Kunze Entertainment Group, LLC The Business of Professional High Diving
Water Shows, Aquatic Sports Television, Books & Documentary Film Productions
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Dana Kunze - CEO
Dave Lindsay - Pres
Dana Kunze and long-time friend Dave Lindsay recently teamed up to form the Kunze Entertainment Group, a company established to focus on and enhance the historical aspects and the future of the water show business and the phenomenal sport of Professional High Diving. Dana Kunze is the CEO and Dave Lindsay is the President of KEG. Dave also serves as the Chief Writer for KEG's book and Director for its film productions.
At present, and in addition to Dana’s NEW WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT, three literary works and related television documentaries are in the process of being developed for prompt release. Their first book features an in-depth biographical account of Dana's incredible road to success and his phenomenal life story. "GOING UP!" is scheduled for release in early 2010. In January 2009, KEG hosted its first videotape recording session in St. Louis. In attendance were some of the sport's premier performers and competitors from as far back as the 1940s. The Participants included such historical figures as; Rick White - Acapulco Cliff Diving Champion, Johnny Bower - one of the most celebrated water show comedians in the business, John Carney - Acapulco Cliff Diver - Comedian - An icon of the Famed Steel Pier in New Jersey, Hobie Billingsley - Olympic Diving Coach, Bob Kerper - Author of 'Splash', Dana Kunze and Dave Lindsay.
Dave has since interviewed such prominent figures from the wonderful world of aquatics as; Olympic Gold Medalists...Micki King, Adolph Kiefer and Cynthia Potter. Other videotaping sessions included such acclaimed icons as; Dene & Vic Whitaker, Don Columbo, ‘Crazy’ Pete DiCroce, Trampolinist - Dick Gutting, Tom Gumpf, US Olympic Coach - Dave Burgering, John Deininger, John Spannuth, Lucky West and John Tobler. And many more sessions are currently being scheduled.
Professional High Diving captured the breath and hearts of a worldwide audience on ABC's Wide World of Sportsfor nearly thirty years. To commemorate that extraordinary history, KEGhas compiled an unprecedented archive of captivating narratives and fascinating memorabilia for a series of upcoming books and television documentaries. These intriguing media productions, which will introduce High Diving and the fabulous era of Water Show Productions to a new generation of unfamiliar fans, features a behind-the-scenes look at the inimitable business and invites its audience to revisit the mesmerizing motif of the spectacular aquatic phenomenon.
A long list of prominent Competitors and Water Show Icons share enthralling in-depth stories and epic recollections, all of which is captured on broadcast-quality film. The series of books and television documentaries will provide the public with a comprehensive depiction of the remarkable water show business, the sport of professional diving and the implausible life-story of High Diving Superstar Dana Kunze. While water shows remain some of the highest rated productions at various casinos on the strip in Las Vegas, public interest in swimming and diving (the original extreme sport) has experienced an uncharacteristic and rather bizarre decline. The consensus of all KEGparticipants is that the America’s previous long-standing fascination with aquatics can be re-instilled and enhanced to surpass the lure of today’s other so-called ‘extreme sports’. KEG is owned and operated by Dana Kunze, the CEO, and Dave Lindsay, the President and Chief Writer. The two men are spearheading a collaborative nationwide effort to regenerate public appeal and the entertainment value of professional diving, swimming and water show productions. They recognize that theirs is a considerable undertaking, but Dana and Dave feel strongly that as the two most accomplished divers in the sport;
if we don’t make a genuine effort to preserve and rejuvenate the sport...who will?