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Production Resource Group (PRG) Acquires Procon

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 11, 2009
NEW WINDSOR, NY — Formalizing a purchase agreement disclosed earlier this fall, Production Resource Group, LLC (PRG) announced that it has acquired Procon MultiMedia Aktiengesellschaft AG (Procon).  PRG Chairman & CEO Jeremiah “Jere” Harris and Procon CEO Morten Carlsson announced the acquisition, which was made through MHG Media Holdings (MHG), a PRG subsidiary. Read More...

XanGo Event Supported by CorporateMagic

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 10, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — CorporateMagic may not have pulled any literal rabbits out of any hats, but the turnkey production company coordinated a recent six-day, five-night conference for XanGo mangosteen juice dealers that included general sessions for some 6,000 people, formal events, a Pajama Party featuring the B-52s and an appearance by The Pursuit of Happyness author Chris Gardner. Read More...

Silpada National Conference Lighting Controlled by Jands Vista

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO — LD Dave Boser of Image Technologies Corp. chose a pair of Jands Vista I3 consoles to provide lighting control for the Silpada Designs 2009 National Convention. Read More...

Robe Gear Lights Theatre at Olympic Sailing Center

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 9, 2009
QINGDAO, China — LD Sha XiaoLan of Feng Shang Shiji, who designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, specified 159 Robe moving lights for the Ocean Fantasy musical show at the 700-capacity Olympic Sailing Centre Theatre. Read More...

Creative Stage Lighting Selling Vari-Lite, Strong Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting has announced that it has become an authorized dealer of Vari-Lite and Strong Entertainment Lighting products. Both brands are now available from Creative Stage Lighting to CSL dealers. Read More...

Medialon Controls Dome Projections at Hong Kong Space Museum

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 9, 2009
HONG KONG —AV company PCCW chose a Medialon control system for the digital planetarium system installed in the Stanley Ho Space Theatre at the Hong Kong Space Museum. The theatre, sheltered beneath the museum’s egg-shaped dome, is part of the planetarium area of the museum. Read More...

LMG Touring Control Package Keeps Train Tour Rolling

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
NEW ORLEANS — Train’s fall tour, supporting the band’s new album, Save Me, San Francisco, is rolling across the U.S. with lighting, video and audio support from LMG Touring. Read More...

HSL Supplies Lighting, Video for The Swedish House Mafia

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
LONDON — HSL supplied lighting and video equipment plus crew, and designed a custom DJ booth for two recent sold-out performances by The Swedish House Mafia at Brixton Academy. The shows were presented and produced by Cream and Loudsound Events and HSL was working for technical co-ordinators, BPM, who also supplied pyro and lasers. Read More...

ETC Ion Used for Comedy Central’s Sarah Silverman Program

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
NEW YORK — The lighting team on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program are using ETC’s Ion lighting control system to deal with the high-pressure, fast-paced challenges of single-camera television production. Read More...

Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s Light Up Royal Albert Hall

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• December 9, 2009
LONDON — A demonstration of Clay Paky’s Alpha Spot HPE 1500 took place recently at the Royal Albert Hall. The fixture, which Clay Paky calls its “top spotlight,” is joined in the Alpha range by the Alpha Profile 1500 beam shaper and the Alpha Wash 1500 washlight. Read More...

BocaTV Uses Broadcast Pix Production System

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 9, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL — With one part-time and two full-time employees, BocaTV, the local cable channel covering city council meetings here, is not about to be confused with CNN, or even C-SPAN, for that matter. Read More...

In Memoriam: Carl Massano, 56

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• December 8, 2009
Carl Massano, creative director at SKB Corporation, passed away on Dec. 2, 2009 after a lengthy illness.  A graduate of Queens College, CUNY, Massano founded Massano Design with his wife, Carolyn, where he began producing graphics for SKB Corporation. In 1992, SKB acquired Massano Design. Read More...

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