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  • Lightronics Appoints Degan, Pease as Sales Execs

    PLSN Staff | News | March 1, 2009VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Lightronics named Dennis Degen as the company’s National Director of Sales. Degen has over 30 years of theatrical sales, design, contracting and professional consultation experience, and will be working with Consulting Firms, Designers, Architects and Specifiers. Read More...
  • First Presbyterian Church Selects Broadcast Pix Slate 1000HD for Live Broadcasts

    PLSN Staff | News | February 25, 2009
    CHARLOTTE, NC — First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is using Broadcast Pix’s Slate 1000HD for live television broadcasts. The system powers the church’s live broadcast of weekly services on Channel 9 WSOC-TV at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. FPC services have been broadcast for more than 40 years and have a weekly audience of more than 22,000 people. FPC purchased the unit and integrated it through Clark Powell, a Charlotte-based system integrator and Broadcast Pix dealer. Read More...
  • Electrosonic Separates Product Division from Systems Integration Group

    PLSN Staff | News | February 25, 2009BURBANK, CA — Electrosonic separated its products division from Electrosonic Solutions, its systems integration division. The products division has its own engineers, managers, sales force and technical support staff, and operates from three offices: Dartford, U.K., Minneapolis, Minn. and Burbank, Calif. Read More...
  • U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother Lit by GLP Impressions

    PLSN Staff | News | February 23, 2009
    LONDON — LD Darryl Noad needed a flourish for the last episode in the sixth series of the British TV series, Celebrity Big Brother, and used a rig equipped with 22 GLP Impressions to provide a rapid color-change pan within the festival-style Orbit stage. Read More...
  • Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Facing Scrutiny

    PLSN Staff | News | February 23, 2009WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust division held hearings last week on the merger agreement between Live Nation, the nation’s biggest concert promoter, and Ticketmaster Entertainment, the biggest live-event ticketing service. Read More...
  • PRG Appointed North American Distributor for Gekko

    PLSN Staff | News | February 22, 2009NEW WINDSOR, NY — Production Resource Group, LLC, (PRG) announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Gekko Technology, a company that designs, develops and manufactures LED luminaires for the image capture and entertainment sectors. Read More...
  • Irradiant Moves Midwest Location to Larger Facility

    PLSN Staff | News | February 20, 2009WAUKEGAN, IL — Irradiant Inc., the U.S. corporate division of Neo-Neon, announced that they have completed the process of moving their main Midwest office to a new location at 3804 Hawthorn Court, Waukegan Ill. Read More...
  • Chauvet Lights Louis Bar-Lounge in South Beach

    PLSN Staff | News | February 20, 2009
    MIAMI BEACH, FL — The Opium Group, known for its South Beach clubs, turned a 6,500-square foot empty space into a sought-after Louis XV-inspired, over-the-top lounge and relied on Chauvet LED lighting to illuminate the new venue. Read More...
  • Chaos Helped Inaugural Ball Go Smoothly

    PLSN Staff | News | February 20, 2009
    WASHINGTON, DC — With hopes that the only chaos present at one of the main inaugural balls for president Barack Obama would be its own company name, Chaos Visual Productions launched its business with an auspicious first gig — The Neighborhood Ball, An Inaugural Celebration. Chaos worked with RK Productions, LD Bobby Dickinson and production designer Bruce Rodgers/Tribe Inc. Read More...
  • NBC Universal Joins ETCP Council

    PLSN Staff | News | February 20, 2009NEW YORK — NBC Universal has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council. The Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP, the industry-wide certification program for entertainment technicians. Read More...
  • ETC Student Sponsorship Applications Available

    PLSN Staff | News | February 20, 2009MIDDLETON, WI — ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.) is once again offering its Student Sponsorship program, which will give six college students the chance to attend the LDI tradeshow in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 20 to 22. The application deadline is April 30. Read More...
  • Christ Chapel Bible Church Upgrades with Robe

    PLSN Staff | News | February 19, 2009
    FORT WORTH, TX — When Rob Wimberley, technical director at the Christ Chapel Bible Church, opted to upgrade the house of worship’s conventional lighting fixtures with moving lights, design consultant Rick Stuart of Rick Stuart Production and Design specified Robe gear for the job. Electro Acoustics and Video (EAVI) supplied the new equipment. Read More...
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