Friday, February 22, 2013

Sponsor Appreciation Page - TEA's 2013 Summit & Thea Awards, April 4-6 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim

The Economics practice at AECOM provides economic research and analysis for leisure-oriented real estate development. AECOM partners with clients on some of the most innovative and widely recognized hotel, resort, recreation, entertainment and tourism projects in the world's most compelling locations. For over 50 years the company's assignments have resulted in pragmatic and creative action plans for the development, marketing and management of these attractions. Clients include leading public and private development companies, lenders and equity investors, management companies, land owners and public agencies. Increasingly, AECOM's work involves integrated resorts, which offer a broad range of operating and real estate components, and are designed to maximize the visitor experience and investment performance. AECOM's experience in economic planning for major recreation destinations is said to be unequaled in the industry and encompasses virtually every aspect of leisure-time activity.

Projects include:
Aphrodite Hills
Cha Am Resort Town
Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Christie Digital, a global visual technologies company, offers diverse solutions for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, we've established a reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. As a market leader, Christie has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide.

Christie’s broad range of technologies include DLP Cinema™ projectors, LCD and DLP™ projectorsrear screen projection modules, video walls, and cutting edge projection technologies for 3D, virtual reality and simulation. Whatever the application, our solutions are purpose-built to meet unique projection requirements, and are backed by industry-leading service and support ensuring complete customer satisfaction.

Typhoon Theatre at the Maritime Experiential Museum, Singapore
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Scotland
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Manchester, UK

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts - From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to the world’s largest media and entertainment company, Disney continues its mandate of providing quality entertainment experiences for the entire family. The Walt Disney Company has transformed into a truly global enterprise, building and expanding its businesses in established and emerging markets including Latin America, Russia, India and China, Japan, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Disney is committed to providing unique entertainment experiences across its portfolio of brands while remaining locally and culturally relevant across the globe.

Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is the self-described gateway to realms of incredible imagination, artistry, technical wizardry, experienced industry veterans, and unmatched, proven quality. From creating the world’s finest and most lifelike animatronic figures, to design for themed attractions, museums, retail and restaurant locations and more, GHP lays claim to being the most complete design and production workshop in the world. 

Company services and products include:
- animatronics
- show action systems 
- exhibits and interactives    
- special effects
- parade floats
- creative design

JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) is a group of writers, planners, designers, media producers and project managers based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Named by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the world’s more prominent design firms,” JRA is a multi-disciplinary firm that has been structured to conceive, visualize and realize unique audience experiences around the globe.
Services include:


Color Reflections Las Vegas was established in 1995 as the first purely digital visual communications company. It was built with the specific goal of providing superior quality display graphics and has since become the standard throughout the industry. The firsts continued as Color Reflections was the first to bring a Cruse Camera to Nevada,  was the first to have a Durst Lambda, installed the first Heidelberg QuickMaster DI in Nevada, and was the first  to offer  HP Latex Printer services. Color Reflections is said to have become the premiere “go to” company delivering to customers across the United States.

Rethink Attractions says, "We do just that. We turn our ideas inside out, shake ‘em around and make sure every last one of them sings for their supper. Because in a world that’s increasingly seen it all, we deliver attractions that are unique. Stories that startle and inform. Experiences that make you feel alive. And big, creative concepts that fulfill their potential in every way. That’s why we get out of bed in the morning. To deliver on this promise, we employ only the best talent in the business, including many veterans of both Walt Disney Imagineering and Universal Creative. We have a deep bench of professionals with decades of combined industry experience in theme parks, resorts, museums, shows and spectaculars. This wealth of real-world knowledge ensures that every project not only looks good on paper – it looks good on opening day as well. From Rethink’s Los Angeles headquarters, our team is able to handle your next project – no matter what you have in mind."

Sennheiser - "Discover true sound" - For more than 65 years Sennheiser has endeavored to stand for top-quality products, true sound and tailor-made solutions for every aspect of recording, transmission and reproduction of sound. Sennheiser wants people to not only hear all aspects of sound, but also to feel it, too. With German engineering, decades of experience in professional business, and innovative science, the company works to stay true to the sound and set new standards for headphones, headsets, microphones, and integrated systems. See the Sennheiser company factsheet. 

Canyon Creative was founded in Las Vegas in 1996, initially as a creative resource for MGM Grand. Over the years, its client base has grown to include well-known clientele in the corporate, resort, gaming, retail, restaurant, theme park, hospitality, and entertainment industries. Canyon Creative offers experienced advertisers, graphic designers, writers, creative thinkers, imaginative strategists and hard-working lovers of fun. The Canyon Creative team designs to meet the client’s specific objectives, staying consistent and true to brand image, while injecting new ideas geared for success. Their individual approach to the creative process allows for each finished project to be unique and effective for every client. Canyon Creative endeavors to bring fresh insight, ingenuity and solid business experience to every aspect of creativity.

The mission of Fountain People: To actively promote the use of water features as significant design elements in all architectural, recreation, and entertainment environments. To provide our customers with the industry’s highest quality of products and design support service to ensure the successful completion of their water feature installations. To be the undisputed industry leader in the creative application of the latest technology to water feature design.

Solomon Group's range of expertise and services allows the company to create permanent museum exhibits, one-night-only live events and everything in between - from concept sketches to complex technical development and installation

Services include:
exp provides professional, technical and strategic services to the world's built and natural environments in six key practice areas: Buildings, Earth & Environment, Energy, Industrial, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. With a heritage dating back to 1928, the exp name was adopted in April of 2011 by the Trow Global group of companies to provide clients with easy access to its highly experienced and creative professionals, whether locally or globally. With thousands of people in offices across North America and around the world, exp provides experience and expertise to deliver successful project outcomes for clients and add value to their businesses. Whether the project is big or small, clients have access to exp's global capability platform from its local office network to ensure the right people provide the right solution. 

Thorburn Associates (TA) provides integrated acoustical and audio visual systems for a collaborative design in both new construction and renovations. TA is an independent consulting firm--not associated with the sale of any specific brand--offering unbiased designs to improve communication and fully realize the functionality of all projects. 

Headquartered in Castro Valley, CA, with regional offices in Los Angeles and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, TA specializes in highly technological projects in education, entertainment and corporate venues. TA has been recognized as one of the leading firms in the acoustical design industry. TA projects have received multiple awards from the International Communications Industry Association and the Themed Entertainment Association.

ECA2 - "Creation: From concept creation to execution through the means of stage design, image and sound and live performances… ECA2’s expertise covers all the elements of the creative field... Engineering: Because the success of a show depends on the quality and reliability of its realization, ECA2 always includes the technical factor from the very early stage of the concept design... Production: Throughout the project development and up to its delivery, ECA2 implements all aspects of the production of it s realizations for a global and coherent approach."

Interesting Products designs, manufactures and installs liquid nitrogen (LN2) effects systems for entertainment applications, such as theatre, film, theme parks, casinos and cruise ships. Professional services also include: Engineering consulting for LN2 distribution systems; Turn-key atmospheric effects contracting; Show control integration and; Design and rental services for short-term effects requirements. The company's clients include theatre, film and industrials, casino, theme park, cruise ship and planetarium installations.

The International Guild of Live Show Producers, recognizing that the Live Show Producer is one of the very few entertainment disciplines not represented or protected by a guild or union, was created to fill that longstanding void. The LSP was formed by Live Show Producers and associates of live show production to provide a nexus for the Producing community to meet, share and benefit from the successes of fellow Producers.