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International News

  • Impression Fixtures Get Chrome Looks for German Talent Show

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 11, 2009
    COLOGNE, Germany — For the finale of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), a TV talent show featuring vocalists from Germany that has completed five seasons, six of the 30 GLP Impression XL luminaires sported a chrome finish. Read More...
  • Da-Lite Names Teevan VP of European Corporate Operations

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 11, 2009
    WARSAW, IN — Da-Lite Screen Company promoted Matthew Teevan to the position of vice president of European corporate operations.  In his new position, Teevan will be managing director of Projecta in the Netherlands and managing director of Procolor in France.  In addition, Mr. Teevan will be responsible for Da-Lite’s sales in Europe. Read More...
  • Retired White Light Console Put to Work for Sweeney Todd in Lithuania

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 8, 2009
    VILNIUS, Lithuania — White Light and theatre owner ATG have been phasing out the Strand 500-series lighting consoles used for ATG’s U.K. venues, replacing them with ETC’s Eos and Ion consoles. But if the plan called for the older consoles to be used for rentals and parts, at least one of the units has been put to full-time work again for a Lithuanian production of Sweeney Todd. Read More...
  • Pink’s Funhouse Tour Supported by Brilliant Stages, XL Video

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 8, 2009
    LONDON — The European tour supporting Pink’s fifth album, Funhouse, featured a set design by Mark Fisher of Stufish and lighting and show direction by Baz Halpin, with sets manufactured by Brilliant Stages. XL Video UK supplied cameras, PPU, LED surfaces, media servers and projection. Read More...
  • Bloc Party Rig Includes More i-Pix BB7s

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 5, 2009
    LONDON — LD Jonathan “Leggy” Armstrong upped his count of i-Pix BB7 LED wash lights from 19 to 35 for Bloc Party’s two shows at London Olympia, part of a world tour that kicked off in January. Read More...
  • Eurovision Contestants in Slovakia Lit by Robe

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2009
    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — LD Martin Kubanka used Robe moving lights and REDBlinders for the live TV show that selected who would represent Slovakia at the 2009 Eurovision song contest later this month. The show was staged at Slovakian Television headquarters and broadcast live on STV1. Read More...
  • Lighting for Petter Dass Museum Controlled by Medialon

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2009
    SANDNESSJØEN, Norway — A Medialon Manager Show & Media Control system has been integrated in the Petter Dass Museum in this city in northern Norway. The museum, which tells the story of Petter Dass, a 17th century Norwegian clergyman and poet, was designed by the architect Snøhetta. Read More...
  • Noise Ensemble Lit with SGM Idea 250s

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2009
    CAMBRIDGE, U.K. —Noise Ensemble, a percussion group, toured the U.K. with 30 SGM Idea 250 moving lights supplied by Snap To Black, the tour’s supplier of lighting, AV, crew and production management. The purchase was made through SGM’s U.K. distributor, Lightfactor Sales. Read More...
  • Elaine Paige Tours U.K. with Martin Gear

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 4, 2009
    LONDON — Elaine Paige, known as the “First Lady of British Musical Theatre,” took to the road for her recent U.K. tour marking 40 years since her stage debut. LD Martin Nicholas lit the tour using new Martin gear supplied by Amber Lites of Scotland. Read More...
  • Spring Brings Robe’s Robins to Croatia

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 2, 2009
    PULA, Croatia — Robe’s Robin products, introduced at ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, have been spotted in other countries as well, including Croatian distributor Sali Trade’s third annual Open Day. The event was staged at the Dom Hrvatskih Branitelju (House of the Croatian Army). Read More...
  • The Killers Tour with Chroma-Q Color Web

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 2, 2009
    LAS VEGAS —The Killers’ Day & Age world tour is knocking off some big visuals with 2,852 square feet of video effect backdrop created by Chroma-Q™ Color Web™ 125 LED panels. Tour LD Steven Douglas saw the semi-transparent video surface as a way to enhance the band’s performance rather than detract from it. Read More...
  • GLP Restructures in the U.K., Appoints Fenwick to Top Post

    PLSN Staff | International News | May 1, 2009LONDON — GLP Light Production opened a dedicated U.K. office and named Stuart Fenwick sales coordination manager for the new operation, based at the headquarters Richard Martin Lighting (RML), a TV lighting supply firm. Fenwick was formerly with Martin Professional, Robe and Lighting Effects Distribution. Read More...
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