Freeman Audio Visual Canada Wins Canadian Event Perspective Award

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
(L to R) Freeman Audio Visual Canada's Dianne King, Brian Johnston & Jay Lanchbury accept the Canadian Event Perspective Award.

(L to R) Freeman Audio Visual Canada’s Dianne King, Brian Johnston & Jay Lanchbury accept the Canadian Event Perspective Award.

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has won the Canadian Event Perspective Award in the category of Best Audio Visual Design for an Event for production of the 2015 Winter Cities Shake-Up. The award was presented by the Canadian Special Events Media Group.

The inaugural Winter Cities Shake-Up, held in Edmonton in January 2015, served as a gathering of urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and people who live in winter cities and want to take advantage of all winter has to offer. The conference featured three days of presentations from internationally-renowned experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business and winter fun.

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TARM Becomes a Member of the Laserworld Group

Monday, March 14th, 2016

TARM laser technologies has become a member of the Laserworld Group.

Richard Krumhus, CEO of TARM Laser Technologies tlt GmbH, says, “Joining the Laserworld Group, the largest manufacturer and distribution company of show laser light systems worldwide, offers us completely new possibilities in terms of synergies in product development, logistics, marketing and sales. Several development projects have already been initiated.”

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Early Details Set For Westbury’s 2016 Imagine AV Tradeshow

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

0XImagineWestbury National has announced that its second annual Imagine hybrid technology showcase and networking event will be held on March 9, 2016. It’s an opportunity for event producers and corporate AV professionals to come together to see, touch, and interact with the latest in event and audiovisual technology while building relationships in the event production and AV community.

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Syncrolite Purchases Ballantyne Strong’s Lighting Assets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Jerry Trojan

Jerry Trojan

Syncrolite, LLC and Ballantyne Strong Inc. announced that the assets associated with Ballantyne Strong’s lighting business have been sold to Syncrolite.  Effective Dec. 21, 2015 Syncrolite has assumed all operations, sales, and support associated with Ballantyne Strong, including the company’s Super Trouper followspots.

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CITT & Ryerson U to Present Inaugural Ignition Networking & Training Event

Monday, December 14th, 2015
The CITT/ICTS Ontario Section and the Ryerson Theatre School will present the first edition of Ignition, a networking and training event being held in Toronto on January 9 and 10, 2016.
In addition to hands-on training workshops and sessions, which will be free to all CITT/ICTS members, there will also be four main events open to the public at no charge:

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Unison Holiday Social Being Held Dec. 14th

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Unison_HolidaySocial2015_1200x627-2-300x150The Unison Benevolent Fund is holding the Unison Holiday Social on Monday, Dec. 14th at the Spice Route in Toronto.

The Unison Holiday Social is a chance to celebrate the season with notable Canadian music professionals and artists at Toronto’s chic Spice Route Bistro+Bar. No potluck offering or secret santa gift required! Your $25 ticket goes to support Unison’s programs for members of the music community in their times of crisis.

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Music Books Plus Black Friday Sales; 20% Off Nov. 24-29th

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

WMIShopping_header_10.24.inddThe Holidays are coming and Music Books Plus is gearing up – starting today!

Starting today, November 24th, you can start saving 20% off the entire Music Books Plus site. Browse through the thousands of title available and simply use coupon code: BLACK FRIDAY at checkout and they’ll take 20% off everything in your cart.

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LDI A Wrap For 2015

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

02 LDIThe 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.

A.C. Lighting Appoints Michael Krzywicki as New CFO

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Michael KrzywickiA.C. Lighting Inc. has announced that Michael Krzywicki has joined the Toronto-based entertainment technologies distributor as its new chief financial officer (CFO), with immediate effect.

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.

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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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