Saturday, April 20, 2024

Greg Senner and Jonathan Lee Smith forming Hoplite LBE in Orlando


Hoplite Entertainment is pleased to announce that Greg Senner (above) will be partnering with Jonathan Lee Smith to form the Orlando-based division entitled Hoplite LBE (Location Based Entertainment). This partnership will extend the Emmy-winning Hoplite Entertainment brand into the multi-billion-dollar themed attractions and experience industry. Smith and Senner first worked together in 2003 on various live events and productions before pursuing film and television production and themed entertainment, respectively. Now combining their gained experiences and diverse skillsets, this partnership collaboratively produces a broad spectrum of entertainment opportunities to Hoplite clients “beyond the screen”.

“We are thrilled to have Greg onboard to spearhead this new division,” says Smith. “He has a unique talent when it comes to translating creative vision and captivating stories to experiential environments.”

Senner’s contributions to themed entertainment industry include his masterful technical direction on various elements of the world-renowned Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Parks. With over 24 years in entertainment, Greg is a respected hands-on creative solutions strategist with a background in television, film and themed attractions development. With a strong understanding of translating design to build packages and their completion, Greg has an unparalleled ability to identify and engage collaborators for each project. His detail oriented technique for leading teams in project execution with close attention to maximizing profits and meeting (when not beating) the schedule make Greg an asset to every project.

As a result of this new division focusing in the LBE market, the Hoplite brand will add a fourth office in Orlando, Florida to those already established in Los Angeles, Johannesburg, South Africa and most recently Ningbo, China, just outside Shanghai.

Hoplite LBE is a company rooted in the creation of meaningful experiences. With an experienced team and trusted partnerships across the industry, we will work to elevate your project to a world-class experience by maximizing every dollar of your budget, and every day of your schedule. With an array of services ranging from technical consulting to full project planning, Hoplite LBE can streamline your project as a seasoned extension of your team.

Senner can be contacted at  [email protected]

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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