|Thea Award recipient "Crane Dance" at Resorts World Sentosa|
- Disney sweep: 3 outstanding achievement awards + one lifetime achievement (Joe Rohde)
- John Lasseter, Anthony Daniels, Nancy Cartwright, Charles Phoenix, Michael Giacchino, Kim Irvine and Dr George Fischbeck among the awards presenters
- International slate of awards recipients includes projects in France, Japan, China, Singapore, Canada & Mexico (as well as the US)
- Record attendance numbers for Summit conference
- Mentoring initiatives top of mind as TEA marks 20th year
- Herschend's Joel Manby, Disney's Joe Rohde & business coach Phil Glosserman give inspiring & empowering keynotes
- Glamorous, whimsical b/w shots of attendees to the March 17 Thea Awards Gala taken at the special photo booth sponsored by Mousetrappe. Click here to access.
- Facebook photo albums on the Thea Awards & TEA Summit Page
- If you need hi-res photos, please contact Judith Rubin
- 76 attendees at TEA Summit Day One (March 15) – record attendance
- 180 attendees at TEA Summit Day Two (March 16) – record attendance
- 520 attendees at Thea Awards Gala (March 17)
- Students from 7 colleges were among the 180 attendees at TEA Summit Day Two: Art Institute of California, SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design), ETC Carnegie Mellon, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC Cornell and Georgia Tech
- Executive Producer of the 2012 Thea Awards Gala was Ron Miziker.
- TEA is marking its 20th anniversary. See articles about the 20th anniversary by Peter Chernack and George Walker.
Memorable quotes from TEA Summit Day Two
(case studies of projects receiving Thea Awards, presented by the clients and the creatives):
Joe Rohde, recipient of the Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements:
"I am an artist but my strengths have more to do with getting other people to work than working myself"
"Use real materials to take people from reality into fantasy."
"I always have another idea. I think that's a designer's obligation."
"Find smart people & talk to them."
"Stand for an idea."
Jeremy Railton, designer of Crane Dance:
"When I first saw it being built at the shipyard I was horrified at how big it was - 'What have I done?'"
"We dont call it an exhibit, we call it an experience"
Matthew Jessner of Dragone Entertainment on The House of Dancing Water:
"We were not just going to replicate another Macau hit tune."
Amelia Anne Gordon of Universal Studios Japan, on Space Fantasy The Ride:
"We went on a journey to save the Sun. We did it on time and on budget because we had a really great team... Bill Mochidome redesigned the queue 783 times. Sometimes 3 times before lunch."
Lorenz Ruettiman of Europa-Park, on FoodLoop:
"One thing that was not really successful [to serve via FoodLoop] was the hot coffee"
"We started designing the show in 2009 and the contract was signed in 2010... A script that started at 753 pages was boiled down to 26 pages."
Rob Gagne of Science North, discussing The Changing Climate Show:
"Make exhibits modular so they can travel. And walk the walk: Make them green... Build in some adult humor."
Haakon Lund of Kongeparken, Norway, on Barnas Brannstasjon (Children's Fire Station):
"Barnas Brannstasjon targets children as agents of change concerning fire safety awareness in the home. A guest wrote to us, 'My son is now testing the smoke detector every day.'”
Carmel Lewis of BRC Imagination Arts recounts client interaction in creation of The Ghost of the Castle:
"'...and oh, by the way, the budget is cut by almost half but we want the same show...'"
The team of The Magic, The Memories and You:
"There was this gasp that went thru the MEDIA and then we knew we had something."
Tom Fitzgerald of WDI speaking about Star Tours - The Adventures Continue:
"George Lucas really understood the themepark audience & market."
|Thea Award recipient "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue"|