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Revolution Adds Wybron Inside

Every new Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) Source Four Revolution moving light is now shipped with a 24-frame-capacity "Wybron Inside" color scroller based on Wybron's Coloram technology. The new color scroller will further enhance the accuracy and speed of color changes.

In response to suggestions from top-level lighting designers, ETC has worked with Wybron engineers to improve Revolution's pioneering, cartridge-style color scroller.

The new Revolution also will feature a new complement of colors in its standard 12-color scroll. One of the colors chosen for Revolution's stock gel scroll is Rosco 361 -- Hemsley Blue named for Gilbert Hemsley, legendary lighting designer and educator who was fond of saying that Lake Mendota, near the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught, had "64 shades of blue." Rosco donates all of the proceeds of this gel to the Hemsley Foundation.

ETC is selling a kit for converting pre-Wybron Revolutions to the new scroller. The kit takes about 30 minutes to install. The new scroller uses a different mounting technique for color strings, so the previous template is no longer valid. A new template for scroller strings is included in the updated Revolution User Manual. The template is also available online.

For more about the Source Four Revolution and other ETC lighting products, as well as local ETC dealer information, visit the website.

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Curbishley Named PRG Senior VP

Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), a leading supplier of entertainment technology, named Mickey Curbishley senior vice president of its concert touring group. He will work out of PRG's offices in Greenford, United Kingdom, and Los Angeles, California.

Mr. Curbishley most recently served as director of sales at the Greenford location, where he oversaw business development and client support for concert tours and special events.

He began his career as a lighting technician for concert headliners including Elton John, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Judas Priest, and AC/DC. He later managed the London office of Light and Sound Design (LSD), which was acquired in 1998 by PRG. His father was a pioneer in the concert touring industry, managing tours for Led Zeppelin, the Who, and other music legends.

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Creative Continues 30th Celebration

Creative Stage Lighting has celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company opened on May 2, 1977 in New Jersey providing lighting expendables and production services. Today, CSL is located in Upstate New York and is one of the leading wholesale distributors and production houses in the stage and theatrical lighting industry.

Creative Stage Lighting's production history includes notable tours, concerts, and events such as The Ramones, Phish, Meat Loaf, Paul Anka, Celtic Woman, and Stars on Ice. CSL's wholesale division also has established exclusive brands over the years such as RoHS compliant Dura-Flex cable and assemblies, Entertainment Power Systems power distribution and connectors, Entertainment Industry Tape, and Suspension Solutions rigging hardware.

The company will briefly document the 30 year history in its online newsletters this year.

CSL is reinforcing its ongoing commitment to continuing education and training. Two of CSL's dealer sales managers completed training and certification programs. Phil Heid, Northeast dealer sales manager, recently was granted certification as an entertainment electrician in the Entertainment Technician Certification Program. Bill Koehler, Western dealer sales manager, is now Color Kinetics certified.

Employees of Creative Stage Lighting are encouraged to seek opportunities for both professional and personal development. CSL's in-house Media Library stocks industry related training resources as well as other educational materials.

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