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Buyers Guide: Road Cases, page 36 pag OJECTION on PR ONNECTION ts C ar t S e 7 4 Vol. 13.10 NOVEMBER 2 0 12 A Special Night for a Bunch of Roadies Hurricane Sandy Hits Production Companies On the East Coast NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy left a wide swath of devastation in its wake: storm damage, fre, foods and more. All of this has had a pro-found efect on both the people and businesses in the New York City metro area and all around the Mid-Atlantic region — including the production industry. City Theatri-cal, Rosco, Rose Brand and 4Wall are among those noting an impact from the storm and their eforts to get back up and running in its wake. In an email Nov. 1, Gary Fails, president of City Theatrical wrote that they were still assessing the damage caused to their facilities by the severe fooding in the Meadow-lands area. He wrote that all of their employees are safe and well after continued on page 5 PLSN’s LDI 2012 Show Report An upbeat mood pervaded the aisles at the LVCC this year, with a bevy of new LED profle fxtures and a new surge in DMX-controlled relay modules. Along with the U.S. debut of products previously seen in Europe, prototypes of what will be on display in 2013 proved to be a key draw. For the full report, turn to page 26. Inside Theatre Chaplin: The Musical uses a muted color scheme to help bring audi-ences back to the black-and-white era of flmmaking. Installations NorthRidge Church hosts some impressive holiday events, but it’s also using its new LED fxtures, video and automation year-round. Production ProÀle The Ryder Cup golf tournament at Medinah Country Club featured LED video panels from GoVision. ChainMaster Securing New Distributor Ties in the Americas EILENBURG, Germany — Starting early this year, ChainMaster has been focusing on establishing a new distributor and service network in North and South America. Led by Bob Belanger, who has served as head of the ChainMaster Consulting Ofce in Quebec City since April, the company has made progress forging ties with new distribution partners in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. “Our mutual commitment to excellence made our partnership a natural ft,” said Bernard Thériault, CEO of Arcofab, when the news of their distribution agreement with ChainMaster was announced in early October. ChainMaster has since reported alliances with as many as 10 regional distributors, and Alexander Hartung, director of sales, said the company will “continue to ex-pand our network throughout North and South America.” Along with geographic proximity, advantages to end-users include freshly-trained staf. “Their certifed technicians have acquired the lat-est knowledge regarding our high quality standards, allowing them to ofer to our customers an even better after-sales service and maintenance of our products,” Hartung noted. Fred Foster and Rick Rudolph dan hernandez “We roadies are the frst ones in and the last ones out, and there is no one better than us to the lead the way,” said 2012 Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Charlie Hernandez, veteran production manager for Billy Squier, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith and The Police, among many other top acts. Hernandez is also founder of justabunchofroadies.org, which has helped rush supplies to the victims of natu-ral disasters. For more about Hernandez, Parnelli visionary Joe Branam, surprise guests and more than two dozen other Parnelli Award winners, turn to page 20. ETC’s iRFR Donations to Behind the Scenes Exceed $100,000 30 45 LAS VEGAS — At LDI, ETC CEO Fred Foster presented a check for $23,423.67 to Behind the Scenes, which reflected ongoing proceeds from sales of their iRFR (Radio Fo-cus Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch) application. When ETC introduced the iRFR, continued on page 6 52 PRO LIGHTING SP ACE www.ProLightingSpace.com/join

ChainMaster Securing New Distributor Ties in the Americas

EILENBURG, Germany — Starting early this year, ChainMaster has been focusing on establishing a new distributor and service network in North and South America.

Led by Bob Belanger, who has served as head of the ChainMaster Consulting Office in Quebec City since April, the company has made progress forging ties with new distribution partners in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

“Our mutual commitment to excellence made our partnership a natural ft,” said Bernard Thériault, CEO of Arcofab, when the news of their distribution agreement with ChainMaster was announced in early October.

ChainMaster has since reported alliances with as many as 10 regional distributors, and Alexander Hartung, director of sales, said the company will “continue to expand our network throughout North and South America.”

Along with geographic proximity, advantages to end-users include freshly-trained staff.

“Their certified technicians have acquired the latest knowledge regarding our high quality standards, allowing them to offer to our customers an even better after-sales service and maintenance of our products,” Hartung noted.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/ChainMaster+Securing+New+Distributor+Ties+in+the+Americas/1233720/134660/article.html.

Hurricane Sandy Hits Production Companies On the East Coast

NEW YORK — Hurricane Sandy left a wide swath of devastation in its wake: storm damage, fire, foods and more. All of this has had a profound effect on both the people and businesses in the New York City metro area and all around the Mid- Atlantic region — including the production industry. City Theatrical, Rosco, Rose Brand and 4Wall are among those noting an impact from the storm and their efforts to get back up and running in its wake.

In an email Nov. 1, Gary Fails, president of City Theatrical wrote that they were still assessing the damage caused to their facilities by the severe fooding in the Meadowlands area. He wrote that all of their employees are safe and well after the storm, but “in the short term, CTI has no power, phone, or email, so we are unable to ship to or communicate with customers. In the longer term, it will take weeks or longer to get back up and running.”

4Wall New York announced that it was “partially open” as of Nov. 1. They were working with a skeleton crew, as many of their employees were still without power and staying home with their families. They were accepting rental returns at their secondary warehouse in Moonachie, NJ. They asked that customers that had a pick-up scheduled to call ahead to confirm the readiness of their order. The crew was busy testing all their equipment for water damage, and they were supplementing their inventory in the New York area with gear from the shop in Washington, DC.

Other companies affected include Rosco, in Stamford, CT. They lost power during the storm, and it wasn’t restored until Thursday, Nov. 1. Additionally, Rose Brand’s main number wasn’t working. They urged people to use their toll free number instead.

For anyone wanting live event supplies from a company located on the Eastern seaboard— even those with branches in other locations — remember these conditions when ordering expendables and gear and be flexible on time when ordering. As @backstagejobs wrote on Twitter: “Please be patient if contacting an East coast manufacturer/vendor. Not only may that office have damage, but staff homes may, too.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Hurricane+Sandy+Hits+Production+Companies+On+the+East+Coast/1233721/134660/article.html.

ETC’s iRFR Donations to Behind the Scenes Exceed $100,000

LAS VEGAS — At LDI, ETC CEO Fred Foster presented a check for $23,423.67 to Behind the Scenes, which reflected ongoing proceeds from sales of their iRFR (Radio Focus Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch) application.

When ETC introduced the iRFR, which was developed by ETC software engineer Chris Mizerak, another employee, Luke Delwiche, suggested the profits be put towards Behind the Scenes and its UK counterpart, Light Relief. Since then, both charities have benefited.

This check brought the total ETC has donated just to Behind the Scenes, from sales of the iRFR, to just over $100,000. Since 2007, ETC has also made additional annual donations to Behind the Scenes, apart from the application-related proceeds: this has now totaled an extra $50,000 of support to the fund.

ETC’s donation was accepted by Rick Rudolph, chair of the Behind the Scenes Committee. “I know that the people who work for ETC, and those who distribute their products are exceedingly proud to be associated with the company knowing how committed they are to caring for our colleagues in need by supporting Behind the Scenes,” Rudolph said.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/ETC%E2%80%99s+iRFR+Donations+to+Behind+the+Scenes+Exceed+%24100%2C000/1233723/134660/article.html.

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