Friday, July 26, 2013

Adam Bezark, segment chair for TEA's SATE '13 Experience Design Conference Oct 3-4 in Savannah Georgia USA

Adam J. Bezark
The Bezark Company

Segment Chair, SATE '13 conference
October 3-4 at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia
Hosted by the Themed Entertainment Association

Adam Bezark is an award-winning Writer and Creative Director who fuses a wide variety of media and technologies to produce startling new entertainment experiences. His experience ranges from theme park rides and attractions, to film and video, museum exhibits, live shows and spectacular special events.

With over USD$1.5 billion in produced concepts worldwide, Mr. Bezark’s reputation for merging story, space and spectacle is well established. The Bezark Company has developed creative content for some of the world’s most prestigious creative clients, including Walt Disney Imagineering; Universal Studios; Kennedy Space Center; Independence National Park; Cirque du Soleil; MGM Studios; Paramount Parks; and The White House. The company offers a full range of creative solutions, from “blue sky” concept packages to detailed design and production.

As the leisure industry expands globally, Bezark is planting its feet in both hemispheres. Adam and his team played a central creative role in the wildly successful $750 million redevelopment of Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s beloved marine life and theme park; and the Company is currently involved in major new projects from Moscow to Wuhan.

Adam’s creative experience covers both consulting and executive roles. As Director, Creative Entertainment at Walt Disney Imagineering, Adam was responsible for developing new entertainment concepts, products and master strategies for Disney theme parks in Asia and the United States. As an ongoing consultant to WDI, The Bezark Company is engaged in developing major new attractions for Shanghai Disneyland and other future projects.

Prior to his Disney position, Mr. Bezark was Senior Show Designer at Landmark Entertainment Group. There he conceived, wrote, designed and/or directed over sixty projects, including several “megaattractions” for Universal Studios. These include the JAWS ride at Universal Studios Florida, Jurassic Park: The Ride, and the award-winning Terminator 2: 3-D virtual adventure. He is named as an inventor on two patents for creative technologies developed for these attractions.

Mr. Bezark also co-directed the popular IllumiNations nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World’s Epcot; developed concepts for attractions at Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland; wrote and co-directed the closing ceremonies celebrating the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge; consulted on the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Ceremonies; and conceived countless rides, shows, exhibits and attractions for Disney, Universal, and other entertainment design firms. In the realm of international events, Adam directed the $13 million Hong Kong 97 Spectacular,commemorating Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Over one billion people around the world viewed the hour-long pageant on 1 July 1997.

He has worked with, and developed material for, an impressive roster of celebrity talent: John Lasseter, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Depp and others.

A Chicago native, Adam now resides in Los Angeles.