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Two new appointments at GAMPRODUCTS, Inc. Los Angeles, California, were recently announced by Joseph N. Tawil, President.

Pascal H. Zandt was named vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Zandt came to Gamproducts a little over a year ago as national sales manager. Previously, he worked as an independent insurance sales representative for four years and in international sales and marketing in the automobile and optics industries for 14 years focusing on developing sales and distribution networks. In Mr. Zandt's first year at GAM he was instrumental in structuring a new sales representative program that added eight independent regional sales representatives.

Jacqueline Reid was appointed product training specialist. Ms. Reid completed her MFA in lighting and scenic design at Northwestern University. As a lighting designer, she has worked with Chicago theatre companies such as Victory Gardens Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Live Bait, and Collaboraction. She has also designed productions in New York, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and on cruise ships. Ms. Reid has taught lighting design to students from fifth grade to college, and is a member of United Scenic Artists. She will be based in Los Angeles.

For more information vist or call 323-935-4975.

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ETC Ships Two Million Source Fours

ETC's Source Four spotlights are becoming a standard tool in performance and architectural use across the globe. The brand has reached an historic industry mark with more than two million fixtures shipped worldwide.

The Source Four family includes over ten different versions--including Source Four juniors, PARs, zooms, PARNels, MultiPAR striplights, and HIDs, as well as a moving light, the Source Four Revolution. From local theatres, houses of worship and schools, to museums, casinos, touring shows, TV studios, Broadway theatres, and opera houses, Source Fours are favored for their powerful lighting punch, precise imaging, and energy efficiency savings.

The mark is one of two milestones for the Source Four this year. In November, at LDI 2007, the brand will celebrate its 15th birthday -- 15 years since the classic spotlight was introduced to the industry at LDI 1992.

A six-month campaign celebrating the Source Four and its achievements will run until LDI 2007, and ETC invites Source Four fans worldwide to express their spirit and tell their own Source Four stories by sending in testimonial video clips. ETC will feature some clips on and a select group will be unveiled on its web site during LDI 2007. To participate, send the video clips to ETC's webmaster at ETC will accept .mov, .avi, and .mpg files. Videos also may be sent on CDs, postal mailed to PR Dept., ETC; 3031 Pleasant View Rd; PO Box 620979; Middleton, WI; United States, 53562.

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Creative Stage Lighting at InfoComm

Creative Stage Lighting geared up for InfoComm 2007 in a big way, including a drawing for three prizes at the show.

Third prize was a Tech-Alert Communication Beacon from Creative Stage Lighting with a bright directional strobe, 85db buzzer mode for noisy environments, and Clear-Com compatibility.

Second prize was a pair of W-DMX Micro units from Wireless Solution Sweden AB. The Micro, also known as the Rabbit, is a smaller, compact version of the W-DMX Blackbox receiver.

First prize was a Columbus McKinnon Prostar Hoist. The hoist is rated to lift 500 pounds up to 30 feet and is ideal for intimate venues and applications. Total value of all prizes was over $2,500. Giveaways were possible courtesy of Columbus McKinnon and Wireless Solution Sweden AB.

For more details about the drawing and show specials, visit Creative Stage Lighting at

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PRG Supplies SAP Event

When it comes to supporting large-scale events, experience makes the difference. So industry-leader PRG was ready with all the right staff, equipment, and innovative technology solutions when tapped for software giant SAP's Sapphire 2007 Atlanta annual meeting April 22 to 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

"With our experience, depth of inventory and specialty products like the Series 400 Power and Data Distribution System, PRG is uniquely positioned to put a system together for a large venue like the World Congress Center," notes Martee Nuruddin, vice president, client services, at PRG Orlando.

Featuring a large keynote theatre and 17 smaller theatre spaces in addition to a trade show floor with more than 300 exhibitors, the SAP event required precise coordination of a huge volume of equipment throughout the hall.

PRG also supplied Sapphire 2007 Atlanta with 2,200 Source Four fixtures, 250 automated luminaires, 450 chain hoists and control, and 850 pieces of 10-foot 12-inch truss and control. Lighting equipment was shipped on 14 trailers from PRG's Orlando depot -- one of eight PRG depots located throughout North America.

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Rose Brand Launches New Website

Rose Brand, the nation's largest provider of theatrical and event fabric, custom sewn drapery, and production supplies, has launched its new full-service website, The site boasts new, intuitive product navigation featuring images and swatches for over 5,000 items.

One of Rose Brand's specialties is sewing curtains to customer specifications. allows customers to enter these specifications and receive quotes within one business day. Orders placed prior to 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on will ship that day with next-business-day shipping used on all other orders.

A new portfolio section provides customers with access to hundreds of high-resolution images of Rose Brand products put to use in many markets: Broadway, regional theatre, houses of worship, events, and more. The website allows customers to search for product using Rose Brand Catalog page numbers while new customers can use the Fabric Finder Wizard to determine the right fabric to suit their needs by simply entering in width, price, color, or finish requirements.

Browse the new to see the updates.

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Vari-Lite Available from Creative

Creative Stage Lighting has added Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash and VL3000 Spot fixtures to its rental inventory.

The VL3500 Wash's output exceeds 50,000 lumens and features varied options for color and beam control. The VL3000 Spot features a 6:1 zoom optics, CYM color mixing, variable CTO color temperature correction, 20,000 lumens, three gobo/effect wheels, a beam size iris, separate dimmer, and ultra-fast strobe mechanism.

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