Press Release

EDG Expands Team and Expertise
Patsy Tillisch and Bob Pope Bring Programming, Project and Design Management Expertise

North Hollywood, California – June 1, 2009 –– Entertainment Development Group (“EDG”), an innovative destination development partner, today announced the expansion of their team adding experience in project and design management along with renowned expertise in theme parks, zoos and animal exhibits worldwide.

EDG specializes in development strategies, master planning, branding, project and design management, and operational planning services for investors, owners, and operators seeking innovative and unique destination experiences for resorts, hotels, entertainment retail, theme parks and related mixed-use real estate venues worldwide.

Patsy Tillisch and Bob Pope, former owners of Total Park Projects, have officially joined the senior leadership of EDG bringing a strong background in industrial engineering, operations planning and modeling, design management, project management, animal exhibit design consulting and park operations. Patsy and Bob held key roles that included concept and design management, project management and development of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a park recognized for advancing the entertainment industry by successfully integrating live animals into the art of storytelling. This experience proved invaluable in subsequent work with Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Wildlife Reserves Singapore and several zoos around the world.

“We recognized the opportunity to offer our experiences to a broader, global market by joining the EDG team,” said Patsy Tillisch, EDG principal, “where we continue our commitment to deliver successful and innovative projects for our clients.”

“Patsy and Bob broaden our offerings and strengthen EDG,” said Lee Lanselle, co-founder and principal of EDG, “and it’s great to have them officially part of our team.”

About EDG
EDG is an innovative destination development partner for resorts, hotels, entertainment retail, theme parks and related mixed-use real estate venues worldwide, specializing in projects with entertainment elements.  EDG specializes in development strategies, master planning, branding, project and design management, and operational planning services for owners and investors seeking innovative and unique destination experiences.  From idea generation through implementation and opening day, they support their clients throughout the life of each project. As the owner’s strategic partner, EDG brings into focus each client’s vision, enhancing real estate and economic value to meet business objectives. EDG applies their vast experience in solving complex issues such as regional tourism initiatives, pre-development, sustainability, infrastructure systems, design and implementation strategies, and intellectual property and branding.  EDG has active projects in China, Korea, Malaysia, UAE, Egypt, and USA. EDG (www.edgcompany.com) is based in North Hollywood, California, USA.

Media Contact:
Terri Albers Griffin
pr@edgcompany.com
+1 214 563 5600

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