Emi Loucille Tago: A founder of FAM Beyond+
A founder of FAM Beyond+, as well as a TV producer, music/voice director, script consultant, studio artist, and manages and promotes artists from Japan, the UK, and the US.
Emi began studying art and music at the age of 3. She was highly influenced by her grandfather who was a renowned artist in post-war Japan. Also, her mother was a multi-skilled artist in design and sculpture working under the world-famous sculptor, Taro Okamoto and numerous Japanese television companies and corporations. While working on her higher education, Emi has made achievements and was an invited guest composer at the International Women’s Composer Society. She has won numerous awards and prizes including the United States Achievement Academy National Award and both the 1st prize and the Best Interpretation Award at the Statue of Liberty Centenial Celebration Competition with her string quartet.
Having a master of music focusing on music composition, she studied under world-renowned composers such as George Crumb and Aurelio de la Vega. Also, Emi has worked as a music copyist for Jerry Goldsmith while she was working on her master's degree. Her multiple talents include composer, arranger, lyricist, TV producer, studio artist, as well as a music and voice director. She has worked in numerous live stages and recording productions with major studios and production companies in the U.S. and Japan. Her works include Walt Disney, Universal Studios, and Universal Music. Emi has also worked with various musicals and live performances as a music and/or voice director such as for Walt Disney, Disney Sea, California Adventure and Universal Studio Japan. Her latest works include her role as a voice director and script consultant for “Sing” at Universal Studio Japan, a co-producer and casting director on the TV talk show "Creative Word", and global promotion of the artists including Libera.
Emi has done various voice overs for commercial and narrative works including Panasonic, NASA, All Nippon Airways, Universal Studio Japan and Walt Disney. As a performer, Emi has performed live as a synthesist and vocalist with numerous entertainment groups as well as at many musical theaters in California and Japan. She has also worked as a background vocalist and a guide vocalist for numerous recordings.
In her talent as an artist, she has studied studio art at world-renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Emi has won various competitions and prizes. Her works were sold at various art galleries in California and Japan. She has displayed her works in commercials, theater stages, video and photos.
With her experiences in the field of arts, she developed an ability to manage her talents. Over the course of 25 years she has accomplished numerous titles such as production coordinator, Administrative Director, CEO Assistant, Global sales, Vice President of Music Production, and the license manager for the global based technology NPO.
In her latest venture, she is realizing her vision of creating a non-profit based academy for film, art, and music. In collaboration with IT and technology companies, the academy to help extraordinary talents learn a “how-to” via production-based curriculum. It also gives students work with influential people from the “industry” while studying. The goal of the academy is to create a sustainable environment where talented artists and production companies around the world can connect, collaborate and open possibilities for future generations.
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