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  • USITT and Wenger Corporation Host A Global Conversation on Restarting Performing Arts

    PLSN Staff | News | July 6, 2020  LIVERPOOL, N.Y. ­- USITT and Wenger are sponsoring a global conversation about entertainment in the pandemic, Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. With presenters from Taiwan, Nigeria, Germany, and Colombia, we are taking an opportunity to learn from our colleagues around the world about the state of the industry and how they are […] Read More...
  • Once Again We Need to Contact our Representatives in Congress. Here’s How

    PLSN Staff | News | July 5, 2020KNOXVILLE, TN - PLSN and FOH are once again joining Bandit Lites chair Michael T. Strickland in calling on everyone in our live event industry to reach out to their representatives in Congress for an expansion in PPP funding. Strickland notes that the PPP application extension to Aug. 8 and the PPP Flexibility Act that became law July 4 and July 5 are welcome enhancements, but they do NOT add funding. "That will [hopefully] come in the next session, before July 30," he noted. To help that come to pass, it's time to reach out to Congress. Read More...
  • Walmart to Transform 160 of its Store Parking Lots into Drive-Ins

    PLSN Staff | News | July 5, 2020BENTONVILLE, AR — For film fans missing the big screen, Walmart is working with Tribeca Enterprises to create drive-in experiences. Walmart is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into contact-free, socially distanced drive-in movie theaters where customers can safely gather to watch movies programmed by the Tribeca Drive-in team. Beginning in early August, Walmart […] Read More...
  • PLSN and FOH Magazines Conducting Covid-19 Economic Impact Followup Survey

    PLSN Staff | News | July 5, 2020LAS VEGAS - PLSN and FOH magazines are following up on April's Covid-19 Entertainment Technology Economic Impact survey with a followup survey in early July. We would like to know where you stand now in comparison with then. These results will be shared with local and Congressional legislators so they can better assess the impact the pandemic is having on the entertainment technology industry. Read More...
  • PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Signed Into Law, PPP Application Deadline Also Extended to Aug. 8

    PLSN Staff | News | July 5, 2020WASHINGTON, DC - On July 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 into law. An amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, the PPP Flexibility Act expands its loan forgiveness provisions from eight to 24 weeks, or until Dec. 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. Read More...
  • Elation Professional presents “Virtual at Home Demo” series

    PLSN Staff | News | July 3, 2020  LOS ANGELES –  With the travel, gathering and distancing restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic, Elation Professional’s sales team and product specialists are demoing some of Elation’s newest lighting products from the comfort and safety of their own homes in a video series called “Virtual at Home Demo.” More details from Elation(www.elationlighting.com): Published […] Read More...
  • Bethany Church Chauvet Fixtures Adapt to Changing Needs

    PLSN Staff | News | July 3, 2020BATON ROUGE, LA - Ryan Rider, central lighting director at Bethany Church, has been working with experience director Dustin West and camera director Taylor Coleman to adapt a lighting rig designed for live services to create layers of light for filmed and recorded performances. The setup includes Chauvet Professional EPIX Strip Tours and Rogue R1X Wash fixtures. Read More...
  • Alabama’s Church of the Highlands Turns to GLP for Broadcast Campus Upgrade

    PLSN Staff | News | July 3, 2020BIRMINGHAM, AL - E2i Design’s Josh Holowicki included GLP’s X4 Bar 20 in the rig for Church of the Highlands’ Grants Mill broadcast campus in the Birmingham area. E2i has been supporting the church’s lighting and LED needs since 2012. For the upgrade at the Grants Mill campus, Holowicki worked with broadcast lighting director Griffin McCravy. Read More...
  • A call to contact your Congressperson

    PLSN Staff | News | July 3, 2020KNOXVILLE- Attached is the letter you need to copy, paste and e-mail to your Congresspeople and Senators. Please use the link provided below to locate your Congresspeople and Senators. Go to their website  (listed below). Insert their name at the top of the letter, then your name address and phone at the bottom of the […] Read More...
  • Harman Announces July Webinar Schedule

    PLSN Staff | News | July 2, 2020NORTHRIDGE, CA – Harman Professional Solutions today announced the addition of 10 free Live Workshops available for registration. More details from Harman (www.harman.com): Available workshops, scheduled through the middle of July, feature lighting or audio experts who have extensive industry knowledge and experience working with various artists including Bob Seger, DJ Khaled, Enrique Iglesias, Janet […] Read More...
  • Congress Approves Extending Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline to Aug. 8

    PLSN Staff | News | July 2, 2020WASHINGTON, DC – On June 30, hours before the application deadline for the $669 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was set to expire, leaving about $129 billion unclaimed, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in unanimously approving a deadline extension to Aug. 8. President Trump signed the bill into law July 4. The PPP, […] Read More...
  • In Memoriam: Gary Vincent Sanguinet, 64

    PLSN Staff | News | July 1, 2020NUEVO, CA – Longtime touring and audio pro Gary Vincent Sanguinet died July 1, 2020, of an apparent heart attack while at his ranch. He was 64. A longtime Southern California resident, Sanguinet’s career in the entertainment industry goes back more than three decades. Over that time, he worked every job in the live events […] Read More...
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