With the founding of FKP Show Creations GmbH, FKP Scorpio is expanding the services of the group with its own company for elaborate live productions. With "The Masked Singer", a first project has already been confirmed, which will present the successful ProSieben show as a live adaptation in 13 arenas throughout Germany.
In the future, FKP Show Creations will create other special live formats such as musicals, shows, family entertainment or operas and will draw on the expertise of Jasper Barendregt (formerly Director Festival Production at FKP Scorpio), who manages the company together with FKP Scorpio CEO Folkert Koopmans. In addition to "The Masked Singer", FKP Show Creations is also responsible for shows such as "Paw Patrol Live" or Dita van Teese's "Glamonatrix". "This long-planned start-up allows us to explore new and exciting avenues," says Barendregt. "I am very much looking forward to the challenges ahead, even though I will miss the festival business after twelve exciting and fulfilling years."
Barendregt's previous duties as FKP Scorpio’s Director Festival Production will be taken over by long-time employee Benjamin Hetzer, who has already been working in festival production at the cultural event organizer since 2012. The 34-year-old studied music business at the Pop Academy in Mannheim and is a certified Bachelor Professional of Event Technology (“Meister für Veranstaltungstechnik”). As event manager, he has overseen events such as Southside, Highfield and A Summer's Tale since 2015 and is also responsible for the new Tempelhof Sounds festival in Berlin. Hetzer comments: "I am very excited about my new task and would especially like to thank our team, which has also shown consistency in the past years of the pandemic and does a great job in every situation. I am proud and grateful to work with this team to plan our festivals again in the future."