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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A.C.T. Lighting Now Distributing Eurotruss

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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.

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Tour Tech East Lives On Thanks to New Ownership

Friday, October 30th, 2015

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.

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USITT 2016 Distinguished Achievers Announced

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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.

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