Matthew Peskie of Masque Sound
Matthew Peskie of Masque Sound

Matthew Peskie of Masque Sound Wins 2017 Craftsmanship Award for Baltimore Center Stage Project

Michael Eddy

Masque Sound, a theatrical sound reinforcement, installation, and design company, announces that Matthew Peskie, installations department manager, has won the 2017 Craftsmanship Award from the Building Congress & Exchange of Metropolitan Baltimore for his work on the Baltimore Center Stage building renovation project.

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The Zero 88 Team at PLASA 2017, (L to R): David Catterall (General Manager), Tyler Hopkins (International Sales), Jon Hole (Product Manager, Entertainment), Edward Smith (Product Support), and Mandy Bullock-Williams (Sales Executive, Lighting Systems)
The Zero 88 Team at PLASA 2017, (L to R): David Catterall (General Manager), Tyler Hopkins (International Sales), Jon Hole (Product Manager, Entertainment), Edward Smith (Product Support), and Mandy Bullock-Williams (Sales Executive, Lighting Systems)

ZerOS RigSync from Zero 88 Wins PLASA Innovation Award

Michael Eddy

Eaton’s Zero 88 lighting control brand was awarded a PLASA 2017 Award for Innovation for its RigSync feature, a feature available with the latest version of its ZerOS console software. RigSync demystifies the work of DMX addressing for console users, allowing them more time to focus on being imaginative while the technical elements sort themselves out via the console communicating with the lighting rig.

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 International Centre for Women Playwrights
International Centre for Women Playwrights

50/50 Applause Awards from ICWP Honors Gender Equity

Michael Eddy

The 2017 International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Awards celebrates gender parity for women playwrights at 58 theatres throughout The United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Tasmania. These 58 recipients will receive the 2017 50/50 Applause Award, for producing 50% or more plays by women playwrights in their 2016/17 season. 

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The Claypaky K-EYE HCR wash light with the Award for Innovation
The Claypaky K-EYE HCR wash light with the Award for Innovation

Claypaky K-EYE Wins a PLASA Award of Innovation

Michael Eddy

The Claypaky K-EYE HCR won a PLASA Award for Innovation. The award is assigned by a jury made up only of professionals in the field, who carefully analyze the various products. It was presented at the ceremony held Monday evening, September 18th at the Olympia Exhibition Center in London. The jury made the following comment for the award: “A new approach to accurate color rendering starting at chip level rather than manipulating existing sources.”

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Harman, a Samsung company
Harman, a Samsung company

Samsung-Owned Harman to Close Facilities in Indiana, Utah, and Europe, Cutting 650 Positions

Michael Eddy

Harman, purchased by Samsung in an $8 billion deal that was announced last November and completed March 10, recently gave notice to 650 of its 3,700 Harman Pro employees that their jobs will be eliminated by June 2018 as the company continues its restructuring efforts to better serve customers and accelerate new product innovations.

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Eric Loader accepting the PLASA Innovation Award for the Elation Artiste Dali
Eric Loader accepting the PLASA Innovation Award for the Elation Artiste Dali

Elation Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid Win Innovation Awards

Michael Eddy

Capping an exceptional PLASA show, Elation Professional’s new full-featured Artiste Dali™ LED moving head and IP-rated Proteus Hybrid™ discharge-lamp moving head were both recognized with a PLASA Award for Innovation. The Artiste Dali and Proteus Hybrid were acknowledged as ground-breaking innovation at a ceremony held Monday evening, September 18th at the Olympia Exhibition Center in London.

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Drone Costume Design
Drone Costume Design

Drone Costume Design

Kathy Eddy

A new costume design role? 
Léa Pereyre of Verity Studios is a Drone Costume Designer, whose work on Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway dazzled audiences with dancing, floating, flying lampshades, spoke at the WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium, on the joy and challenges of dressing the drones of tomorrow.

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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

We were saddend earlier this week to learn of the death of Jim Meyer, who most recently was the Director of International Business Development for Rosco.  Rosco released the following statement.

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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