Cortina Productions

Kaitlin Lang

As business development and communications specialist, Kaitlin Lang is responsible for telling Cortina Productions’ story through our website and social media. She also manages all business development, marketing, communications, and events for the company. Prior to that, she worked as a cultural coordinator for the Sons of Norway and lived for a time in Australia where she wrote travel pieces. 

Kaitlin Lang
Cortina Productions
Washington DC

Amy Maddox

Amy Maddox is a Principle and Creative Director at Cortina Productions, Cortina Productions is a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the museum field. 

Amy Maddox
Cortina Productions
Washington DC

Joseph Cortina

Joseph Cortina is founding partner of Cortina Productions, a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the museum field. He provides media experience design, visual creative direction and senior level artistic direction. He uses his years of high-end production and special effects post-production experience to set the bar for delivering Hollywood-quality special effects and animation services to our museum clients.

Joseph Cortina
Cortina Productions
Washington D.C.

Cortina Productions

Cortina Productions is a full-service creative media design and production company specializing in the location-based media. We strive to tell stories in compelling and innovative ways. Our work can be found in museums, cultural institutions, visitor centers, and aquariums across the world. From the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, to the San Francisco 49ers Museum in Santa Clara, our films and interactive experiences entertain, engage, and inform thousands of people every day.

Jim Cortina

Jim Cortina is a Principal and Director of Development at Cortina Productions in Mclean, Virginia

Jim Cortina directs business development and strategic partnerships for Cortina Productions. He directs the Cortina Productions development team to deliver creative treatments, budgeting and scheduling proposals. Jim keeps a keen eye on the unique requirements of all our potential clients and hand selects our principal lead and project team members best suited for delivering on our client’s mission.

Jim Cortina is a Principal and Director of Development at Cortina Productions in Mclean, Virginia
Cortina Productions
Washington, DC

Stephen Platenberg

Stephen Platenberg is a principal and creative director at Cortina Productions. He provides creative media design, technical knowledge and problem solving leadership to develop and deliver emotional and experiential media experiences. Building upon Joseph Cortina’s sports broadcast background, Stephen has made Cortina Productions the “go to” media company for sports-related visitor venues and halls of fame.

Stephen Platenberg, Cortina Productions
Cortina Productions
Washington, DC

Inside Joke—AI at the National Comedy Center

Inside Joke—AI at the National Comedy Center

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The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York includes a brand-new museum devoted to the history of comedic arts in America—and making people laugh. Cortina Productions (McLean, Va.) and Jack Rouse Associates (Cincinnati) led the effort to design a suite of interactive exhibits that do just that, including AI-enabled “Laugh Battle.”

“I came up with a new word today: plagiarism.”

Scent—The Next Narrative?

Scent—The Next Narrative?

We spend a lot of time thinking about what the future of designing experiences might look like, but what will the future smell like? It’s one of our most acute senses as a human being—we can detect one trillion differing scents and can readily recognize about 10,000. We know that scent is the strongest trigger for memory, yet olfaction is sometimes ignored when developing experiences. Why?

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