by Larry Meyer, Founder and President of LDM Worldwide Productions
2015 was a very busy and great year for the Television and Entertainment Industry. LDM was a production arm for 1500 events in 2015. Looking back on some of the projects LDM worked on it was truly a fun year full of diversity, challenges, and new opportunities. Some of the events that stood out this year were the Mets going to the World Series. They were a long time client of LDM and it was great to see them finally advance to the World Series; perhaps they will make it again in 2016.
LDM produced The Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary show. It is always a great family show and event. It was especially a poignant time for the franchise as 2015 saw the passing of Meadowlark Lemon and Marques Haynes.; both greats that made the Globetrotters franchise what it is today.
The College Football Awards moved to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta this year. It was great to see the show set up in the new facility. We had some of the best players and coaches in College Football attend. Derrick Henry from Alabama Crimson won the Walter Camp Award for player of the year.
On the entertainment front LDM was involved in an eight week television series “Best Time Ever” hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It was a unique variety show and therefore refreshing. My daughter loved watching the show and really enjoyed how entertaining it was. It was a great opportunity for LDM to be involved so closely.
For the Mastercard “Priceless Surprises” series it was great to see Usher bring such smiles to a fan at Venice Beach. You can see some of the fun via this link. https://www.pricelesssurprises.co.uk/usher
Luke Bryant rocked it in Denver on his “Kick Up the Dust” Tour.
Out of all the Comedy Events LDM worked on this year, the comedy team that stands out is Garfunkel and Oates. They are a comedy duo based out of LA and rising stars. Keep a look out for them.
Another rising star is Australian Band “ 5 seconds to Summer.” LDM produced their live feed from LA to Australia for the ARIA Awards. The band and crew pulled an all
nighter but they walked away with the Twitter voted “Best Australian Live Act.” Award.
It was a fun year full of hard work by the team here at LDM. We look forward to the many events we will be crewing and producing as well as unknown events that will come LDM’s way. The unknown and last minute events make things exciting. We look forward to another great year and appreciate not only our clients but the crew who work so hard on the ground helping make these productions happen.
Happy New Year!