting Producer on the television series which ran for six years on network television and in syndication, received numerous Emmy Awards, and has been seen in sixty-eight countries. Mr. De Silva believes that Fame will have its greatest success in the theatre. Its youth-oriented idealism and "live" performance energy will be an inspiration to young people everywhere.