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Advanced Strengthens Integration Team With Two New Appointments

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 24, 2017

TORONTO, CANADA, 2017 – Further supporting its rapidly growing customer base, leading Canadian AV integrator Advanced today announced the appointments of Scott Murray Anderson to System Programmer & Senior AV Specialist and Daniel Heald to Project Manager. According to company President David Weatherhead, appointments are in direct response to Advanced’s steadily increasing number of integration projects.

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ACT Lighting Expands Entertainment Technology Services with Acquisition of AC Power Distribution, Inc.

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 23, 2017

HACKENSACK, NJ, -  ACT Lighting announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AC Power Distribution, Inc., a manufacturer of UL Listed portable power distribution for film/video, touring and exterior event venues. AC Power is located in Burbank, CA and is the industry leader in quality and design of power distribution products. AC Power was founded in 1991 and has established itself as a premier provider of creative power distribution solutions for film/video, concert touring, exterior event venues, sports, and theatre. For ACT Lighting clients, this acquisition expands their access to premium entertainment technology products and services that they currently benefit from.

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PixelFLEX Joins NanoLumens Partner Program

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 19, 2017

NASHVILLE, - NanoLumens, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, announced today that Nashville-based PixelFLEX has joined the NanoLumens Partner Program. Now able to exclusively market the NanoLumens' Nixel SeriesTM flexible LED under the name "TrueFLEX visualized by NanoLumens", the partner agreement coincides with the settlement of the corresponding NanoLumens patent infringement lawsuit.

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Bill Groener, Bill Morris, Scott Church and Dan Abdalla Accept New Roles at 4Wall

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 19, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV-  4Wall Entertainment has experienced both rapid and noteworthy growth resulting in additional locations and added lighting & video equipment. Scott Church, Bill Morris, Bill Groener, and Dan Abdalla have all accepted new roles that are parallel with the changes within the company. 4Wall CEO Kathy Torjman spoke of the recent changes. “Their new roles are imperative to service our customers on a national scale. Their experience and expertise, in company with our entire 4Wall team, will provide our customers with coast to coast service for their lighting and video needs.”

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Tyler Wise joins Westview Productions as Vice President

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 17, 2017

DENVER, COLORADO -- Westview Productions welcomes Tyler Wise to the team in the role of Vice President; Sales and Marketing.  Wise will oversee sales efforts, manage marketing and brand image, and also cultivate and implement corporate business development strategies. “I’ve known and worked with Eric and the team at Westview throughout the last decade, and having an opportunity like this align was the right path both for me and for Westview.” says Wise of his new role.

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4Wall Purchases Lighting Assets of Paramount On Location – New York

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 13, 2017

NEW YORK, NY-  4Wall Entertainment, a national provider of entertainment equipment rentals and sales, has purchased the lighting assets of Paramount On Location – New York, a provider of TV/Film equipment rentals to major motion pictures and television shows in the New York market.  Paramount will continue to service clients in Los Angeles and surrounding markets. As part of the transaction, 4Wall has also entered into an agreement with the newly formed company Insight Equipment, Inc. 4Wall will be the primary provider of all lighting and grip equipment for Insight, while also continuing to serve and maintain all current clients in the film and TV market.

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Kraig Knight and Joe Adams Join Elation Professional as Regional Sales Reps

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES - Elation Professional is pleased to announce that industry professionals Kraig Knight and Joe Adams have joined the company’s growing sales team as Regional Sales Representatives. Both Kraig and Joe come to Elation from manufacturers rep firm PSLP (Professional Sound and Lighting Products), where they represented Elation products for years. Kraig Knight serves as Elation’s new Regional Sales Representative for the Rocky Mountain region while Joe Adams covers Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Hawthorn will retain its name and senior team and operate as a PSAV subsidiary, the companies said.

PSAV Acquires U.K.-Based Hawthorn Theatrical

Frank Hammel • On the Move • October 10, 2017

SCHILLER PARK, IL – PSAV recently announced its acquisition of Hawthorn Theatrical, Ltd., a U.K.-based event production company founded more than 30 years ago by Martin Hawthorn, the company’s CEO. Hawthorn will operate as a subsidiary under PSAV and keep its senior team and brand in place.

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Mojo Barriers US appoints New Vice President

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES - Mojo Barriers US office announces the appointment of Dan Gormley as Vice President, joining fellow US Vice President Jordi van Berkum. Dan states: “I am delighted to be joining Mojo Barriers as the company prepares to introduce new product ranges into the US market. I have the utmost respect for Mojo and relish the challenge to continue to evolve and improve our effectiveness and reach, expand the offering to clients, while developing and further strengthen our brand.”

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Pacific Coast Entertainment Acquires California Stage & Lighting

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 9, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- Pacific Coast Entertainment, provider of staging and theatrical services, has acquired Santa Ana-based California Stage & Lighting, affectionately known as Cal Stage. Cal Stage has been a legend in the Southern California entertainment industry since 1982. Their focus on the theatrical, themed and live event industries has been invaluable to the market.

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Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein Elected President Of The League Of Resident Theatres

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 6, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS—The Guthrie Theater announced that Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein has been elected as president of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theater association of its kind in the United States, boasting 72 member Theatres in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Bielstein succeeds Timothy J. Shields, the managing director of McCarter Theatre Center, and began her three-year term in May 2017.

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4Wall Adds Industry Veterans Mike Gold, Andy Isola, and Matt Talent

Nook Schoenfeld • On the Move • October 6, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV- 4Wall Entertainment, a national provider of entertainment lighting and video, is adding industry veterans Mike Gold, Andy Isola, and Matt Talent to its nationwide sales force. The trio brings nearly 60 years of experience in the lighting industry to 4Wall. Gold will work out of the 4Wall Washington DC office as the location’s Sales Manager, pursuing opportunities in all aspects of the entertainment lighting industry. He joins 4Wall from Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) in Miami, FL. Gold’s extensive knowledge of entertainment and commercial lighting will be a great asset to 4Wall’s DC’s sales team.

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