Arts Culture Media & Technology
Lumahai Productions creates programs, tells stories, and explores stimulating ideas that connect the worlds of arts, culture, media, and technology. Its founder, Elena Park, curates National Sawdust+, a series of concerts and conversations at the new non-profit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and does creative work for TV and film, including the Golden Globe-winning TV series, Mozart in the Jungle, and Bel Canto, the forthcoming film starring Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe. In addition to serving as Artistic Consultant for the Kennedy Center, she is Supervising Producer for the The Met: Live in HD. After more than two decades working for leading media and cultural institutions, Elena launched Lumahai Productions in November 2014.
Lumahai Productions produces programs for TV, radio, and film. For The Met: Live in HD, seen in 1600 theaters in 70 countries, and the Met's Saturday radio broadcasts, Elena oversees the opening and intermission content. (Above: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Bezcala, and host Joyce DiDonato)
National Sawdust+ connects artists and thinkers including Marina Abramovic + Laurie Anderson (above), Patti Smith + Waltraud Meier, and Jad Abumrad + Caroline Shaw. Guest NS+ curators at the intimate new music venue have ranged from directors Julie Taymor and Michael Mayer to visual artist Carrie Mae Weems to writer Jacqueline Woodson. Elena also has created events in partnership with NYPL Live, Guggenheim Works & Process, and Le Poisson Rouge. (photo: Jill Steinberg)