2023 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports’ Gary Hartley on Piecing Together Elements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Studio

The set took home the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction

It was impossible to miss Fox Sports’ studio set on the Doha Corniche at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar. While the structure itself was impressive, the intricate details that went into each physical and digital element stood out to the viewers watching from miles away in the United States. The team’s approach and execution earned them the 2023 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction.

At the ceremony, Fox Sports’ Executive Vice President and Creative Director Gary Hartley recalls the brainstorming that went into developing these design concepts and the support of his colleagues that made this endeavor possible.

Those credited on the project included:

Senior Creative Director
Gary Hartley

Production Designers
Johnny Chou, Rod Conti, Michael Croxton, John Paul Diodati, Zac Fields, Rita Franklin, Grant Hall, Patty Kiley, Helen Kim, Gary Koopsen, Andres Lopez, Yssa Mitra, Joshua Perea, Lebraun Robinson, Nate Samanns, Eric Sherwood, Halle Watson

Art Directors
Marco Bacich, Nick Dinapoli

Creative Director
Michael Dolan

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