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13 June 2018
AECOM signs MOU with Super 78’s Mushroom VR to transform theme park design

AECOM, the fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has signed an MOU with Mushroom VR™, a wholly-owned unit of Super 78, to develop a collaborative platform to transform the theme park visualization and design processes. 


08 June 2018
Specialized Creative Agency Leviathan Adds Three: Executive Producer, Creative Director, and Senior Motion Designer

CHICAGO - President Chad Hutson, Executive Creative Director Jason White and their colleagues at specialized creative agency Leviathan are very proud to announce the addition of Executive Producer Luvy Delgado, Creative Director Pedro Andres Sanchez and Senior Motion Designer Krzysztof Pianko.


06 June 2018
Julie Holmes named JK2 Scenic president

Newly formed company on track for continued growth in construction industry


31 May 2018
nWave Pictures takes a new direction in growth and brand building

"As markets change, it is clear to us that in today’s entertainment industry, owning your own IP is the key to the future. Platforms for viewers are changing and growing with technology and consumers have limited leisure time. The mandate is clear: to make content available anytime, anywhere for the best fit in the viewer’s busy day."


31 May 2018
Barcelona Expansion for Scruffy Dog

Over the last three years Scruffy Dog has gone through a large global growth with the massive expansion of our factory facilities in the UK’s Midlands our new creative studio in London and the opening of our site office in Dubai but now we can celebrate our next milestone. Since the start of June we can call Barcelona one of our home towns, alongside London, Birmingham & Dubai with a brand new studio.


29 May 2018
Quantum Creative Studios Joins Forces with Luce Group to Form New Strategic Partnership

(NEW YORK, NY) – Quantum Creative Studios’ CEO Jayson Raitt and Luce Group’s Founder Traci Klainer today announced the partial acquisition of Luce Group by Quantum Creative Studios and the formation of a formal strategic partnership between the two companies.

The move expands the collective scope of the two creative agencies’ services and capabilities while unifying project design, development, and production support efforts under the Quantum Creative Studios banner. Further, the partnership will greatly increase Quantum’s lighting design presence in the themed entertainment and exhibit world.

“This is a natural extension of our relationship with Traci and Luce,” said Kelly Easterling, Quantum’s Chief Creative Officer. “We have worked together for years designing control systems, often with supplemental lighting design when needed. We are excited to formalize a relationship that will last for years to come.”

“As I continue to explore different aspects of the themed entertainment business, I can’t think of a better team than Jayson, Kelly and Quantum to continue collaboration with my clients,” said Traci Klainer, the Founder and Principal Designer of Luce Group.

Luce’s Richard Chamblin has joined the Quantum team as its new Creative Director where he will continue to spearhead lighting design projects for Luce clients and new projects for Quantum as well as provide creative oversight over Quantum’s themed entertainment and other innovative experiences. Richard has designed more than 125 productions, including Forever Cunard – Queen Mary 2 Nighttime Spectacular with Quantum.

For Luce, Richard designed extensively for theme parks including Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. He has lead creative design efforts for major national museums and clients including the Smithsonian Institute, The Clark Art Institute, The National Marine Corps Museum, The Washington Monument, The Empire State Building, The Edward M Kennedy Library, and projects with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

About Luce Group

Luce was founded by Traci Klainer in 2001 and specializes in exhibit, themed entertainment, architectural and event lighting design. Luce’s work, which has been called “radiantly beautiful” by the New York Times and “superb lighting” by the Boston Globe, ranges from award winning galleries and museums, to colorfully cued environments in theme parks and major science centers. Recent projects include: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC (TEA Thea Award-winner); MAKO, SeaWorld, Orlando; Ocean Explorer, SeaWorld, San Diego; Go For Broke Education Center, Los Angeles; Nantucket Whaling Museum, Nantucket; and United States Mint, Philadelphia.

About Quantum Creative Studios

Quantum Creative Studios is a complete entertainment and experience producer, blending creative and technical expertise to inspire uniquely themed, story-driven ideas, imaginative concepts and creative content for shows, immersive experiences, and exhibitions for theme parks, cruise ships, casinos, events, retail centers, museums, trade shows, Broadway and the theatrical stage. In a unique partnership with Princess Cruises, Quantum is producing new production shows with creative partner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). Recent Quantum projects include attractions for SeaWorld, nighttime spectaculars and themed environments for Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America, and Forever Cunard – Queen Mary 2 Nighttime Spectacular in New York Harbor celebrating Cunard’s 175th Anniversary. For more information, please visit www.quantumcreativestudios.com


22 May 2018
Technomedia and ACE form strategic partnership to serve the attractions industry in China with AV and media development

ACE (Advanced Communication Equipment [Int’l] Co. Ltd.) and  Technomedia Solutions LLC have formed a new strategic alliance to provide audiovisual and media production services to theme parks, museums, live shows, visitor attractions and other leisure and entertainment projects in China.


16 April 2018
JRA to Plan, Design, and Realize Lionsgate Movie World

Located within Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea, Lionsgate Movie World will feature six immersive zones based on the studio's biggest franchises, making guests feel as if they've stepped into the worlds of these blockbuster films. Working with Landing Jeju Development Company Ltd. and Lionsgate, JRA is providing master planning, design, and project management for this one-of-a-kind destination, which will be Korea's first theme park built exclusively around global films and Lionsgate’s largest theme park project to-date.


16 April 2018
Garner Holt Productions is Moving to a New Headquarters Amidst Major Expansion

(SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP) is moving to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters building in Redlands, California.  Garner Holt, GHP’s founder and president, announced the company’s plans to relocate in anticipation of unprecedented expansion and new product offerings.  GHP is the world’s largest designer and builder of animatronics for theme parks and attractions around the world.  It’s also a major supplier of special effects, show action systems, and original creative design for clients like Disney, Universal, Knott’s Berry Farm, Hershey, Mattel, Nike, Lockheed-Martin, and dozens more.


04 April 2018
Rethink Leisure & Entertainment Named as Principal Designers & Master Planners for Major Nickelodeon Theme Park

FOSHAN, CHINA -- Rethink will provide a full suite of design services to the multi-million dollar project, including master planning, park design, attraction development, and IP selection in coordination with Elite Global Group and Nickelodeon. Rethink will be working closely with its partners to create the most immersive and extensive Nickelodeon experience ever built, featuring such beloved characters as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and many more.


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