FIFA announces Confederations Cup 2009 off-the-field team players

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (OC) has announced the internationally renowned VWV Consortium as service providers to produce the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 opening and closing ceremonies.
FIFA announces Confederations Cup 2009 off-the-field team players - VWV GroupWith exactly one month to the kick-off of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 at Johannesburg's Ellis Park Stadium on 14 June 2009 the OC today announced at a media briefing that the eagerly-anticipated ceremonies for the tournament - to be broadcast worldwide as part of the opening and final match - will be produced by the VWV Consortium, comprising the VWV Group and Till Dawn Entertainment, along with Associate Producers Jack Morton Worldwide.

“It is indeed a privilege and an honour to help South Africa raise the curtain on this incredible moment in our history,” said Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of VWV.

“We look forward to delivering uniquely African ceremonies that will set the stage for a truly world-class event,” added entertainment industry icon Lebo M, CEO of Till Dawn Entertainment. Lebo M is a Grammy Award winner and co-producer of the Lion King South Africa - the globally acclaimed production that saw record attendances in theatres around the world.

Jack Morton Worldwide served as production consultants for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games ceremonies and produced the opening and closing ceremonies for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, brings global experience to the team.

“We at the Organising Committee are delighted to announce the VWV Consortium as service providers for the FIFA Confederations Cup opening and closing ceremonies. Lebo M is a true South African and indeed global entertainment industry icon. We are delighted that he will bring his creativity and incredible talent to the tournament. Jack Morton brings global experience to the team and we are sure these ceremonies will be distinctly African and world class,” said OC CEO Dr Danny Jordaan at the briefing, which also showcased the OC's transport, security and tournament plans.

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14 May 2009 13:38

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