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PRG Adds Product Specialist

Vickie Claiborne has joined Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading supplier of entertainment technology, as a product specialist for its proprietary consoles and media server.

Based in PRG's Las Vegas office, Ms. Claiborne will provide training, programming, and applications assistance for PRG's Virtuoso lighting control console and Mbox Extreme media server as well as products such as MagicQ console by ChamSys, Ltd., offered exclusively in the United States by PRG Distribution.

She previously worked as a lighting director/programming consultant for four years in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, she was with High End Systems for 10 years. She has a bachelor's degree in technical theatre from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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ETC News

Back in April, the 2008 SIB lighting and sound trade show in Italy saw over 21,000 visitors. One of them was Diego Stefani who won an ETC SmartFade ML lighting control desk. Mr. Stefani was attending the show to look at lighting and audio products for his company, Dea Service in Italy He was delighted to win the control desk. It not only was totally unexpected, but it arrived on his birthday.

Dea Service, based in the province of Vicenza, rents entertainment technology equipment and solutions mainly in the mid-eastern regions of Italy.

SmartFade ML is the newest member of ETC's Smart Solutions family and offers professional moving light control in a compact, lightweight package.

For the second year running, ETC has supplied Congo lighting control systems to two of Edinburgh's leading Festival Fringe venues, both run by Universal Arts.

Congo and Congo Jr lighting systems are being installed at Hill Street Theatre - one of the Fringe venues - and at the prestigious Universal Arts Theatre in Freemason's Hall on George Street.

ETC is supplying the desks and sending in expert Florian Baeumier to train the technical staff in both venues.

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Barbizon Helps Illuminate Graham Legacy

The Billy Graham Library and Visitor's Center is dedicated to celebrating the life and work of the legendary evangelist who has had strong spiritual influence on people worldwide and has, in the process, become one of the most visible personalities of the 20th century. This brand new 40,000-square-foot library depicts Mr. Graham's life and is designed to inspire visitors as part of the ongoing mission of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

ITEC Entertainment Corp. served as the designer and producer for this unique and immersive experience and among their responsibilities were producing, installing, and commissioning all of the exhibit displays, audio and video media, lighting, projection systems, animated figures, and control systems. ITEC brought in Barbizon Charlotte to help realize its design, commissioning Barbizon to furnish, hang, and focus the lighting fixtures and accessories.

The library offers visitors a look at Graham's historic evangelistic events, his innovative use of radio, television, and film to reach out to millions of people around the world, meetings with presidents and world leaders, his work for racial equality and religious freedom, and a glimpse into his personal life.

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Clancy Adds Managers, Designer

As part of an ongoing expansion, J. R. Clancy, Inc. has added two dealer project managers and a technical designer at its corporate headquarters in Syracuse, New York.

The design, manufacturing, and installation company for theatrical rigging equipment will continue to add staff throughout 2008 to meet the large and growing demand for rigging systems for current and upcoming theatre construction projects.

Geoff Stock joins the staff as a dealer project manager. Formerly a project manager with Grand Stage Company, the Midwestern production house, Mr. Stock will work directly with dealers and will oversee the in-house completion of their projects. He is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and relocated to Syracuse from Chicago.

Bridget Cox came to Syracuse from the New York City Opera to take the position of dealer project manager. She served as assistant technical director at the opera, and she holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from East Carolina University in theatre design and production. She will work closely with dealers to ensure the successful completion of their rigging projects.

Technical Designer Charles Rouse comes to J. R. Clancy from Schott North America, where he was a mechanical designer for fiber optic and LED products for medical and industrial applications. In his new position, Mr. Rouse designs the plan and layout of detailed rigging systems. He holds a degree in CAD and drafting from Corning Community College in western New York.

For additional information, contact J. R. Clancy at 800.836.1885 or

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