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Madison Square Garden Hires President of Content for Sphere Venues

Jennifer Vogt
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Jennifer Vogt

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced the hire of Jennifer Vogt as its new president of creative content and productions. Vogt will take over the newly creative position on June 24 will play a leadership role in content strategy and development for the company’s state-of-the-art MSG Sphere entertainment venues, as well as oversee the strengthening and expansion of MSG’s core production assets, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Radio City Rockettes. 

Vogt will be responsible for the overall creative strategy and development of content for the Company’s new MSG Sphere venues. This includes the creation of immersive content for MSG Sphere attractions, as well as other commercial clients. In addition, she will work with the MSG Sphere construction and technology teams to develop a set of tools, called the “palette,” that will make content creation for MSG Sphere an intuitive experience, enabling artists, creators and educators to maximize the potential of the venue’s immersive technologies.

“The success of our vision for MSG Sphere comes down to content – how we will utilize fully immersive experiences on an unprecedented scale to transform the entertainment industry and utterly change the relationship between artist and audience,” said MSG president Andrew Lustgarten, who Vogt will report to. “Jennifer’s experience in bringing some of the world’s most complex and high-profile entertainment projects to life make her ideally suited to help us make MSG Sphere a reality.”

The first MSG Sphere is currently under construction in Las Vegas and is expected to be completed during calendar year 2021. This will be followed by MSG’s first international venue in London, which is expected to open approximately a year later, pending necessary approvals.

“I am energized by this incredible opportunity. I believe MSG Sphere will revolutionize the entertainment experience through sight and sound, and feel confident that we can take the beloved Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Rockettes to even greater heights while respecting their incredible legacy,” said Vogt in a release. “This is an important time for MSG, and I am deeply honored to help build on the company’s reputation as a world-leader in entertainment.”

Vogt brings more than two decades of world-class diverse entertainment experience to The Madison Square Garden Company. This includes her most recent role as Show Design and Production Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering for Star Wars, “Galaxy’s Edge,” Disney’s largest single-themed land expansion in history. Prior to that, she worked as a management consultant for DreamWorks Animation, where she played an instrumental role in the successful formation of Oriental DreamWorks. 

For the first decade of her career, Vogt ran her own entertainment design company, which worked with major studios and Broadway production companies to conceive, design and execute more than 150 feature films, broadcast TV, live theater, themed entertainment and international productions. Clients included: Sony, ABC, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Pixar, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, American Express, Viacom and Mattel.


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