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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

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