|Ron Miziker, Creative Director|
|Ron Miziker is one of the nation's foremost showmen and a preeminent force in creating major world spectaculars and special shows for the mass audience. A conceptualist, writer and producer, Miziker has created numerous television series and specials, gala shows, themed entertainment attractions, and spectaculars for international world-class events viewed globally by billions of people.
With over 30 years of show experience, Miziker has headed his own production company, Miziker & Company, Inc., since 1984, located in the Los Angeles area. Prestigious clients include: television networks and leading corporations; Presidents, Kings, Queens and even a Sultan; the Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowls; and major attractions world-wide including Disney, Universal Studios, Radio City Music Hall, Lotte World in Korea, Spain's Expo '92, and Port Aventura theme park, plus projects in Japan, Australia, Oman and Central & South America.
|Miziker is credited with several innovative "firsts" in staging spectacular events. His innovations in entertainment include: the first American event involving audience card stunts filling an entire stadium, the first halftime show using lighting effects in a totally blacked-out stadium, the first use of animation with live-action performers in a live telecast, the first live two-way satellite television transmission between the US and USSR, and the first son-a-luminaire style sound and light show staged over multiple areas.
Miziker started his career in advertising, produced a daily variety show in Cincinnati, and then joined the Disney Company as Director of Entertainment and Show Development. He was responsible for the planning and production of all shows to open Walt Disney World and then for all Disney parks including Disneyland, Epcot Center and Tokyo Disneyland including many original shows, spectacular parades , dazzling revues, atmosphere shows, dinner theater shows, celebrity headliner specials, character and animal shows, fireworks, laser extravaganzas and "almost any other kind of production you can imagine." One of the most popular Miziker productions is The Main Street Electrical Parade , which, for over 25 years, has been enjoyed by over a billion people. He also participated in the master planning of some of Disney's largest outdoor entertainment projects. Miziker left Disney to produce network television specials and numerous other award-winning projects, including serving on the Reagan-Bush Presidential Campaign staff.
Subsequently, Miziker returned to Disney Studios as Producer of television programs including the Wonderful World of Disney. He was then named Vice President of Original Programs and Productions for the launch of the Disney Channel, overseeing the creation and production of more than five hundred episodes of thirty-five series, specials, and made-for-television movies.
Upon the 15th anniversary of Miziker & Co., he expanded the company to include Miziker Entertainment Group Ltd., and Show Ops, Ltd., to provide full production and operating services to a diverse list of clients.
Among his many honors for shows are The Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award, the 1987 Gala Award for the Most Outstanding Spectacle, an Emmy Award, a cable television Ace Award, an Award of Excellence from both the International Television Association and the Film Advisory Board, a George Foster Peabody Award nomination and two THEA Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Show Design. But he insists the greatest award is "...listening to the cheers and applause after one of my shows."
Miziker is a member of the Themed Entertainment Association, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and has served on the Board of Directors for Very Special Arts, California. He graduated from the University of New Mexico and completed postgraduate study at the University of Southern California