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    Entertainment + Culture Advisors (ECA)

    Entertainment + Culture Advisors (ECA) is an international advisory firm focused on economic and market analysis for world-class destination entertainment and cultural developments.

    The ECA team is dedicated full-time and exclusively to supporting entertainment and cultural attraction developments. ECA Principals, formerly with Economics Research Associates (ERA), bring a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of experience to each project.  ECA works with leading international entertainment development professionals around the world.

    ECA Principals have a long history in the entertainment industry and have completed more than 1, 000 entertainment, cultural, and sports projects for private and public companies, developers, operators, financial institutions, investors, and governments.  While ECA provides the necessary rigorous quantitative analysis required for every project, the added value is the insight from years of experience helping clients optimize business models with the right balance of visitation, revenue potential, and capital investment.

    With headquarters in Los Angeles, a regional office in Hong Kong, and an affiliate in London, ECA offers an objective, independent, and experienced perspective in the following areas:

    Feasibility Analysis

    • Site Evaluation
    • Market Demand
    • Visitor Capacity
    • Financial Modeling and Analysis
    • Investment and Funding Options

    Project and Business Planning

    • Concept Development
    • Economic Master Planning
    • Project Implementation Consulting
    • Peripheral Land Development
    • Expansion, Renovation and Reinvestment Strategies
    • Operator and Investor Identification

    Benefit-Cost Evaluation

    • Economic Impacts and Community Benefits
    • Fiscal Impacts

    Key Clients Include:

    • Universal Parks & Resorts Group
    • LEGOLAND Parks
    • Merlin Entertainments Group
    • KidZania
    • Village Roadshow
    • SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
    • Paramount Studios
    • Sesame Workshop
    • Sanrio (Hello Kitty)
    • Warner Bros.
    • OCT Group
    • Huayi Brothers Film Studios
    • Guangzhou Development District (GDD)
    • Khazanah Nasional / Themed Attractions Malaysia (TAR)
    • Beijing Tourism Group (BTG)
    • DreamWorks Animation
    • Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
    • Cirque du Soleil
    • R+F Properties
    • Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, USA)
    • HiT Entertainment
    • Colorado State University Football Stadium (Ft. Collins, USA)
    • Compagnie des Alpes (CDA)
    • International Speedway Corporation (ISC)
    • Reliant Park (Houston, USA)
    • Twentieth Century Fox


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