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WorldStage Provides Video Systems and Display Support for Wall Street Journal’s D.LIVE Laguna Digital Tech Conference

(December 5, 2017) – The Wall Street Journal recently held its biggest ever D.LIVE Laguna, the digital world’s exclusive, invitation-only international tech conference in Laguna Beach, California. Once again WorldStage supported e2k Events x Entertainment with video systems and displays for the event. D.LIVE was billed as assembling “technology’s most ambitious minds, on stage and on the record” for three days of provocative interviews and lively conversations. Keynote speakers included... Read More

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Nashville Office of WorldStage Continues to Grow with Addition of Two Industry Veterans

Nashville (November 14, 2017) – WorldStage, Inc. continues to expand its presence in Nashville with the addition of two highly respected industry veterans, Steve Austin and Jason Mullaney. Their hiring coincides with WorldStage’s 10th anniversary in the Music City and was essential to support WorldStage’s strong growth in the Southeastern U.S. “Nashville has become an increasingly important market in our industry,” notes Michael May, WorldStage Vice President, Account Management. “Since... Read More

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WorldStage Helps Transform Hammerstein Ballroom into a Dynamic Club Venue for Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week Show

New York (October 17, 2017) – Switzerland-based designer Philipp Plein presented his spring and summer 2018 men’s and women’s collections at New York Fashion Week in a runway spectacle that combined A-list entertainment with Plein’s edgy designs. WorldStage provided lighting for the event that transformed the mammoth Hammerstein Ballroom into a club-style venue for some 3,000 attendees. The show began with burlesque star Dita Von Teese performing her signature giant... Read More

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Marks Another Successful Summer with WorldStage Providing Lighting and LED Video Support

(October 4, 2017) – There was something for every music lover at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which WorldStage exclusively supported with lighting, LED video and rigging. One of New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals, Celebrate Brooklyn! attracts more than 200,000 attendees to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer to see a wide array of artists. This year’s lineup included Lake Street Dive, jazz legend Pharaoh Sanders,... Read More

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WorldStage’s LED Video Inventory Grows with Customized ROE CB5 Screens and ROE Strip Lights.

(September 25, 2017) – WorldStage recently expanded its large inventory of LED video solutions with the acquisition of customized ROE CB5 LED panels and ROE Strip LEDs to give customers new creative options. Thanks to strong customer interest, these have already been successfully deployed as main screens for general sessions and VIP breakout rooms as well as creative accents to innovative scenic designs. “LED is becoming the preferred design element... Read More

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WorldStage Technology Showcase 2017 Turns the Traditional Fun House on Its Head

(September 20, 2017) – The WorldStage Annual Technology Showcase Series took on a fun house theme last month in the company’s New York City and San Carlos, California locations. The immersive experience featured interactive playgrounds complete with new takes on classic carnival attractions: the Zoltar Fortune Teller Machine, fun house mirrors, light tunnels and more. The designs demonstrated how some of the industry’s newest technologies can be applied to captivate... Read More

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WorldStage Provides LED Support for Clifford Ross’s Monumental “Light | Waves” Installation at the Parrish Art Museum on Eastern Long Island

New York (September 13, 2017) – WorldStage has once again collaborated with multi-media artist Clifford Ross, this time providing LED support for his mixed media installation, “Light | Waves,” at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. Two years ago WorldStage supported Ross’s “Landscape Seen & Imagined” exhibition at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art). “Platform: Clifford Ross Light | Waves” is a solo exhibition of Ross’s... Read More

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CFDA Fashion Awards Take a New Creative Direction With Video Support from WorldStage

New York (August 28, 2017) – The CFDA Fashion Awards, honoring the best and brightest in American design, drew the international fashion community to a gala ceremony in June at the Hammerstein Ballroom. WorldStage provided video support for the event, which was produced by KCD and directed by Julie Mannion working alongside the KCD production team. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association... Read More

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CEMA Member WorldStage Wins Innovation Shoot-Out at CEMA Summit 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 21, 2017 – A friendly but intensely competitive contest amongst leading event marketing and management firms AtlasRTX, Cvent, Hubb, Splash!, PSAV, Xponet and WorldStage provided attendees of CEMA Summit 2017 with a multitude of innovative ideas sure to change the way events are created, marketed and produced. The CEMA Innovation Shoot-Out featured representatives from each firm presenting a new, never or rarely used idea, concept, tool or... Read More

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WorldStage Fun House – Technology Tour 2017 – San Francisco

The annual WorldStage Technology Showcase is back and better than ever. Come and explore our interactive playground designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse. Technologies on display include: - LED video products for presentation and creative designs - Media Servers featuring d3 Technologies and Notch - Virtual Reality for live events - Innovative video display technologies with hidden messaging capabilities - See-Through LCD Monitor technologies for unique environments - Lighting Systems... Read More

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Penn & Teller Not Fooled: LED Screens from WorldStage Picked for “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” Season Four

(August 8, 2017) – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” returns to The CW in July to intrigue TV audiences with season four of the magic competition in which guests attempt to baffle Penn & Teller with tricks they can’t figure out. WorldStage showed off its broadcast television chops by providing LED and projection support for the hit show at the Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio Hotel & Casino,... Read More

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Bart Kresa Projection Maps Walt Disney Concert Hall for “Game of Thrones” Premiere with Support from WorldStage

Tustin (August 2, 2017) – It may have been a hot summer evening in Los Angeles but a winter-is-coming theme marked the gala seventh-season premiere of “Game of Thrones” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The after-party, staged on the roof level of Classic Parking across the street, overlooked the hall where projection designer Bart Kresa mapped the upper planes of the building with stunning scenes and imagery from HBO’s... Read More

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WorldStage Provides Video Support for New Broadway Musical “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

New York (July 19, 2017) – Having delighted generations of young readers and moviegoers, “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with a new take on the classic children’s tale for theater audiences of all ages. WorldStage is providing extensive video support for the new musical with a custom-fabricated Unilumin LED wall, a wide variety of Panasonic projectors, d3 Technologies’ media servers, and... Read More

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WorldStage Fun House – Technology Tour 2017 – New York & San Francisco

The annual WorldStage Technology Showcase is back and better than ever. Come and explore our interactive playground designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse. Technologies on display include: - LED video products for presentation and creative designs - Media Servers featuring d3 Technologies and Notch - Virtual Reality for live events - Innovative video display technologies with hidden messaging capabilities - See-Through LCD Monitor technologies for unique environments - Lighting Systems... Read More

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Lighting Designer Christopher Landy Partners with WorldStage on Comedy Series “Wild ’N Out” and “The President Show”

New York (June 19, 2017) – WorldStage is providing lighting support for two comedy series, MTV’s “Wild ’N Out” and Comedy Central’s “The President Show,” to long-time client, Lighting Designer Christopher Landy. WorldStage and Landy, a principal in Vibrant Design, LLC, have teamed on numerous broadcast projects over the years. Landy has worked on four seasons of “Wild ’N Out,” which aired on MTV from 2005-2007 then returned in 2013.... Read More

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WorldStage Provides AV Support for Turner’s Upfront and NewFront

New York (June 8, 2017) – Building upon the success of a decade-long collaboration, the 2017 version of the Turner Upfront and NewFront broke new boundaries for the annual event. Long an important opportunity to define the cutting edge in production design and event technology for corporate marketing, the annual event this year improved upon prior years by utilizing a stage design that fit the wide, low-ceilinged Theater @ Madison... Read More

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WorldStage San Francisco Marks One-Year Anniversary of Tekamaki Acquisition with New Hires and Technical Innovations

(May 11, 2017) – WorldStage has marked the one-year anniversary of its acquisition of Tekamaki, LLC with a growing staff roster and expanded inventory. In the past year WorldStage has significantly increased its presence in the Bay Area with new hires, innovative new technology and such recent high-profile projects as The Presidio Visitors Center and the Rally HealthFest with Kevin Hart. WorldStage acquired Tekamaki, an event technology firm specializing in... Read More

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The Presidio Visitor Center Opens with AV Support from WorldStage San Francisco

(May 4, 2017) – A three-year, $5 million transformation has turned the former guardhouse at The Presidio of San Francisco into the park’s new Visitor Center. The San Francisco office of WorldStage provided AV installation and support for the new center, including installation and management of custom, third-party software for several exhibits. The Presidio is the latest high-profile project for WorldStage San Francisco, which was formed when the company acquired... Read More

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WorldStage Video System Supports Immersive Social Media Environment for Hit Broadway Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”

WorldStage has provided an extensive media-server driven video package for the hit Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”, which relies on the technology to tell the story of a high school senior coping with social anxiety disorder. It is currently playing to packed houses at the Music Box Theatre but WorldStage supported the show’s initial Arena Stage production in Washington, D.C. as well as its Off-Broadway run. “Everywhere you look there... Read More

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WorldStage Debuts New, Expanded Tustin, CA Facility During Tech-Heavy Multiday Client Event

WorldStage marked the Grand Opening of its new expanded facility in Tustin, California with a three-day celebration featuring guided tours and innovative technology demos. The move to the new 1111 Bell Avenue facility was necessitated by the continuing growth of the company and the need to accommodate the SoCal operation in a larger, more efficient and functional environment. The new 58,000 square-foot facility more than doubles WorldStage’s office and warehouse... Read More

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WorldStage Debuts Sx3 AV Platform at Prestigious Industry Conference

WorldStage has launched its Sx3 AV platform, dubbed the Self-Contained Show System that is designed to significantly reduce set up time, deliver superior reliability and transform the look and feel of presentation rooms with 50 to 500 people. Sx3 is an all-in-one AV solution engineered by WorldStage from the ground up. Pre-configured prior to delivery to each show, the streamlined, compact Sx3 rolls in and sets up quickly, providing an... Read More

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WorldStage Provides Audio Support for New York City Opera’s New Production of “Candide”

The New York City Opera (NYCO) marked the second season in its new home, the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, with a new production of Bernstein’s “Candide” directed by Harold Prince. WorldStage provided audio support for the opera, which premiered in 1982 and is based on Voltaire’s novel. “WorldStage has been supporting NYCO with audio and video services since the company moved to the Rose Theater,” says WorldStage... Read More

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WorldStage Provides Behind-the-Scenes Lighting Support for Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Always a favorite of TV viewers, the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took center stage at Madison Square Garden recently. But not all the action happened on the floor of the Garden. WorldStage provided lighting support to lighting designer Ben Carlson who was busy behind the scenes with the broadcast desk, the “Ready Ring” for dogs preparing to enter the arena, and a multitude of remote interviews. Carlson... Read More

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WorldStage Provides AV Support for Pipilotti Rist’s “Pixel Forest” Exhibition at The New Museum

 An expansive 30-year survey of the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, "Pixel Forest" filled the main gallery floors of New York City's New Museum with an array of exciting video art and multimedia installations.  WorldStage provided AV support for the exhibition, which had throngs of people waiting in block-long lines for admission. The New Museum, located on The Bowery, is the first museum devoted to contemporary art established in... Read More

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WorldStage Provides AV Support for Intel i-360 Conference

Intel kicked off the new year with its annual internal sales and marketing conference, i-360, held at the San Diego Convention Center with more than 5,500 people in attendance. John Halloran Associates, LLC (JHA), a leader in the event production industry, asked WorldStage to again provide AV support for the three-day gathering. WorldStage has filled the conference’s audio and video needs on a frequent basis for many years. i-360 featured... Read More

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WorldStage Supports Massive 4K Video Mapping at Adobe MAX with Christie Boxer 4K Projectors

A huge video display took center stage at Adobe MAX 2016 where WorldStage demonstrated its projection mapping expertise for the fifth consecutive year and for the first time in a full-4K environment. The size and scale of the video mapping element significantly outpaced the previous year’s event where WorldStage’s Christie Boxer 4K projectors made their Adobe MAX debut. Billed as the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe MAX 2016 drew more... Read More

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WorldStage Promotes Shawn Oatey to Director of Marketing and Welcomes Dan Esparza as National Account Manager

WorldStage is pleased to announce that Shawn Oatey has been promoted to the new position of Director of Marketing and Dan Esparza has joined the company as National Account Manager. Both are based at WorldStage’s Tustin, California office. Shawn Oatey steps up to Director of Marketing ten years after he began his WorldStage career with Video Applications. Oatey holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, San Diego... Read More

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Move to New Facility Doubles Size of WorldStage’s SoCal Operation

(January 26, 2017) Tustin – WorldStage kicked off 2017 in a big way with its Southern California office, moving into new quarters in Tustin, California that doubled both office and warehouse space. The move was prompted by the continued growth of WorldStage in AV production markets nationwide and the need to house increased staff and equipment in a more efficient and functional environment. The new 58,000-square-foot location at 1111 Bell... Read More

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WorldStage Provides AV Support for Made by Google Product Launch in San Francisco

New York (November 29, 2016) – The much talked about Made by Google press event in San Francisco unveiled the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and other hardware initiatives developed by the tech giant. It was produced by Brooklyn-based MAS Events + Design with AV support from WorldStage. Google chose the historic Ghirardelli Square chocolate factory as the venue to introduce the high-end smartphones and showcase a voice-controlled speaker... Read More

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“Mixed Reality” describes the Unusual and Captivating at WorldStage San Francisco Open House

WorldStage is known for the innovative and fun technical open houses held at its offices on both coasts.  Recently, WorldStage San Francisco welcomed clients and partners to the WorldStage 2016 Mixed Reality Open House.  A hot ticket in the Bay Area tech community, Mixed Reality offered guests a chance to get up close and personal with technology solutions for the live event marketplace that were unique and outside the mainstream.... Read More

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Bob Magee Joins WorldStage Sales Team

WorldStage is pleased to announce that Bob Magee has joined the company as Senior Account Manager, based in Tustin, California. An industry veteran who began his career in 1998, Magee will be supporting the company’s clients within multiple industries, including broadcast and auto manufacturing. “Bob is an industry icon with an exceptional reputation and is a significant addition to the WorldStage family,” says WorldStage CEO Gary Standard. “Bob is known... Read More

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WorldStage Wraps Lyft’s GBTA Convention Booth with High-Resolution LED Panels with Show-Stopping Results

Lyft dazzled attendees at the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) recent convention with a booth wrapped with LED video panels from WorldStage. The show-stopping booth at the Colorado Convention Center captured the attention of thousands of travel managers and suppliers eager to learn more about Lyft’s ridesharing service. GBTA is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, it operates on six continents and... Read More

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WorldStage Provides Audio System Upgrade for David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Art’s David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) new in-house audio system package was created by WorldStage. It will serve all regular events in the concert hall. “Lincoln Center insists the patron experience be top notch at all times, that includes all audio needs, from film screenings to every day amplification.” says WorldStage project manager Susanna Harris-Rea. “This represents a major upgrade to the concert... Read More

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Tacos and Technology Headline WorldStage Midsummer Bash

Tacos and Technology were on tap when WorldStage hosted a summer get-together at the Metropolitan Pavilion for invited guests. The festive evening highlighted WorldStage’s diverse technology inventory, including LED displays, audio systems and lighting fixtures. In addition, the company demonstrated some R&D projects currently in development. WorldStage created an “art gallery” environment to show off the state-of-the-art technology, with the different elements configured to educate as well as entertain the... Read More

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WorldStage Supports ABZU Booth at E3 2016 with Blackbird 55 Transparent HD Displays

In a convention packed with game titles highlighting combat, warfare and action sports, ABZU’s booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 (E3) was a sea of calm. The blue-toned booth, in the lobby of the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, had a sublime underwater aesthetic. At the forefront a stunning tower of transparent Blackbird 55 displays, provided by WorldStage, captured visitors’ attention with its graceful underwater imagery.... Read More

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AOL NewFront Stages a Block Party at South Street Seaport with Support from WorldStage

New media companies have been countering traditional broadcast and cable UpFronts with digital content NewFronts to showcase their original program slates to advertisers. AOL upped the ante this year with “AOL Access: A New Kind of NewFront,” held in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport neighborhood. Barkley Kalpak Agency, which produced the AOL event, tasked WorldStage with supplying a massive amount of video, audio and lighting equipment and technical support for the... Read More

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Adobe Summit Enhances Its Reputation For Visual Impact With AV Support From WorldStage

Adobe upped the visual ante once again for thousands attending its annual Adobe Summit, The Digital Marketing Conference (formerly Adobe DMS), for the first time this year at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.  WorldStage marked its fourth consecutive year providing AV support for the summit's giant panoramic canvas, which dominated keynotes and general sessions. Held March 19-23, Adobe Summit presented thousands of attendees with the latest... Read More

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WorldStage Event Technology Gallery

Come join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion (NYC) to view some of our coolest technology, featuring: LED: Doing the Pixel Math Audio: Speaker Shootout Lighting: Top Industry Movers You may even get a peek behind the curtain at some new & exciting things we're working on, while enjoying some tacos & refreshing libations. Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 6:30PM - 9:00PM Metropolitan Pavilion 110 W. 19th Street, 10011 To attend, please... Read More

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WorldStage Expands LED Display Capabilities With New Hires

WorldStage, Inc. has expanded its LED department with two new hires and an internal promotion. Josh Perlman, senior project manager at WorldStage, has been named director of LED Services and Wayne Romanowski and Stewart Douglas have joined as senior LED technicians in New York and California, respectively. The LED department was launched to support the extensive investment WorldStage has made in LED display technology, complementing the company's projection technology prowess.... Read More

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Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit Takes Flight With WorldStage

Storefront for Art and Architecture's annual Spring Benefit took place this year in the landmark TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, originally designed by Eero Saarinen. WorldStage provided the lighting, sound and video technology for the gala evening, the last public event held at the landmark terminal before its redevelopment as a luxury hotel. Storefront for Art and Architecture is an organization that explores the forces shaping the built... Read More

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WorldStage Provides Projection and Lighting Support for Carnegie Hall’s 125th Birthday Celebration

New York (June 2, 2016) – Most of us can only dream of a birthday party like this! Carnegie Hall marked its 125th birthday with a celebration featuring some very talented guests who have graced its stage over the years. Renee Fleming, Isabel Leonard, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Michael Feinstein and James Taylor performed at the festive event hosted by Richard Gere. WorldStage provided the projection... Read More

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WorldStage SF Hosts Spring Technology Open House

(May 10, 2016) – WorldStage San Francisco, formerly Tekamaki, hosted the spring edition of its Technology Open House in its San Carlos, California location. The semi-annual event brought together the top technical minds from all five WorldStage locations. They demonstrated a cross-section of new off-the-shelf technology, custom technology, and R&D projects from the WorldStage Inventions and Lab teams. Whether attendees were looking for innovative, show-ready products or eager to get... Read More

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WorldStage Supports Nokia Bell Labs and Stevens Institute of Technology on Two Innovative Events

It’s not often that science and art meet the live event world. These very diverse fields came together at two unique events in New Jersey where invited guests and the public were treated to amazing interactive experiences. WorldStage supported Nokia Bell Labs and Stevens Institute of Technology to supply technology and content integration for the First Shannon Conference on the Future of the Information Age on the Bell Labs campus... Read More

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Root Sports Northwest Upgrades Studio with LED Fixtures and Lighting Control Provided by WorldStage

New York (April 18, 2016) – Root Sports Northwest has completely revamped its Seattle studio and added a new complement of LED fixtures and ETC lighting control provided by WorldStage.  TV Lighting Design, Inc. of NewYork City collaborated with Studio1Group in Hartford, Connecticut to upgrade the studio’s set and create a fresh, new look for the regional sports network. Part of a group of US regional sports networks, Root Sports... Read More

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WORLDSTAGE SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM WorldStage, one of the premier entertainment technology and staging companies in the US, is pleased to offer a summer associate program for aspiring technicians, programmers, or project managers. The program is intended for college students seeking training in their chosen field, in real conditions, working along side the top veterans in the industry. Successful applicants will be placed in one of our facilities, which are located... Read More

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WorldStage Unveils Unilumin LED Display at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Columbus Circle Home

New York (February 15, 2016) – WorldStage provided system integration and installation for a new high-resolution LED screen as part of a major renovation to the public spaces at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home at Columbus Circle. The display was unveiled to Jazz staff and patrons at a December 17, 2015 event MC’d by Bette Midler. The Unilumin U-Tile 2.6 LED display is at the heart of the redesigned Mica and... Read More

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WorldStage Acquires Bay Area Tech Company Tekamaki

(February 8, 2015) -- Adding to the company’s San Francisco Bay area presence, WorldStage Inc, a leading provider of high-tech equipment, engineering and planning for the event industry, recently announced the acquisition of Tekamaki, LLC. In a deal to be closed in February 2016, Tekamaki, a 12-year old event technology firm specializing in complex technological solutions, will build on WorldStage’s recent expansion in the Bay area through its WorldStage LAB... Read More

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AV Support for Amazon Web Services’ AWS re:Invent 2015 Conference

New York (January 11, 2016) – WorldStage continued its relationship with experiential marketing agency Zed Ink by providing audio and video systems for the fourth annual AWS re:Invent conference at the Venetian & Sands Expo Hall in Las Vegas. Crews from WorldStage’ East and West Coast operations combined to support two days of keynote sessions at AWS re:Invent 2015.  AWS is the biggest public cloud currently available.  The learning conference... Read More

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WorldStage Helps MSG Thrill Rangers’ and Knicks’ Fans With Floor Projection Extravaganza

When it came time to consider creating a floor-based video projection system for their facility, the management team responsible for entertaining Knicks and Rangers fans knew the system would have to live up to the legacy of New York's Madison Square Garden (MSG), aka The World's Most Famous Arena. It would have to be better than anything else currently being used, so they called in WorldStage amongst other expert consultants... Read More

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Richard Steinau and Jeffrey Jayne Join WorldStage Sales Team

New York (November 10, 2015) – WorldStage is pleased to announce that Richard Steinau and Jeffrey Jayne have come onboard as Vice President of Business Development and Senior Account Manager, respectively. As Vice President of Business Development, Richard Steinau will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the WorldStage sales force as well as developing sales opportunities with new clients directly. Steinau brings impressive sales management and marketing credentials to... Read More

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Canon Expo 2015 New York Showcases Cutting-Edge Technology with AV Support from WorldStage

New York (November 5, 2015) – Every five years Canon presents its four-city global expo, and once again WorldStage provided the technology giant with AV support at New York City’s Javits Convention Center, the Expo’s only North American stop. Canon Expo 2015 New York brought together the company’s most powerful products, cutting-edge innovations and inspirational ideas across a range of markets. The three-day event spotlighted all of Canon’s product lines... Read More

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Intel Developers Forum 2015 Envelopes Attendees with AV Support from WorldStage

New York (October 16, 2015) – Intel upped the ante for its annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF 2015) delivering a big, visually dynamic show for an enthusiastic audience attending three days of sessions and presentations.  Working with John Halloran Associates (JHA), WorldStage provided extensive AV support for the IDF’s keynote and Mega Sessions in the West Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  WorldStage has a long relationship with... Read More

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WorldStage Lights Up Musikfest 2015’s Sands Steel Stage

New York (October 8, 2015) – The largest free music festival in the nation, the 32nd annual Musikfest drew more than one million people to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in August for ten days of music, art and family fun.  For the third consecutive year WorldStage supplied an extensive lighting rig to the Sands Steel Stage, the main stage and only ticketed venue at the festival. (Lighting design; David Zeffren). Sands Steel... Read More

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WorldStage Introduces New Christie Boxer 4K30 Projector With a Fun Evening of 4K Display Magic

This summer a large group of event technology followers gathered at New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion to eat Papaya King hot dogs and learn about the latest 4K display technology. Presented by WorldStage, the hands-on work session illustrated the different levels of image quality achieved by comparing HD projection to 4K projection. A state-of-the-art Christie Digital HD20K-J HD projector and Christie's new flagship projector, the Boxer 4K30, went head-to-head displaying... Read More

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WorldStage Deploys d3 4x4pros with New VFC Quad DVI Output Cards During New York Fashion Week

  New York (September 22, 2015) – WorldStage became one of the first companies to use d3 Technologies’ media servers with new VFC (Video Format Conversion) Quad DVI output cards for a live event in the US when it deployed the equipment during the fall edition of New York Fashion Week. The event marked the tenth anniversary of a major designer with a celebratory avant garde video screening following his... Read More

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Artist Clifford Ross Installation at MASS MoCA Opens with A/V Support from WorldStage

New York (September 16, 2015) – “Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined” has opened at the unique MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) with A/V support from WorldStage. MASS MoCA is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the US. Housed in a converted print factory complex in North Adams, Massachusetts, the industrial space’s broad, soaring galleries host large-scale installations that are impossible to... Read More

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WorldStage Provides 3D Projection Mapping, AV and Lighting Support for “Klick Ideas Exchange 2015” Health Care Forum

New York (August 19, 2015) – When Toronto-based digital marketing agency Klick Health held “Klick Ideas Exchange 2015” in Philadelphia, WorldStage was on hand to provide AV and lighting support as well as complex 3D projection mapping for artist John Ensor Parker’s stunning multi-faceted set in the main venue. “Klick Ideas Exchange” was a one-day forum at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The invitation-only gathering of approximately 200... Read More

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WorldStage Helps Andrew Grant Light Lincoln Center’s “Midsummer Night Swing” and “Lincoln Center Out of Doors”

New York (August 4, 2015) – It’s summer in the city and New Yorkers are celebrating at “Midsummer Night Swing” and “Lincoln Center Out of Doors.” WorldStage is providing lighting support for lighting designer Andrew Grant at the two annual festivals held in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. WorldStage was awarded the big summer package after supporting a number of Lincoln Center events earlier this year. “Midsummer Night Swing” ran from... Read More

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WorldStage Hires Braden Gillum as Lead Draftsperson

New York (July 28, 2015) - WorldStage recently hired Braden Gillum as Lead Draftsperson. Braden will be located at WorldStage's New Jersey facility and will be responsible for most of the engineering documentation the company produces to support its event and permanent installation business. With extensive experience in 2D and 3D CAD engineering, Braden will be documenting everything from the complex system designs the company is known for, to the... Read More

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WorldStage Supplies Innovative Video Projection System for Broadway Comedy “An Act of God”

New York (July 14, 2015) – It’s “An Act of God” when The Almighty revamps the Ten Commandments, and WorldStage helps set the celestial scene for the new Broadway comedy starring Jim Parsons at Studio 54 through August 2. WorldStage provided three Panasonic PT-DZ21K 20,000-lumen 3-chip DLP projectors outfitted with three Panasonic ET-D75LE90 ultra short-throw lenses to overcome a slew of technical and logistical challenges including the requirement to create... Read More

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WorldStage Transforms Working Construction Site into Spring Benefit Venue for Storefront for Art and Architecture

New York (June 12, 2015) – The theme for the 2015 Spring Benefit for the Storefront for Art and Architecture was TRANS – transfigured, transparent, translucent, transsexual, transatlantic, transcendent – so it was only natural for WorldStage to transform a working construction site into the venue for the gala in just seven hours. The Spring Benefit was the first public event to take place at 432 Park Avenue, which upon... Read More

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Lighting Designer Christopher Landy Engages “Lip Sync Battle” with Support from WorldStage

New York (May 28, 2015) – SpikeTV’s “Lip Sync Battle” debuted to high ratings with lighting designed by Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design LLC with support from WorldStage for the series’ New York shows. Based on a premise that originally appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the musical game show is hosted by LL Cool J with color commentary from Chrissy Teigen. Its debut on Spike, with Jimmy Fallon... Read More

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Lighting Designer Christopher Landy Makes Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” Shine with Support from WorldStage

New York (May 14, 2015) – Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” shines a satirical light on current events and pop culture. Lighting designer Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design LLC teamed with WorldStage to create a signature look for the new late-night talk show, which occupies the time slot vacated by “The Colbert Report.” “Those were big shoes to fill – we all were conscious of that,” says... Read More

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Adobe DMS Maintains Its Wow-Factor Reputation with AV Support from WorldStage

New York (May 6, 2015) – The annual Adobe Digital Marketing Summit (Adobe DMS) is renowned for the visual “wow factor” it delivers to thousands attending its keynote sessions at Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Convention. For the third consecutive year WorldStage provided AV support for the summit’s giant panoramic canvas, which dominated the venue’s Keynote Room. Held March 9-13, Adobe DMS presented thousands of attendees with the latest strategies... Read More

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Clay Paky Mythos Lighting Fixtures are Latest Addition to WorldStage Inventory

New York (April 2, 2015) – WorldStage has added the Clay Paky Mythos fixture to its equipment inventory. The large complement of lighting instruments marks the latest acquisition as part of an intensive technology initiative at the company. In the last few months WorldStage also has invested in d3 Technologies media servers, 4k projectors and a Barco E2 presentation system. “We are very excited to have the new Mythos fixtures... Read More

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WorldStage Supports “SNL” on 40th Anniversary Broadcast

New York (March 25, 2015) – The “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” celebrated four decades of a New York City institution. WorldStage, an almost equally long-lived New York institution, was delighted to offer its congratulations and technical support to its long-time customer by providing U3 LED videowalls and various lighting fixtures for the red carpet event and the “SNL” studio. “When ‘SNL’ began it was revolutionary, and the production... Read More

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WorldStage Lends AV Expertise to Top-Rated Intel Booth at CES 2015

New York (February 24, 2015) – Always a newsmaker at CES, Intel garnered extra attention this year when Time magazine named its booth one of The 20 Most Eye Catching at CES 2015 and engadget called Intel’s presentation “insanely futuristic.” Once again, WorldStage provided AV support for booth designers and fabricators, The Taylor Group, which showcased Intel’s exploration of intelligence in all its forms: wearables, robots, drones, 3D printing and... Read More

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New d3 Technologies’ Media Servers Provide Massive Computing Power for WorldStage

New York (February 5, 2015) – WorldStage continues to expand its equipment inventory with the purchase of several new d3 Technologies media servers. The company now has d3 4x4 PRO servers and d3 4x2 PRO servers to supplement their existing d3 4U v2.5 units. The new acquisitions mark another milestone on the WorldStage 4K roadmap, which also includes the recent addition of a Barco E2 presentation system with extensive 4K... Read More

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New Barco E2 Presentation System Amps up WorldStage’s 4K Capabilities

New York (January 28, 2015) – As part of an aggressive expansion of its equipment inventory WorldStage has acquired several Barco E2 presentation systems, the first and only screen management system on the market that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz. “The Barco E2 represents one of the key capital expenditures for the WorldStage 4K roadmap,” says WorldStage’s Barry Grossman. “The system is brand... Read More

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WorldStage Supports The First Wall Street Journal Digital Live International Technical Conference

New York (January 21, 2015) – When WSJDLive, “where the digital world connects,” kicked off its inaugural conference, WorldStage was there to provide video systems and displays to Bay Area event and entertainment company e2k Events x Entertainment. An international technical conference, WSJDLive brought together global CEOs, leading thinkers and top entrepreneurs in a series of interviews, round table discussions and interactive events at The Montage, Laguna Beach, California. Speakers... Read More

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PIX PRODUCTIONS and WorldStage Push Back the Boundaries at Adobe MAX 2014

New York (December 15, 2014) – Adobe MAX 2014 - The Creativity Conference unveiled the latest in new technology by using one of the world’s oldest staging techniques with projection mapping support from WorldStage. The annual Adobe users’ conference, Adobe MAX is s a source of ideas and inspiration, a place where creative minds meet. It held its general sessions at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. In the past, Adobe MAX... Read More

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Brand New Metropolitan West Space Debuts with Versace Event and Extensive WorldStage Installation

New York (November 5, 2014) – One of the most glittering events during New York’s Fashion Week was the Anthony Vaccarello x Versus Versace Spring/Summer 2015 runway show and after-party at the new Metropolitan West venue. Signaling the notoriety of the event, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Bella Thorne, Rachel Zoe and Victoria Justice all made appearances. Metropolitan West is a new event facility designed and built by... Read More

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WorldStage Helps Projection Designer Aaron Rhyne Find Solutions for “Bootycandy” Off Broadway

New York (October 22, 2014) – “Bootycandy,” written and directed by Robert O’Hara, has kicked off the season at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons with an extended run and great notices from The New York Times, which called the play “smart and provocative.” WorldStage provided the projection and playback system for the production. “Bootycandy” follows the life of Sutter, a black gay man, in a series of scenes that vary... Read More

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WorldStage Hires Jerry Romano as Director of Broadcast Sales

New York (October 2, 2014) – WorldStage is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry Romano as Director, Broadcast Sales. An industry veteran, Romano was most recently Vice President, TV/Film at the New York City office of 4Wall Entertainment Lighting, a national company offering entertainment lighting rentals, lighting systems design and integration. “Jerry is a seasoned professional with more than two decades of experience in sales management, operations and production... Read More

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WorldStage Goes Underground for “Dive” Immersive Art Installation for Summer Streets 2014

New York (September 23, 2014) – The New York City Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets 2014 arts festival once again turned Manhattan’s Park Avenue pedestrian tunnel into an immersive art experience with help from WorldStage, which provided audio and lighting support for Norwegian artist’s Jana Winderen’s sound installation, “Dive.” Last year WorldStage teamed with NYCDOT and artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on “Voice Tunnel,” the first time in history that an artist... Read More

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WorldStage Launches The LAB in San Francisco

Company Also Announces Open Houses for Week of September 22 San Francisco (September 15, 2014) – WorldStage is opening The LAB in San Francisco as an extension of its core business focusing on emerging media server and interactive technologies for live events and happenings. The LAB enhances the bicoastal presence of WorldStage, which has offices in New York City, Orange County and Nashville, and gives the company its first office... Read More

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WorldStage Supports Colombia Proexport Event at Metropolitan Pavilion

New York (September 3, 2014) – Proexport recently promoted the nation of Colombia brand to businesses in the US with a day-long series of events at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York where WorldStage provided extensive audio, video and lighting support, including an unusual multi-projector array to accommodate the unique requirements of the Gallery’s reception visual display. A government agency and part of the executive branch of the government of... Read More

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Richard Bevan Promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager of WorldStage West

Tustin (August 22, 2014) – WorldStage is pleased to announce that Richard Bevan has been promoted from Vice President of Production Services to Senior Vice President/General Manager of WorldStage West, located in Tustin, California. He will be reporting to WorldStage President Josh Weisberg. “Richard has been a key member of the management team for many years, and I’m delighted to announce his new role and responsibilities at our West Coast... Read More

WorldStage Provides 4k Solution for Adobe Connect Now Event at Lincoln Center

New York (August 12, 2014) – As part of its Creative Cloud 2014 event, a collective update of its entire line up of desktop and mobile apps for creative professionals, Adobe staged Adobe Connect Now, which debuted the 4K video capabilities of its Premiere editing software platform. WorldStage provided extensive 4K video and engineering support for the headline-making gathering at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Adobe Connect Now is the... Read More

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Atomic Design Partners with WorldStage On Turner Entertainment Networks’ Upfront at Madison Square Garden

New York (July 23, 2014) – ATOMIC and WorldStage once again partnered on the upfront for Turner Entertainment Networks’ TBS and TNT, which returned to The Theatre at Madison Square Garden with a bang. Or maybe it was a “Boom” as TNT launched a new, edgier tagline for its drama programming, which includes the new “The Last Ship” from Michael Bay and “Murder in the First” from Steven Bochco. ATOMIC... Read More

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WorldStage Marks Tenth Year Supporting High-Profile Milken Institute Global Conference

Tustin (July 16, 2014) – WorldStage marked its tenth year providing the Milken Institute Global Conference with audio, video and lighting support as more than 3,500 movers and shakers challenged each other to find solutions and implement change for topics ranging from income inequality to a wide array of environmental issues. The 17th annual Milken Institute Global Conference brought executives, billionaires, philanthropists, scientists and celebrities to the Beverly Hilton Hotel... Read More

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WorldStage Supports TIME 100 Gala with Sound Reinforcement and Video Presentation Technology Services

New York (July 2, 2014) – TIME celebrated the publication of the annual TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World at a gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center where WorldStage provided sound reinforcement and video presentation technology services for Empire Entertainment, Inc., which produced the glittering event. Coveted spots on the TIME 100 list this year were filled by Beyonce, Google’s Eric Schmidt, director Alfonso Cuaron, Robert Redford,... Read More

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YouTube Brandcast Presented by Google Debuts New Location with Production by Good Sense & Company and Technology by WorldStage

New York (June 26, 2014) – After the past two years coping with the confined space of the Beacon Theater, followed by the out of the way Basketball City location, for 2014 the YouTube digital “Upfront” (formally called Brandcast) found itself within the spacious environs of the Theater at Madison Square Garden. That space provided the canvas for an innovative scenic design penned by the design team at Good Sense... Read More

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WorldStage Returns to Annual Cisco Partner Summit with Six Screens and 9,322 Pixels

Tustin (June 18, 2014) – WorldStage marked its tenth year supporting the annual Cisco Partner Summit by providing its AV expertise and equipment to the general sessions of the 2014 conference in the Venetian Hotel ballroom in Las Vegas. Hired by InVision Communications, WorldStage executed a very complex design for the summit, which was staged for Cisco’s channel network. The ballroom was dominated by a ribbon of six projection screens,... Read More

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Skyscraper is Movie Screen for WorldStage Projection of Iconic Moments in Film History

New York (June 6, 2014) – The famed Tribeca Film Festival likes to regard all of New York City as a canvas for filmmakers. That was never truer than this year when, as part of a fully-integrated campaign by agency Spinifex for new presenting sponsor AT&T, iconic moments from great films were re-imagined and projection mapped by WorldStage onto the AT&T Long Lines Building in lower Manhattan. The 550-foot high... Read More

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WorldStage Supports World Premiere of “Kung Fu” at New York City’s Signature Theatre With Projection and Playback Equipment

New York (May 27, 2014) – “Kung Fu,” the new play from David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning author of “M. Butterfly,” introduces audiences to a Bruce Lee they probably don’t know. Fusing dance, Chinese opera, martial arts and drama into a bold, new theatrical form, “Kung Fu” showcases Lee in his journey from troubled Hong Kong youth to martial arts legend, husband and father. WorldStage supported the production with... Read More

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WorldStage Lighting Package Sparks Fred Bock’s design for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

New York (April 9, 2014) – When Jimmy Fallon assumed the role of host of the iconic “Tonight Show” it meant more than a change in the man behind the desk. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” now originates from 30 Rockefeller Center where lighting designer Fred Bock, of Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA), has created a new look in NBC’s upgraded Studio 6B. WorldStage supported Bock’s design with... Read More

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Intel Launches CES 2014 Pre-Conference Keynotes with Pedersen Media Group Receiving AV Support from WorldStage

Tustin (March 31, 2014) – When Intel was given the coveted first slot at the CES 2014 Pre-Conference Keynotes held in the Venetian Hotel Ballroom, Las Vegas, WorldStage was on hand to support Pedersen Media Group (PMG) by enhancing the core AV equipment package provided for all the keynoters and customizing the space to showcase the address by new Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. WorldStage has worked with PMG on numerous... Read More

WorldStage Delivers First 3G Press Event for Mercedes-Benz at 2014 North American International Auto Show

New York (March 20, 2014) – When Mercedes-Benz took the stage for its press event at the 2014 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s COBO Center, it deployed what is believed to be the country’s first 3G HD-SDI fly pack, now available from WorldStage. The auto show marked the tenth anniversary of WorldStage’s partnership with the brand and client Fischer Appelt, and it was the first entirely 3G event... Read More

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WorldStage Helps Volkswagen “Think Blue” in Live Augmented Reality Presentation at LA Auto Show

Tustin (March 5, 2014) – The theme at Volkswagen’s press event at the 2013 LA Auto Show was “Think Blue,” and it was all that blue on stage and on screen that posed a challenge for WorldStage in creating a live augmented reality experience for the automaker. WorldStage marked its third year servicing the VW press event at the auto show, but it was the first time that event producers,... Read More

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Doug Aitken Premieres New Video Installation “The Source (evolving)” with AV Support from WorldStage

New York (February 24, 2014) – Renowned artist Doug Aitken marked the U.S. premiere of his installation “The Source (evolving)” at New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah with AV support from WorldStage, which provided design consultation, equipment and programming. New Frontier at Sundance champions films that expand, experiment with and explode traditional storytelling. “The Source (evolving)” is a kaleidoscope of fast-paced, candid conversations with pioneers... Read More

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Julie Taymor’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Opens Polonsky Shakespear Center, The New Brooklyn Home of Theatre for a New Audience with Projection Support from WorldStage

New York (January 30, 2014) – The inaugural production of Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a non-profit theatre that produces Shakespeare along side other major authors in its new home at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn could hardly have been more ambitious: director Julie Taymor’s innovative staging of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” featuring extensive video projections designed by Sven Ortel. WorldStage provided seven Christie video projectors coupled... Read More

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Hairel Enterprises Picks Vista Systems’ Spyder for Video Projection System in Faith Bible’s New Sanctuary

Phoenix (January 26, 2014) – When Faith Bible Church, a Bible-centered church in The Woodlands, Texas, built a new 900-seat sanctuary, Houston-area AV contractor Hairel Enterprises selected a Vista Systems Spyder X20 0808 as a key component of the new video projection system. Faith Bible marks the first use of a Vista Spyder by Hairel, which provided full AV and theatrical lighting for the sanctuary. “I knew about Spyder and... Read More

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WorldStage Helps New Yorkers Engage in “Talking Transition” as New Mayor Prepares to Take Office

New York (January 15, 2014) – As the New York mayoralty transitions from the Bloomberg era to the de Blasio era, New Yorkers were asked to share their views about the city’s future in an innovative citywide effort, “Talking Transition.” WorldStage provided extensive lighting support for the tent-like complex at Hudson Square at Canal and Varick Streets in Manhattan, which served as the initiative’s home base. The nonpartisan project, Produced... Read More

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WorldStage Makes Big Tech Staff Expansion To Support Continuing Growth

(November 12, 2014) – WorldStage is pleased to announce five new hires, across a wide range of departments, at its East and West Coast offices. Coming on board are Susanna Harris-Rea as lighting project manager, Russell Cowans as audio engineer, Gus Garces and Greg Duffin as staging project managers, and Frank Musgrove as senior video engineer. “We are delighted to welcome these five talented and experienced professionals to the WorldStage... Read More

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WorldStage Offers Viz:140, Merging Live Tweeting and Professional Presentations

New York (January 9, 2014) – Viz:140, the professional software tool that captures, curates, visualizes and presents social media on any number of displays, is available for rental exclusively through WorldStage Inc. Viz:140 (formerly called CommuniType) was developed by Pretty Extreme Inc. to give presenters, party planners and content producers ultimate control over social media content. Much more than a media server, Viz:140 allows users to program a show with... Read More

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WorldStage Helps Celebrate Seven Generations of VW Golf with 3D Projection Mapping for Acclaimed 2015 WV Golf Reveal at the NY Auto Show

  New York (May 9, 2013) – Hailed by many as the best reveal at the show, the 2015 Volkwagen Golf made headlines during its press event at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. WorldStage was tasked by SIAM Productions and George P. Johnson with providing a 3D projection mapping system and other services for the unique reveal, which told the story of seven generations... Read More

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WorldStage Returns For Sixth Year in a Row with AV Support for EA’s “The Download” Press Event at 2013 E3

New York (October 16, 2013) – Once again Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) wowed videogame fans and media at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview,” the top game publisher’s must-see press event held during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. WorldStage returned for the sixth consecutive year to provide AV support for the event, which looked at upcoming titles via live demos, world premiere trailers and breaking news. This... Read More

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WorldStage Gets Creative at Adobe MAX 2013

 New York (August 7, 2013) – Adobe MAX 2013 “The Creativity Conference”, took a very creative set design and projection mapping approach to deliver visuals to an audience of some 5,000 Adobe users and software developers – and over 100K more who watched the gathering’s livestream. WorldStage helped Adobe Systems, Inc. meet its ambitious creative goals providing AV support for the entire event, whose general sessions were held at Nokia... Read More

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WorldStage Projects the Plight of Refugees on Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for World Refugee Day

 New York (July 25, 2013) – The plight of refugees may not be a high-profile topic on a given day, but WorldStage teamed with ART WORKS Projects to ensure that the problem had a larger-than-life platform during World Refugee Day, June 20. WorldStage was the media projection provider and sponsor for a public event at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City whose south bell... Read More

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WorldStage Teams with Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on “Voice Tunnel”, A Large-scale Interactive Art Installation

New York (September 5, 2013) – The New York Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets 2013 arts festival featured many unique installations but none more unusual than Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Voice Tunnel,” which opened the 1,400-foot vehicle tunnel on Manhattan’s Park Avenue to pedestrians for the first time ever. WorldStage filled the interactive art installation’s needs for an extensive lighting package and a custom audio system that delivered the once-in-a-lifetime... Read More

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WorldStage Teams with TBA Global on First Upfront for Gannett Company

 New York (May 16, 2013) – When TBA Global was tasked with producing the Gannett Company’s first-ever upfront it selected WorldStage to provide AV and lighting support for the event at the AXA Equitable Building in Manhattan. GannettFront 2013 marked the first time that all divisions within Gannett came together to highlight the company’s unique selling position and its evolution as a powerful media and marketing solutions company. The parent... Read More

WorldStage Purchases Riedel’s Artist 64 Digital Matrix Intercom System

New York (March 20, 2013) -- WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., has acquired Riedel Communications’ Artist 64 Digital Matrix Intercom system. “It was time to move to a digital intercom so we chose Riedel, which is an industry standard and recognized as one of the best digital intercom systems available,” says WorldStage engineer Geof Gibson. “Riedel intercoms were used on the Olympics in London... Read More

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WorldStage Develops First of Its Kind Live, Moving LED Display System For “NBA Kia Countdown” on ESPN

New York (February 21, 2013) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc., developed and installed an innovative live, moving LED display system for the new studio design for ESPN’s premier NBA show. Kia NBA Countdown is the pre-game show for ESPN’s NBA games on Wednesdays and Fridays and NBA Sunday game broadcasts on ABC. The show emanates from the ESPN Los Angeles Production Center at... Read More

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WorldStage Supports Vibrant Design on New CBS Series “The Job”

New York (February 14, 2012) – When the new reality competition series “The Job” debuts on CBS early in 2013 studio segments will showcase lighting design by Christopher Landy of Vibrant Design LLC with support from WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. “The Job,” from veteran producers Michael Davies and Mark Burnett, pits five talented candidates from across the country who face off in a... Read More

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WorldStage Creates iPhone App for the new Broadway Musical “Bare”

New York (February 7, 2013) – When projection designer William Cusick wanted to augment his projection design with a unique camera effect for the production of “Bare,” a contemporary rock musical playing at New World Stages in the heart of the Manhattan theater district, he relied on his preferred technology supplier, WorldStage, to come up with a low-cost creative solution. WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications... Read More

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WorldStage Lighting Announces Staff Promotions and New Hires Within Management Group

New York (January 31, 2013) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, is pleased to announce two promotions and a new hire among its lighting management staff. “WorldStage enjoyed a very successful 2012 – one of the best years in our history – and we want to build on that by giving the staff members that have proven themselves time and again more responsibility, says Josh... Read More

WorldStage Adds New Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles for Rentals and Staging

New York (January 25, 2013) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc., has chosen the Yamaha CL5 digital audio console and accompanying Rio (Remote/IO) stage rack as its new audio console and immediately made them available for audio system rentals and staging. The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network–based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive system solution. The footprint of all... Read More

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WorldStage and World Premiere Events Give Vista High School Students the Red-Carpet Treatment

Tustin (January 23, 2013) – It looked like a Hollywood premiere and everyone attending was a star when World Premiere Events (WPE) and WorldStage rolled out the red carpet to honor 100 students at Vista High School for their outstanding achievements. “World Premiere Events celebrates the dedication of young people to their communities by partnering with high schools to create red-carpet events to honor students who volunteer for special programs,”... Read More

WorldStage Maps Video to Moving Walls to Support the Reveal of the New Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter

New York (April 11, 2012) – Everyone was primed to expect a dramatic announcement from Bell Helicopter at HELI-EXPO 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center. So the large-screen video mapping, which helped unveil the company’s revolutionary new Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium Helicopter, had a lot to live up to. WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., was brought on by Global Experience Specialists, the producer... Read More

WorldStage Helps Transform the High Line into a Virtual Runway for 10th Anniversary of Lifetime’s “Project Runway

New York (November 5, 2012) – Strollers on a portion of the Chelsea Market passage of the High Line got to strut their stuff, pose and collect nods of approval as they walked a virtual runway to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lifetime’s “Project Runway.” WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., facilitated the installation of a dynamic, 20-foot long interactive videowall, which used innovative human... Read More

WorldStage Emerges a Winner at Showtime Sports’ “Super Six World Boxing Classic” in Atlantic City

New York (January 30, 2012) – WorldStage Inc. (the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications) scored a knock out when it supported the final championship event for Showtime Sports’ “Super Six World Boxing Classic” at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on December 17, 2011. WorldStage provided three big LED walls of varying sizes, a large Encore system for switching and routing, Pandoras Box systems for playback, audio for... Read More

WorldStage Provides Video, Audio and Lighting Support for Massive “Celebration of Science” at Venues Across Washington, D.C.

New York (December 10, 2012) – People and equipment from the East and West Coast offices of WorldStage collaborated to provide a full complement of video, audio and lighting services for A Celebration of Science in Washington, D.C., a new initiative spearheaded by FasterCures and the Milken Institute. More than 1,000 leaders in medical research, bioscience, patient advocacy, industry, philanthropy and public policy actively participated in the event, which reaffirmed... Read More

At Summer Client Event WorldStage Shows Off Adult Beverage Skills As Well As Technical Chops

New York (September 10, 2012) – When WorldStage hosted its Annual Summer Client Event the company made use of the extensive creative and technical capabilities it normally reserves for customers. Billed as a sophisticated evening of food and cocktails with a media exhibition, the event at the Metropolitan Pavilion introduced the new WorldStage brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc. and showcased the company’s latest equipment acquisitions in a... Read More

WorldStage East Moves Back to Manhattan After 10-year “Make LIC Hip” Project is Completed

New York (August 30, 2012) – After more than a decade in Long Island City, WorldStage has moved its administrative offices to midtown Manhattan in a newly-designed space at 259 West 30th Street. WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., retains its warehouse in Secaucus, New Jersey. Shelly Sabel, the company’s new director of design, came onboard after the 12th floor office space had been selected... Read More

Oracle Revolutionizes the Meeting Experience Featuring Video and Interactive Elements from WorldStage

New York (August 16, 2012) – When Oracle held The Experience Revolution, a special event at New York City’s Gotham Hall, event producers InVision Communications turned to WorldStage to deliver four different video and interactive elements supporting Oracle’s chosen theme. The evening of exploration, inspiration and networking with customer experience executives featured Oracle president Mark Hurd introducing the Oracle Customer Experience, a suite of products that includes the new Oracle... Read More

EA’s Press Event at E3 Gets AV Support from WorldStage

New York (August 8, 2012) – High Tech met Old World when top game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) staged its press event during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at LA’s century-old Orpheum Theatre with AV support from WorldStage. “The Download: EA 2012 Preview” provided guests with a first look at EA’s upcoming titles with live demos, world premiere trailers and breaking news. “Electronic Arts is one of the... Read More

CBS Upfront Plays Carnegie Hall with Video Support from WorldStage

New York (July 18, 2012) – CBS and Carnegie Hall. Big network, big stage, big success for the annual Upfront Sales Presentation, which previewed the fall program lineup. Once again CBS called on WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., for video support as Carnegie Hall’s famous stage showcased the latest CBS stars and shows. Having partnered with CBS since 1994, the WorldStage team has finely... Read More

YouTube Holds First Ever Upfront with Support from WorldStage

New York (July 10, 2012) – Given YouTube’s popularity as a programming and information source the online network was sure to hold an advertiser’s upfront sometime soon. Sure enough, YouTube launched YouTube Brandcast, giving marketers and agencies an exclusive first look at YouTube’s new original programming and insights into the world’s biggest audience. Performances by Jay-Z and Flo Rida capped off the experience. WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg... Read More

WorldStage Goes Expansive For Milken Institute 2012 Global Conference

Los Angeles (July 3, 2012) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., cemented its relationship with the Milken Institute by providing audio, video, lighting and extensive logistical support for its 2012 Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, the sixth consecutive partnership between the companies on this event. The annual Milken Institute Global Conference assembles some of the world’s most extraordinary people... Read More

WorldStage is First in the U.S. With Barco C5 LED Technology

New York (June 26, 2012) – Always on the forefront of new technology, WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., has become the first company in the U.S. to acquire Barco’s new C5 5.5mm pixel pitch, black-face indoor LED display. Introduced earlier this year, the Barco C5 has pushed the boundaries of image quality and price. “Our specialization in LED video is related to mid-size, very... Read More

WorldStage Supports Nicki Minaj Times Square Event Launching the Nokia Lumia 900 in North America

New York (June 20, 2012) – Times Square came to a standstill, and it wasn’t even New Year’s Eve. Ten of thousands of fans turned out to watch superstar singer-rapper Nicki Minaj perform live and celebrate the launch of the Windows-based Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone in North America at an event featuring audio and lighting support from WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. Minaj, a... Read More

WorldStage Devises Smart Solutions for National Tour of “American Idiot: The Musical”

New York (June 6, 2012) – Hailed as “the first great musical of the 21st century” by the Toronto Star, “American Idiot: The Musical” is now on national tour with AV support from WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications. Playing dates in Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco in the recent and upcoming months, the tour commenced directly after the Broadway run of the show,... Read More

Life Is a Beach for WorldStage Server System Lights Huge Monitor Wall forand “Surf the Musical”

New York (Date, 2012) – WorldStage caught a wave this summer with “Surf the Musical,” which played at Planet Hollywood’s Peepshow theater in Las Vegas. The new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. was tasked with providing an on-stage display system for the show that would support the very large surfaces called for by the set design. “They wanted a very bright, very high-resolution image – much brighter... Read More

WorldStage Helps Intel Catch The Wave at CES 2012

New York (April 30, 2012) – With the theme “Connect to Life,” Intel’s innovative booth at CES 2012 in Las Vegas featured a giant ecosystem of animated creatures whose interactions reflected the digital world in which Intel operates. Foghorn Creative created the live interactive display across “The Wave” with support from WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc., which designed and installed a very complex projection... Read More

WorldStage Maps Video to Moving Walls to Support the Reveal of the New Bell 525 Relentless Helicopter

New York (April 11, 2012) – Everyone was primed to expect a dramatic announcement from Bell Helicopter at HELI-EXPO 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center. So the large-screen video mapping, which helped unveil the company’s revolutionary new Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium Helicopter, had a lot to live up to. WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc., was brought on by Global Experience Specialists, the producer... Read More

WorldStage Supports JC Penney’s Major Re-branding Launch And Announcement

New York (April 2, 2012) – For one of the most important announcements in the company’s history, JC Penney decided to use the company’s Analyst Meeting Day, on January 25 as the primary forum. The event, which was attended by VIP’s in the retail, fashion and finance world was followed by a pair of vendor meetings and culminated in a cocktail party for 1500 attendees. WorldStage, the new brand for... Read More

WorldStage and Drive Productions Use 4D Projection Mapping to Deliver HP’s Holiday Surprise to New Yorkers

New York (March 20, 2012) – London-based Drive Productions Ltd. partnered with WorldStage Inc. (the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications) on a 4D projection mapping project for HP’s TouchSmart line that delivered an exciting holiday surprise – tied up with a bow – for New Yorkers. Creature, HP’s agency in Seattle, tasked Drive with creating a spectacular 4D projection-mapping show” to enchant crowds as it covered the... Read More

WorldStage Lighting Division Names John Healy and Terry Jackson To New Positions

New York (March 13, 2012) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, is pleased to announce the promotions of John Healy to Director of Production/Lighting and Terry Jackson to Director of Rentals/Lighting. The appointments mark the completion of a restructuring phase in the WorldStage lighting division that has resulted in greatly improved financial performance while continuing to provide value to clients and being competitive in the... Read More

WorldStage Hires Three for West Coast Office

Tustin (March 6, 2012) – WorldStage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc., has announced the addition of three staff members to its western office in Tustin, Ca. Sean T. Glen joins WorldStage as senior project manger, Stuart Kopple as senior account executive and Dan Leavitt as production services manager. All bring a wealth of experience and a depth of expertise to their positions that will enhance... Read More

Worldstage Supports Fine Jewelry’s GEM Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street

New York (February 28, 2012) – It was the fine jewelry industry’s night to sparkle, and Worldstage was there to support the big-screen display needs of the 10th Annual GEM Awards, January 6 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Worldstage provided Dataton WATCHOUT systems for the gala event, which was held by the Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America. The GEM Awards recognize... Read More

Worldstage Helps Oracle Retail Group Have a Big Presence at Retail’s BIG Show

New York (February 17, 2012) – It was a big show for the retail industry and Worldstage helped Oracle Retail Group have a commanding presence at the NRF’s 101st Annual Convention & Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Worldstage, the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, supported the high-tech company with a unique videowall featuring a live Twitter feed that captured the... Read More

WorldStage Expands Lighting Inventory with Latest in Wireless DMX Technology, LED Fixtures and Lighting Control

New York (January 16, 2012) – WorldStage’s latest acquisitions to its broad and deep inventory of lighting products reinforces the company’s leadership role as a lighting supplier for the live staging, theatrical, corporate and broadcast markets. WorldStage is the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications. “We continue to embrace new technologies, such as the latest in wireless DMX devices and the growing array of LED fixtures, as part... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Provides Audio Support to Food Network’s “Iron Chef” Franchise

New York (September 28, 2011) – Scharff Weisberg, Inc. helped capture the sizzle that comes with the steak by supplying a complement of wired and wireless microphones for the next season of Food Network’s “Iron ChefAmerica” series and an episode of the “The Next Iron Chef” reality show. Scharff Weisberg Vice President Scott Schachter reports that the company provided Sennheiser 3K and 5K series wireless mics, AKG audience reaction mics... Read More

VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” Gets a Tom Kenny Lighting Re-design with Gear from WorldStage

New York (November 21, 2011) – VH1’s morning entertainment show, “Big Morning Buzz Live,” returned for a third season October 17 with a revamped look and new lighting design by Tom Kenny facilitated by WorldStage (the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications). The show hails from the 20th floor lobby of VH1’s headquarters in Times Square where host Carrie Keagan and pop culture correspondent Jason Dundas connect with... Read More

WorldStage Companies VAI and Scharff Weisberg Deliver Video and Audio Solutions for Intel’s ISMC in Anaheim

Pedersen Media Group drew upon the extensive resources and capabilities of WorldStage companies Video Applications Inc. (VAI) and Scharff Weisberg to provide video and audio solutions for Intel's recent International Sales & Marketing Conference (ISMC) at the Anaheim (California) Convention Center. The annual meeting was attended by 4,000 Intel sales and marketing staff from around the globe. For the event, which takes place over four days, the WorldStage companies were... Read More

Scharff Weisberg and VAI Partner to Support AV Needs of GLAAD Media Awards Gala in New York City

May 24, 2011 Scharff Weisberg and VAI Partner to Support AV Needs of GLAAD Media Awards Gala in New York City WorldStage companies Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Inc. (VAI) teamed for the third year to support Tencue Productions with audio, lighting and video for the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards at a gala evening at New York City's Marriott Marquis Time Square. The... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Delivers Video Display, Playback and Control Solution For Delta Diamond Installation at JFK International Airport

New York (September 21, 2011) – Passengers walking through the rotunda on the concourse between Delta Terminals 2 and 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York have discovered a jewel of an installation for Delta Airlines featuring video display, playback and control by Scharff Weisberg. Dubbed the Delta Diamond, the lozenge-shaped glass installation was created by Cigar Box Studios. The transparent structure is divided across the middle... Read More

Internet Week New York Returns to Metropolitan Pavilion with Support from Scharff Weisberg for Expanded Stage and Exhibit Areas

New York (August 17, 2011) – For the second consecutive year Internet Week New York selected The Metropolitan Pavilion as its headquarters for the festival celebrating New York City’s thriving Internet industry and community. Scharff Weisberg is the exclusive AV and lighting equipment provider for the venue. “The Metropolitan Pavilion is the perfect space to show off technology,” says Adam Kahan, Senior Vice President at Empire Entertainment, who managed all... Read More

VAI brings 21st-Century Gesture Technology to Las Vegas Jewelry Trade Show

Tustin (August 11, 2011) – Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage company, paired innovative jewelry company Chamilia with an innovative motion gesture tracking technology to showcase Chamilia’s latest collection at the recent JCK Las Vegas. The show, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, is the most comprehensive jewelry gathering in the country attracting more than 2,500 participants from 22 countries. Minneapolis-based Chamilia partnered with Media Loft on... Read More

WorldStage Once Again Teams With CBS on Upfront

New York (August 3, 2011) – A landmark venue, strikingly contemporary graphics, a massive set, and an exciting fall primetime line-up combined to generate serious buzz at the CBS 2011 Upfront Presentation at New York City’s Carnegie Hall where Video Applications (VAI), a WorldStage company, provided video projection, switching, engineering and signal distribution. VAI, which began its collaboration with CBS Executive Producer Jane Gottlieb in 1994, built on the projection... Read More

Scharff Weisberg and The Metropolitan Pavilion Demonstrate An Event Space’s Ability to Accommodate a Diverse Array of Clients

New York (July 26, 2011) – The diversity of clientele at The Metropolitan Pavilion, one of New York City’s premiere event destinations, requires Scharff Weisberg, a WorldStage company, to demonstrate its flexibility and extensive technical and creative capabilities with every new booking. As the exclusive AV and lighting equipment provider, Scharff Weisberg supports a surprisingly diverse, technically advanced and elegantly appointed range of events. Located in the Ladies Mile Historic... Read More

WorldStage Supports High-Energy Upfront for The CW

Tustin, CA (July 19, 2011) – Valencia Production Partners (VPP) produced the high-energy 2011-12 upfront for youth-oriented network The CW with support from WorldStage companies Video Applications, Inc. and Scharff Weisberg Inc. VPP, which has staged upfronts for The CW since its debut seven years ago, moved the venue to the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center where the young stars of the network’s returning and new primetime series... Read More

Video Applications – Two Presidents, One Day

Tustin, CA (April 19, 2011) –Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage company, recently supported live, on-stage speaking engagements of both President Obama and former President Clinton. Highlighting his new proposed budget and commitment to out-educating our competitors termed ‘winning the future,’ President Obama visited Intel’s CEO, toured their Oregon campus, was introduced to Intel’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs and witnessed student demonstrations by Intel Science Talent... Read More

Video Applications Inc. Provides Technical Design and Event Management Support for The Trevor Project’s Annual Trevor LIVE Event

Tustin, CA (March 9, 2011) – For the third year in a row, Video Applications Inc. (VAI) has supported Trevor LIVE, the signature annual event of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. Held at the Hollywood Palladium, the ready-for-primetime show honored Kathy Griffin and featured guest performances by Sarah Silverman, Wayne Brady, Neil Patrick Harris and Queen Latifah.... Read More

Video Applications Inks Four-Year GSA Contract

Tustin, CA (March 3, 2011) –Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage company, has secured GSA’s coveted Advertising and Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS 541) contract. As a preferred vendor of high-profile, turnkey production, presentation and exhibition services, VAI’s complete process-oriented approach includes: A-to-Z Project Management; Intra-Agency Coordination; Pre/Post-Event Site Survey(s); and Audio, Video, Lighting, Scenic and Production Services. “We are one of a handful of companies capable of offering complete and... Read More

Cincinnati’s School for Creative & Performing Arts Installs Robert JuliatTopazeFollowspots

Wallingford, CT (March 2, 2011) -- The School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio has installed four Robert JuliatTopazefollowspots in Corbett Hall, its 750-seat auditorium. SCPA offers a comprehensive arts education, with full college-prep curriculum, for students K-12 in the Cincinnati Public School District. It boasts many notable graduates, its students have performed on PBS with the Cincinnati Pops and it served as the setting for a... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Fills Lighting, Audio and Video Needs for Big Apple Circus’s New Multipurpose Entrance Tent

New York (February 28, 2011) – For the Big Apple Circus’s recent “Dance On!” show under the Big Top, Scharff Weisberg provided lighting, audio and video equipment for a new, multipurpose entrance tent in Lincoln Center Plaza’s Damrosch Park. David Rockwell of Rockwell and Associates designed the entrance tent that “exponentially increased our front of house space,” says Scott O’Donnell, vice president and general manager of the Big Apple Circus.... Read More

Video Applications Inc. Collaborates With Gorilla Production Group for First U.S. Saisho Homa Fire Rite Ceremony at Shinnyo-en Temple

Tustin, CA (February 23, 2011) – In the last several years Shinnyo-en Buddhists have conducted the Saisho Homa fire rite ceremony in Taiwan, Paris and Berlin. This year, the prayer ceremony for world peace was brought to the U.S. for the first time and documented by turnkey production and event resource Gorilla Production Group with AV technical support from Video Applications Inc. (VAI). The rite, held at Shinnyo-en’s head temple... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Supports Zachary Borovay with Video Projection for Broadway’s Lombardi and Elf

New York (January 12, 2011) – Scharff Weisberg has teamed with projection designer Zachary Borovay to integrate video into two acclaimed Broadway productions, Lombardi and Elf. The relationship between Scharff Weisberg and Borovay goes back almost 10 years and includes Broadway productions such as Xanadu and To Be Or Not To Be as well as Peepshow in Las Vegas. “The great thing about working with Scharff Weisberg’s, Lars [Pedersen] and... Read More

WorldStage Provides AV Support to Jacco Olivier Art Installation Dotted Across Madison Square Park’s Winter Landscape

New York (January 10, 2011) – WorldStage (the new brand for Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications) provided extensive AV support for an innovative installation in New York City’s six-acre Madison Square Park where Dutch artist Jacco Olivier’s stop-motion animations brighten the park’s winter landscape. Olivier photographs each stage of his creative process of painting and re-painting images of flora and fauna until the original no longer exists. The resulting stop-motion... Read More

It’s Par for the Course as Scharff Weisberg Provides Support and Equipment for Learning Tents at US Open and PGA Championship

NEW YORK (September 23, 2009) – Recent projects for two high-profile professional golf events fit Scharff Weisberg Lighting to a “tee.” Working for Momentum Worldwide, Scharff Weisberg first supported the USGA Championship Experience Learning Tent at the US Open 2009 on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, New York. Later this summer they recreated the Learning Tent at the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska,... Read More

Tom Kenny Lights Trio of Sir Elton John-Leon Russell Performances with Support from Scharff Weisberg Lighting

New York (December 6, 2010) – Scharff Weisberg Lighting scored a hat trick when it supported lighting designer Tom Kenny’s needs for a trio of back-to-back appearances by Sir Elton John and the legendary Leon Russell. Elton and Leon kicked off the release of their new studio album, their first collaboration in 40 years, with a concert broadcast live from The Beacon Theatre on October 19, an appearance on Good... Read More

Lighting Designer Ben Stanton Chooses Automated Package from Scharff Weisberg for First New York City Revival of “Angels in America”

New York (December 1, 2010) – Scharff Weisberg has supplied the automated light package for the first New York City revival of “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” Parts one and two of the play are kicking off an entire season dedicated to playwright Tony Kushner’s work by Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company. “What’s special about this production is also what’s challenging about lighting it,” says lighting... Read More

Canon Expo 2010 Highlights Advanced Imaging Technologies with Support From WorldStage Companies Scharff Weisberg and VAI

New York (November 17, 2010) – Every five years Canon Expo, which highlights Canon’s new and existing technologies and hints at future products, is a must-see for an invited audience of customers, partners and selected media. WorldStage, Inc. companies Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) provided technological and staging expertise for the latest event, Canon Expo 2010 held September 1 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Supports The White House and J. Marshall Events For Key International Meetings Following UN General Assembl

New York (November 5, 2010) – It’s fall in New York and the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly has kicked off a round of international events and meetings at the headquarters of the world body. Scharff Weisberg provided lighting and audio support for three key events: the South Sudan Multilateral Meeting (SSMM) produced by The White House and the back-to-back Every Woman, Every Child event (EWEC) and... Read More

Innovative LED Video Wall and Interactive Graffiti Element from Scharff Weisberg Sparks Reopening of Chanel’s Soho Boutique in time for NY Fashion Week

New York (October 20, 2010) – The reopening of the newly-renovated Chanel boutique in Soho coincided with Fall Fashion Week 2010, and KCD called upon Scharff Weisberg to provide a huge LED video wall and an interactive Graffiti Wall celebrating both events and the boutique’s participation in “Fashion’s Night Out,” the second annual after-hours shopping event for the public. To mark the festivities, KCD designed a tented outdoor event space... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Helps Lighting Designer Christopher Landy Embrace Unconventional Space for “Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ”

New York (October 13, 2010) – When MTV decided to consolidate its multiple Twitter accounts into one new account managed by a social media-savvy Twitter Jockey (TJ), the network launched a televised competition: “Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ.” The series culminated in a live show with five finalists featuring lighting design by Vibrant Design’s Christopher Landy who was supported by an extensive lighting complement from Scharff... Read More

WorldStage Companies Showcase Innovative Technology for Oracle Product Launch at the Guggenheim Museum

New York (August 31, 2010) – WorldStage, Inc. companies Video Applications Inc. (VAI) and Scharff Weisberg teamed on an innovative product launch for Oracle’s Enterprise Manager 11g in New York City’s iconic Guggenheim Museum, which provided a unique architectural setting for the event. WorldStage provided the video, projection, camera and audio equipment for the launch; video projections in the museum’s famed spiraling rotunda drew oohs and aahs from guests who... Read More

Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications Fulfill Technology Needs For Vibrant Upfront Season In New York

New York (August 16, 2010) – The broadcast and cable networks’ “Upfront season” heralds their new fall programming line-ups with presentations designed to dazzle advertisers and their agencies. WorldStage companies, Scharff Weisberg and Video Applications (VAI), were selected by a number of the top networks to provide technical design and production support for a busy slate of Upfronts at multiple venues in New York City. Collectively, The World Stage Companies... Read More

Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly’s Bold & Fresh Tour Hits Arena’s Nationwide Audio, Video and Lighting Support Comes With A Scharff Weisberg Point of View

New York (August 4, 2010) – When Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly kicked off the 2010 leg of their Bold & Fresh Tour, Scharff Weisberg hit the road to provide turnkey services for the politically-charged cavalcade. Scharff Weisberg also provided support when Beck struck off on his own for the American Revival Tour. Scharff Weisberg handled the complex logistics of providing seamless AV and lighting for both national tours, delivering... Read More

EA E3 Expo Press Event goes Massive with 18-Person Onstage Game Play, Stereo 3D Display and Full HD Production

Tustin, CA (July 28, 2010) – International game developer, publisher, and distributor Electronic Arts (EA) took its press event at the E3 Expo 2010 to the next level when it amped up the energy at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles last month. This was the third consecutive year that Video Applications, Inc. (VAI), a WorldStage Company, provided technical support for EA’s annual press event at the trade-only Electronic... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Provides KCD Inc. with Massive AV Support for Jeanne-Claude Memorial at Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York (July 7, 2010) – More than 2,200 invited guests attended the memorial for artist and long-time Christo partner Jeanne-Claude at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 26 where Scharff Weisberg provided AV support to producers KCD Inc. Jeanne-Claude, who passed away last November, was the wife and collaborator of Christo. For 51 years they created renowned temporary works of art, including Running Fence in California’s Sonoma and... Read More

Video Applications Provides Hardware Support for Intel InfoScape Interactive Cube That’s Anything But Square

New York (June 30, 2010) – Intel’s InfoScape interactive cube wowed the crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year where Video Applications Inc. (VAI) provided hardware support for the attraction that was conceived and developed by Foghorn Creative. featured InfoScape on its cover and declared it one of the “10 Cool Toys from CES” while touted its “jaw-dropping graphics” and Inside Scoop called it “the best... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Supports Robin Hood Foundation Gala With Projection Design and Implementation Showing Group’s Neighborhood Impact

New York (June 23, 2010) – The legendary do-good activities of Robin Hood pale in comparison to those of his namesake, the Robin Hood Foundation, whose recent annual gala netted almost $88 million in donations dedicated entirely to programs helping poor New Yorkers. Scharff Weisberg was part of the merry band of supporters that helped make the evening a success, designing and implementing projection elements for the cocktail area that... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Puts the Lighting for “Thin Ice” on Firm Footing

New York (May 7, 2010) – Olympic and world-champion skaters might have been on “Thin Ice” in a two-part reality show produced by O’Neil Entertainment, but lighting designer Scott Wolfeil of LDG (Lighting Design Group) was on solid ground when he sourced the competition’s lighting complement from Scharff Weisberg Inc. “Thin Ice” aired live on March 19 and 21 on ABC from the Premier Ballroom of the MGM Grand at... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Supports Nancy Goldstein’s Lighting Design for Major Exhibitors at the new Boston Flower & Garden Show

New York (April 26, 2010) – The flowers bloomed early in New England when The Boston Flower & Garden Show debuted at the Seaport World Trade Center, March 24-28, with Scharff Weisberg Lighting supporting lighting designer Nancy Goldstein and her work with 25 professional garden and landscape exhibitors. Goldstein, who heads Nancy Goldstein Design, LLC in Marblehead, Massachusetts, is known for dramatic lighting for landscapes, interiors, theater and events. She’s... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Lighting Supports Lighting Designer Brian Nason on “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tour”

New York (April 19, 2010) – The gun-toting grandma Madea is an audience-pleaser on big and small screens and now she’s reaching out to more fans than ever with the live show, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tour,” with lighting design by Brian Nason and support by Scharff Weisberg Lighting. Nason was brought in when Perry, who produces the show and stars as Madea, expanded the show to triple... Read More

Scharff Weisberg’s Sales Division Installs NEC Ultra-Thin Bezel LCD Displays for Sprint Videowall at JFK Airport

New York (March 17, 2010) – Although Scharff Weisberg is most often recognized as a premier staging, presentation and rental company, its sales division continues to make its mark by offering innovative products for cutting-edge projects such as the new Sprint videowall at the entrance to American Airlines Terminal #8 at JFK Airport. “Fifty to sixty manufacturers have a direct relationship with our sales division,” notes Scharff Weisberg vice president... Read More

WorldStage Names Steve Gilbard Senior Technologist and Inks Agreement for Rental Inventory Utilization

New York (January 7, 2010) – WorldStage, Inc., the holding company for Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) and Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) have announced an agreement with Steve Gilbard, owner and CEO of Theatrical Concepts, Inc. (TCI) to integrate their substantial equipment assets. The deal takes effect on January 1, 2010. In addition, an agreement has been reached for Gilbard to act as a consultant to WorldStage as Senior Technologist, in... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Opens Up Pandoras Box for “Memphis: The Musical”

New York (December 9, 2009) – When “Memphis: The Musical” opened on Broadway October 19 at the Shubert Theatre, the scenic projection design was supported by innovative technology provided by Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI). SWI provided two Christie Roadster HD18K 1080 HD 18,000-lumen 3-chip DLP digital projectors plus two Coolux Pandoras Box Media Server PROs, two Coolux MediaManager PRO machines, and a Coolux Widget Designer PRO advanced control surface-creation framework.... Read More

VAI’s DevCon 2009 Brings People And Ideas Together

Tustin, CA (November 9, 2009) – The latest edition of Video Applications long-running Developers Conference or DevCon, introduced a number of technology innovations to a cross-section of clients throughout four well-attended sessions. DevCon 2009 took place at the end of August and, similar to past years where concepts such as wide-screen high-resolution imaging and the proprietary “MediaHub” were presented in an in-depth format, this year’s version provided a comprehensive review... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Marks Guggenheim Museum’s 50th Anniversary by Supporting Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness” and Other Events

New York (October 29, 2009) – Scharff Weisberg helped the iconic Guggenheim Museum celebrate its 50th anniversary by providing support for several key events, including artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness.” Part of the museum’s Works & Process series, the commissioned performance installation was inspired by Kandinsky’s opera, The Yellow Sound. In “Levels of Nothingness,” the pitch, rhythm and content of the spoken word provides the control mechanism for an... Read More

Scharff Weisberg Lights Up G-Star Raw’s Spring/Summer Collection At New York City Fashion Week 2010

NEW YORK (October 9, 2009) – The chill of fall was definitely in the air but hints of spring and summer at the beach reigned at the G-Star Raw show at New York City Fashion Week where the Dutch apparel company presented its spring/summer collection with lighting and audio support from Scharff Weisberg for the third year in a row. Scharff Weisberg partnered with event production company Dizon Inc. on... Read More


NEW YORK (August 31, 2009) – Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) partnered with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and Academy Award-nominated director Philip Haas (“Angels and Insects”) on an innovative installation spotlighting five works from the museum’s permanent collection. “Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons” expands those five selections into multiscreen film narratives displayed in customized environments. SWI engineered and installed the critically-acclaimed project which runs from July 18-October... Read More


NEW YORK (August 7, 2009) – The historic mingled with the spectacular on the 4th of July when Scharff Weisberg supported New York City Lites, which designed an innovative lighting show on the Hudson River for Duchess County Tourism. This year marks the quadricentennial (Hudson 400) of the European founding of New York’s Hudson River Valley by Dutch explorer Henry Hudson. When Duchess County Tourism wanted something beyond fireworks to... Read More


Los Angeles (June 30, 2009) – For the fifth consecutive year, Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) provided the technical design, production management, video production, projection, audio, lighting and crewing for the Milken Institute Global Conference. The conference drew some 3,000 leaders from the worlds of business and finance, philanthropy, government, healthcare, education and media to discuss, debate and deliberate key trends shaping the world today. The conference, in its 12th year,... Read More


NEW YORK (June 24, 2009) – Scharff Weisberg Inc. (SWI) provided Overland Entertainment Co. with audio support for the second Veuve Cliquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governors Island which saw Prince Harry, on his first official visit to the US, leading his team to victory. The event raised funds for the American Friends of Sentebale, a charity Prince Harry cofounded in 2006. More than 5,000 people turned out for the... Read More


NEW YORK (June 4, 2009) – Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) had a busy season on and off Broadway supplying three star-studded productions –- “33 Variations,” “Impressionism” and “Distracted” -- with comprehensive video system packages designed to be user-friendly and adaptable to the needs of very different shows. Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations” stars Jane Fonda as a Beethoven specialist newly-diagnosed with ALS. The... Read More


Los Angeles (April 21, 2009) –- Video Applications, Inc. (VAI) recently supported two projects in Dubai, the first marking the launch of a skyscraper and harbor complex and the second was the debut of a new built-from-scratch community. “We’ve all worked on launches for new cars, servers and pharmaceuticals before,” says Michael T. May, Senior Account Executive at VAI, “but these were the first projects we’ve supported that launched the... Read More


NEW YORK (April 7, 2009) – Although New Yorkers were distinctly feeling spring feverish it was time for Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week recently where G-Star Raw showcased its Fall 2009 collection with lighting and audio support from Scharff Weisberg. Headquartered in the Netherlands, G-Star hired Dutch company Sightline Productions to handle the technical direction for the show with New York City’s Dizon Inc. acting as the onsite production company.... Read More


Helps Giant Laptops Showcase the Power of the Web NEW YORK (March 16, 2009) -- The power and community of the Internet played a big part in Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency, so it’s no wonder that the pre-inaugural bash held by the influential Internet news source, The Huffington Post, was a hot ticket. Scharff Weisberg, Inc. (SWI) provided video presentation services to one of the most talked-about parties... Read More


NEW YORK (March 3, 2009) -- When Kanye West released his fourth solo album, “808’s and Heartbreak,” recently, Scharff Weisberg provided lighting and video support to lighting designer Jonathan Goldstein for the artist’s many media appearances, including a guest shot on “Saturday Night Live.” All of the events took place within a two-day period demonstrating Scharff Weisberg’s ability to respond quickly to venues with very different requirements. “Kanye and I... Read More


NEW YORK (January 30. 2009) -- Scharff Weisberg has provided audio and video support for the large-scale installation, Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), by prominent Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The installation will be on view from November 19, 2008 to February 2, 2009. Klaus Biesenbach, the Museum’s Chief Curator of the Department... Read More


NEW YORK (January 23, 2009) - On November 19th in college cafeterias and dorm rooms everywhere, all inquisitive eyes were lit up for the mtvU 2008 Woodie Awards telecast, very much to the credit of Scharff Weisberg’s eager-to-please efficiency. In the heart of New York City, Roseland’s doors swung wide-open as mtvU, the college TV potpourri, doled out the trophies to the best hot new artists, breaking bands, and even... Read More


NEW YORK (January 9, 2009) -- Scharff Weisberg partnered with Production Glue on the kick off of AOL’s five-city road show to promote its ad business. Dubbed “The Wider Web: Achieving Growth in a Fragmented Market,” the event was held November 17 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where it showcased AOL’s web properties and the capabilities of its Platform-A ad division. Scharff Weisberg supported... Read More


NEW YORK (November 20, 2008) -- Scharff Weisberg worked closely with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to bring colorful, innovative scenic elements from David Stark Design & Production to life with audio, lighting and video support for the 2008 National Design Awards gala on October 23. The glittering evening, which took place in a tent connected to the museum, numbered New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dennis Hopper, Lauren Zalaznick and Martha... Read More


New York (October 28, 2008) -- When Fashion Week brought its glitter and glamour to New York this fall, Scharff Weisberg was on hand to support an array of lighting designers and show producers with lighting, audio and video packages to enhance the runway shows and hot-ticket parties. This season Fashion Week celebrated Calvin Klein’s 40th anniversary at a party and benefit for the Highline development project. A temporary, three-story... Read More


New York (October 20, 2008) -- Scharff Weisberg provided video and audio support for CNBC’s “Fast Money” program when it moved uptown to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room for Friday’s weekly wrap-up show on September 19. “Fast Money,” which airs live weekdays at the end of Wall Street’s trading day, is usually telecast from NASDAQ. But four times a year the show takes to the road for programs sponsored... Read More


New York (October 2, 2008) -- From a sold-out concert at Radio City Music Hall to a 24-city U.S. tour running August through October and a New Year’s Eve performance slated for Madison Square Garden, Scharff Weisberg is lending its support and expertise to Marc Janowitz, lighting designer/director for noted indie band, My Morning Jacket. “We came into Radio City already carrying a floor package that we used for other... Read More


New York (September 25, 2008) -- Scharff Weisberg has continued to expand and update its equipment inventory with the purchase of Q-Series Line Array speaker systems from d&b audiotechnik. “The Q-Series are flexible, scalable loudspeakers which can be effortlessly combined to create a multitude of small to large coherent arrays,” says Director of Audio Services, David Lynd. “They are ideal for applications featuring numerous open microphones and where considerable gain... Read More


New York (July 28, 2008) -- Scharff Weisberg has supplied a complement of moving lights and lighting-control equipment to lighting designer Lance Darcy for the free summer concert series at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in Lower Manhattan. The World Financial Center is a complex of four office towers housing the world headquarters of American Express, Merrill Lynch, Dow Jones, and Deloitte. Its spectacular Winter Garden atrium is the... Read More


New York (Date, 2008) -- NBC Universal (NBCU) redefined TV’s traditional upfront this year with its innovative NBCU Experience at New York City’s Rockefeller Center where Scharff Weisberg supported lead lighting designer Robert Cangemi with multiple lighting and lighting-control packages. Upfronts are typically annual events where media companies present their fall programming lineups to advertisers. Earlier this year NBCU announced its fall schedule and held one-on-one client meetings, but it... Read More

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