Founded in 1909 by Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen, Da-Lite a producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens globally. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures and provides projection surfaces, screens, and accessories to organizations and venues around the world.
Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Cleveland’s Karamu House, urged all technical theatre practitioners to recruit and mentor more students of colour in his Keynote address at USITT 2015 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Spivey opened USITT’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center with a speech reflecting on the history of black theatre in the U.S. and Karamu House’s success as the nation’s oldest black theatre.
CITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.
Le Maitre has been chosen by German manufacturer TBF-Pyrotec GmbH as the exclusive North American distributor for its flame range. TBF’s Spraymaster, Spraymaster Multicolour, Fountain Flame, Single Shot, Pyromaster, and 5-Master will now all be sold by Le Maitre in the U.S. and Canada.
Elation Professional has announced that SF Marketing (SFM) has been appointed the exclusive Canadian distributor for Elation Professional products in Canada.
“As they say, timing is everything and as Elation’s product range has expanded more into the pro-specification lighting professional market, now is the right time for us to find the right partners and sales team to push to the next level,” states Eric Loader, Director of Sales for Elation Professional. “SFM is a well-respected distribution company with a long history of taking care of their customers with top-notch service/support and has the resources to help grow the business by offering inventory on demand and flexible financing terms allowing Elation customers to increase their ROI.”
“We’re delighted to have been chosen as Elation’s new partner in Canada,” adds Randal Tucker, President at SFM. “Elation’s leading-edge products, combined with SFM’s reputation for unparalleled service and support, presents the opportunity to together take the Elation brand to the next level and beyond in the Canadian market.”
Blizzard Lighting LLC has announced Intellimix/AVL Media Group as its exclusive distributor for all of its products in Canada.
Steve Kosters of Intellimix states, “Since 1996, Intellimix Corp has been providing Canadian Sound and Lighting Dealers with some of the finest products on the market. Given our dedication to quality product lines that represent excellent value, we feel our new partnership with Blizzard Lighting is the logical step in our evolution to bring superior products to the Canadian marketplace. Blizzard has a fantastic assortment of innovative lighting products with real cost-performance value. Intellimix Corp is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with a dynamic, and fast growing company that understands the changing landscape of the lighting industry, as well as addressing our dealer’s needs for quality and value. We see a long and prosperous relationship with Blizzard Lighting in Canada.”
Intellimix Corp. has announced that it has been appointed the new exclusive Canadian distributor for the Avenview Video product line.
Avenview provides AV components and solutions for the industrial, corporate, medical, defence, entertainment, education, and retail sectors. Its products ranges include video walls, video processors, matrix AV switchers, video splitters, extenders, converters and scalers, KVM solutions, and home theater accessories.
Philips Entertainment has announced that Isted Technical Sales has been named as its new lighting rep for the Canadian Mid-West. With offices in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Isted Technical Sales will now be specifying the fixture, dimming, and controls product lines from Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon.
PLASA Focus: Orlando is coming up next on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. It is a two-day event showcasing the newest technology, regional dealers, and free educational seminars (listed below), featuring professionals in lighting, video, and stage technologies.Free registration is still open HERE.
The free educational seminars will include:
Following its acquisition of Midnite Hour Productions in November 2014, Solotech has announced its further growth in Toronto with the acquisition of the assets of P.A. Plus Productions.
According to François Ménard, Solotech’s CEO, this transaction will allow Solotech to add P.A. Plus Productions sound system expertise to services already offered by Solotech in the greater Toronto area. This acquisition will complement Solotech’s offer in audio, lighting, video, rigging, and scenery and will be an addition to the activities of Midnite Hour Productions.