Metalworks Institute Introduces Four New Programs for Next School Year

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Metalworks_Institute's_Recording_Studios_for_Student_UseMississauga, ON’s Metalworks Institute entertainment arts college will offer four new programs beginning in September 2017.

Metalworks Institute has introduced three new undergraduate programs: Event Planning & Management, Live Sound, and Stage Lighting & Video. Another addition is the college’s first post-graduate program – Music Mixing & Mastering.

“We’re most excited about launching the Music Mixing & Mastering Program because it’s the first of its kind,” says Craig Titus, Metalworks’ Director of Academics. “We’re the only school to offer this type of specialization and it represents another significant way that we can pass on the knowledge and experience from the studio’s success to the next generation of audio engineers.”

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SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), which will be held from Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, CA. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15, 2017.\

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Ontario’s ‘Isabel Bader Centre’ Among USITT’s 2017 Architecture Award Winners

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

USITT’s 2017 Architecture Awards feature three top honor award winners this year: Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH; The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON; and Writers Theatre in Glencoe, IL.

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s UniversityThe Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University, designed by Snøhetta at a total cost of $72 M, is a catalyst for the arts at the University. An 80,000 square-foot building unites a diverse range of the University’s performance and creative art disciplines under a single roof. With a 566-seat performance hall, classrooms, rehearsal and performance spaces, the Isabel provides a supportive learning environment for young artists and performers to grow in their discipline.

The Maltz Performing Arts CenterThe Maltz Performing Arts Center

The Maltz Performing Arts Center, designed by MGA Partners Architects is a nationally registered historic synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio at the performing arts center for Case Western Reserve University. The renovations included the addition of an acoustic canopy, theatrical lighting, a stage and piano lift, acoustic wall panels, as well as restored seating and interior finishes. In addition, a chapel in the rear of the building was converted into a recital hall, and support spaces such as a green room and control rooms were added.

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February Freeze 2017 Fast Approaching

Friday, November 25th, 2016

03freezeWilliam F. White is preparing to host the 16th annual edition of February Freeze. This technology showcase is a pre-NAB exhibit that lets production professionals navigate the latest innovations and technologies while connecting with one another. The event will take place at the William F. White Centre on February 7th, 2017, from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Production professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in these technologies are invited to take part in free workshops and seminars, participate in demos, ask questions to industry leaders, and test new equipment onsite.

Visit www.februaryfreeze.com for more information.

Lighting Added to Education Program at 2017 NAMM Show

Friday, November 25th, 2016

01nammThe NAMM Show 2017, running Jan. 19-22 in Anaheim, CA, will welcome lighting professionals to discover the latest products across entertainment technology, network with industry peers, and take in educational sessions as show organizers begin a process of expanding their focus on pro lighting.

NAMM tells Professional Lighting & Production that it plans to expand the January show’s lighting component in coming years, as well as the educational program for the lighting and video industry. For example, Richard Cadena, a freelance lighting designer and consultant, will present a session as part of the 2017 show’s TEC Tracks program.

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Wenger Buys SECOA

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Wenger Corporation of Owatonna, MN, which, along with its subsidiary J.R. Clancy,  serves the performing arts, music education, and athletic segments, has acquired the assets of SECOA, Inc. of Champlin, MN. SECOA is a national integrator of theatre equipment and systems.

“Our strategy is focused on providing superior customer solutions and driving growth in each of our market segments,” says Chris Simpson, president and CEO of Wenger Corporation. “The addition of SECOA builds on the momentum we are driving with the J.R. Clancy and Wenger brands to offer the most comprehensive integrated project solutions in the performing arts market. This acquisition further complements our integrating manufacturing model by bringing on board some of the key talent who have executed a similar model very successfully over the years at SECOA.”

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Elation Professional Launches Newly-Designed Website

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-9-56-04-amElation Professional has launched its newly designed www.elationlighting.com website, a thorough makeover that features a more intuitive and modern look. The redesigned website is designed to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need in a more visually appealing interface.

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Registration Now Open for USITT 2017

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

USITT Terrence SpiveyOnline registration for USITT 2017, which will be held March 8-11 in St. Louis, MO is now open. With more than 5,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors expected at the Conference & Stage Expo, early registration and hotel housing reservations are encouraged.

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Show Distribution Corp. announces the appointment of Thierry Pouliot Fletcher as Director of Business Development

Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Thierry Pouliot Fletcher (left) & Marc Desrochers

Show Distribution Corporation has appointed Thierry Pouliot Fletcher to the position of director of business development. As part of his functions, Fletcher will be in charge of establishing and implementing sales and marketing strategies and developing new distribution channels.

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NATEAC Dinner Raises $11K for Behind the Scenes Charity

Monday, September 19th, 2016

dinnersardisThe North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) dinner, held at Sardi’s, the iconic New York City restaurant, raised over $11,000 for the Behind the Scenes charity. The dinner, a popular tradition at NATEAC, attracted 150 attendees and guests.  “Needless to say, we’re thrilled,” says Rick Rudolph, chair of the Behind the Scenes Foundation.  “The generosity of the NATEAC attendees is astonishing and very gratifying.”

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