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Disney Theatrical Productions has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the industry-wide certification program for entertainment technicians.

Canara Price, Senior Safety Manager, Physical Production will represent Disney Theatrical Productions on the Council, and John Tiggeloven, VP of Physical Production - Disney Theatrical Productions;  Joseph Mannetta, Director of Loss Prevention and Business Continuity - Corportate Risk Management; and Mark Elliot, Director of Safety - Corporate Risk Management will assist her work.

"As a leader in the entertainment industry, DTP is committed to becoming a leader in theatrical safety," said Canara Price, "We are excited to participate in this proactive stance to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all cast and crew."

Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), a division of Disney Theatrical Group, operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world's most successful commercial theatre enterprises.  Reaching a global annual audience of more than 10 million people in over 40 countries, DTP produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world including Grammy®, Tony® and Olivier-award winning The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida, TARZAN ® and Mary Poppins, a co-production by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh which is about to launch its national touring engagement.  Its most recent Broadway production, The Little Mermaid, debuted in 2007 and immediately became a Broadway sensation.  That same year, DTP launched the professional touring stage version of Disney's High School Musical. 

ETCP Chair, Tim Hansen commented, "We are delighted to welcome Disney Theatrical Productions to the Certification Council. They are a leading Broadway production and touring company who have made safety a major priority for their organization. The highly skilled ETCP certified technicians they employ help meet this objective. They have become an integral part of the entertainment industry and their support is important to the success of the program."

The ETCP Certification Council members represent the diversity of the entertainment industry and are key leaders drawn from entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia representing the diversity of the entertainment industry. Membership includes AMPTP, Cirque du Soleil, CITT, ESTA, IAAM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, SHAPE, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is an ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.


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