IMG Artists to Produce Dubai's Official Attempt for the Largest Firework Display
IMG Artists' Co Chairmen Barrett Wissman and Alex Shustorovich Announce
Ambitious Plan to Break the Official Guinness World Record(R) for the Largest
DUBAI, UAE and NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMG Artists, the
global leader in the performing arts and lifestyle events management, has been
appointed to oversee an ambitious plan to break the official Guinness World
Record for the world's largest firework display in Dubai. The planned display,
which will take place on New Year's Eve, will feature over 400,000 individual
fireworks from 400 locations and will attempt to break the current record of
77,000 fireworks set by Kuwait in 2012.
The fireworks will illuminate and spotlight iconic Dubai landmarks, including
Islands of The World, The Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis the Palm.Â IMG Artists has
appointed long-term collaborators Fireworks by Grucci to design and produce the
display, while an original composition from Dubai-based composer Matt Faddy will
provide a synchronized soundtrack.
Jerry Inzerillo, President and CEO of IMG Artists said: "IMG Artists is honored
to work with the Government of Dubai on this memorable event while further
enhancing our reputation for creating some of the world's leading cultural and
entertainment events.Â Together with IMG Artists' Managing Director for Events
and Festivals, Simon Tapping, I was personally involved in the launch event for
the Palm Jumeirah in 2008, and we are now honored to be invited to surpass that
singular event. 2013 has been an extraordinary year for Dubai, and on behalf of
the entire IMG Artists team, we are proud to help them celebrate in style."
Mr. Inzerillo continued, "I also want to recognize Phil Grucci, with whom we
have worked for many years.Â We are confident that he has the vision and the
capability to work with us to deliver on this audacious plan."
The six-minute show, which has taken several months of detailed planning, will
involve 170 skilled pyro technicians and over 60 computer control systems used
to fire with split-second accuracy.Â Television production company Sparkly Light
will capture the magic with multiple aerial camera positions.Â The full display
will be screened live as part of Dubai TV's New Year's Eve coverage, while
Faddy's original soundtrack is broadcast on radio. The television coverage will
be made available to broadcasters worldwide.
IMG Artists is the global leader of performing arts management.Â For thirty
years, the company has set the standard for excellence across the artist
management, touring, events, festivals and cultural consulting fields.Â IMGA's
150 dedicated specialists in twelve offices across three continents offer
unparalleled international reach and depth of experience to the company's
artists, clients and partners.Â With the launch of the SAGE joint venture with
China Arts and Entertainment group, new venue management and technology
initiatives designed to support and enhance the core business, IMGA remains the
vanguard of the industry.
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