Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF)

Vivienne Benesch Awarded the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award

Michael Eddy

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces that Vivienne Benesch, of Playmakers Repertory Theater (Chapel Hill, NC), is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award. The award recognizes directors and choreographers who are in the center of their creative lives, demonstrate great accomplishment to-date and promise for the future, and who have made prominent achievements in the field with singular creativity and artistry, and deep investment in a particular community or region. The award is given annually within rotating regions of the U.S. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to the individual recipient.

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Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer

In Memoriam: Jim Meyer, Rosco

Michael Eddy

Rosco has released a statement on the death of Jim Meyer, who most recently was the Director of International Business Development for Rosco.

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our good friend and Rosco colleague, Jim Meyer, has passed away. Originally from Eastchester, NY, Jim lived in the Los Angeles area for many years.

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Of the new building MIT President L. Rafael Reif says, "Like the main group buildings at the heart of campus, W97 embodies and encourages MIT’s signature openness, flexibility, and boldness." Photo: Jonathan Sachs
Of the new building MIT President L. Rafael Reif says, "Like the main group buildings at the heart of campus, W97 embodies and encourages MIT’s signature openness, flexibility, and boldness." Photo: Jonathan Sachs

MIT Unveils its New Theater Space W97

Michael Eddy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently unveiled its recently completed MIT theater and performing arts building (W97), which enters into full operation this fall. The W97 space benefited greatly from a close creative relationship between designLAB, the architects, the MIT Facilities team, and the MIT Theater Arts faculty, notably Norton Award-winning Director of Design Sara Brown, and Obie-winning director Jay Scheib, a professor of theater. 

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Peter West
Peter West

In Memoriam: Peter West, Lighting Designer

Michael Eddy

Lighting Designer Peter West passed away from cancer at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY on August 18, 2017 at the age of 55. West was born in Heswall, England and grew up in Blacksburg, VA. He attended Community School in Roanoke, VA and graduated from Blacksburg High School. He graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Speech and completed graduate training at the American Repertory Theatre Institute at Harvard.

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DMG Lumière’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam
DMG Lumière’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam

Rosco Acquires LED Specialist Company DMG Lumière

Michael Eddy

Rosco announces its acquisition of the film, television, and broadcast LED specialist company DMG Lumière. Since its start in Lyon, France in 2014, DMG Lumière has experienced great success, quick growth, and its products have been recognized as innovative set lighting tools by filmmakers around the globe.

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