Walk Like a Man with a lighting design by Ollie Wilkinson. Photo by Jules
Walk Like a Man with a lighting design by Ollie Wilkinson. Photo by Jules

Lighting Designer Ollie Wilkinson Transforms the Stage for Walk Like a Man

Michael Eddy

Walk Like a Man takes audiences back in time to the freewheeling early ‘60s when the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ruled the airwaves. The Mark Halliday-produced show recently ran at Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre. The cheerful, nostalgic music was supported by a fast-moving upbeat lighting design created by Ollie Wilkinson of Arranpaul Ltd.

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Time is running out to apply for a NYC Theatre Greening Grant
Time is running out to apply for a NYC Theatre Greening Grant

Apply for a New York City Theatre Greening Grant

Michael Eddy

Don't forget to apply for a 2017-2018 New York City Theatre Greening Grant. The BGA has committed $7,500 to this program, and will fund grants of up to $750 for projects that will increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, or showcase a commitment to green practices in the Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Independent Theatre communities.

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The PLSN Gold Star Product Awards launched at LDI 2017
The PLSN Gold Star Product Awards launched at LDI 2017

Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis Earns PLSN Gold Star Award for Best New Effects Light

Michael Eddy

Chauvet Professional's design team felt that they broke new ground earlier this fall when they introduced the multi-functional Maverick MK Pyxis, a new eye candy effect that can do double and triple duty as a wash or beam. Now they have a shiny new accolade to support this belief, as they earned the first-ever PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Effects Light at this year's LDI Show.

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d3 Technologies is now disguise
d3 Technologies is now disguise

d3 Technologies Changes its Name to disguise

Michael Eddy

d3 Technologies revealed a new company name—disguise—at this years’ LDI. The new name wraps up a momentous year of key changes and growth for the company which finds an expanding international community using their technology at the heart of some of the world’s most exciting cultural experiences, in verticals including theater, concert touring, broadcast, fixed installs, and most recently, film. Despite this rapid growth, disguise maintain they’re still the same company at heart, focused on the same level of support and innovation that have earned them success. LDI marks the start of an exciting new chapter for disguise, which will reveal a snapshot of future developments with an experiential demo exploring The Future of Projection.

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New lighting products on display at LDI 2017 in the Blizzard Lighting booth, #1336
New lighting products on display at LDI 2017 in the Blizzard Lighting booth, #1336

Blizzard Lighting’s 8-Bit LDI 2017 Appearance Has Nostalgia + Newfangled Alike

Michael Eddy

PRESS START! LDI 2017 is here and Blizzard is back with another epic booth design, in Booth #1336. They’ve also levelled up with a load of new fixtures to match. Plus, it’s all wrapped in plenty of 8-bit nostalgia including an enormous 26-foot tall, video wall covered with a 3D Q-Bert-style pyramid!

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Matt Mullen joins ETC has the Midwestern Rigging Regional Sales Manager
Matt Mullen joins ETC has the Midwestern Rigging Regional Sales Manager

ETC Hires Matthew Mullen as New Rigging Regional Sales Manager

Michael Eddy

ETC announces the hiring of Matt Mullen as the new Rigging Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest territory. In this position Mullen will be responsible for supporting our reps and dealers in their efforts to provide ETC rigging products to their customers. He will be based in the Cincinnati area.

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See What Happened at World Stage Design 2017

Kathy Eddy

World Stage Design 2017 was held this summer in Taipei, Taiwan, WSD is a universal gathering party to celebrate theatre across the world. During WSD2017 15,000 visitors from 71 countries saw displays of 168 design works from 35 countries. Also Scenofest presented 35 productions, 121 performances and 5,000 tickets were sold. Here is a informative recap of the event.

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A.C. Lighting is now distributing the Follow-Me remote followspot controller
A.C. Lighting is now distributing the Follow-Me remote followspot controller

A.C. Lighting Inc. to Distribute Follow-Me Remote Followspot Control System

Michael Eddy

A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting, rigging and video technologies, announces their partnership with Follow-Me, remote followspot control systems at LDI 2017, November 17 - 19th, Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth 2160. Follow-Me is an independent cost-effective network based software package that allows the user to utilize standard moving lights as followspots.

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Display Your Design Work at the USITT 2018 Design Expo

Kathy Eddy

Design Expo is a juried exhibit of scenery, costume, and lighting in the performing arts displayed at the 2018 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. The 2018 Design Expo will include costume, scenery, and lighting designs by students, educators, and working professionals who are members of USITT. An adjudication team will identify outstanding design work for inclusion in the Design Expo Catalog which will appear in the Summer 2018 issue of USITT’s journal, TD&T - Theatre Design & Technology. Work selected during Design Expo 2018 may be included in the United States 2019 Prague Quadrennial exhibit. 

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