New Staff Member at Rosco Australia
Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Rosco is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Ball in the position of Sales Account Manager for Australia. Andrew has nearly 30 years experience working with end users in the Film, Broadcast and Audio Visual sectors.
In joining the Rosco team, Andrew will be working with Rosco’s dealer network and end users to bring the expanding portfolio of Rosco products to the market.
Rosco, established in 1910, has recently acquired GAM Products and is continuing to expand its range of LED fixtures including custom architectural solutions.
For any enquiries please contact Adam P. Smith 02 9906-6262
UK Design Student Sponsored to Work on ‘Nocturnal Pianola’ Project at Vivid Sydney
Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
European luminaire manufacturer Robe is sponsoring a student bursary run by London, UK based Lighting Designer Simon Brockwell of design practice SBLD, that will enable him to take a lighting design assistant to work alongside him for the upcoming 2013 VIVID Sydney Festival of Light Music & Ideas in Australia.
Simon is presenting his interactive Nocturnal Pianola lighting installation and concept.
Robe’s relationship with Simon goes back to when he was a Lighting Design / Programming student at Rose Bruford College in Kent. When ‘Nocturnal Pianola’ was selected as one of the works to be exhibited at the festival, he approached Robe to see if they were interested in getting involved in Vivid.
Naturally, they jumped at the chance!
“Robe has never been about pushing the product – their emphasis is definitely on relationships,” comments Simon. “As a lighting graduate, I know the importance of students to have opportunities provided by those already working in the industry, and this is something that Robe obviously clearly values”.
Robe SRO’s CEO Josef Valchar and Ashley Lewis, Key Account Manager for Film, Theatre & TV from Robe UK in particular have been instrumental in making the VIVID bursary happen and in taking an interest generally in Simon’s work.
Selecting a student to work with him in Australia for three weeks was a challenging task, and Simon was inundated with applicants form virtually every performing arts college in the UK!
“The standard of applicants was incredibly high,” he explains, which made it even harder! However, after examining all the CVs in detail and interviewing as many candidates as possible in person, he chose Jaz Hewitt, a first year Lighting Design student at the Central School of Speech & Drama in London.
“I wanted someone bright and talented who was not a known LD, didn’t have any specific design credits and who’d not previously worked before with a major lighting company. Basically someone who was open to learning and self-development”.
Jaz is delighted to have the opportunity and thrilled about the actual installation work and the way its interactivity can be developed. “I’m very excited about the placement – it’s something artistic and different that stands out. It will be a very memorable experience”.
Simon has every confidence that Jaz will be an excellent colleague, “I hope her experience of the event is enjoyable as well as beneficial!” he concludes.
As ‘Nocturnal Pianola’ is a non-profit production undertaken by SBLD for cost, without Robe’s help, taking an assistant LD and offering an aspiring new young designer this fantastic experience would have been out of the question.
The installation will run from May 24th to June 10th on Sydney Harbour’s Circular Quay.
Two New Faces at Resolution X
Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012
Resolution X is proud to announce two new additions to the team at Noble Park. Bart Power takes over the role of Operations Manager and joins the company with a truck-load of experience (pardon the pun). Bart will oversee preps, returns and vehicle movements.
Nick Rutherford has started full-time in the hire department and also brings much experience from many years in hire and production. He will be quoting and looking after hires alongside Maytal and Marcus.
Both Nick & Bart have proven track records in the industry and are welcome new members of the ResX family.
Vale John Berrett (AKA Beryl)
Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012
It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of John (Beryl) Berrett on Tuesday the 14th of March, after a heart attack on Friday night.
Beryl was engaged as a casual with The Australian Ballet in 1977 and then began full time employment in early 1979. He left in 1982 and worked for several years in the UK, mostly at London’s Coliseum. John returned to The Australian Ballet in 1987 as Head Electrician and became Master Electrician in 2007 following Frank Croeses’ retirement and remained in the role until his untimely passing.
John was widely regarded to be one of the kindest, gentlest souls in the industry. There was no length that John wouldn’t go to make sure ‘the show went on’. He touched many lives and lit countless shows and will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.
A funeral will be held next Wednesday the 21st of March at the Springvale Crematorium (BOYD CHAPEL) at 2.30pm. This will be followed by light refreshments at the Sandown Park Hotel nearby.
Flowers can be sent to the Boyd Chapel.
Staff Changes at LSC
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
LSC, the Australian maker of lighting control products, announces several staff changes. With Alan Graham leaving LSC, Trevor Sykes has been promoted to the position of general manager. Sykes has a long association with LSC ,starting out with the company as a technician in the late ’80s. Leaving the company in the late ’90s to explore other areas, he rejoined it in 2007 as product development manager.
Jane Argentaro has taken on the role of material controller. This is a newly created role , Argentaro to draw on her experience of the electronic component supply industry to purchase and manage the company’s stock for manufacturing and sales.
Heather Ellis started with LSC in October as sales administrator. Hailing from the motor vehicle industry, she is the first point of call for all new orders, progress of orders through the manufacturing department and any product availability enquiries.
Alan Graham retires from LSC
Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
LSC Lighting Systems has announced the retirement of long serving manager Alan Graham. Alan joined LSC in 1988 and will be known to many in the lighting industry as the front man for LSC export sales from the early 90s until 2004 when he relinquished the position to concentrate on internal matters and move away from the constant travel.
“Alan has contributed to LSC in many ways over the years and has had input to all aspects of the company including the design of its products, how they are manufactured and how they are marketed and sold,” says the company. “On top of this, his love of building was gainfully employed when he undertook the design and project management of the company’s current 2000sq.m head office.”
Trained as a design draftsman, Alan was initially employed by LSC as a contractor in the early 80s to design printed circuit boards for LSC products such as the Precept control desk and Tour Series dimmers. However it became obvious to management at the time that Alan had more to offer than PCB design and he was offered the position of general manager in1988. He has held this role since but in the early 90s became very interested in the sales and marketing aspects of the company where, as it turned out, he had a natural talent. Alan became the exterior face of LSC through the 90s and into the last decade as he headed up local and international sales.
From 2004 on, Alan has concentrated on the internal operations of the company including production and marketing where he has used his many talents to streamline production and continue to push the company’s commitment to Australian Designed and Manufactured.
Gary Pritchard, LSC’s CEO commented, “The contribution that Alan has made to the growth and success of LSC over very many years is significant and his input will be missed. I am sure he will be able to look back at his time at LSC with fondness even though the company has been through both good times and bad over the years. He will certainly be able to stand back and look at LSC with pride and say ‘I helped build that’. I join with the rest of the LSC staff and wish Alan all the best for his future.”
Alan’s initial plans are to take a year off, build another house and take a long holiday in Europe. Although he is leaving full time employment with LSC he will continue on as a director of the company. He leaves the company on 23 December.
VCA Upgrades Production Courses – Brings In Joseph Mercurio
Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011
The School of Performing Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne, has recently appointed Joseph Mercurio to be the Production Department’s lecturer in Performance Technology. Joseph’s appointment coincides with the introduction of a new degree course for 2012 and focus on the importance of technology in live theatre.
Joseph brings a wealth of experience as a lighting designer and educator. He has taught for a number of years at different institutions including La Salle in Singapore and as Lighting Course Coordinator at WAAPA.
The VCA is committed to ensuring the highest level of training for the students in the production course. The new degree and the equipment upgrading are example of the intention of VCA to be at the forefront of performance technology. Since joining the VCA Joseph has been involved in developing the new degree course and in purchasing a range of new equipment for lighting and vision systems.
Joseph said; “The new degree course includes lectures in computer software, student will learn the full design flow of adobe suite. As an example a stage manager will be able to design and print paper props, a lighting/set/costume designer will be able to render design concepts and all students will benefit by learning how to create an online portfolio. This is just one of the ways we are making this technology a tool for our students. It is going to be an exciting and productive time to be at the VCA”.
Joseph added; “The emphasis and commitment to new technology that the VCA has shown is fantastic. We are in a purchasing frenzy, so far we have upgrading standard lighting equipment, put together a pre-visualisation studio, created a 1:25 model lighting design facility, and purchased equipment for vision projection and content creation. We still have the big purchase to come at the end of the year with new control surfaces, moving lights and LED fixtures. Without a doubt this process will see the VCA position itself at the forefront of Performance Technology.”
Nick Schlieper wins Helpmann Award
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Nick Schlieper has won the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Lighting Design for his work on Love Never Dies produced by The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific and Arts Capital Trust. Other nominees were again Nick Schlieper for Baal (Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre), Howard Harrison for Mary Poppins (Disney and Cameron Mackintosh) and Adam Silverman for Partenope (Opera Australia).
Philips Selecon boss Jeremy Collins moves on to a new stage
Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Philips Selecon boss Jeremy Collins has announced he will be leaving Philips Selecon at the end of June.
Collins, who bought the company in 1985 (with colleague Andrew Nichols) and has been instrumental in building the Selecon brand over the past quarter of a century, says he is moving on ‘to a new stage’ in his life.
Since Philips acquired Selecon in April 2009, Collins has been a driving force in ensuring a smooth transition and further development of the Philips Selecon products.
“For 25 years Selecon has been a major part of my life,’ says Collins. ‘To my Selecon New Zealand colleagues and those around the world, a very special thank you – we successfully worked together and created a successful global business, which led our niche in many markets around the world. A fantastic achievement, which I hope you all take pride in, as I do.
“It is now time for me to move on. I do this with great confidence in the future of Philips Entertainment. The potential is only now starting to be realised in our global markets. As you continue to develop and deliver great innovative new products; build new business partnerships around the world and maybe even acquire some more great companies like Selecon, I wish you all the best in realising the exciting future which is Philips Entertainment.”
“On behalf of the entire team at Philips Entertainment, I personally would like to add my thanks to Jeremy and wish him good luck in his retirement, says Steve Carson, VP/GM at Philips Entertainment Lighting. “Jeremy should be proud that the company he founded has grown to be the leader in entertainment luminaires. With the merger of Selecon with Philips it continues to develop product with the same philosophy of providing innovative lighting tools for theatre throughout the world. It has been my honor and pleasure to work with Jeremy the last few years and while his creativity and leadership will be missed, I believe that he has left a legacy that will continue into the future.”
Selecon’s specialty is in fixed luminaires for the theatre and for the specialised display, museum and art gallery market. Philips identified the entertainment market as of special interest to the company as part of its global strategy, and therefore purchased Selecon as part of its ambitions.
Philips Selecon is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lighting technology.
In 2009 Jeremy Collins received the Entertainment Technology New Zealand Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of NZ’s bi-annual ETNZ Conference and Tradeshow held at the Telstra Clear Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland.
VALE Bill Akers (AKA The Prince of Darkness)
Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Legendary LD and Australian performing arts figure Bill Akers passed away on Monday morning at 5.30am in Shoreham Hospital.
The funeral is to be held on Thursday at 2.00pm at St. John’s Anglican Church, King Street, Flinders.
Below in an excerpt from his biography in the National Library’s Trove collection:
You can also listen to an MP3 of an interview with Bill on ABC Radio National’s Art Works programme earlier this year.
Bill Akers was born in Sydney in 1929 and began his career working in various capacities, including as a performer, choreographer and director, in radio, film and theatre. His eclectic early background included training at the Rathbone Academy of Dramatic Art and at the studio of ballet teachers Joan and Monica Halliday, a role as a child extra in the monumental film Forty Thousand Horsemen, work as an actor in radio serials, and a variety of experiences with the John Alden Shakespeare Company.
Akers has lit and staged works for every major ballet company in Australia. He worked especially closely with Robert Helpmann when Helpmann was co-artistic director of the Australian Ballet and lit the works Helpmann created during his tenure of that position, including The Display, Yugen, PerisynthyonSun Music. He also worked closely with Maina Gielgud during her period as artistic director of the Australian Ballet and lit several of the new ballets commissioned during her time. They included Robert Ray’s The Sentimental Bloke, Timothy Gordon’s My Name is Edward Kelly and Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory, Divergence and Madame Butterfly. Akers has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements. They include the Chevalier de Sahamet’rei awarded to him by Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, an AM for services to lighting, ballet and the theatre, and a Green Room Award. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Australian Dance Award for Lifetime Achievement.
New ETF Managing Director injects ENTECH INTECH with extensive industry experience
Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Newly-appointed Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Managing Director Jodie Richmond will bring years of hands-on industry experience to the upcoming ENTECH INTECH event, adding to the momentum building behind its July 2011 date.
Richmond joined the industry as an event producer over 17 years ago and has had the opportunity to work alongside teams of all sizes on events, and as part of businesses that have produced Olympic and Commonwealth Games ceremonies.
Understanding the role, effort and expertise brought to the table by every member of a production is a facet valued highly by Richmond, who has nothing but respect for the professionals who integrate seamlessly to create memorable live shows and events.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked alongside some amazingly talented individuals within the industry of pro audio and lighting on various productions,” explained Richmond. “It truly is a team effort – each member makes an invaluable contribution.
“The rapid rate at which technology and trends emerge makes a central product and service showcase vital.
“ENTECH INTECH is a show for the industry so it makes sense that we listened to its collective voice which supported the move to the 2011 date.
“The result has been extremely positive. We have been able to establish a number of major partnerships and create various marketing initiatives such as ENTECH TV during this time, as well as have our team attend shows in both Europe and Asia to ensure we remain at the forefront of technology and innovation.
“To date over 40% of floor space has been booked, including commitment from the major industry players.
“We will be investing considerable resources into education and training features as well as securing speakers from all across the world to address attending professionals.
“The co-location with SMPTE makes for a united effort and will make it even more convenient for our visitors.”
Richmond said she was sure the industry would appreciate the lengths ETF had gone to in ensuring the show was the biggest and best ever.
“I first attended an ENTECH event a few years ago and realised just how valuable the show was as a member of the industry.
“Our goal for the 2011 event is to create a fertile learning environment in which professionals can network, educate and be educated about all things audio and lighting.
“I feel privileged to be able to bring my own direction to the show and Exhibitions and Trade Fairs as a whole.”
ENTECH INTECH will run from July 19-21, 2011, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
Visit www.entechintech.com for more information.
Sales & Marketing Appointment at Novatech Creative Event Technology
Posted on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Novatech Creative Event Technology would like to announce the appointment of Dior Yarwood to our management team. Dior will work closely with our team and valued clients, in strengthening and growing our business in Sales and Marketing.
Dior has over 15 years of experience working in the corporate events in tropical North Queensland, Sydney and China. During this time Dior has Held a variety of positions including Operational and Technical roles as well as Event Manager to clients such as the Financial Planners Association, Sony Ericsson Asia Pacific and Miss Universe to name a few.
With a proven track record in customer account management and event sales, Dior has worked with numerous national and international corporate clients and understands the importance of exceptional service delivery. As the General Manager of Operations for Stageworks Australia for ten years and most recently General Manager of the Staging Connections Cairns, Dior brings a wealth of experience to our team.
With new branding, website, marketing collateral and staff, Novotech is excited about the future. Managing Director of Novatech Creative Event Technology, Leko Novakovic says “We believe Dior will bring to the business a strong understanding of the corporate sector and is a welcome addition to the Novatech team”.
Dior add “I am thrilled to be join such a dynamic business. Novotech’s standard of production and delivery of events is unmatched. I am really looking forward to working with the talented Novatech team and clients”.
New Appointment at Novatech
Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Novatech Creative Event Technology welcomes its new Lighting Department Head, Jayden Sutherland to the management team. Jayden has worked for Novatech for the past 4 years and steps up to the position.
Jayden took some time off late last year to travel and work along the east coast of Australia. “Working with other companies was very enriching for me. I had a great opportunity to work within different team dynamics and get a feel for how the other guys do it. As enjoyable and challenging as it was, it is great to be back at Novatech and I am excited to lead the Lighting Department into a very busy 2010. One of the main things that drew me back to Novatech was their dedication to cutting edge technology. As a new piece of gear enters the market you can guarantee it will be in the warehouse within a week to be tested and trialed until it is decided if it‟s an appropriate addition to the inventory. This sort of attitude towards technology allows a lighting designer to run wild with creative ideas and keep up to date with the ever changing fashions and trends in the lighting world”.
Leko Novakovic, Managing Director, Novatech Creative Event Technology said “We are pleased that Jayden has stepped up to his new position. His strong technical background far exceeds his young age and his enthusiasm for the department is evident in all of his designs. It is great that we have been able to work with him from such a young age. Jayden knows exactly how we work and what is expected of him in the position and we are sure that he will not disappoint”.
Novatech’s new Sales and Marketing Manager
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Anthony has been associated with Novatech for many years, working mainly in technical areas. He has now returned after a year long hiatus to Vancouver, Canada, and San Francisco, USA. During his time in North America, he managed many large scale events including; the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer in San Francisco, INSOL 8th World Quadrennial Congress, Vancouver, Canada and the British Columbia Restaurant Hall of Fame, to name a few.
“It was a great experience to travel and work in Canada and the USA. Working with diversified companies and providing for a variety of clients’ needs was a great experience” Anthony said. “Working with different companies has taught me that Novatech is truly a world class company and it is great to be back with this fantastic team” he added enthusiastically.
Anthony is excited to be back and in his new role. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, having worked in the event and video production industry for over twelve years. Many Novatech clients will remember Anthony as he had been involved in many Novatech events over the last six years.
Novatech has a busy six months ahead as they roll into the peak summer season with plans to refine their branding and launch their new website.
Novatech is excited to see what Anthony will bring to the team.
Vale Tharon Musser
Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Tharon Musser, a Tony award-winning lighting designer who worked on more than 150 Broadway shows, passed away at age 84. Her credits include one of the longest-running Broadway musicals, A Chorus Line, which was also the first to use a completely computerized lighting console.
After graduating from Berea College in 1946, Musser earned an MFA at Yale in 1950. Her career as an LD for Broadway shows started with Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 1956 and extended until 1999.
Along with Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line, which ran from 1975 to 1990, Musser lit Gower Champion’s 42nd Street, which ran from 1980 to 1988. She received her first Tony award for Follies in 1972, followed by Tony Awards for A Chorus Line in 1976 and Dreamgirls in 1982.
Musser also received a Drama Desk nomination for Children of a Lesser God in 1980 and was named USITT’s Distinguished Lighting Designer in 1996. Musser had also worked with playwright Neil Simon and choreographer José Limón.
Lighthouse Distribution Welcomes Miles Pepperall
Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Lighthouse Distribution Welcomes Miles Pepperall to the team. Lighthouse Distribution is proud to announce that Miles Pepperall has joined the team as the new Business Development Manager.
Miles joins the team offering a great deal of experience in projects and sales after many years in dealing with some of the largest architectural projects worldwide. During this time he has successfully completed projects in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. This wealth of experience along with his business background further strengthens the Lighthouse Distribution team and is a valued member of the Hills SVL group.
Miles can be contacted on 0400 425 531 or email: email@example.com
New position for Jerry Reinhardt
Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
The position of Lighting Co-ordinator at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts has recently been taken up by well-known US immigrant Jerry Reinhardt.
Jerry was born in Reno, Nevada USA, and has been involved in the entertainment business for 37 years. He began working in casino showrooms at the age of 15 and went on to study Theatre at the University of Nevada, Reno where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He then went to the University of California, Davis where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting & Scenic Design. From UCD he took a job as Technical Director / Lighting Lecturer at the University of Oregon where he was responsible for three theatres within the performing arts complex.
After his brief time in Academia he took a job with Morpheus Lights in the San Francisco bay area and started a career in touring. He has worked as Lighting Director with a multitude of popular acts including Neil Diamond, Cher, Van Halen, Huey Lewis & The News, The Grateful Dead, Chicago, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Superstars of the Bolshoi, David Sanbourn, Alabama, Michael Jackson and Steely Dan.
When working as LD for Cher he met his future wife in Perth. They married in the states and migrated to Perth in 1992. Since arriving in Perth he has held positions as Technical Manager at the Perth Concert Hall, Operations Manager for the Burswood Theatre and Dome, and most recently, as General Manager for Concert & Corporate Productions.
Lighthouse Distribution welcomes Andrew Winslade to the team
Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Lighthouse Distribution is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Winslade as Lighthouse Distribution’s National Sales Manager.
Andrew joins the team with 20 years experience in the professional and architectural lighting industries including product development and sales roles with some of Australia’s leading lighting suppliers. His in depth product knowledge combined with his industry experience will be a great asset to the team.
Andrew’s extensive experience in business management, marketing and events will help build upon the already strong foundations of Lighthouse Distribution, a key member of the Hills SVL Group.
Andrew can be contacted on 0488 568 325 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LD Jennifer Tipton named as a MacArthur Fellow for 2008
Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2008
Renowned US lighting designer and educator Jennifer Tipton has been named as a MacArthur Fellow for 2008. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The Foundation does not require or expect specific products or reports from MacArthur Fellows, and does not evaluate recipients’ creativity during the term of the fellowship. The MacArthur Fellowship is a “no strings attached” award in support of people, not projects. Each fellowship comes with a stipend of US$500,000 to the recipient, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years.
Read more about Jennifer Tipton and the MacArthur Fellows programme (and how to apply for a fellowship) at www.macfound.org
Helpmann Award Nomination for Niklas Pajanti
Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
trafficlight are very proud to announce that Niklas Pajanti has been nominated for a Helpmann Award. The nomination is for his lighting design for the Brink Production of Andrew Bovell’s new play, When the Rain Stops Falling, that was presented at this year’s Adelaide Arts Festival.
trafficlight would like to congratulate Niklas, and wish him well for the ceremony on the 28 July in Sydney.
“Niklas Pajanti’s lighting is sharp and pure, adding a very specific layer of eloquence.” Samela Harris, Adelaide Advertiser
“Niklas Pajanti’s lighting design melds seamlessly into the setting to help create indelible images.” Artshub
Niklas is a lighting designer whose practice ranges across contemporary art forms and performance styles, including opera, circus, dance, drama, comedy, events, and lighting public spaces. He joined trafficlight in 2004 and is currently the principal lighting designer, having delivered projects nationally and internationally to Europe, the USA and Asia.
New Technical Support Division for Lighthouse Distribution
Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2008
Lighthouse Distribution are proud to announce that we can offer you even more with the addition of a lighting technical specialist to our Technical Support Team!
Dan Butler has been with the Hills SVL Group for almost a year using his audio and lighting knowledge to assist with technical support across the group. However, due to Lighthouse Distribution’s major growth over the past 12 months, Dan will step into the role of Lighting Technical Specialist to assist our customer’s further.
Here solely to be the hub of lighting knowledge and spin the propeller for lighting, he will provide piece of mind that there is someone to answer your technical lighting questions.
Dan’s role will place him at the forefront of lighting technical support, as well as performing warranty repairs, lighting demonstrations, project design and spare parts management. He has over ten years experience in the lighting industry including major concerts and events for Bytecraft and Jands Production Services. He also has experience in design, installation, servicing and lighting programming for hospitality venues, corporate venues and the education sector. Dan is an authorised technician for Clay Paky and pretty much any other major lighting brand in Australia.
“We are very happy to now have the opportunity to provide our customer’s with technical support of this calibre, and we look forward to increasing Lighthouse’s growth even further over the next year.” Comments Paul Owen, Lighthouse National Sales Manager.
Tony Tan joins Selecon Asia
Posted on Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Selecon is delighted to announce the addition of Tony Tan to the sales team at Selecon Asia. As the Sales Manager for South East Asia Tony will be responsible for working directly with end users to build the Selecon business in the region whilst maintaining relationships with current dealers in South East Asia.
Reporting to Phil Sargent, Selecon’s Market Manager for Asia & the Middle East, Tony will work out of Singapore to assist with the on-going development and support of Selecon’s position as recognised leaders in fixed luminaire technology for theatrical and entertainment lighting.
“Tony’s appointment as a full time Singapore based member of our global team is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the highest levels of service to our customers and is a direct result of our strong success in South East Asia. Together with Tony’s appointment Selecon is also happy to announce that an inventory of Spare Parts and selected Selecon products will now be available for ex-stock purchase in Singapore,” commented Phil Sargent.
To contact Tony Tan:
H/P: +65 9 488 8670
trafficlight Designers Nominated for Green Room Award Association Awards
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2008
trafficlight would like to congratulate Niklas Pajanti and Paul Lim on their Green Room Award Association Award nominations, announced yesterday.
Niklas Pajanti’s lighting design has been nominated for two awards, one in the dance section for his work on the Melbourne International Arts Festival piece This Show Is About People (Shaun Parker), and the second for his work in the Independent Theatre section for the Ranters Theatre piece Holiday.
Paul Lim was nominated in the new form section for his lighting design on the piece Detest (This Thousand Years I Shall Not Weep) which played at the Carlton Courthouse early 2007.
The award winners will be announced on the 20 April 2008.
Vale Denis Irving RIP
Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2008
It is with deep regret that we note of the passing of Denis Irving, theatre consultant, lighting designer, and former CEO of Strand Electric in Australia. Denis, whose work has in some way touched almost every person in the theatre industry, passed away at his home in Terang on Saturday after a long illness.
You can find a profile of Denis, written for ET Magazine, at <www.etnow.com/profile/11-20/denisirving.htm>