Intellimix/AVL Moving to New Location on Dec. 1

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Artist rendering of the new Intellimix/AVL facility.

Artist rendering of the new Intellimix/AVL facility.

Intellimix/AVL Media Group will be operating out of a new, larger facility in Ville St-Laurent, QC, just west of Montreal, as of Dec. 1, 2015.

The company says the new facility will feature a state-of-the-art showroom dedicated to all its product lines. Intellimix/AVL encourage all its dealers, consultants, designers, and contractors to visit and experience this new project.

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A.C.T. Lighting Now Distributing Eurotruss

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A.C.T Lighting is now the exclusive distributor of Eurotruss in North America, which is one of the leading suppliers of aluminum truss systems worldwide.

After a successful entrance into the market last year, Eurotruss opened the doors of its new Knoxville, TN facility May 1.  From this location the company will supply North American customers with plated, spigotted and conical truss plus a full line of roof systems, wind-up stands, and stage decks.

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Tour Tech East Lives On Thanks to New Ownership

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Tour Teach East, the Dartmouth, NS-based sound, video, and lighting provider for concerts and events, was forced to the brink of bankruptcy back in August of this year following a series of financial woes that included one of its creditors, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), calling in a loan and then taking ownership of the company’s building. Now it has been announced that Tour Tech East has found a new owner in O’Regan’s Properties Ltd., but company founder Peter Hendrickson will remain company president.

The following news is from Halifax area newspaper The Chronicle Herald.

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PLASA Addresses Financial Challenges, Separation from ESTA & Future Changes

Monday, October 26th, 2015

12 PLASAPLASA (the Professional Lighting and Sound Association) has outlined its current position in the wake of various recent changes, and asked for members’ feedback on its next steps as it moves forward.

Speaking at a meeting for PLASA members held during the PLASA Show, John Simpson, PLASA Governing Body chairman and chairman of the White Light Group of companies, said: “Without doubt our major issue this year has been that of diminishing profit, which has led to a critical cash-flow problem for the organisation.

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ETC Hires New Field Project Coordinator for Western U.S. & Canada

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Chris StokesETC’s Hollywood-based office has hired R. Christopher Stokes to serve as its newest field project coordinator. As an FPC, he will help ETC West support the theatrical, rigging, architectural, and broadcast markets in the western United States and Canada.

Stokes was awarded an MFA in lighting design in 2010 from the California Institute of the Arts in Northridge, after earning a BA in theatre with minors in philosophy and computer science from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, in 2006. He was chosen to be a lighting intern at the Los Angeles Opera, as part of the Wally Russell Lighting Internship program. There, Stokes worked as a second assistant, updating lighting plots, drafting, creating focus charts and doing the tracking for moving lights.

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USITT 2016 Distinguished Achievers Announced

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Sound designer John Leonard, scene designer Anna Louizos, costume designer Joy Emery, and theatre safety educator Monona Rossol will be honoured with USITT Distinguished Achievement Awards at USITT’s 2016 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Salt Lake City next March.

USITT’s Board of Directors approved the awards at a recent meeting in Salt Lake City. Every year, USITT recognizes a few people whose careers have advanced the performing arts and live entertainment industry.

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PL&P Publisher Jim Norris Joins Board of Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

PS Oct15 Input JimNThe Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced the appointment of Jim Norris to its Board of Directors. Norris is the president of Norris-Whitney Communications, an international communications company specializing in the entertainment field, which publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to makingmusic therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada. More information at www.musictherapytrust.ca.

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USITT 2016 Registration Now Open

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

07 USITTOnline registration for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT is officially open. Those interested can register and find hotels at www.usittshow.org. USITT’s 2016 Annual Conference & Stage Expo runs March 16-19 in Salt Lake. Very early registration, by Dec. 3, 2015, saves the most money, with the lowest rates.

The 2016 show features over 200 educational sessions and a showcase of the latest in live entertainment technology at Stage Expo.

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LDI Show To Bring Lighting World To Las Vegas

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

01 LDIThe 2015 LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 19-25, 2015.

Now in its 28th year, LDI will host over 10,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from more than 88 countries will come to LDI to see the latest gear, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 companies are set to exhibit this year, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about their products and technologies.

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Rose Brand Announces Addition of Brandi Vold to Sales Team

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Brandi VoldRose Brand has announced that Brandi Vold is the newest member of its sales team. Brandi’s professional background includes over 14 years of sales and management experience in a variety of fields.

Josh Jacobstein, Executive VP, says, “Many of us at Rose Brand have known Brandi for years. We’re excited to have her on board as we enter the Fall sales season.”

Prior to joining the Rose Brand team, Vold worked in product development for an Atlanta-based company. Vold says she is really looking forward to getting back into the entertainment industry and connecting with new clients. She’s very enthusiastic about her new position stating, “I love this industry and I really missed it. I’m excited to be back.”

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