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Lex Products Names Graham Likeness Director of Marketing

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• January 23, 2009
STAMFORD, CT — Lex Products has named Graham Likeness director of marketing. Likeness will be relocating to Lex headquarters here from Calgary, AB Canada. Likeness’ past positions include national sales manager at Strand Lighting Canada, vice president of sales and marketing at Pathway Connectivity and contributions to ESTA. Read More...

Previz Helps YouTube Live Event Overcome Challenges

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• January 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — The first official YouTube live-stream event got an assist from Prelite, a company that provides previsualization services to lighting designers and programmers in its bicoastal studios and on site. Read More...

Cultivating Music and Dance in WFC’s Winter Garden

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• January 22, 2009
NEW YORK — An open-to-the-public atrium may not be as lighting-friendly as a fully equipped theatre, but that didn’t stop Tinc Design & Productions from lighting and staging Wait for Green, a collaboration of ETHEL, a string ensemble, and dance choreographed by Annie-B Parson, in the Winter Garden atrium at World Financial Center. Read More...

World Music Awards Supported by Dreampanel Units

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• January 22, 2009
MONTE CARLO — The set for the World Music Awards, staged at the Sporting Club hall and broadcast worldwide, got visual support with Dreampanels, the modular tile system from Ayrton, supplied by Targetti Group and AMG International. Read More...

RPI’s EMPAC Updated with Robert Juliat Followspots

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• January 21, 2009
TROY, NY —The new Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is using a pair of Robert Juliat Topaze followspots for its venues. Read More...

New Edition of DMX512-A Available

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• January 21, 2009
NEW  YORK—A new edition of a lighting protocol that started with DMX 512 is now available. ANSI E1.11 - 2008, Entertainment Technology - USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories, can now be purchased from The ESTA Foundation. Read More...

Scharff Weisberg Supplies Video, Lighting for “Shrek”

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• January 21, 2009
NEW YORK—It was an ogre of a job, but Scharff Weisberg handily embraced video and lighting support for Shrek the Musical on Broadway. The show is a production of DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions Ltd. Read More...

LED Displays for Presidential Inauguration

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• January 21, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — There’s nothing like witnessing an American presidential inauguration in person — unless you’re one of more than one million other persons trying to catch a glimpse of the event. But mobile and modular LED screens helped at least some of those crowding the nation’s capital to see Barack Obama become the 44th U.S. president. Read More...

AMPAS Award to Go to Fixture for Film, TV

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• January 20, 2009
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — ARRI announced that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will recognize Erwin Melzner, Volker Schumacher and Timo Müller with an AMPAS award for the development of the ARRIMAX 18/12 HMI on Feb. 7. Read More...

Litepanels Expands to Larger Facility

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• January 20, 2009

VAN NUYS, CA — Litepanels, Inc. has moved from its previous location in North Hollywood to a larger facility here that includes warehouse and shipping areas, with room for separate product development, assembly and repair departments.

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ETC Names Harvey Sweet Technical Product Manager, R&D

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• January 19, 2009
MIDDLETON, WI —Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) has named Harvey Sweet as the company’s technical product manager in research and development. “Harvey Sweet is an authority in the stagecraft field,” said Fred Foster, ETC CEO. “And I also happen to be privileged to have known him for 33 years — since I aced his course in theater technology at the University of Wisconsin.” Read More...

Nick Jackson Leaves PRG’s Concert Touring Group

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• January 19, 2009

NEW WINDSOR, NY — Nick Jackson, senior vice president of PRG’s Concert Touring group, stepped down from his position, according to Jere Harris, chairman and CEO. “Since joining PRG in 1998, Nick has worked tirelessly to establish our Concert Touring division as the leading provider of entertainment technology solutions for some of the biggest acts in the business.  It has been an honor to work with this industry pioneer."

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