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PRG Gets Him to the Greek

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Russell Brand as Aldous Snow performs at the Greek Theatre in Universal Pictures Get Him to the Greek. Lighting and Video Designer Bryan Faris worked with DP Robert Yeoman and Gaffer John Vecchio on creating a full blown concert for the finale of the film. © Universal Pictures

In Universal Pictures’ Get Him to The Greek, Director of Photography Robert Yeoman, ASC and Gaffer John Vecchio knew that the concert finale, the payoff of the comic road trip adventure, had to deliver visually. They turned to Production Resource Group (PRG) and Lighting/Video Designer Bryan Faris to create the iconic rock performance. “Bob and I spoke about the concert sequence the very first day of production,? explained Vecchio. “Director Nicholas Stoller expressed to us that he wanted it to look as big and contemporary as any concert out on tour. I knew we needed to call on the services of PRG. They do this day in and day out.? more

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MEGA PLAYGROUND EXPANDS TO MORTON STREET

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West Village Production/Post Complex Adds 14,000 Sq Ft.

NEW YORK: Mega Playground, the 16-year-old multi-faceted film/TV production/post-production complex, has acquired a 14,000 sq. ft. floor at 96 Morton Street, one block from their primary 30,000 sq ft. multi-floor facility at 609 Greenwich Street. Situated at the focal point of NY’s flourishing film and TV community, the firm also maintains a busy mid-town editing satellite and high-end screening room in the famed Brill Building at Broadway & 49th Street. more

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Control4 Launches Commercial Systems Product Line at InfoComm 2010

Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based control and entertainment systems, today announced the launch of Control4® Commercial Systems, marking the company’s formal entrance into the Pro AV market. Control4® Commercial Systems products will provide automation and control solutions for a wide range of commercial applications such as boardrooms, restaurants, hotels and green buildings. more

TRANSAUDIO GROUP ADDS PRO AUDIO GURU MARK HORNSBY AS MARKETING AND PROJECT MANAGER

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 2010: TransAudio Group, boutique distributor of the recording industry’s best-of-the-best equipment, announces the addition of Mark Hornsby, a producer and engineer at the top of his field, to the position of marketing and project manager. Hornsby will help users understand what sets TransAudio Group’s manufacturers apart via multifarious routes, including in-the-field seminars, skilled trade show efforts, and product demonstrations, both live and online. Hornsby will remain in the pro audio hotbed of Nashville to continue his diversity of work as a producer, engineer, consultant, lecturer, and writer, based out of Java Jive Studio. more

WAVES AUDIO INTRODUCES VUVUZELA NOISE REDUCTION SOLUTION FOR 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

— Waves WNS Noise Suppressor and Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer reduce noise on soccer championship broadcasts —

KNOXVILLE, TN, June 15, 2010 — Today, Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, responded to the difficulties facing the 2010 FIFA World Cup telecasts by unveiling a solution that dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans. In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters about the continuous Vuvuzela blasts, Waves engineers feverishly began devising a solution to decrease the amount of noise. more

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MUSICIAN’S FRIEND WEBSITE CONTINUES TO WIN TOP HONORS

— MusiciansFriend.com wins first place recognition in the 25th Annual MCM Awards —

— Site also gains first place recognition from Internet Retailer —

MEDFORD, OR, June 13, 2010 — Musician’s Friend, Inc., the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and gear in the U.S., and a division of Guitar Center since 1999, is proud to be recognized once again with top honors by two prominent online retailer authorities. more

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Electro-Voice and Audinate announce DM-1 Dante™ card for NetMax at InfoComm 2010

June 9, 2010-Las Vegas, NV-Electro-Voice and Audinate are pleased to announce the availability of the DM-1 Dante™ audio network card for the NetMax hardware family. The DM-1 may be installed in the N8000 or N8000-1500 chassis to provide high resolution, low latency audio transmission over IP networks. more

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Audinate Introduces Astoria™ Dante PCIe Sound Card

June 10, 2010 – Las Vegas, NV-At infoComm 2010, Audinate launched Astoria™, its new IP based Dante audio networking PCI Express sound card. Astoria unlocks your recording and production potential by providing 256 channels of uncompressed, digital audio with astoundingly low latency. more

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Middle Atlantic Products Names C.L. Pugh AV Rep Of The Year

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Las Vegas, NV––C.L. Pugh & Associates was named Sales Representative of the Year at Middle Atlantic Products sales meeting prior to InfoComm 2010.

Highlighted by the company’s impetus of “Investing In Innovation,? the meeting featured inspired speeches from company president Mike Baker and others. more

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Christie First to Achieve Full DCI Compliance

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Christie ‘Series 2′ Digital Cinema Projectors Pass Complete Range of CTP Tests

Christie, the leader in digital cinema projection technologies, announced that it is the first digital cinema projector manufacturer to pass the full range of tests required by the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) for the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS), including all procedural and design review aspects. The tests were completed by CineCert, LLC, a technology development and consulting firm that is the only organization in North America licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) to administer the CTP. more

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