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  • Litepanels Names Rubin Director of Sales

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    VAN NUYS, CA — Litepanels, Inc., a Vitec Group company, named Barry Rubin director of worldwide sales. Rubin has 30 years of experience in the broadcast technology industry. Prior to Litepanels he served in sales and marketing for companies including Ikegami, Philips Broadcast, IDX and Schneider Optics. Read More...
  • Zero88 Fat Frogs Used for Inauguration

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    WASHINGTON, DC — Despite sub-freezing temperatures, 11 Fat Frogs showed up along with more than a million people for President Obama’s inauguration. Christie Lites, which had also supplied lighting fixtures for Obama’s election speech last November, was using the Zero88 controllers to light the National Mall, in partnership with the event’s producer, C3 Presents. Read More...
  • PRG’s Curry Grant Named VP, Concert Touring

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Production Resource Group, LLC (PRG) has named Curry Grant as vice president, Concert Touring. Grant joined PRG in 2004 when the company merged with Vari-Lite Production Services (VLPS). Read More...
  • Sapsis Rigging Issues BTS Challenge Grant

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009NEW YORK—Sapsis Rigging has issued a $2,500 challenge grant for the Behind the Scenes / Long Reach Long Riders raffle at USITT in Cincinnati. When the proceeds of the raffle reach $2,500, Sapsis rigging will match that amount. The grant provides the opportunity for donors to effectively double their contributions, all of which goes toward helping colleagues in a time of need. Read More...
  • Los Temerarios Lit with Robe for U.S. Shows

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    LOS ANGELES — Mexican pop artists Los Temerarios have over 120 shows planned for 2009 in the U.S., Central and South America using a lighting design by Fabian Boggino that includes over 80 Robe moving lights. Boggino has worked for Los Temerarios since 1998. This is the group’s first tour in three years. Read More...
  • Pylons at Patriots Hall of Fame Lit by Robert Juliat

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    FOXBOROUGH, MA — Robert Juliat Quincy profiles play a key role in the new Hall at Patriot Place, a sports and educational showcase for the New England Patriots and their Hall of Fame.  The venue, adjacent to Gillette Stadium, includes four 30-foot-high Magink pylons whose digital displays highlight the careers of each Hall of Famer via video, still images and text. Read More...
  • Barbizon Miami Opens New Facility, Plans BLUE Show

    PLSN Staff | News | February 12, 2009MIRAMAR, FL — Barbizon Lighting of South Florida is set to open its new facility here on Feb. 26 with the BLUE show (Barbizon Lighting’s Ultimate Equipment show.) Live event customers will be able to network with colleagues from Film & TV Broadcast, Theatre, Cruise Ship and Architectural Lighting. All BLUE Show Sessions are to be held in Barbizon South Florida’s Demo room. Read More...
  • Chaos Acquires Chris Wickman Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | February 12, 2009
    LOS ANGELES—Chaos Visual Productions, formed in Dec 2008 by John J. Wiseman, Chris Kaman and Chuck Burtzloff, has announced its acquisition of 100 percent of CW Productions (CWP). CWP was founded in 1989 by Chris and Sheila Wickman as a show production rental house, and now handles specialty lighting, video, projection, and show programming. Read More...
  • ARRI Names Kennel Chief Technology Officer

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009
    BURBANK, Calif. — ARRI named Glenn Kennel to the newly created position of chief technology officer. Kennel will work from the Burbank office with responsibilities that include overseeing digital intermediate, digital camera technologies and supporting workflows. Read More...
  • Scharff Weisberg Helps MoMA Provide Rist Installation

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009
    NEW YORK — Scharff Weisberg provided video and audio support for the large-scale installation, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Klaus Biesenbach, the Museum’s Chief Curator of the Department of Media, organized the exhibition. Read More...
  • ETC Offers Russian Option on Web Site

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009MIDDLETON, WI — ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has expanded its Web site to include content in Russian for Eastern Europe, in addition to German and English. The new section brings together the Russian-language information ETC has produced over the last several years. Read More...
  • LMG Completes Orlando HQ Expansion

    PLSN Staff | News | February 9, 2009
    ORLANDO — LMG, Inc. recently completed a 50,000 square foot expansion project of the firm’s corporate headquarters. The addition brings LMG’s warehouse and office space to 108,000 square feet. LMG said the warehouse expansion provides the needed space for the company’s growing inventory of equipment. Read More...
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