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Changes on USITT Board

We note with deep regret the resignation of Mike Murphy from his position on the USITT Board of Directors. Mr. Murphy noted in his letter that he is stepping down for personal reasons and appreciates all the support he has recevied from friends and colleagues within USITT.

Because of Mr. Murphy's resignation, we welcome Andi Lyons who will complete the remainder of Mr. Murphy's term as a Director at Large. Ms. Lyons has been a member of USITT since 1982 and served as Technical Production Commissioner for several years. She is currently Vice Commissioner for Women's Issues for the Technical Production Commission and a member of the Institute's Membership Committee. She will serve until June 2009.

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Scenographer Website Updated

The Scenographer recently upgraded its website,, and relaunched the home page with an exclusive presentation featuring the construction and mounting of the new FIAT 500 stand at the Frankfurt Motorshow by Massimo Pasquali, art director and creative advisor.

British production designer Peter Lamont, Oscar recipient for Titanic, was broadcast (streamed live) from Venice at the Auditorium di Santa Margherita November 27. The webcast included the Forum On New Frontiers In Contemporary Scenography: The Digital Age, with an international panel of industry experts in digital technologies for the entertainment industry. In a video conference link-up live from Vancouver, visual effects producer Ron Martin demonstrated the creative side of real-time CGI insertion with live action for virtual sets for the web-based sci-fi series Sanctuary.

These are the first programs The Scenographer has planned for its new site. The site is being mapped for rapid, easy viewing. The home page features a video which reflects the themes of the four main zones: film, theatre, television and entertainment in general. Each month, a fresh "making-of" will feature set design for filmed or live entertainment projects, from concept to construction, exclusive interviews with designers, and an in-depth look at techniques, new products, and innovations. The site gives an international window on events, trade fairs, awards, forums, and conferences in the entertainment sphere. 

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2008 TCG National Conference June 10 to 14

TCG is planning five exhilarating days when it will gather 5,000 performing arts professionals in Colorado for Taking Action Together!

The 2008 TCG National Conference will be held in conjunction with the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention in Denver, Colorado, June 10 to 14. The National Performing Arts Convention will present important voices from the performing arts and beyond in keynote speeches, the best and brightest problem solvers in workshop and breakout sessions, and opportunities for building relationships between arts disciplines. In addition to convention events, TCG will host a variety of theatre-specific activities including events at the Denver Center Theatre Company and the Curious Theatre Company.

Registration begins on January 7. Visit the Events section of the website or the National Performing Arts Convention website for more information. A TCG press release on the convention can be found in the About TCG section of the website.

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