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TEA launches Masters Program, seeks nominations


TEA is pleased to announce the launch of the TEA Masters Program. This program honors the achievements of Themed Entertainment’s masters of their craft. TEA Masters are creators, developers, designers and producers whose body of work has made a significant and sustained contribution to the growth and development of the industry through their innovation, design, craftsmanship and artistry.

The first honorees will be recognized at the Orlando SATE conference on October 4, 2018. We need your help. Do you know of someone that is deserving of this recognition. If so, please send in your nomination by August 10, 2018 to [email protected].

The following are the criteria to qualify for consideration as a TEA Master in 2018:

Individuals who work as professionals in any discipline associated with the Themed Entertainment industry (See separate list of disciplines HERE)

Must have at least 10 years of experience practicing their craft in the industry

Is not a leader of a major corporation working in Themed Entertainment

Is able to attend the recognition ceremony on October 4th in Orlando.

Is willing to be on an educational panel on October 4th in Orlando.

Is willing to submit video highlights of their craft to TEA and/or allow TEA to video an interview

Is not currently serving on the TEA International Board, or the TEA Masters Selection Committee.

Your nomination must include the following to be considered:

Nominee Name:

Professional Discipline:




Nominated by:



Overview (Why you are nominating this person as a TEA Master?):

Body of Work and/or Bio (attach Bio separately if necessary):

Call for Nominations Printable Sheet
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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