Opening Ceremony of the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games Receives Emmy Award

Monday, September 17, 2012

FiveCurrents production of the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 earns Emmy Award for costume design

15 September 2012  – Los Angeles, CA – During the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Maria Rosario Mendoza received an Emmy Award for costume design for the FiveCurrents production of the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony took place on 14 October 2011 at Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara, México in front of a broadcast audience of more than 200 million people in every country across North and South America.

FiveCurrents’ President and Executive Producer Scott Givens said, “I am thrilled for Maria. Her costume designs were modern and fresh, but still paid tribute to Guadalajara’s rich heritage. They added tremendous life, beauty, color and authenticity to the Opening Ceremony, and I am proud to have the chance to work with such world-class talent.”

Maria Rosario Mendoza opened Mexican fashion house Takasami in 1980 and has been creating clothing full of the historic and artistic beauty of Mexico ever since. Mendoza is one of the preeminent fashion designers in Mexico, and with a masters degree in Mexican history and an artistic fashion flare, she brought unique perspective, artistry and skill to the project.

Upon receiving the award Maria said “I am so honored to be recognized by the Academy for my work on the Guadalajara 2011 Opening Ceremony. My goal was to represent the rich culture of my country and I would like to thank everyone involved in bringing this amazing show together.”

FiveCurrents is a mega-event production firm with production credits ranging from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies. FiveCurrents also produced the Ceremonies of the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.

The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event between athletes from all nations in the Americas, held every four years in the year before the summer Olympic Games. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the Pan American Games was established 8 August 1948 by the National Olympic Committees of the Americas.