Michael Sinks has over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with nearly 30 years dedicated to the world-wide management of design development and production of theme parks and attractions.
In 1976, Michael began his career as a professional Equity Stage Manager, Technical Director and Lighting Designer, touring with groups such as Doug Henning & His World of Magic, and the Los Angeles Ballet.
Shortly thereafter, he joined Six Flags Magic Mountain, where he rose to the position of Entertainment Manager. In that capacity, Michael was responsible for the administration of the show development and operations team, serving as Executive Producer on all shows in the park. As a member of the Six Flags management team, he accrued over 12 years of hands-on experience in the operations of a major amusement park.
Michael went on to producing themed attractions in early 1989. Since then, he has produced and directed both domestic and international projects for some of the industry’s notable design and production companies including Landmark Entertainment Group, Iwerks Entertainment, Paramount Parks, BRC Imagination Arts, Spectra Entertainment, and Universal Creative.
Additionally, Michael produced the Themed Entertainment Association’s annual Thea Awards Gala from 2000 to 2003.
Michael lives in Los Angeles with his wife, and is father to four daughters. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking with his dogs, and cruising in his sports car with its top down, enjoying the year-round SoCal sunshine.
Michael’s projects include:
· Dubai Parks – motiongate, Dubai
· Dubai Parks – Bollywood Parks, Dubai
· Spectra Entertainment – Hotel Lotte Volcano & Fountain Spectacular, Korea
· BRC Imagination Arts – Volkswagen Gläserne Manufaktur – Germany
· Iwerks Entertainment – Coca-Cola Pavilion at World City Exposition, Japan
· Landmark Entertainment Group – M&M Academy, Nevada
· Landmark Entertainment Group – T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, Florida
· Landmark Entertainment Group – AdventureWorld Arabia, Saudi Arabia
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Caesar’s Magical Empire, Nevada
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Amtrust Enchanted Kingdom, Philippines
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Charlie Daniels Western World (Concept), California
· Landmark Entertainment Group – SsangYong EarthScape Pavilion at Taejon Expo ’93, Korea
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Residential Environmental Pavilion at Taejon Expo ’93, Korea
· Landmark Entertainment Group – The Wonderful World of Oz (Concept), California
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Space Neotopia, Japa
· Landmark Entertainment Group – Sanrio Puroland, Japan
· Rethink Leisure & Design – 20th Century Fox World, Duba