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RGH hosts TEA event

Diversified leisure company RGH Entertainment opened up its new themed entertainment design studio in California, US, today, for a new conference focusing on recruiting new talent, providing internship programmes and the creation of symbolic partnerships in the amusements industry.

Members of the Themed Entertainment Association, along with students and faculty members from California's leading universities attended the Working With Academia meeting.

The gathering featured a distinguished panel of industry experts, academic leaders, including Don Marinelli, who co-founded Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center; MK Haley, a former Disney Imagineer who now serves as associate executive producer for the ETC and heads the Disney-sponsored research lab in Pittsburgh; and Peter Weishar, dean of the new themed entertainment and attractions design program at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Lenny Larsen, director of Themed Entertainment at RGH and a member of the western division board of directors for the TEA, said: "All of us at RGH are excited to be supporting what we hope will become an annual event that will foster important links between the entertainment industry and the academic world to provide opportunities for the next generation of the industry and spark innovative ideas among tomorrow's talent."