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  • 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...
  • Stage Company Productions Aims to Make Seattle Less Sleepless

    PLSN Staff | News | February 19, 2009SEATTLE — Stage Company Productions, Inc., headquartered in Lakewood, Colo., expanded to the Pacific Northwest and named Stephen Dilts general manager of the company’s Northwest operation here. The company provides video, audio, lighting, staging and event coordination services to corporate clients. Read More...
  • Medialon Names David Geoghegan Director of North American Sales

    PLSN Staff | News | February 18, 2009
    MIAMI — Medialon Inc. announced that David Geoghegan has joined the company as director of North American sales. A 21-year industry veteran, Geoghegan has a background in themed entertainment, casinos, museums, live production and broadcast. Read More...
  • J. R. Clancy PowerLifts Now ETL-Listed

    PLSN Staff | News | February 17, 2009SYRACUSE, NY — PowerLift, J. R. Clancy’s automated theatre hoist, has been listed as meeting the UL 1340 Hoist standard for safety by ETL. A Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), ETL was originally founded by Thomas Edison in 1896. PowerLifts will now carry the ETL Listing Mark. Read More...
  • Blue Planet Lighting Acquires Sandor Sound Services

    PLSN Staff | News | February 17, 2009HOLLISTER, MO — Blue Planet Lighting has agreed to acquire Sandor Sound Services Group, forming Blue Planet Audio.  Ed Sandor, newly appointed president of Blue Planet Audio, will oversee all departments of the company.  Sandor will receive a controlling interest as well as creative control over the Blue Planet Audio division. Read More...
  • ETC Enters LED Market with Selador Purchase

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 2009
    MIDDLETON, WI — After long speculation about whether entertainment-lighting company ETC would enter the LED market, the company has announced their acquisition of the Selador product line from Selador co-founders Rob Gerlach and Novella Smith. Read More...
  • Chaos Acquires Chris Wickman Productions

    PLSN Staff | News | February 16, 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...
  • Compulite Used for U.K.’s “Dancing on Ice”

    PLSN Staff | News | February 13, 2009
    LONDON — Dancing on Ice, a weekly British TV show broadcast on ITV, draws about 9.5 million viewers with celebrities who compete in front of a panel of judges.  LD Dave Davey, gaffer Dave Hallet and console operators Bill Peachment and John Ford control the lighting and projection via two Compulite Vector Green consoles. Read More...
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