International News

Retired White Light Console Put to Work for Sweeney Todd in Lithuania

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 8, 2009
VILNIUS, Lithuania — White Light and theatre owner ATG have been phasing out the Strand 500-series lighting consoles used for ATG’s U.K. venues, replacing them with ETC’s Eos and Ion consoles. But if the plan called for the older consoles to be used for rentals and parts, at least one of the units has been put to full-time work again for a Lithuanian production of Sweeney Todd. Read More...

Pink’s Funhouse Tour Supported by Brilliant Stages, XL Video

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 8, 2009
LONDON — The European tour supporting Pink’s fifth album, Funhouse, featured a set design by Mark Fisher of Stufish and lighting and show direction by Baz Halpin, with sets manufactured by Brilliant Stages. XL Video UK supplied cameras, PPU, LED surfaces, media servers and projection. Read More...

Bloc Party Rig Includes More i-Pix BB7s

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 5, 2009
LONDON — LD Jonathan “Leggy” Armstrong upped his count of i-Pix BB7 LED wash lights from 19 to 35 for Bloc Party’s two shows at London Olympia, part of a world tour that kicked off in January. Read More...

Eurovision Contestants in Slovakia Lit by Robe

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 4, 2009
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — LD Martin Kubanka used Robe moving lights and REDBlinders for the live TV show that selected who would represent Slovakia at the 2009 Eurovision song contest later this month. The show was staged at Slovakian Television headquarters and broadcast live on STV1. Read More...

Lighting for Petter Dass Museum Controlled by Medialon

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 4, 2009
SANDNESSJØEN, Norway — A Medialon Manager Show & Media Control system has been integrated in the Petter Dass Museum in this city in northern Norway. The museum, which tells the story of Petter Dass, a 17th century Norwegian clergyman and poet, was designed by the architect Snøhetta. Read More...

Noise Ensemble Lit with SGM Idea 250s

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 4, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, U.K. —Noise Ensemble, a percussion group, toured the U.K. with 30 SGM Idea 250 moving lights supplied by Snap To Black, the tour’s supplier of lighting, AV, crew and production management. The purchase was made through SGM’s U.K. distributor, Lightfactor Sales. Read More...

Elaine Paige Tours U.K. with Martin Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 4, 2009
LONDON — Elaine Paige, known as the “First Lady of British Musical Theatre,” took to the road for her recent U.K. tour marking 40 years since her stage debut. LD Martin Nicholas lit the tour using new Martin gear supplied by Amber Lites of Scotland. Read More...

Spring Brings Robe’s Robins to Croatia

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 2, 2009
PULA, Croatia — Robe’s Robin products, introduced at ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, have been spotted in other countries as well, including Croatian distributor Sali Trade’s third annual Open Day. The event was staged at the Dom Hrvatskih Branitelju (House of the Croatian Army). Read More...

The Killers Tour with Chroma-Q Color Web

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• May 2, 2009
LAS VEGAS —The Killers’ Day & Age world tour is knocking off some big visuals with 2,852 square feet of video effect backdrop created by Chroma-Q™ Color Web™ 125 LED panels. Tour LD Steven Douglas saw the semi-transparent video surface as a way to enhance the band’s performance rather than detract from it. Read More...

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...
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