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Vista Spyder Processing Visuals for Entertainment Tonight

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Vista Systems’ Spyder Used for Image Processing on Set for Entertainment TonightLOS ANGELES — The refurbished set for NBC’s long-running Entertainment Tonight entertainment news program includes two new videowalls with an assist from Vista Systems’ Spyder X20 for image processing.

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Behind the Scenes UK Launched at PLASA 2014

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Amber Etra, winner of the Third Prize, a £500 hotel voucher, with John Simpson, Chair of the Behind the Scenes UK Board of TrusteesLONDON — The industry stepped up at PLASA 2014 to care for its own by supporting Behind the Scenes UK, the new charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. Through its raffle and other charitable donations, the charity received close to £40,000. Pictured here is White Light's John Simpson, who also serves as chair of the Behind the Scenes UK Board of Trustees, with Amber Etra, winner of the Third Prize, a £500 hotel voucher. The Second Prize  (£1,000 Amazon gift card) went to Phil Hurley of Stage Sound Services Ltd in Cardiff. The First Prize was won by an American - Jerome Dunn of StageLight in Texas.

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NanoLumens Hires Lee Riesterer, Promotes Rick Bortles

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Lee Riesterer joins NanoLumensATLANTA — NanoLumens named 25-year tech sector veteran Lee Riesterer (pictured here) vice president of strategic alliances, a new position. The company also promoted Rick Bortles (pictured below) to the position of executive vice president. NanoLumens president and CEO Rick Cope made the announcements. Add a comment

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Broadcast Pix Names Piper Digital Rep for CA, AZ, Southern NV

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BILLERICA, MA — Broadcast Pix named Piper Digital, Torrance, CA, as the company’s manufacturers representative. Based near the Hollywood and Burbank video production community, Piper Digital’s territory includes California, Arizona and Southern Nevada.

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International News

Chichester Festival Theatre Renovates with Charcoalblue Assist

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Chichester Festival Theatre Renovates with Charcoalblue AssistCHICHESTER, UK -- Stephen Sondheim's Gypsy is playing at the renewed Chichester Festival Theatre this month following a £22 million refurbishment project by architects Haworth Tompkins and theatre design consultant Charcoalblue. Add a comment

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Mega Systems Inc. Announces Lighting Control Training/Product Showcase Events in Oklahoma

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TULSA and OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Mega Systems, Inc. announced that its Mega Pro Sessions events are set for Tulsa on Oct. 20 and to Oklahoma City on Oct. 22. Mega Pro Sessions events are dedicated toward Enlighten lighting control training and include product showcases of recently introduced lighting and video gear. Add a comment

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Vancouver Fashion Week Presentations Lit with Chauvet Professional/Chauvet DJ Gear

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Vancouver Fashion Week Presentations Lit with Chauvet Professional/Chauvet DJ GearVANCOUVER, BC, Canada — For the Fall-Winter 2014 edition of Vancouver Fashion Week, held at at Queen Elizabeth Plaza here Sept. 15-21, Showmax Event Services used lighting gear from Chauvet Professional and affiliated company Chauvet DJ to help draw attention to fashion designs from around the world.

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Stageco Supports Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga One-Off in Belgium

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed in Brussels in late September, as their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, was being released.BRUSSELS – Stageco supported a special one-off performance staged at the Grand Place here on the eve of the release of the Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek. Add a comment

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2014 Ryder Cup Gets Video Assist from Creative Technology

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Creative Technology provided 21 LED screens for the 2014 Ryder Cup, each ranging in size from 8 to 100 square metersAUCHTERARDER, Scotland — The 40th Ryder Cup, held at the Gleneagles Hotel near here Sept. 26-28, got an elaborate video assist from Creative Technology that included 21 LED screens, each ranging in size from 8 to 100 square meters. CT also provided a 16 by 3.5 meter projection screen for the Media Centre and extensive gear and crew for the event’s video processing and broadcast needs.

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JDI Productions Uses Chauvet Gear for Boston Hotel Ballroom

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LD Derek Iorfida of JDI Productions used Chauvet gear to transform the look of the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston.BOSTON — LD Derek Iorfida of JDI Productions (Johnston, RI) used Chauvet Professional gear including 24 Legend 412 moving heads, 18 Legend 230SR Beams and 30 WELL 2.0 fixtures to transform the look of the 15,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom at the Westin Waterfront Hotel here recently.

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