International News

GLP Restructures in the U.K., Appoints Fenwick to Top Post

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 1, 2009
LONDON — GLP Light Production opened a dedicated U.K. office and named Stuart Fenwick sales coordination manager for the new operation, based at the headquarters Richard Martin Lighting (RML), a TV lighting supply firm. Fenwick was formerly with Martin Professional, Robe and Lighting Effects Distribution. Read More...

Setting the Stage for G20 Summit Press Coverage

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 1, 2009
LONDON — Not every event includes the leaders of countries involved in 85 percent of the world’s gross national product, 80 percent of its world trade and two-thirds of its population. And when such an event does come along — such as the G20 Summit — the press naturally arrives in force, too. Read More...

Barco Posts Q1 Operating Loss, Expresses Cautious Optimism

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 26, 2009
KORTRIJK, Belgium — Barco announced a first-quarter 2009 operating loss of 6 million euros, attributing the blame in part to the weak corporate events sector. But the company’s chief executive, Eric Van Zele, who assumed his post in January, noted better-than-expected order volume in March, particularly for digital cinema products, and expressed cautious optimism for the rest of 2009. Read More...

PRG’s New Bad Boy Already Well-Traveled after Oasis Tour

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 23, 2009
PARIS —  PRG noted the debut of its Bad Boy luminaire on the recently completed first leg of the Oasis Dig Out Your Soul tour. “The Bad Boy was just what I had been looking for—a big bright large-format luminaire, that could be used as a narrow washlight with a couple of gobos as a bonus,” said LD Rob Gawler.  Read More...

Martin MACs, LED Panels Gives Flashy Looks to Cozy Club

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
BURGOS, Spain — With little more than 2,000 square feet in floorspace, dmode Club is ”cozy” compared to bigger clubs like the almost 70,000-square-foot Privelege in Ibiza. Read More...

Video Applications Supports Dubai Mega-Launches

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
DUBAI, UAE — Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) recently supported two projects in Dubai, the first marking the launch of a skyscraper and harbor complex and the second the debut of a new built-from-scratch community. Read More...

“Lighting Hospital” to Open for Sick Gear in U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
BRISTOL, U.K. — Dik Welland, who saw a need in the market to repair, rather than just replace, faulty lighting gear, has opened a lighting repair facility and dubbed it “The Lighting Hospital.” Read More...

N&M Dubai Named Distributor for Prolyte in UAE

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 22, 2009
DUBAI, U.A.E. — Prolyte announced that Neumann & Mueller Dubai will distribute its complete line of products, including trussing, staging and Prolyft hoists, in the United Arab Emirates. Prolyte also announced that it would be closing its Prolyte Middle East (PME) office. Read More...

Gearhouse SA Hippotizes Coke Zero Festival

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — Gearhouse South Africa supplied lighting, video, staging and power for the 2009 Coca Cola Zero festival at Riversands Farm and the Lourensford Wine Estate in Cape Town. The events gave the Media and Lighting divisions a chance to use the Green Hippo Hippotizer HD digital media server for the first time. It was specified by Gearhouse director Tim Dunn. Read More...

Juanita du Plessis Celebration Uses Robe DigitalSpots

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
JOHANNESBURG — A concert staged for South African singer/songwriter Juanita du Plessis at the Big Top Arena in Carnival City used Robe DigitalSpots to project images onto a screen just upstage from an 18-piece band, using onboard keystoning to avoid shadows by beaming the images above the musicians’ heads. Read More...

LDs, Others Support First Combined Behind the Scenes and Light Relief By Design Day

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 21, 2009
NEW YORK —April 24 is drawing near — the first combined Behind the Scenes and Light Relief By Design Day. It will be a day where LDs on both sides of the Atlantic are donating their royalties to the two charities. The event’s organizers are applauding the LDs and others who have stepped up, including those responsible for 40 international shows. Read More...

Publitec, Coolux Announce Partnership Agreement

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• April 20, 2009
HERDECKE, Germany — Publitec announced a deal with Coolux to become the biggest service and rental partner of Pandoras Box products in Europe. Read More...

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