Located on its 30-acre southeast China facility, Absen is in the center of the tech-manufacturing base with a monthly capacity of over 75 million LEDs.
The 28th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its 2015 edition but was held a month earlier than usual, from Oct. 19-25. The show hosted over 10,000 attendees from more than 88 countries who came to see the 350-plus exhibitors.
Last year’s EMD@LDI program was re-branded PRODJ@LDI. The three-day education program, taught by the top trainers in the industry, provided in-depth DMX training. The LDInstitute program featured a number of sold-out sessions, including “Vectorworks Training for Technical Production,” “Introduction to Light Plots,” “Advanced Projection Design Solutions,” and more.
The LDInnovation & Technology Conference provided three-and-a-half days of technical sessions focused on design tips and techniques, new technological breakthroughs, and the latest projects.
LDI will be returning to Las Vegas next year, running from Oct. 10-23, 2016. For more information as it becomes available, go to www.ldishow.com.
The companies’ current CFO, Rick Bradley will be retiring as of May 1st, 2016, and during the transition period leading up to his retirement, he will play a role focusing on strategic initiatives for the distribution of A.C. Lighting Inc.’s portfolio of technology brands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ETC’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.
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.
The 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.