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Bob Rogers

Biography

Bob Rogers
Founder and Chief Creative Officer
BRC Imagination Arts

Bob Rogers is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of BRC Imagination Arts, an experience design agency that turns brands into destinations by conceiving, design, and producing emotionally evocative brand destinations and cultural attractions that audiences love. BRC's clients include some of the world's most iconic brands. Master storyteller, filmmaker, writer, director, and more, Rogers mentors a young and talented creative team as they serve clients both large and small.

BRC combines a passion for showmanship with a respect for scholarship, together with thoughtful and meaningful storytelling, mixed with a ton of fun and technical dazzle. BRC’s groundbreaking design of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum continues to shatter attendance expectations, and is one of the most studied museum projects in the world.

Oscar Nominations

Since its inception in 1981, BRC has been honored with over 350 international awards for creative excellence, including two Oscar Nominations (Rainbow War and Ballet Robotique, both produced and directed by Bob) and 20 Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement in themed entertainment. NASA invited him to help develop its master plan for the exploration of Mars. Bob was later awarded the NASA Public Service Medal.

Oscar Board of Directors

In 2014, Bob was elected to the Board of Governors (Board of Directors) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars®). Bob is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and a former Board Member of the Ryman Arts Foundation, providing scholarships for young artists.

Emmy Nomination

In 2015, Bob was nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy for "The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy."

Hall of Fame

Master storyteller, filmmaker, inventor and writer, Bob Rogers has been inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Hall of Fame. Previous inductees including Walt and Roy Disney; Walter Knott (Knott’s Berry Farm); Milton Hershey (Hersheypark) among many others.

Lifetime Achievement

In 2007, Bob Rogers received the THEA Lifetime Achievement Award for his breakthrough work in the themed entertainment and experience design industry worldwide. Fellow THEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Harrison “Buzz” Price told the crowd, “This isn’t an end – it’s a beginning. I can’t wait to see what Bob does next.”;

Order of Lincoln Medal

In 2009 Bob received the Order of Lincoln Medal for his and BRC's role in creating The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Dreamers in Dream City



Bob Rogers is featured alongside Walt Disney,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Bruckheimer,
and others in Harry Brant Chandler's book
"Dreamers in Dream City"
Purchase Book at Angel City Press.

Bob Rogers illustration by John Hench
illustration by John Hench

"Used correctly, artifacts have the power to personally connect us to events and people that previously had no interest for us at all. But first, to release the magic of the artifact, we need context - a great, well-told story." - Bob Rogers
 

LA Area Emmy Nomination (The Wedge).

Elected to Board of Governors (Board of Directors) Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (The Oscars) 2014.



Certificate of Nomination
for Academy Award
Ballet Robotique

Certificate of Nomination
for Academy Award
Rainbow War



NASA Public Service Medal

Order of Lincoln Medal



Thea Award
Lifetime Achievement
Bob Rogers

IAAPA Hall of Fame
Inductee
Bob Rogers

Bob Rogers, Founder of BRC Imagination Arts, is a special contributor to "The Expo Book", A Guide to the Planning, Organization, Design & Operation of World Exposition.