Nissan : GT Academy 2012 Trailer

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Published On
Oct 31, 2012

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Can the skills of a game translate to the real world? TBWA/Chiat/Day and Nissan are back for a new round of GT Academy, which gets Gran Turismo players to put their skills to a test by driving on a real track -- the Silverstone Raceway. Sixteen finalists will fight for the prize: the "red helmet" and a chance to become a professional racecar driver.

Like in the earlier round, the proceedings will be cut into a show. This time, the reality series will be broadcast on Spike TV starting Thursday. The show will be hosted by former NFL player Dhani Jones, and the performances will be judged by pro-racers Danny Sullivan, Maryeve Dufault and Boris Said.The show is produced by and directed by Jeff Zwart.

This year, additional features have been added to the experience. A second-screen component, dubbed PitPass, will let viewers use their smartphones and tablets and access exclusive content while watching the show, through a special site. The content will include video, interactive maps, polls, and trivia. Viewers can also use Facebook Connect and create their own custom "hot lap video."


Nov 01, 2012
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Production Company :
Radical Media
Director :
Jeff Zwart
Executive Producer :
Brian O'Rourke
Producer :
Tim Newfang
Creative Director :
Tito Melega
Creative Director :
Karl Dunn
Art Director :
Joao Medeiros
Writer :
Alex Goulart
Promo/Web Editor :
Peter Smith
Promo/Web Editor :
Greg Young
Managing Director :
Peter Bracegirdle
Global Creative President :
Rob Schwartz
Executive Director, Integrated Production :
Richard O'Neill
Creative Director :
Steve Savic
Creative Director :
Michael McGrath-Sing
Art Director :
Steve Buckingham
Art Director :
Darren Wood
Copywriter :
John Hamilton
Video/Motion :
Joey Camacho
Video/Motion :
Philippe Clairo
Producer :
Gene Ho
Tech Lead :
James Guerin
Developer :
Tamara Gauld
Developer :
Scott Luedtke
Developer :
Chris Pond
Digital Agency :
Critical Mass

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