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The Producers Group Adds New International Directors

Los Angeles, CA, USA, Seoul, Korea, Shanghai, China, Paris, France & Tokyo, Japan (April 10, 2012) — The Producers Group LLC (TPG), international attraction development & production specialists, has added five regional directors, giving the company representation in Europe and major Asian markets for themed entertainment and destination attractions. The regional directors are: Fumiyasu Yamakawa (Japan), Peter Kim (Korea), Charlie Xu (China), Bear Zhang (China) and Jean-Michel Louis (Europe).

“It’s important to have people on the ground who know the regional culture in order to create destination attractions that bring together the best of our resources and theirs,” says Bob Chambers, TPG Principal.

“Fumiyasu, Peter, Charlie, Bear and Jean-Michel will help foster great alliances to make great projects that define the expanding global entertainment landscape. Their energy and connections plus our ability to shepherd a project through all stages on time and on budget is a first-rate combination that will serve Asian and European attraction developers well,” says Chambers.

“In partnership with great designers and innovative developers, our goal is to make The Producers Group LLC one of the foremost Pacific Rim companies creating the next wave of integrated resorts, theme parks and casino attractions,” says TPG Principal Edward Marks.

“Our portfolio in Asia includes project management and construction management for the celebrated Crane Dance at Resorts World Sentosa, and the Fortune Diamond and Wishing Crystals at Galaxy Casino. We look forward to new challenges and new business relationships,” says Marks.

Fumiyasu Yamakawa (Tokyo) has 28 years’ experience in business development and marketing in the hospitality industry. Tel. +81 90 3917 1970 . [email protected]

Peter Kim (Seoul) has worked in development, consultation and design for theme park production and attractions in Korea for over 11 years. Tel. +82 10 2542 2770 . [email protected]

Charlie Xu (Shanghai) is an English-fluent Shanghai native and entrepreneur with a background in design, lighting and engineering. Tel. +86 139 1692 5050 . [email protected]

Bear Zhang (Shanghai) is a Shanghai native with expertise in broadcast production and post production, theater and haunted attractions. Tel. +86 139 1692 5050 . [email protected]

Jean-Michel Louis (Paris) has a 20-year track record in the formation of prestigious, large-scale projects across the globe in leisure, event, entertainment, show design and production. Tel. +33 (0) 6 43421336 . [email protected]

The Producers Group contact in Hong Kong and the United States is Andrew Rubio, Marketing Manager. Tel. +852 8175 8019 (Hong Kong) and +1 (818) 334-2829 (US). [email protected]

Specializing in destination attractions for integrated resorts, casinos and theme parks, with significant recent experience in Asia, The Producers Group, LLC works with developers to manage the creation of high-technology guest experiences from start to finish – or at any stage along the process – bringing them in on schedule and on budget. Recent successful projects include The Fortune Diamond and the Wishing Crystals (Galaxy Casino, Macau) and Crane Dance (Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore). Crane Dance, (Created by Jeremy Railton) was recently honored with the prestigious Thea Award from the Themed Entertainment Association. Company principals Bob Chambers and Edward Marks are specialists in balancing creative vision, technical design and budget realities throughout the project development process. The Producers Group LLC is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Paris. Visit
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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