Paul A. Christensen is President and CEO of Omega Productions, Dallas, Texas, a company founded in 1973, specializing in live television, film and audio recordings of concert events. Omega also provides live event producer services to clients in the music and entertainment industry.
The company was originally founded to supply live music recording services to the record and television industries, a service that continues to this day. From 1981 to 1991, Omega maintained a studio facility in Dallas, co-located with a video post production house. In addition to studio recording, the facility was one of the pioneers of audio for television and film.
That 10 year experience enabled Christensen to integrate his knowledge of music recording and concert experience with film and video technologies. Today the company provides a producer philosophy that integrates all of these disciplines, specializing in live concert DVD and HD shoots for music clients.
During the company’s 36 year history, Christensen and his staff have worked with over 300 of the best known personalities in the business: comedy stars such as Bob Hope, Steve Allen and Jack Lemmon, Broadway legends like Ben Vereen, Lena Horne and Chita Rivera, film artists Leslie Ann Warren, Mack Davis and Dennis Quaid, and music legends like Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
Their work has crossed all lines of music from the jazz of Ramsey Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie and Al Jarreau, the rock of U2, Moody Blues and Neil Young, the country of Reba McEntire, Clint Black and Garth Brooks, the blues of B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Irma Thomas, the R&B and funk sounds of The Neville Brothers, Rockin’ Doopsie and Johnny Taylor, and the gospel sounds of Amy Grant, Rev. James Cleveland and the Fred Hammond.
During that time, Omega projects have won numerous awards including two Emmy® Awards, one Grammy® Award, 21 Grammy® Nominations, six RIAA Platinum Record Awards, 12 RIAA Gold Record Awards, two RIAA Platinum Video Awards, eight RIAA Gold Video Awards, 14 Dove Awards, two Ampex Golden Reel Awards, five 3M Horizon Awards, three Telly Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one US Film Festival Award, as well as numerous Stellar Awards and Nominations.
In addition to SPARS, Christensen has served as past 1st Vice President and founding member of the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences® (NARAS®) and Treasurer of the Texas Association of Film and Tape Professionals (TAF/TP).
Christensen is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS®), International Webcasters Association® (IWA®), the Producer and Engineer’s Wing of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and The Dallas Producers Association (DPA).