Rio Pan Am Games in Milan Film Festival

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

FiveCurrents is pleased to announce that the Rio 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony video has been selected by the Milan International FICTS Festival (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) during the first round of the awards process. During the next week, the jury will determine which of the selected videos will receive the ‘Special Merit Award’ or the ‘Guirlande d’Honneur’, the festival’s highest honor.

The Prize, created in 1983, is awarded every year to the persons who played a significant role in the promotion of sport image, cultural, and ethical values. The FICTS Festival is competitive and the works are judged by an international jury hailing from seven different countries.

The Rio 2007 Pan American Games video, a FiveCurrents production, is in the Sport Movies & TV 2008 category. The video will be shown at the FICTS festival in Milan on 4 November at 3:30pm. For more on the FICTS Festival, click here.

FiveCurrents Wins Emmy Award

Monday, June 16, 2008

FiveCurrents President Scott Givens is thrilled to announce that the Rio 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony won an Emmy Award on Friday, June 13. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the FiveCurrents production an Emmy for outstanding achievement in costume design. Costume Supervisor and Designer Rosa Magalhaes and Costume Supervisor David Profeta accepted the award.

“I am so proud of my team for this momentous achievement,” said FiveCurrents President Scott Givens, “This is the highest honor a production can receive, and a fabulous way to thank my team that worked tirelessly to ensure a successful performance.”

FiveCurrents was nominated for three Emmy Awards, including outstanding achievement in: costume design; art, set and scenic design; and lighting direction. Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016 Committee and the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC), Carlos Roberto Osorio, General Secretary of Rio 2016, and Leonardo Gryner, Marketing Director for Rio 2016, were in attendance at the ceremony.

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on ABC on Friday, June 20 from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

Daytime Emmy Awards Draw Near

Thursday, May 29, 2008

On June 13, the Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment Emmy Awards will be awarded at The Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Our eight nominees, FiveCurrents’ President Scott Givens, Libby Hyland, Rosa Magalhaes, Luiz Stein, David Profeta, David Grill, Laura Frank, and Paul Sonnleitner are thrilled to be honored with a nomination and are very excited to attend the Awards.

The Rio 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its transforming costumes, flawless art and set direction, and beautiful lighting direction. And adding to the Emmy anticipation, the team is looking forward to seeing each other again to celebrate a very successful Pan American Games.

FiveCurrents Wins Six Telly Awards

Friday, April 4, 2008

FiveCurrents won six Telly Awards for production of the RIO 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony. Executive Producer Scott Givens says, “We had a fantastic team who created spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2007 RIO Pan American Games.  It was an experience I’ll never forget. We are honored to receive the Telly.” The Telly Awards “recognize distinction in creative work,” honoring outstanding local and regional productions, as well as non-broadcast video productions.

The program won top honors, a Silver statue, in three categories, including televised Live Events, televised Sports and non-broadcast Sports. The RIO 2007 Opening Ceremony also won Bronze statues for the televised Entertainment, non-broadcast Entertainment and non-broadcast Live Events categories. The RIO 2007 Ceremonies also were honored with the inaugural 2007 ISEM Awards in London.

For more information on the Telly Awards, please visit

Olympics Live! featured in Around the Rings

Sunday, November 18, 2007

FiveCurrents’ and Scott Givens’ new project, Olympics Live! was featured in the Olympic-insider magazine, Around the Rings. Rio de Janeiro is the first city to sign on to the exciting project, which will take the live experience of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to cities around the world. Here’s the article:

Rio First to Olympics Live
The city of Rio de Janeiro will host an Olympic festival during the Beijing Games, created by a ceremonies veteran. Scott Givens, the man behind the 2007 Pan Am ceremonies, the Salt Lake 2002 opening ceremony and a range of other celebrations, is launching his Olympics Live! festival concept for the 2008 Games in Rio and other cities.

Rio was the first city to confirm it will host one of Givens’ Games-time live sites. Giant
televisions showing broadcasts from Beijing, concerts, sport demonstrations and a festival atmosphere are part of his plan. Several other cities are in negotiation to link up with the party. An announcement of the entire list of cities is expected at the beginning of 2008.