SMPTE 2015 Registration Now Open With Early Bird Pricing

Friday, July 17th, 2015

SMPTEThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15, 2015. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, CA is billed as a premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).

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Steve Torok Re-joins Sounds Distribution as an Account Manager in Ontario

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Steve TorokSounds Distribution has announced that Steve Torok has re-joined its sales force as one of its account managers in Ontario.

Torok brings over 18 years of experience and has been involved in promoting many brands. He will be working with all of Sounds Distribution’s product lines to service dealers in the Ontario region. “I’m very excited to be back with such a great team and I look forward to working with all my dealers again,” comments Torok.

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PLASA Announces First Professional Development Program Seminars for 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

PLASA seminarThe PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.

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Karl Haas Named as ETC Architectural National Sales Manager

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Karl Hass

Karl Hass

On July 1st, ETC’s Karl Haas officially began a new role with the company as architectural national sales manager. Haas will be responsible for managing ETC’s architectural regional managers and the company’s sales territories of North and South America, India and Australia.

With this personnel shift, ETC has completed its official split of sales into three separate segments: entertainment, architectural, and rigging. “We see huge opportunities in architectural markets,” says Mark Vassallo, ETC VP of sales. “By separating architectural from the entertainment portion of our business, we are better able to serve each market segment and explore more sales opportunities. Karl did a great job as ETC’s western regional manager, and in his new role, I see no limits or ceilings on what we can accomplish with him at the helm. I believe our customers will be amazed at the changes they will see in the future.”

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Ontario Staging Limited Moving Locations

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Ontario Staging Limited (OSL) will be in a new location as of July 1, 2015, though the company will remain in the Greater Toronto Area.

OSL’s new address will be: 32 Bermondsey Rd., East York, ON, M4B 1Z5.

OSL’s phone and fax numbers will remain the sale.

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A.C.T Lighting Now Distributing ImageCue

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Bill Gallinghouse

Bill Gallinghouse, VP of Strategy and Business Development at A.C.T Lighting

A.C.T Lighting has announced the addition of the ImageCue image server to the line of products it represents in North America. ImageCue enables users to select and display images and videos from a DMX512 lighting console without requiring the complexity of a media server.

“ImageCue is an innovative image server that’s compact, powerful and elegant,” says Bill Gallinghouse, VP of Strategy and Business Development at A.C.T Lighting. “We’re delighted to be the exclusive North American distributor for this unique product.”

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MuxLab Names Techni+Contact As Its Canadian Distributor

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Techni+Contact's Julie Legault

Techni+Contact’s Julie Legault

MuxLab has announced the addition Techni+Contact Canada as its newest Canadian distributor it expand its presence across Canada.

“MuxLab’s longstanding reputation for reliable Pro AV products complements our existing lines to offer our extensive dealer network complete audio-video solutions,” says Julie Legault, VP Operations for Techni+Contact.

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SFM Names New Ontario Rep

Friday, May 29th, 2015

SFM has announ06 RandySegerenced the addition of Randy Segeren to its Pro Division sales team. Segeren will be leading SFM’s sales for the lighting and multimedia portfolio in Ontario.

“Randy has established himself as a knowledgeable and successful industry specialist who understands customers’ needs and the intrinsic value of good customer service,” says Mike Gregory, national sales director at SFM. “His background in lighting is an extremely valuable asset in this quickly growing segment of our business, and both SFM and our customers are happy to have him on board.”

For more information, contact SFM: 514-780-2070, info@sfm.ca, www.sfm.ca.

CITT To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Rendez-vous 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

01CITTThere will be cause for celebration when CITT’s annual Rendez-vous conference and trade show heads to Vancouver from August 20-22, 2015, as this year marks the association’s 25th anniversary.

In 1989, a group of like-minded individuals from the USITT sections in Alberta and Ontario gathered to form what would, on Aug. 1, 1990, become the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. Spurred by an era of increased regulations in Canada around such things as safety standards and the use prop guns, as well as increased recognition of the different theatrical cultures between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian theatre professionals agreed they would be better served by having their own national organization.

“And so it began, 25 years of growth and service to our members,” current CITT President Michael Harris tells Professional Sound. “We are excited to celebrate 25 years of milestones and the achievements of our members. At this year’s Rendez-vous in Vancouver, we begin the next chapter, the next 25 years of milestones and achievements. Join us as we celebrate our humble beginnings, our members, and the promise of an exciting future for CITT/ICTS.”

Rendez-vous 2015 will be hosting a larger trade show with longer visiting hours over a two-day span at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pre-conference workshops will be replaced with hands-on training and backstage tours. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions will be moved to Saturday, while the Annual General Meeting will become an AGM Breakfast on Saturday. As usual, the New Product Breakfast will kick off the Friday morning. The social events will remain the same, with the Junk Challenge on Thursday, Swag Bingo on Friday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.

Registration is now open and a conference schedule is available on the CITT website. For more information, contact CITT: 888-271-3383, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

LFI 2015 Kicks Off with Innovations Awards

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

14-634-0_4273LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) opened yesterday at the Javits Center in New York with the 26th edition of one of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference delivering the largest trade show floor in LFI history.  Thousands of attendees from around the world filled LFI exhibit halls to explore and experience the future of lighting design solutions.

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