Behind the Scenes Announces Remarkable Response to Mental Health Survey

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Behind the Scenes announces that its recent Survey to Assist in the Development of a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative in the Entertainment Industry received an incredible response from the industry with over 3,300 people completing the survey. We are humbled by the amazing number of people who shared their stories with us about personal challenges and struggles or those of friends and family.

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The Goshen High School auditorium that has new drapes, drape track, and controls from iWeiss
The Goshen High School auditorium that has new drapes, drape track, and controls from iWeiss

iWeiss Supplies Drapes and Track for Goshen High School Renovation

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iWeiss recently completed work at Goshen High School in Goshen, NY. The high school completely renovated the auditorium and iWeiss provided a custom drapery package, curtain track systems, and acoustical curtains with both hand-operated and automated control. iWeiss is exhibiting at LDI this year and can be found in Booth #2267

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The Pit (small theater) at New National Theatre, Tokyo © Photo provided by New National Theatre, Tokyo
The Pit (small theater) at New National Theatre, Tokyo © Photo provided by New National Theatre, Tokyo

New National Theatre, Tokyo Chooses Robert Juliat LED Oz Followspots

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The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) has invested in a stock of Robert Juliat Oz 600W LED followspots for its three performance spaces. The new LED models replace conventional source followspots as part of an upgrade of the lighting inventory for this internationally important arts venue. New National Theatre, Tokyo is Japan’s foremost national theater and its only one dedicated to the contemporary performing arts of opera, ballet, dance and drama. The NNTT complex comprises the Opera Palace, Playhouse, and The Pit, and hosts over 300 performances a year to around 200,000 theater goers.

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A trailer from Agrippina.
A trailer from Agrippina.

Elation Artiste Picasso Impresses at Royal Opera House in London

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Situated in London’s Covent Garden, the Grade 1 listed Royal Opera House (ROH) is one of London’s largest theaters. Housing both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, both world-leading companies whose productions feature the very finest national and international talent, the site’s rich history dates back to 1732 when the (then) Theatre Royal was opened. The ROH is home to an outstanding technical team, who work with cutting-edge technologies to enhance every aspect of its world-class program of events. Here is a trailer of Agrippina when performed at the BayerischeStaatsoper:

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Fifteen ESTA Standards in Public Review & a New Project

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Fifteen ESTA standards and draft standards are available for public review on the ESTA Technical Standards Program website. There is also a new TSP project for your consideration: BSR E1.69, Reporting the Low-End Dimming Performance of Entertainment Luminaires Using LED Sources, shall describe a way of showing the end-user or equipment specifier the low-end dimming performance of LED luminaires, when the luminaire output level is set by a control signal varying over the low-end range from 10% to 0%.

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The view from the stage of the Mead Theatre at The Schuster Center
The view from the stage of the Mead Theatre at The Schuster Center

FloppyFlex at Schuster Center, Mead Theatre

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In Dayton, OH, in the heart of the downtown Arts District, the Mead Theatre is the cornerstone of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Opened in 2003, the 2,300-seat world-class venue hosts a wide range of performances, including the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, touring Broadway shows, rock concerts, comedians, and more. Helping to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit of the three-balcony facility, Scenic Solutions of Ohio specified and installed FloppyFlex LED neon into the unique architectural details of the venue.

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A view from the rear of the house of the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, which has been staging The Stephen Foster Story since 1959
A view from the rear of the house of the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, which has been staging The Stephen Foster Story since 1959

The Stephen Foster Story Gets Big Impact with Danley Sound Labs Loudspeakers and Amplifiers

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The J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre in My Old Kentucky Home State Park has been staging The Stephen Foster Story since 1959, and millions of people have traveled to Bardstown, KY from around the state, the country, and the world to experience it. When the stage was recently demolished and rebuilt, local AV integration firm JCA Media gave The Stephen Foster Story—along with all of the concerts and other theatrical works staged there—an awesome new Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system that delivers far better performance at significantly less cost than a comparable line array system.

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ESTA Announces 2019 Election Results

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ESTA announces the 2019 election results. The elections for the ESTA Board of Directors concluded at midnight on October 31st. Elected Board members are Todd Spencer, PSAV, for President; Alan M. Rowe, IATSE Local 728, returns for his second term as Organizational Director; and Joe Aldridge as Individual Director. These terms of office begin on January 1, 2020 and run through December 31, 2022.

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