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ESTA Announces Peer Group Program for Members

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• April 9, 2009
NEW YORK — ESTA recently introduced the Business Peer Group Advisory Program (BPGAP), an opportunity for members to meet regularly with a small group of people from the industry with similar business issues, questions and solutions. The program provides a forum where members can discuss, share and brainstorm to help their businesses and each other. Read More...

Blue Planet Lighting Acquires Theatreworks Inventory

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• April 8, 2009
BRANSON, MO — Blue Planet Lighting said it has recently purchased all assets of the former lighting company, Theatreworks, LLC.  BPL won a bid from the state of Missouri which included all of the former company’s new and used stock, rental gear, furniture, computers and other items. Read More...

LMG Celebrates 25 Years; Launches New Web Site

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• April 8, 2009
ORLANDO — LMG Inc, a national provider of video, audio and lighting support, celebrated 25 years of business and launched a new Web site at www.lmg.net to showcase its legacy businesses — show technology and systems integration — and herald its newest division, concert touring. Read More...

Broitman Goes Solo

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• April 8, 2009
ASHLAND, VA — Andy Broitman announced the launch of Architainment Resources, a manufacturer’s representative agency for the Mid-Atlantic architectural, entertainment and theatrical communities. The initial product offering is a range of portable roofs, truss systems and staging systems complemented by stands and lighting fixtures and accessories. Read More...

UVLD, Altered Image Help Forest Labs Launch Savella for Fibromyalgia

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• April 8, 2009
SAN DIEGO — Unlimited Visibility Lighting Design (UVLD) was chosen by longtime client Altered Image to provide the lighting design for an event they produced for Forest Laboratories, Inc.  The gathering unveiled Savella, a new treatment option for the estimated six million Americans suffering from fibromyalgia.  Forest Laboratories and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. received FDA approval for Savella in January. Read More...

U.S. Department of Energy Honors LED R&D

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• April 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Philips Color Kinetics with award for its progress on an 18-month R&D project funded with a $1.7 million DOE grant. Read More...

InterAmerica Stage Acquires Independent Theatrical Installations

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• April 8, 2009
DAYTONA BEACH, FL — InterAmerica Stage, Inc. (IAstage) acquired Independent Theatrical Installations, Inc. (ITI), a contractor providing stage, orchestra and organ lifts since the early 1980s. Read More...

IATSE Locals Unanimously Ratify New Hollywood Basic Agreement

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• April 8, 2009
LOS ANGELES — The 15 Hollywood-based locals representing over 35,000 members of the IATSE working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Hollywood Basic Agreement with the AMPTP.  The three-year contract, which will go into effect August 1, 2009, was tentatively proposed last November, with drafting completed in February. Read More...

Rose Brand Recycling Program to Benefit Behind the Scenes

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• April 8, 2009
NEW YORK—In a continuing effort to go “green,” Rose Brand will be earning money to be donated to The ESTA Foundation’s Behind the Scenes charity by collecting empty printer cartridges and used cell phones and recycling them for cash credit at Funding Factory. The fundraiser continues Rose Brand’s support of Behind the Scenes and the company’s commitment to the environment. Read More...

JB&A Named Distributor of Christie Projectors

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• April 8, 2009
SAN RAFAEL, CA — Christie Digital Systems named JB&A Distribution a distributor of its Business Products line of three-chip DLP®, single-chip DLP and LCD projectors. Read More...

Strand Lighting Appoints Regional Sales Managers

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• April 6, 2009
CYPRESS, CA — Strand Lighting appointed two new regional sales managers. Chris Dunn joins the company as South Central regional manager, based in Houston. Bryan Gazo is the new South Eastern regional manager, based in Atlanta. Read More...

Christie Projectors Sing at the Grammys

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• April 6, 2009
LOS ANGELES — AV rental and staging company American Hi Definition, Inc. marked its 12th year supporting the live Grammy Awards telecast by powering an array of rear-projection screens with the Christie Roadster series of 3-chip DLP projectors. The 51st Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center where an AV-rich set took center stage. Read More...

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