Veteran Directors to Helm PyeongChang 2018 Ceremonies

(ATR) The opening and closing ceremonies for PyeongChang 2018 will be directed by an all-star cast.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23:  South Korean performers dance during the Pyeongchang 2018 presentation during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: South Korean performers dance during the Pyeongchang 2018 presentation during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

(ATR)Three veteran Olympic ceremony directors will collaborate to produce the PyeongChang 2018 opening and closing ceremonies.

President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG) Yang-Ho Cho announced that Don Mischer, David Atkins and Konstantin Ernst will head the International Consulting Committee (ICC) along with Sidney Kimme, the chief creative officer for Showscan Entertainment. The committee is tasked with collaborating to stage the upcoming Winter Olympic ceremonies.

Don Mischer has directed both the 1996 Olympic ceremonies in Atlanta and the 2002 Olympic ceremonies in Salt Lake City.

David Atkins has also directed two previous ceremonies, leading the ceremonies in Sydney in 2000 and Vancouver in 2010.

Konstantin Ernst has one set ofOlympic ceremonies under his belt after successfully orchestrating the last Winter Olympics at Sochi 2014.

"We are putting forward our best efforts to prepare for the successful opening and closing ceremonies in cooperation with the [ICC] as well as the domestic advisory board, which will be established soon," POCOG president Yang-Ho Cho commented.

These three veteran directors of Olympic ceremonies along with Kimme – a leader in location-based media entertainment – have already begun interviewing candidates for the performance and will also participate in selecting the final director for the PyeongChang ceremonies.

Written by Kevin Nutley

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