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David Hand Productions

A highly experienced professional with specific skills in upper management, lighting, scenic and technical equipment design, production, project management, and manufacturing. A manager/consultant with extensive worldwide background in entertainment technologies for Performing Arts Centers, Theme Parks, Resorts, Convention Centers, Motion Picture and TV.


David Hand Productions, President
Walt Disney Imagineering, Principal Designer
Stage Engineering International Ltd., President
Theatre Development Associates, President
1986 - present
1989 - 1995
1962 - 1989
1975 - 1986


David Hand Productions

Owner of nineteen animated shorts produced in the late 1940’s at GB Animation Studio, a joint venture with J. Arthur Rank. Films are in worldwide distribution and contracted for release on Turner Entertainment in the United States and Canada.

Executive producer of new film series based upon the characters of the GB Animation effort. To be produced as Films, and for Television and Home Video.

C.E.O. of Central Valley Theme Park. Created concept and Business Plan. Worked with budgeting, attractions development and assisted in funding procurement.

Ginger Nutt Productions (subsidiary of David Hand Productions) - A production company for Animated Motion Picture, Television.

Numerous Theatre Consulting projects.


Walt Disney Imagineering
- Principal Designer and Supervisor, Theatrical Systems Design,

Provided professional expertise for over sixty (60) projects, worldwide, using Theatre techniques in Theme Park environments, saving substantial cost, while maintaining or increasing reliability, ease of operation and maintenance.

Designed and contracted 68 custom rigging systems for lighting, scenic and drapery control systems for Dick Clark’s, "Lets Make a Deal", upgrading studio by providing high technological capability.

Provided complete Theatre consultation and production on space and equipment for the "Theatre of the Stars" facility, a covered amphitheater for live entertainment, supplying reliable designs and equipment under tight budget constraints.

Stage Engineering International, Ltd.

An International Stage Equipment Company specializing in design, supply, manufacture, installation and service. Over 400 projects completed in the United States and additional projects in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, along with negotiations and preliminary contracts in China.

Developed, designed and provided technical site coordination of multi-venue lighting, camera towers, power distribution and accessories for seven (7) National and World events for ABC, Wide World of Sports. Provided effective service and equipment on-time, per designs and specifications.

Constructed and installed settings, television lighting, power distribution and mounting equipment, for the Bob Hope Birthday Celebration with NBC. Completed within budget and tight time lines.


Theatre Development Associates, Inc
. - Consultants for significant Performing Arts Centers worldwide

Advised Architects and Engineers on building space and equipment layout for The Sangre De Cristo Fine Arts Center in Colorado, creating a prize winning complex within restrictive economic limitations of city/county/private funding.

Designed lighting, projection, rigging, draperies, stage elevators, symphony enclosure, audio, intercom, for the Beijing, China, Cultural Exchange Center. A "turn-key" design providing high level western technologies previously unknown in Chinese facilities.

Designed and consulted to Architect and Engineers, state-of-the-art technical Theatre provisions for the $10,000,000, Taichung Social Educational Center, Taiwan.


National President: US Institute For Theatre Technology (USITT) 1986 – 1988. The Professional Technical Theatre Association for the Theatre Industry. Joined in 1962 and served as: founder and 3 term President for the Rocky Mountain Section; Nominations Committees; Finance Committees; Presidential Task Force, etc.; Co-Chairman of the 1982 National Conference; Vice President for 6 years.
FELLOW of the institute

Board of Directors, Animation Hall of Fame

Past Membership in Unions, Associations and Boards
Actor's Equity Association, Screen Actor's Guild, IATSE Local #62 (Stagehands), IATSE Local #816 (United Scenic Artists)
President - LPA Films
Chairman, Conference and Convention Committee, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association
Chairman 3 years, Member 12 years, Pageant Parade of the Rockies, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Assn.
President, Rocky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Civic Center - Board Member, Colorado Springs Center
Illuminating Engineers Society - Member
Pikes Peak or Bust by '76 Centennial - Chairman, Horizons Committee
President, The Friendly Panda Corporation
Co-Chairman, Eagle Development Corporation




BA, Theatre Arts and Speech, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Co-author, "Rigging & Overhead Hanging Standards". Walt Disney Imagineering Standard being adopted by the Disney Parks, creating a standard for quality and safety, saving WDI thousands of dollars in design, specification, maintenance and operations.

Contributor, Animation Magazine, "My Father, David Dodd Hand"


Sandra C. Hand, Vice President
David Hand Productions

Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a number of company structures. Previous responsibilities include company branding, establishing collateral, project lead on web sites, developing and implementing company infrastructures, writing company business plans, and overall company management. These functions were accomplished while holding positions of Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, Terminal Data Corporation; Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Virtual Voice, the largest privately held nationwide voice messaging company in the AT&T subscriber group where she “grew” the company at a speed of 60% a year
for five years; Chief Operating Officer of BodyLogix.com. She is
at this time a private Management and Sales Consultant. She has
also worked with a number of start-up companies, propelling
them upwards with her services in Management, Customer Relations and Sales. She is a “Company Builder.”

David Hand Productions                                                                     Email: david@dhprod.com 
4916 Eolus Place, Broomfield, CO  80023                                   

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