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Gearhouse SA Supports MTV African Music Awards

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2009
NAIROBI, Kenya — The 2009 MTV African Music Awards, staged at the Kasarani Gymnasium at the Moi International Sports Centre, required some 55,000 kgs (more than 60 tons) of gear — and not just from around the block. Gearhouse South Africa, which supplied lighting, LED screens, rigging, power distribution and audio, flew it all in from South Africa. Read More...

Stadium for Asian Youth Games Equipped with ChainMaster Hoists

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2009
SINGAPORE — For the opening ceremony for the first Asian Youth Games (AYG) at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore, more than 170 chain hoists from ChainMaster were used for a spectacle involving 1,400 young athletes and 6,200 spectators. Read More...

Enter Shikari Tours with Flexible Rig Provided by Adlib Lighting

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2009
LONDON — Steve Bewley, LD for post-hardcore U.K. band Enter Shikari, came up with a horseshoe-shaped truss design for the band’s current tour. This gives Bewley all the lighting positions he needs for the heavily back-lit show, yet also allows the rig to expand and contract to fit a variety of venues. Read More...

Rock Bands in Belarus Use Fixtures from PR Lighting

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 27, 2009
MINSK, Belarus — A number of rock bands passing through Belarus recently have started using fixtures from PR Lighting supplied by the Chinese manufacturer’s territory distributors, FE Belimlight. Read More...

Cover It Up Moves to Expanded Facility in U.K.

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• October 26, 2009
LONDON — Drapes specialist Cover It Up has moved. The new location, in Camberwell, south east London, gives the company expanded warehouse and office space, a reflection, says Rhys Sion, of the relative economy of using soft goods as an alternative to alternate staging elements. Read More...

Cast BlackBox Announces Ubisense Partnership, International Patent

PLSN Staff •
  • On the Move
• October 26, 2009
TORONTO — Cast Software announced that Ubisense will serve as a partner for BlackBox. Separately, the company also noted that it had received confirmation of International Patent PCT/CA2009/001225 for its BlackBox system and method for realtime environment tracking and coordination. Read More...

American DJ ProPAR 56 LED

PLSN Staff •
  • Product News
• October 26, 2009
American DJ’s new ProPAR 56RGB is an RGB color-mixing LED fixture and the ProPAR 56CWWW is a warm/cool white LED fixture. Each features 36 1-watt LEDs: the ProPAR 56RGB has 12 red, 12 green and 12 blue LEDs and the ProPAR 56CWWW has 18 warm white (3000K) and 18 cool white (6,000K) LEDs. Read More...

Last Chance for Parnelli Voting, Deadline is Oct. 29

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• October 26, 2009
LAS VEGAS — If you haven’t yet cast your vote for the 2009 Parnelli Awards, you have a few more days, but the voting deadline of Oct. 29 is fast approaching. There’s still time to reserve your spot or table for the Nov. 20 Awards Dinner (8 p.m.), which follows the Neil Diamond Crew Reunion Party at 7 p.m., both at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Fla. To vote, go to www.parnelliawards.com/vote. For tickets to the gala, go to www.parnelliawards.com/reservations. Read More...

PRG Subsidiary, Procon MultiMedia AG in Purchase Agreement

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 23, 2009
DUSSELDORF, Germany — A wholly-owned PRG subsidiary, MHG Media Holdings GmbH, and the majority stakeholders and board of Procon MultiMedia AG agreed for the PRG unit to acquire Procon MultiMedia AG. Read More...

Nemetschek NA Releases First Service Pack for Vectorworks 2010

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• October 22, 2009
COLUMBIA, MD — Nemetschek North America has released its first Service Pack for the Vectorworks 2010 product line. While addressing issues with wall joining and the snap loupe in particular, this Service Pack has also improved the overall stability and performance of the package. Read More...

“Ben Hur Live” Lit by Patrick Woodroffe using Martin Gear

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• October 22, 2009
LONDON — For Ben Hur Live, staged recently at London’s O2 Arena, Patrick Woodroffe used a lighting rig of more than 200 Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB, MAC 2000 Profile and MAC III Profile moving heads for an epic musical stage production involving a cast of 400 and scenes that include a ship battle and chariot race. Read More...

2009 Emmy Awards’ Smokeless Looks Controlled by PRG

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• October 22, 2009
LOS ANGELES — PRG supplied both the lighting package and the screen automation for the recently presented 61st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre. Production designer Steve Bass and lighting designer Bob Dickinson worked on a smoke-free design that reflected key elements of the television industry. Read More...

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