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  • Mark de Gruyter Joins Kinesys

    PLSN Staff | News | March 31, 2009
    LONDON — Mark de Gruyter has joined Kinesys as head of sales and business development. de Gruyter has previously worked with Element Labs, High End Systems and PRG. Read More...
  • Thin Films Division of Ocean Optics Forms New Company

    PLSN Staff | News | March 31, 2009DUNEDIN, FL — Ocean Optics, a manufacturer of miniature photonics, has announced that its Thin Films Division is now become a separate company. Ocean Thin Films, as the new entity will be known, designs and manufactures patented dichroic filters and precision optics entertainment technology and other applications. Read More...
  • ESTA/USITT Add Rigging, Electrical Training Sessions

    PLSN Staff | News | March 30, 2009CANTON, MI — The Joint Training Initiative of The ESTA Foundation and USITT announces Electrical and Rigging Training Sessions to be held at the Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton,  Mich.  The event will be hosted and co-produced by Eastern Michigan University at Ypsilanti in association with The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill. Read More...
  • DOE Honors Philips Color Kinetics for LED Advances

    PLSN Staff | News | March 30, 2009
    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored Philips Color Kinetics with a "Significant Achievement in Solid-State Lighting Research & Development" award. It was the second year for the company's research efforts to be chosen to join a select few from more than 50 DOE-funded projects for the honor. Read More...
  • CSL Hosts Second Webinar on the Art of Illumination

    PLSN Staff | News | March 29, 2009NORTH CREEK, NY — Creative Stage Lighting will host a Webinar titled “Lighting Design 101: The Art of Illumination, Part II” on April 16 at 3:30 p.m. EST. It follows Part I, which took place in February, and features guest speakers Richard Cadena and Jeff Ravitz. Read More...
  • Interesting Products LN2 Foggers Endorsed by AGMA

    PLSN Staff | News | March 27, 2009LOS ANGELES — After a year of testing on stages at the Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera and  Washington National Opera, AGMA (the American Guild of Musical Artists) has issued a  Certificate of Compliance to Interesting Products allowing the use of their LN2 (liquid  nitrogen) foggers on stage by all AGMA signatory Opera and Ballet Companies. Read More...
  • Vortek Hoists Used for “One-of-a-Kind” Theatre

    PLSN Staff | News | March 27, 2009
    DALLAS — Custom hoists made by Vortek, a division of Daktronics Inc., have been installed at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. The hoists manipulate hanging seating sections and work with Vortek Pro Series hoists in the theatre’s complex fly system. Read More...
  • Stump the Rigger Trophy Awarded at USITT

    PLSN Staff | News | March 27, 2009
    CINCINNATI —Scott Mollman, technical director for the Theatre Department at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D. won the Jack Suesse Memorial "Stump The Rigger" trophy at the USITT conference in Cincinnati. Bill Sapsis of Sapsis Rigging, Inc., pictured left, presents the award to Mollman, right.
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  • Bandit Lites Names Barbee Director of Sales and Installations

    PLSN Staff | News | March 26, 2009
    KNOXVILLE, TN — Bandit Lites has named Chris Barbee as the company’s national director of sales and installations. He had served the company for eight years as sales and installations design specialist, helping the company forge design-build relationships and expand its client base. Read More...
  • Compact Coemars Keep Up with Beauty Contestants

    PLSN Staff | News | March 26, 2009
    MIAMI — When you’re dealing with a TV reality show set’s limited trim height, size matters. Carlos Collina, LD for Univision’s reality TV show, Nuestra Belleza Latina, needed a compact fixture that could deliver a big look. Working with Rick Rudolph of Stage Equipment and Lighting, he chose Coemar Infinity S Series lights for the job. Read More...
  • Scharff Weisberg Names Rossello Senior Account Rep

    PLSN Staff | News | March 26, 2009
    NEW YORK— Scharff Weisberg has named Tony Rossello senior account representative. He had been senior event manager for the company for the last nine years. In his new role, Rossello will develop the company’s video and audio business and serve as the primary sales contact for those markets. Read More...
  • Bill Sapsis Named USITT Fellow

    PLSN Staff | News | March 25, 2009
    CINCINNATI — Sapsis Rigging, Inc. founder and president, Bill Sapsis, has been named a Fellow of the USITT. The presentation was made during the Fellows address and award ceremony on at the USITT’s annual conference. Read More...
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