Patrick Roberge Productions Inc. (PRP Inc), producers of Vancouver's Robson Square Olympic Celebrations and the 2010 Paralympic Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies, announced today the expansion of their Creative & Production Team in conjunction with their upcoming 2011 productions.
Daniel Planko has been named Art Director for the Vancouver-based entertainment production firm. Specializing in the concept, design and implementation of art, prop and event installations, Planko has collaborated with PRP on many projects, most recently as Art Director for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games Ceremonies and the 2010 Grey Cup Half Time Show.
In addition to Planko, Michael Scriven joins PRP as Project & Technical Manager. An industry veteran, Scriven previously worked with PRP on the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games Ceremonies and the 100th Anniversary of the Fair at the PNE.
"We are pleased to welcome Dan and Michael to our fulltime team," said PRP President and Creative Director, Patrick Roberge. "The aftermath of the 2010 Games has been substantial for PRP. We are excited to grow our team and gear up for more celebrations, all with people who like to have fun in the process!"
Planko and Scriven take up their new posts with PRP effective immediately. Planko will report to President, Patrick Roberge and Scriven will report to Director of Production, Nik von Schulmann.
Later this month, on the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Games, PRP will produce the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Canada Winter Games at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax on February 11th. The Closing Ceremony will take place on February 27th in the same venue. Both ceremonies will be broadcast live nationally on TSN.
PRP received accolades for producing the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games. With a theme of "One Inspires Many," PRP cast more than 5000 roles in the ceremonies with performers ranging from six to ninety-two years of age. PRP's original pyro musical "Ignite the Dream", seen nightly at Robson Square, was a hit of the downtown celebrations during the 2010 Olympic Games. Other recent PRP-produced projects include the Halftime Show for the 2010 Grey Cup Game in Edmonton and the entertainment for the 100th Anniversary of the Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition, featuring the highly acclaimed 100th Anniversary PNE Parade in downtown Vancouver.