FiveCurrents Wins ISEM Award for Best Opening and Closing Ceremony

Monday, November 12, 2012

FiveCurrents is proud to announce that, last week in London, the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies won the International Sports Event Management Award for Best Opening and Closing Ceremony. The ceremonies won based on their innovation within the vision and theme of the Games; their strong impact on local, national and international media; and the positive spectator experience both at the Omnilife Stadium and those viewing the broadcast.

FiveCurrents would like to thank everyone involved in bringing these ceremonies to life. The team ensured that they remained authentically Mexican and represented the rich culture and wonderful people of Guadalajara and Mexico. We couldn’t have made these ceremonies happen without every member of the team.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies have become integral to the image of Olympic and Continental Games, and FiveCurrents is honored to be behind the delivery of the successful Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Guadalajara 2011 Pan and Parapan American Games.

For more information about the International Sports Event Management Awards, please visit: http://www.iirme.com/isem/awards.

For more information about FiveCurrents, please visit: http://fivecurrents.com.

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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.


Guadalajara Ceremonies Plan For Toronto Handover

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Organizing Committee is already planning its participation in the Guadalajara 2011 Closing Ceremonies.

COPAG shared with Toronto 2015 organizers plans for the closing ceremony for both the Pan American and Parapan American Games. Representatives from both closing ceremony committees are planning the flag handover to be presented to the Canadian capital city of Quebec.

Personnel from BaAM Productions, on the Toronto side, and FiveCurrents, the production company for the Guadalajara Opening and Closing Ceremonies, started to share ideas of what Toronto would like to include in their October 30 presentation.

The Canadian delegation toured the Omnilife and Telmex Athletics Stadiums, venues where America’s Fiesta will come to an end, and where the Games will be officially handed over to Toronto 2015.

“We came to facilitate some ideas about what we would like to present to the audience. We need to spend some time with this team in order to understand the technical needs of our end product. This is an incredible team! We would like to grasp what is technically possible and what might be just impossible to do,” said Toronto 2015 Marketing Vice President Katherine Henderson.

Toward the end of July, the show for both the Pan American and Parapan American Games closing ceremonies will be fully planned.

For more information about the XVI Pan American Games, please click here.


FiveCurrents to Produce 2011 Pan American Games Ceremonies

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Organizing Committee for the XVI Pan American Games (COPAG) today announced that they have appointed FiveCurrents as Executive Producer of Ceremonies for the Guadalajara 2011 Pan and Parapan American Games. The Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games will take place on 14 October 2011 at Omnilife Stadium. The Closing Ceremony will bring the Games to an end on 30 October and will include a handover to the next host city, Toronto, Canada.  The Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games will be broadcast throughout the Americas and around the world.

On 12 November 2011, the Parapan American Games Opening Ceremony will commence the Games at the Pan American Athletics Stadium and the Closing Ceremony bring the Games to an end on 20 November 2011.

Scott Givens, FiveCurrents’ President said: “We are thrilled and honored to work with COPAG on the Ceremonies of the XVI Pan American Games and look forward to bringing the story of Guadalajara to life in front of a worldwide audience.”

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

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.