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Holiday Card Deadline September 2

The deadline to order Behind the Scenes holiday cards is earlier this year.

Orders for holiday cards will be taken until Tuesday, September 2 and will be shipped to arrive in late October. Don't miss the chance to celebrate the holidays and offer support to colleagues throughout the year. Choose from six designs created especially for Behind the Scenes by some of the industry's top designers. Cards can be personalized with a company's logo and custom message. They also are being sold in packages of 10 and electronically as a PDF, JPG, or GIF. All proceeds benefit Behind the Scenes.

Visit to place an order today! For more information, call 212-244-1421.

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WSD2009 Planned in Korea

The Korea Theatre Artist Association (KTAA, Korean Center of OISTAT) recently announced the official opening of the World Stage Design (WSD) 2009 to be held September 19 to 30 in Seoul, Korea. The WSD 2009 is a joint project of the Korea Theatre Artists Association (KATT), and the International Organization of Scenographers, Technicians, and Architects of Theatre (OISTAT). An international exhibition of set, costume, lighting, and sound design will be mounted concurrently with the 2009 OISTAT World Congress.

For more information, contact SungChul Kim, WSD 2009 director, at

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Offer Certification Exams at LDI 2008

Riggers or electricians in lead or supervisory positions should consider obtaining ETCP Certification. It is industry accepted proof of knowledge - it validates both the technician and the employer when a company is represented with ETCP Certification.

All three ETCP examinations will be given at the October 2008 LDI show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entertainment electrician exam is scheduled for Friday, October 24; the arena rigging exam the morning of Saturday, October 25, and the theatre rigging exam that afternoon. Candidates who wish to take multiple exams will receive a discount for the second exam. Interested applicants must submit their application, along with supporting materials and fee, to the ETCP office no later than September 25. Space is limited. Candidate information, including eligibility requirements and applications, is available on the ETCP web site. To have the information mailed, contact Meredith Moseley-Bennett, ETCP Certification Coordinator, at 212-244-1505 or

Can't make it to Las Vegas? Rigging examinations are given daily at over 190 computer-based testing centers across the United States and Canada. After a candidate's application has been received and accepted, he or she will be sent information on how to schedule the examination at a site, date, and time that is convenient.

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