Tag: MSG Sphere

Ted King Joins MSG Entertainment Corp.

Ted King has worked on attractions at the Warner Bros. World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi and Universal Studios theme parks. As president of creative content and studio productions, he’ll lead MSG Sphere Studios Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. on Friday announced that 35-year entertainment industry veteran Ted King will join the company as president of creative content and studio productions effective June 22  and will lead MSG Sphere Studios. MSG Sphere Studios is a bicoastal creative studio focused on developing compelling content for MSG Sphere, the world’s first large-scale venue to combine cutting-edge technology with multisensory storytelling to deliver fully immersive experiences. King will oversee the creation of a full slate of content for MSG Sphere, as well as other commercial clients, and design immersive experiences for MSG Sphere, including using its fully programmable LED exterior and its main atrium. The first MSG Sphere is being built in Las […]

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VN Conference: New York Club Heavyweights Discuss The Big Apple’s Live Market

Paradigm’s Carly James, Bowery Presents’ Josh Moore, Dayglo Ventures’ Peter Shapiro, and Live Nation’s Sean Striegel (from left) discuss New York’s club market with moderator Ray Waddell of Oak View Group. (Eric Renner Brown / Staff) While much of the VenuesNow Conference focused on arenas and stadiums and the aspects that govern them, such as infrastructure, concessions, and fan experience, one illuminating panel, “Clubs Of New York: The Competitive Landscape in a Microcosm,” thoroughly analyzed the smaller scale. The panel, which featured Live Nation senior vice president of booking Sean Striegel, Dayglo Ventures founder Peter Shapiro, Bowery Presents talent buyer Josh Moore, and Paradigm agent Carly James, and which was moderated by Ray Waddell, president of Oak View Group’s Media & Conferences division, told the story of America’s clubs and theaters market through the lens of the Big Apple’s robust live music scene. The governing theme of the panel was […]

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VN Conference: Jim Dolan Goes Deep on MSG Sphere With Irving Azoff

James Dolan and Irving Azoff in the leadoff session at Tuesday’s VenuesNow Conference in New York City. James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Co., and Irving Azoff, chairman and CEO of The Azoff Co., sat down for an illuminating conversation with broad implications for the live entertainment industry to begin the VenuesNow Conference at the Conrad New York Downtown on Tuesday morning. The conversation focused almost exclusively on MSG Sphere, the visionary new line of facilities by MSG Co. The first two Spheres are in the works in Las Vegas and London, and Dolan teased that MSG Co. has already started scouting locations throughout the world for future Spheres. Conference attendees were treated to a striking video detailing renderings of the Sphere facility and its associated technology, and Dolan elaborated upon the Sphere’s conception, planning and priorities moving forward. Though he has built an empire […]

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Vogt Gets Key Role With MSG Spheres

Former Disney Imagineer will help shape content creation tech for new arenas The Madison Square Garden Co. has picked Jennifer Vogt to help with content development for its new MSG Sphere entertainment venues. As president of creative content and productions, Vogt will also oversee strategy and development for MSG’s “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and the Radio City Rockettes. Vogt, according to the company, “will work with the MSG Sphere construction and technology teams to develop a set of tools, called the ‘palette,’ that will make content creation for MSG Sphere an intuitive experience, enabling artists, creators and educators to maximize the potential of the venue’s immersive technologies.” Vogt comes to MSG from Walt Disney Imagineering, where she was show design and production executive for the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Walt Disney Co. theme parks. Before that, she worked as a management consultant for DreamWorks Animation. Vogt has held […]

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