SFM Now Distributing Da-Lite Projection Screens

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

SF Marketing (SFM) has announced that it has been appointed as a distributor for Da-Lite projection screens in Canada.

Founded in 1909 by Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen, Da-Lite a producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens globally. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures and provides projection surfaces, screens, and accessories to organizations and venues around the world.

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CITT Expo-Scene Set For Inaugural Run

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Montreal-skylineCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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Solotech Further Expands Its Toronto Presence with P.A. Plus Acquisition

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

(L-R) Ron Morissette, Gabor Szepesi & Louis Racine

Following its acquisition of Midnite Hour Productions in November 2014, Solotech has announced its further growth in Toronto with the acquisition of the assets of P.A. Plus Productions.

According to François Ménard, Solotech’s CEO, this transaction will allow Solotech to add P.A. Plus Productions sound system expertise to services already offered by Solotech in the greater Toronto area. This acquisition will complement Solotech’s offer in audio, lighting, video, rigging, and scenery and will be an addition to the activities of Midnite Hour Productions.

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PL&P Supplier Service Survey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

For the Winter 2013 issue, PL&P surveyed lighting and video professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…

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ETC & GDS Sign Americas Partnership

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

http://www.supertech-inc.com/vendors/ETC.jpgETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with U.K.-based company GDS (Global Design Solutions). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company’s Bristol, U.K., headquarters.

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PL&P Video & Lighting Survey

Friday, September 19th, 2014

As lighting and video become increasingly interconnected, Professional Lighting & Production surveyed lighting and video professionals to get their thoughts and opinions on this convergence of technologies, techniques, and components. Here are the results…

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NWC Welcomes Brendan McMullin as Business Services Representative

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
NWC Business Services Representative Brendan McMullin.

NWC Business Services Representative Brendan McMullin.

Jim Norris, President of Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. and Publisher of Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines, has announced the appointment of Brendan McMullin as Business Services Representative.

Brendan is a graduate of the Sales and Marketing Program at Niagara College, an amateur musician, and an avid sports enthusiast.

He will be assisting with the marketing needs of Norris-Whitney clients in the music, pro audio, and lighting fields.

Brendan can be contacted at 905-374-9012, bmcmullin@nor.com.

In Memory of Graeme Nicol

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Graeme Nicol (left) with A.C.T. Lighting's George Masek.

Graeme Nicol (left) with A.C.T. Lighting’s George Masek.

PL&P regrets to report that Graeme Nicol, the longtime lighting designer for Sarah McLachlan, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 52. In addition to his work with McLachlan, Nicol also lit shows for Diana Krall and Jann Arden. He had also spent time with Christie Lites’ Vancouver office and IATSE Local 891 in the Vancouver Area. He was originally from Edmonton, AB.

Family and friends have planned a memorial service for Nicol on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 4-10 p.m. at the Anza Club (3 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC). We at PL&P offer condolences to Graeme’s family, friends, and peers in the industry during this difficult time.

We’ve Moved Locations

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Norris-Whitney Communications has moved to a new office. The new location and phone number are:

4056 Dorchester Rd., Unit 202

Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6M9

Tel: 905-374-8878

NWC publishes of Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines as well as Music Directory Canada.  NWC also operates MusicBookPlus.com. All existing email addresses and website URLs will remain the same.

William F. White Celebrates 50 Years With Multimillion Dollar Investment

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and equipment provider William F. White International, is marking his company’s 50th anniversary with the announcement of a multimillion dollar investment in new production equipment and technologies.

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