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Vectorworks Makes the Movies with Role in “Duplicity”

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• April 28, 2009
COLUMBIA, MD — In terms of product placement, it may not have been as much of a coup as Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces beating out M&M Mars for a spot in ET. But Nemetschek N.A.’s Vectorworks CAD software is playing a role in the recent release of the movie, Duplicity. Read More...

Holo-Walls Backlit Floor Tiles for Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club

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• April 26, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA — Holo-Walls, manufacturers of holographic films and special effects products for the entertainment industry, produced a Liquid Fusion stage floor system with backlit floor tiles for Cheerleaders, a gentlemen’s club. Read More...

LD Systems Adds Visibility to RodeoHouston 2009

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• April 26, 2009
HOUSTON — With its show in Cincinnati instead of Houston this year, LD Systems wasn’t able to provide a backstage tour of the 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as they did in 2008. But the company was able to help the audience at Reliant Stadium get a better view of performers during concert events even if they were facing the other way. Read More...

ESTA Publishes Slippery Floor Standard, Offers Three More for Public Review

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• April 26, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA has published a new standard on slippery floors, and has made three draft standards available for public review on its Web site. The draft standards deal with the manufacture of chain hoists, the placement of followspots in public spaces and device description language (DDL) extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 devices. Read More...

IATSE Announces Agreement With NETworks LLC

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• April 26, 2009
NEW YORK — The IATSE has negotiated an agreement on behalf of backstage workers traveling with touring productions produced by NETworks, LLC. The collective bargaining agreement applies to five shows currently touring through the U.S. and Canada for their 2009/2010 seasons. Read More...

New Patent for LEDs Awarded to ilumisys and Altair

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• April 26, 2009
TROY, MI — LED maker ilumisys, Inc. and parent company Altair Engineering announced U.S. Patent No. 7,510,299 had been issued, adding to its group of patents held for LEDs that serve as replacements for fluorescent tubes. The company also announced that it would be “aggressively” challenging manufacturers and distributors of competing products with litigation. Read More...

Big Effects for Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music” Tour

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• April 24, 2009
LAS VEGAS — Lil Wayne’s I Am Music world tour is getting some big effects from Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. Lorenzo Cornacchia, vice president of Pyrotek Special Effects, worked with Daunte Kenner, production designer, and Maceo Price, production manager to integrate a series of effects for the tour. Read More...

Wicked’s Second Tour Using Tomcat Truss

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• April 24, 2009
FT. MYERS, FL — Tomcat USA is supporting the second national tour of Wicked with three overhead electric trusses, six Tomcat Dance Towers for stage left and right and a Cyc Tower for stage left and right. Read More...

Mike Murphy Named President of J. R. Clancy

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• April 24, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY — Mike Murphy, executive vice president of J. R. Clancy, Inc., has been named president of the rigging design and manufacturing company. Murphy takes over the president’s responsibilities from Bob Theis, who remains with the company as its chairman and chief executive officer. Read More...

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Chooses J.R. Clancy

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• April 23, 2009
SYRACUSE, NY—When the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City moves into its new, $78 million home this fall, its 800-seat concert grade auditorium will feature rigging designed and manufactured by J. R. Clancy, Inc. Read More...

Nick Jackson Joins Chaos Visual Productions

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• April 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES — Nick Jackson, co-founder of Light and Sound Design and former vice president of PRG’s concert touring division, has joined John Wiseman as partner at Chaos Visual Productions and will act as COO. Jackson has more than 35 years experience in concert production. Read More...

In Memoriam: David Simpson, 54

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• April 23, 2009
David Simpson, production consultant for Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo, Texas since 2002, died April 20 following a stroke. Simpson also worked as director of production for 4th Wall, Ltd. in Amarillo and on major events on a freelance basis. Read More...

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