Captus Creative, LLC of Grand Rapids, MI, along with MI Entertainment, received an Emmy Award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Sound Board Theater in Detroit, MI.
Best Historical / Cultural
-- 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration.
- Kevin Meyer, Producer
- Marshall Yoder, Producer
- Dyan Yoder, Producer
- Eric Nacke, Video Director
- Al McAvoy, Audio Engineer
Produced with The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, this was recorded at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, during the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2020, virutally and in person. We safely produced this broadcast that included a full three-stage orchestra and band, and remote interview with Dr. Bernice A. King in studio.
Captus Creative and Van Andel Arena created the most extensive virtual performance space in the United States at the time. Utilizing the full 200 ft of hockey floor, we created two 80ft x 40ft performance spaces with complete lighting and broadcast audio and video systems, which also allowed for safe, staggered spacing between musicians. In addition, musicians who had to perform without masks were tested.
The remote interview with Dr. Bernice A. King was recorded at GoLiveGR Studios. Captus Creative and Aria Show Technologies build this studio during the COVID-19 pandemic to create a safe broadcast set for remote / virtual and small in-person shows.
Rigorous testing and safety protocols at both venues were adhered to, and no outbreak of COVID-19 occurred as a result of these events.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commission of Mid-Michigan is a non-profit, elected body comprised of volunteer representatives dedicated to preserving the legacy and teachings of Dr. King by supporting community agencies and empowering youth to achieve educational goals.
Captus Creative is a full-service Concert and Event Production company based in West Michigan with 60+ years of combined experience that designs and manages events for clients in Michigan and surrounding areas. Incorporating a uniquely talented staff, we design, book, and produce Corporate Theater, Fundraisers, Live Theater, Turn-Key Festivals and Concerts.
MIEntertainment Group is a Michigan-based concert promoter with 40+ years of combined experience in the live events industry that produces and promotes events year-round throughout North America.