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Takes Part in Sponsorship, Names VP Sales

In the interest of bringing valuable information about performing arts center design to a worldwide audience of architects, consultants, dealers, and theatre professionals, J. R. Clancy, Inc. supported the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC) as a Silver Sponsor. The firm also named a new vice president of sales.

J. R. Clancy has been involved in all of the ITEAC conferences since the first one in 2002 and is the only U.S. manufacturer to participate in all of the ITEAC events. As part of the sponsorship, representatives from the company joined panel discussions at ITEAC on rigging issues.

Jim Crooks was recently named vice president of sales based in Syracuse, New York. He brings more than three decades of industry experience to J. R. Clancy. In 1993, he joined Portland-based Entertainment Technology (ET) as its western regional manager and vice president, marketing. ET was acquired by Stamford based ROSCO Laboratories and later sold to a conglomerate called Genlyte. In 2007, Genlyte was acquired by Philips. Within the Philips Lighting group, Jim has held several positions with Lightolier, Entertainment Technology, Vari-lite and other Philips-owned brands. His industry experience includes two stints at Minneapolis-based SECOA, first as sales and marketing manager and later as vice president, sales. Early in his career, Mr. Crooks worked for California-based Strand Century/Strand Lighting and New York-based Kliegl Brothers Lighting.

More information about J. R. Clancy is available at, or by calling 800- 836-1885.

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Time for Inspection?

It may seem like a nuisance, and it’s tough to remember to call the inspector, but annual inspections are critical to a rigging system’s safe operation. Stage rigging is unusual, because it’s one of the few forms of rigging that lifts weight over people standing below it. Now there’s an easy way to remember to get that inspection done. All J. R. Clancy automated rigging systems come with yellow indicator lights that flash when it’s time for an inspection.

When the service light comes on, call J. R. Clancy at 800-836-1885, and they will recommend an ETCP-certified inspector in your area.

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Fixtures Win Lighting Award

ETC’s Selador Series LED fixtures have received another international award, this time for Best Intelligent Lighting Fixture, at the PALME Middle East Awards 2010. These prestigious regional awards honor innovation and technical excellence in lighting design.

The Selador fixtures were nominated for the award by Dubai-based distributor Oasis Enterprises.

For more information on Selador LEDs and other ETC products, visit

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Website Revamped, Blog Added

Rose Brand Theatrical Fabrics, Fabrications & Supplies has redeveloped the custom sewing section of its website to provide a wealth of new information to customers interested in custom-sewn stage curtains, event drapes, maskings, backdrops, digitally printed fabric, projection screens, stretch shapes and other items. The intent of the new section is to both educate and inspire customers.

The new section at features a video portfolio of Rose Brand’s recent work, animated demonstrations of different curtain types, and information about curtain fullness, finishes, and fabrics.

Rose Brand’s newest blog post is written by guest author, Sarah Oliphant of Oliphant Studios. She describes a recent dilemma she faced and the big solutions she found at Rose Brand’s Secaucus warehouse. Visit to see the entire story.

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PRG’s Technology in Iron Man 2

During principal photography, Director of Photography Matthew Libatique, ASC and Gaffer Mike Bauman turned to PRG for help with two of Iron Man 2’s largest setups.

Making their feature film debut, 20 PRG Bad Boy luminaires were a key part of the massive setup at Sepulveda Dam, the location used for the exterior of the Stark Expo. For the impressive interior sequences of the Stark Expo and the Hammer Expo, PRG provided a large LED video wall with content controlled by the PRG Mbox Extreme v3 media server.

For more information on PRG, visit

Photo/Courtesy Industrial Light & Magic / Marvel

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