World leading British directors and producers appointed to London 2012 Ceremonies team
Thursday 17, June 2010
Leading British names from the world of film, including Oscar-winning Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry, will direct and produce the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Four award-winning, experienced creatives will form a team of Executive Producers to oversee the Ceremonies:
Danny Boyle, Oscar winning British filmmaker and producer, will be the Artistic Director for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Artistic Directors for the Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Ceremonies will also be appointed.
3 Mills Studio in East London will be used as the London 2012 Ceremonies Production Centre. Located near the Olympic Park it has a rich cultural heritage and currently attracts up-and-coming artists and talent.
Sebastian Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: ‘These Games are bringing together world-class British talent. Each one of these individuals would hold their own on the worldwide stage and they are joining names like children’s author Michael Morpurgo who has created the story behind our highly successful mascots. We are delighted with the team we have brought together to deliver our Ceremonies in 2012.’
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