About J. Michael Roddy
Since I was a child, I have found comfort in entertainment, where I could let my imagination run wild. Through outlets such as film, television, comic books, and theme parks, I devoured stories. I studied the art of story by first being a fan and then creating my own.
For the last twenty-five years, I have been involved in the theatrical and themed entertainment industries. Helping create world-class shows, marquee events and spectaculars has undoubtedly given me a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of story, production, budget, strategy, marketing, and expectation. For this reason, I feel confident that I can provide the insight, skills, and experience needed to fulfill any creative role successfully.
I have piloted a journey leading me to work for some of the top companies in the industry where I have contributed as a creative thinker, leader, mentor and collaborator in developing all creative aspects of stage shows, special events, nighttime spectaculars, resort activation, digital content, and grand openings. I productively guided teams of designers, performers, and operators, both internal and external while maintaining a creative vision and direction. I have collaborated closely with partners including LucasFilm, Marvel Studios, Disney's Animation Studios, Disney Channel, Lionsgate, Warner Brothers, and Pixar to create immersive branded and original entertainment experiences for millions of Guests. I was also instrumental in the development and execution of marketing-based marquee events including Halloween Horror Nights, Mardi Gras, Grinchmas, and Star Wars Galactic Nights.
I am always looking for new ways to develop and expand my vocabulary of immersive storytelling through keeping up with emerging technology, social media trends, and benchmarking entertainment around the world. I am passionate about leading teams and building relationships, and I genuinely believe that it takes a group of many talented individuals to bring to life any creative vision.
Please refer to my website for an in-depth look at my experience and creative vision. If you would like to know more about my career or request additional materials, please don't hesitate to ask.
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J. Michael Roddy