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Two Draft Rigging Standards for Powered Hoists in Review

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - BSR E1.6-1--201x, Entertainment Technology - Powered Hoist Systems and BSR E1.6-2--201x, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Serially Manufactured Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry, are available for public review on ESTA's Web site through Feb. 15, 2010. Read More...

Artists, LDs Help Raise $57 Million with “Hope for Haiti Now” Telethon

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - More than 100 top artists teamed up to support the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which raised at least $57 million so far, according to its organizers. That sum reflects direct donations via telephone, text and Internet in response to the telethon itself, and does not include funds raised through iTunes. Read More...

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Win Approval, Complete Merger

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 25, 2010
NEW YORK - Within hours of receiving conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 25, Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment completed their merger. The deal, in the works for nearly a year, pools the resources of the largest concert promoter (Live Nation) with the leading ticketing company (Ticketmaster). But the newly merged Live Nation Entertainment must abide by several antitrust stipulations Read More...

LMG Systems Integration Named GSA Federal Contractor

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 22, 2010
ORLANDO, FL - LMG Systems Integration was recently named an authorized Federal Contractor with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). LMG was awarded the contract under Schedule 58 I of the program, SIN Number 58 8, to provide professional audio/video assessment, design and integration to government agencies. Read More...

Rose Brand Donates $14,193 for Disaster Relief in Haiti

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 22, 2010
SECAUCUS, NJ - Rose Brand employees have contributed $7,096.50, and the company matched it, for a total donation of $14,193 to the U.S. Fund of UNICEF, addressing the earthquake disaster in Haiti. Read More...

Christie Lites Opens Branch in Las Vegas

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• January 22, 2010
LAS VEGAS- Christie Lites has opened a facility in Las Vegas, its 11th branch in North America. The address is 4340 N. Lamb Blvd., Las Vegas , NV 89115; tel. 877.668.2207. "We are thrilled with this step forward in providing increased regional support to our North American client base," said CEO Huntly Christie. Read More...

Chicago Stagehand Formed, Offers Non-Union Labor Option

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 22, 2010
CHICAGO - Chicago Stagehand, a non-union affiliated stagehand labor company that began operations last year with one client, announced its official launch recently. Company founder Dave Eaves stressed that Chicago Stagehand is not associated with Chicago's IATSE Local 2 or any other labor organizations. Read More...

Broadcast Pix Names Breckenridge Director of Sales, Asia Pacific Region

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• January 22, 2010
BILLERICA, MA - Broadcast Pix named Dennis Breckenridge director of sales, Asia Pacific Region. Breckenridge has been with Broadcast Pix team for close to three years, most recently serving as key accounts and business development manager. Read More...

Chris Lisle Lighting Design Names Aaron Luke Production Designer

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• January 22, 2010
MOUNT JULIET, TN - Chris Lisle Lighting Design named Aaron Luke production designer. Luke, a 2008 graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., has been involved with several national tours. As production designer, he will be overseeing several touring accounts and handle design work for lighting design clients and events. Read More...

Anime Festival Asia Lights Up with Martin Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2010
SINGAPORE - Anime Festival Asia 2009 (AFA09), a two-day festival for fans of Japanese animation and pop music, was held recently at Singapore's Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event featured Shoko Nagakawa, Yoshiki Fukuyama, Ichirou Mizuki and May'n and the crew relied upon gear from Martin Professional for lighting, video and control. Read More...

Cover It Up Drapes Serve as Sonic Solution for New Year’s Dance Party

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. - Cover It Up helped the Slammin' Vinyl NYE-NEC DJ dance party take place in the main arena and the pavilion areas of Birmingham's NEC. The main challenge was to design and rig a pipe and drape system that would serve as a sonic baffling system, separating the sounds between the two principal spaces. Read More...

Vaddio Names Johnson Channel Manager

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• January 21, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Vaddio appointed Steve Johnson, a 25-year AV veteran, channel manager for portions of the East and West Coast regions. Johnson will concentrate on Vaddio dealer/integrator development, communication and support within his assigned areas (Arizona, California, Nevada, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Northern New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont). Read More...

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