William F. White has announced that its 15th annual of February Freeze show will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at the William F. White Centre (800 Islington Ave.), which is the largest production support complex in Toronto. The show will be open from 3-8 p.m. This annual pre-NAB technology showcase is known for bringing together production professionals with the latest innovations and technologies.
Robert Juliat has announced the appointment of ACT Lighting Canada its new exclusive distributor in Canada, following the conclusion of a relationship with MDG which has chosen to focus on developing its own brand. The new arrangement with ACT Lighting took effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
“We have worked with ACT Lighting in the USA for the past year and have been exceedingly happy with the relationship that has formed between our companies in this region,” says Robert Juliat CEO, Francois Juliat. “It is a logical transition for ACT CANADA to take on our distribution in Canada following MDG’s decision to cease all distribution of other brands. ACT Lighting has offices in Toronto as well as Los Angeles and New York and we are confident the new arrangements in Canada will prove as successful as those in the USA.”
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has announced that the newly crafted NAB Show’s ‘The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie,’ produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive now and into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry’s newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opens on Dec. 21.
LED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Alexander Williams as its new director of project management. With a special focus toward event design and execution, the addition of Williams strengthens of the project management team, says the company.
“I am very excited to announce Alexander in the newly created position of Director of Project Management,” says Monty Rains, PixelFLEX president and COO. “In this role, Alex will lead a team of talented technical and production management professionals who will provide client support for events, installations and direct sales of our PixelFLEX line of products and services.”
Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite. Effective Dec. 21, 2015 Syncrolite has assumed all operations, sales, and support associated with Ballantyne Strong, including the company’s Super Trouper followspots.
The Long Reach Long Riders have announced the dates and route for their next charity motorcycle ride. This year’s ride, dubbed The Radioactive Ride, is all about New Mexico (plus a little Arizona, Utah, and Texas), the land of Billy the Kid, Georgia O’Keeffe and J. Robert Oppenheimer. From sweeping desert vistas to painted mesas and majestic mountains, from the whimsical aliens of Roswell to the caverns of Carlsbad there is definitely something for everyone.
AVI-SPL, an AV systems integration and video collaboration company, has added Ian Gilbert and Dinarte (Dino) Moniz to its senior management team in Canada.
Gilbert, who brings 25 years of sales leadership experience, was named Vice President of Sales earlier this month after serving as an instrumental sales coach with the company earlier this year. He will be joined by Moniz, recently named Director of Operations for AVI-SPL Canada, who adds another 24 years of service and operations experience to the management team in AVI-SPL’s growing Canada business.
The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required! Your $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs for members of the music community in their times of crisis.
Following the success of its inaugural 2015 edition, CITT/ICTS has announced that Expo-Scène is returning to Montreal for a second edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The show will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and bring together professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, and multimedia technology industries. They will have the opportunity to see, hear, and test new technologies available on the market.