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PRG Distribution, Clay Paky Light the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 27, 2009
CLEVELAND, OH — The 2009 US Figure Skating Championships were held January 18-25 at the Quicken Loans Arena. Held annually since 1914, it awards 12 national champions in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing on the senior, junior and novice levels. The event was broadcast live all weekend on NBC, with the Ladies Singles events appearing in prime time on Saturday and Sunday nights. Read More...

Jeff Cameron Joins LMG as Sales Engineer

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 27, 2009
ORLANDO — LMG Systems Integration recently hired Jeff Cameron as a sales engineer in the firm’s Orlando headquarters.  Cameron’s duties will include developing new business, maintaining client communication, and advising clients on the optimal equipment to meet design and budget needs. Read More...

Wexford Opera House Equipped with Robert Juliat Luminaires

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 26, 2009
WEXFORD, IRELAND—Robert Juliat has supplied a substantial quantity of its 1K and 1.2K fresnels and PC fixtures to Ireland’s first custom-built opera house, the Wexford, located in Wexford, in Southeast Ireland. The Wexford Opera House is a state-of-the-art venue concealed behind a re-instated street front in the town’s main street. Occupying 4.5 times the space of the old opera house it replaces, Wexford Opera House is a multi-purpose performance space capable of offering a varied, year-round program of opera, theatre and dance. Read More...

John Wiseman Forms Chaos Visual Productions

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES —John J. Wiseman announced the formation of JJW Productions with partners Chris Kaman and Chuck Burtzloff. JJW Productions will operate as Chaos Visual Productions based in Los Angeles. Read More...

UT Classroom Named for Bandit Lites Founder

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 25, 2009
KNOXVILLE, TN — As a teenager, Michael T. Strickland may have “borrowed” lighting gear from school theatrical programs, hence the name of the company. But Strickland and Bandit Lites have been giving back, and at the opening of the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration building, Strickland was recognized for his various contributions by having a classroom named after him. Read More...

Digital Reveal for Mercedes B Class Cars in China

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 23, 2009
BEIJING — The launch of the Mercedes B Class in China, organized by the agency Munich One, revolved around the idea of a digital reveal. After an initial project meeting, the design team led by Andree Verleger and Guido Gesell approached coolux to explore possible uses of multiple projectors onto a full-sized car for this corporate event. Read More...

Lex Products Names Graham Likeness Director of Marketing

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 23, 2009
STAMFORD, CT — Lex Products has named Graham Likeness director of marketing. Likeness will be relocating to Lex headquarters here from Calgary, AB Canada. Likeness’ past positions include national sales manager at Strand Lighting Canada, vice president of sales and marketing at Pathway Connectivity and contributions to ESTA. Read More...

Producers Bet on Safe Rig for German TV Show

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2009
DUSSELDORF — On a scale of difficulty, supplying a safe rig might not rank up there with identifying your cows blindfolded, solely on the basis of the noise that they make while munching apples. Or as dangerous as pushing a car with a spear — the tip of which rests on your throat. Read More...

Robe Gear Installed at Dutch Mega-Venue

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2009
ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands — The Muziekkwartier, a new 80 million Euro venue, has opened with Robe moving lights installed in two of the multi-purpose spaces inside. After 18 months of construction, the new theatre replaced a previous building, with different venues inside run by several companies. Read More...

Previz Helps YouTube Live Event Overcome Challenges

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 22, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — The first official YouTube live-stream event got an assist from Prelite, a company that provides previsualization services to lighting designers and programmers in its bicoastal studios and on site. Read More...

Programming the Looks for the Eagles’ Long Road

PLSN Staff •
  • International News
• January 22, 2009
Nocturne Productions opted to include Medialon Manager for the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden world tour, and Medialon programming specialist Automation 4 Ltd. joined the production team to assist in programming the show control system — while allowing for band members to improvize. Read More...

Cultivating Music and Dance in WFC’s Winter Garden

PLSN Staff •
  • News
• January 22, 2009
NEW YORK — An open-to-the-public atrium may not be as lighting-friendly as a fully equipped theatre, but that didn’t stop Tinc Design & Productions from lighting and staging Wait for Green, a collaboration of ETHEL, a string ensemble, and dance choreographed by Annie-B Parson, in the Winter Garden atrium at World Financial Center. Read More...

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