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  • Agenda Announced for the 2021 Event Safety Summit

    PLSN Staff | News | September 21, 2021LITITZ, PA – Setting the stage for what promises to be a critically important and timely event safety summit, the Event Safety Alliance today announced the initial agenda for its 2021 Event Safety Summit — a hybrid in-person and virtual 3-day event that will take place Dec. 1-3, 2021 on the campus of Rock Lititz […] Read More...
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    ESTA is Seeking a Program Manager for ETCP

    Stage Directions | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is looking to add a Program Manager for the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP). The Program Manager for the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is responsible for the administration, communication, oversight, and overall advancement of the program within the broader Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA). Manager will work […] Read More...
  • Strand technology puts North Montgomery High School back in control

    PLSN Staff | NewsStage DirectionsTheater News | September 21, 2021CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, USA – North Montgomery High School Auditorium is benefiting from a new technical upgrade, including advanced C21 dimming technology and Vision.net touchscreen control interfaces from Strand, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand. More details from Strand (www.strandlighting.com): Looking for new power-saving LED house lights and stage lighting control infrastructure to replace their […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Bob Williams, 60

    PLSN Staff | News | September 20, 2021GREENFIELD, IN - Bob Williams, who purchased Mid-America Sound from founder Kerry Darrenkamp with partner Jason Wells in 2016 and had been serving as its CEO, died Sept. 17. He was 60. Both Williams and Wells had worked as employees at Mid-America Sound for more than 25 years before buying the lighting and sound company from Darrenkamp, who had co-founded the company with Rob King in 1975. Read More...
  • Main Light Celebrates Successful Opening of Las Vegas Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | September 20, 2021WILMINGTON, DE - Main Light, based in Delaware, opened Main Light West, based in Las Vegas, on Aug. 23. The 40,000-square-foot Las Vegas facility’s day-to-day operations are handled by operations manager, Mike Gaynor, with support from rental executive Steve Nancarrow. The company also announced its new toll-free number, 800-397-MAIN (6246). Read More...
  • Luke Bryan’s 2021 Tour Rig Includes Chauvet Professional Fixtures

    PLSN Staff | News | September 17, 2021NASHVILLE - When Luke Bryan’s “Proud To Be Right Here” tour kicked off earlier this summer, his shows were seen as the light at the end of a long Covid tunnel. And while the pandemic is not over, Bryan’s shows continue to cheer audiences with a lighting design by Justin Kitchenman that includes Chauvet ÉPIX Strip Tour and Maverick MK Pyxis fixtures supplied by Elite Multimedia. Read More...
  • Luminex Announces A.C. ProMedia as Exclusive Distributor

    PLSN Staff | News | September 17, 2021NORTH AMERICA - Luminex Network Intelligence, a Belgium-based manufacturer of data distribution equipment for pro lighting, audio, and video applications, announced an exclusive distributor partnership with A.C. Americas. A.C. Americas will now distribute Luminex products in North America through its two sales divisions: A.C. ProMedia and A.C. Lighting Inc. Read More...
  • SMPTE honors ARRI Image Science Engineer Harald Brendel

    PLSN Staff | News | September 17, 2021WHITE PLAINS, NY/MUNICH – The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) awards Harald Brendel, Head of Center of Competence Image Science at ARRI, with the Natalie M. and Herbert T. Kalmus Medal Award. With this prize, which has been handed out since 1956, the industry association recognizes outstanding technical achievements in film production, […] Read More...
  • ETC Fixtures and Consoles Support 2021 MobMovie Awards

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2021ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, the 2021 MobMovie Awards were part of the three-day MobMovieCon Festival that features cast, crew, and memorabilia from some of the most popular mob movies and television shows. Fourteen SolaFrame 750, 16 SolaFrame 1500, and 22 ETC Lustr II fixtures were specified as part of the lighting package, as well as a Full Boar 4 console and Hoglet for control. Read More...
  • Gil Perron Reflects Montreal Pride with CHAUVET Professional Fixtures from LSM Ambiocréateurs

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2021  MONTREAL – In its purest form, creative design knows no boundaries. Like a great painting that may appear one way when gazed upon from the left, only to be transformed when the viewer moves to the right, it morphs into different forms that are as varied as the human heart itself. Lighting designer and […] Read More...
  • Riedel Intercom Systems Give BRIC Arts Media Agility in Managing Productions and Events

    PLSN Staff | News | September 16, 2021BROOKLYN, NY – BRIC, a Brooklyn-based arts and media institution, is making use of a new Artist digital matrix intercom from Riedel. More details from Riedel (www.riedel.net): BRIC, a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action, has united communications across its […] Read More...
  • CHAUVET Professional Helps Jeremy Burd Meet Demands Of Rooftop NYC Show

    PLSN Staff | News | September 15, 2021NEW YORK – Amy Mak Chan is an American success story. Emigrating to the US from Hong Kong in the 1980s, she went on to build a successful business career as head of Fook Funeral Group, which serves the Chinese community from multiple locations. Giving back to her adopted city, she has been involved in […] Read More...
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