Group One Ltd.
Group One Ltd.

Group One Ltd. Appoints Two New Avolites Reps

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Avolites’ U.S. distributor, Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Limited, announces that it has recently partnered with two independent manufacturers’ representative firms—Right Track Marketing and Navatech + Warman Marketing—to service the Avolites and Ai brands in their respective territories. The announcement comes from Group One’s Brad White, national sales manager for Avolites, to whom both companies directly report.

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Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing
Susan Butera joins Full Compass as VP of Marketing

Full Compass Hires New Vice President of Marketing

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Full Compass announced that Susan Butera has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. In her role, she will lead the marketing team and help drive continued growth of the business. Butera comes to Full Compass with deep experience in brand strategy, digital and catalog marketing. Her focus at the company will be on acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers, communicating the brand value proposition and creating an outstanding experience for all customers.

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USITT is now accepting applications for its Board Mentorship Program
USITT is now accepting applications for its Board Mentorship Program

USITT Board Mentorship Program Now Accepting Applications

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USITT is offering a Board Mentorship Program, which offers students and early career members the opportunity to learn what it means to serve on a board of directors. This includes attending USITT board of director meetings, as well as participating in discussions and committee work over a one-year term. The application deadline is October 15.

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ESTA and USITT present the New World Rigging Symposium at USITT 2019
ESTA and USITT present the New World Rigging Symposium at USITT 2019

New World Rigging Symposium to Take Place at USITT 2019

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ESTA and USITT announce the second New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY. Building on the success of this year’s inaugural symposium, the 2019 event will once again provide an opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry.

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Elation is holding a series of open houses to demo lights, video, and control solutions across the U.S.
Elation is holding a series of open houses to demo lights, video, and control solutions across the U.S.

Elation to hold Open House events in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tri-State New York Area

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Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to several upcoming Open House events featuring some of the company’s latest lighting, video, and control technology. The come one, come all events will be held August 13th in Las Vegas, August 21st in New Orleans and September 25th in Connecticut. See below for details on each event.

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The company of Woyzek. Photo Credit: Graeme Braidwood
The company of Woyzek. Photo Credit: Graeme Braidwood

LD Lee Curran and Sets/Costume Designer Neil Murray design Woyzeck

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From its very creation, Woyzeck has defied easy categorization. The German dramatist Georg Büchner died before he finished this woeful tale of a soldier returning home from war to an uncertain life, leaving the play, like a work of timeless jazz, open to endless interpretations by future writers who would “complete” his story in their own fashion. Over 180 years after its creator’s passing, Woyzeck resonates as powerfully as ever. This is very evident in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s recent production of the drama, which features some piercingly intense imagery that’s made all the more evocative by Lee Curran’s lighting design. Here’s a video of Designer Neil Murray, speaking about his scenic and costume designs for this production of Woyzeck: {youtube}v=gxRCZgXdti8{/youtube}

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Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.
Drew Bongiorno joins A.C. Lighting as sales representative for the Southeastern U.S.

A.C. Lighting Welcomes Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for Southeastern U.S.

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A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of lighting, rigging and video technologies, announces the hiring of Drew Bongiorno as Sales Representative for the Southeastern U.S. Reporting to Fred Mikeska, Vice President, Sales, Drew will be responsible for growing the business with existing and new clients for the Southeastern U.S. market.

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A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards
A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards

The Point Source Audio Sounding Board: 3 Ways to Mount Mics Near Beards

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Mounting headset microphones on bearded speakers and actors can get a bit hairy. If your subject usually uses a headset and decides to sport a beard, you’ll likely grow concerned about scratchy sounds from the mic boom. Here are a few solutions to get you through without resorting to shaving the actor.

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