Thursday, May 23, 2024

Jonathan Casson Joins The Producers Group While Tom Mehrmann Departs to Oversee Universal Beijing


A seventeen-year veteran in the entertainment industry, Jonathan Casson has joined The Producers Group as Vice President of Project Development.

Jonathan Casson

At TPG, Jonathan is responsible for strategic and business planning in addition to the development of partner relationships for themed entertainment projects, including world class theme parks, hotels, resorts and residences, restaurants, attractions, retail, dining and entertainment venues.

Casson offers proven value with his years of experience, serving as Director of Business Development for Live and Location Based Entertainment for 20th Century Fox film and television. He also serves as an adjunct professor of themed entertainment in graduate studies at CalArts, and was previously a key member of the team at BRC Imagination Arts.

Additionally, TPG announces that Tom Mehrmann has stepped down from his position on its Board of Advisors to take on his new role as President and General Manager for Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort.

Mehrmann joined the TPG Board in early 2017, offering his proven talents and illustrious track record in the industry, previously serving as Ocean Park’s Chief Executive for ten years. In 2009, Mehrmann was named “CEO of the Year” by the Asia Pacific Customer Relationship Excellence Award.

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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