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Jazz At Lincoln Center Hosts Goalkeepers 2018 with AV Support from WorldStage

(November 27, 2018) – The Annual Goalkeepers event from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently took place during Global Goals Week 2018, a collective effort by various groups to leverage the opening of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York City and focus on driving progress toward the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals). This year’s guests included French President Emmanuel Macron,... Read More

WorldStage NEXT Demo – December 2018

Join us for the WorldStage NEXT Technology Demo Tour. Experience cutting-edge technologies making an impact today in the live events industry brought to you exclusively by WorldStage. New York: December 4th & 5th San Francisco: December 12th & 13th Reserve your spot today for this innovative industry event! For more information please contact your WorldStage representative or email us at: Read More

SPARC Holds Annual LIVE ART Concert in Richmond, Virginia with Lighting and Video Support from WorldStage

New York (November 12, 2018) – WorldStage was pleased to support SPARC’s annual LIVE ART concert in Richmond, Virginia with lighting and video packages for the fourth consecutive year. LIVE ART: Love played to a sold-out house at Richmond’s Altria Theater where Josh Groban, Jason Mraz, Michael McDonald and other recording stars joined LIVE ART students onstage for one of the city’s favorite events. The show was aired on public... Read More

WorldStage Ready To Connect With You at LDI 2018

(October 10, 2018) – WorldStage expands its presence at LDI again this year with unique opportunities to get face-to-face with key members of the company’s staff. LDI 2018, taking place October 15-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will bring together over 14,000 professionals from all parts of the live event production community and WorldStage will be there in force. Led by The Design & Development Department, the WorldStage contingent... Read More

FRAY Studio Creates a Magical Icy World for Broadway’s “Frozen” with AV Support from WorldStage

Disney’s “Frozen,” the Broadway musical based on the 2013 film – the highest-grossing animated film ever – brings a world of snow, ice and the Northern Lights to the stage with video design by Finn Ross of FRAY Studio and AV support from WorldStage. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the Tony Award-nominated “Frozen” premiered at Broadway’s St. James Theatre earlier this year following an out of town run in Denver... Read More

Turner 2018 Upfront Showcases A Unique Architectural Design With c3ONE LED and Spyder X80 Support From WorldStage

The Turner 2018 upfront in The Theater at Madison Square Garden showcased Turner’s premium entertainment, news and sports brands and their multiplatform franchises with a dynamic visual canvas that amped up the experience for the advertisers and marketers packing the audience. WorldStage once again teamed with ATOMIC and PIX Productions on this annual pitchfest: WorldStage provided AV support while ATOMIC handled technical production and PIX Productions managed the creative direction... Read More

The Future of LED: WorldStage Brings Together Many of The World’s Top LED Manufacturers

(July 24, 2018) – WorldStage recently held a first of its kind event in their Tustin, CA, facility hosting many of the world’s leading LED tile manufacturers, each demonstrating their most advanced products side by side. This unique format enabled the WorldStage team and a few key clients to test various types and styles of content on each manufacturer’s product to determine which performed best under various scenarios and applications.... Read More

Bart Kresa Projection Maps King Tut’s Tomb for California Science Center Gala with Support from WorldStage

(June 20, 2018) – King Tut met 21st century design and technology at the recent Discovery Ball at the California Science Center in LA’s Exposition Park. The gala fundraiser offered guests a chance to preview the center’s “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibition. The ancient Egypt theme carried over to cocktails, dinner and dancing beneath the space shuttle Endeavor, which Projection Designer Bart Kresa mapped with images of... Read More

WorldStage Debuts Christie Spyder X80s to Manage Adobe Summit’s Immense Visual Canvas

New York (June 13, 2018) – Thousands of digital marketing professionals attending Adobe Summit 2018, the Digital Marketing Conference in Las Vegas, expected to be impressed by the keynotes and general sessions, and Adobe didn’t disappoint. With speakers such as Sir Richard Branson, Leslie Jones and the NFL’s JJ Watt and Adobe strategies designed to transform business and deliver engaging customer experiences, the conference provided valuable insights to every attendee.... Read More

WorldStage First to Offer New ROE Visual Sapphire to US Rental Market

(June 6, 2018) – WorldStage announced today that they will be the first company to provide ROE Visual Sapphire for the US rental market.  The laser-sharp 1.5mm pixel pitch LED panel, which ROE Visual launched at InfoComm 2018, joins an expanding inventory of LED displays and solutions available from WorldStage. “Our investment in the next-generation of LED technology from ROE reinforces the reputation WorldStage has earned for being the industry’s... Read More

Communicating Innovation

Creating spectacular effects for the keynote at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show By: Sharon Stancavage One of the most anticipated events in the tech world is the Consumer Electronics Show, which took place in Las Vegas in January. An annual high point is the keynote speech, which typically takes place at the ballroom of the Venetian Las Vegas. This year’s event was unusually ambitious, with a range of... Read More

WorldStage Projection Maps Elton John’s Immersive Final Tour Announcement for Spinifex Group

(May 2, 2018) – Elton John may be retiring from touring but not before he says good-bye to fans on a massive, 300-show worldwide tour dubbed, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” John made the announcement at New York City’s Gotham Hall where event producers Spinifex Group called on WorldStage to projection map the walls and dome of the event space where John performed “Tiny Dancer” and “I’m Still Standing.” Torrance, California-based... Read More

WorldStage Adds Custom c3ONE LED Tiles to Growing Inventory of LED Display Technologies

(April 25, 2018) – WorldStage has continued its commitment to leading-edge LED display technology by expanding its inventory with high-resolution c3ONE LED tiles. The custom-designed tiles offer highly flexible configurations and dynamic designs for indoor displays. WorldStage partnered with the manufacturer to ensure that the 3.1mm pitch of c3ONE’s LED tiles are comparable, and in many ways superior, to the resolution of competitors’ 2.6mm and 2.8mm tiles. This... Read More

WorldStage Partners with JHA on CES 2018 Keynote of Unprecedented Scale and Scope

(April 4, 2018) – The Opening Night Keynote at CES 2018 in Las Vegas stood out this year for its dramatic scale and technical scope. The presentation on how data is shaping our future enthralled the audience with its vision of futuristic technologies including next-generation virtual reality, the Mobileye autonomous car and mini Shooting Star drones enhanced with an array of projection and LED displays. WorldStage and John... Read More

WorldStage Increases Inventory of d&b Audio Equipment

(March 29, 2018) – WorldStage has made a major investment in speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers from d&b audiotechnik. The new equipment further expands the company’s extensive inventory of the highest-quality audio gear. WorldStage supplies events that range from 100 to 20,000 people. “The purchase rounds out our existing inventory and adds new stock that continues to enable us to bring the very best audio support to the large variety of... Read More

WorldStage NEXT Demo

EXPERIENCE WHAT'S NEXT IN TECHNOLOGY March 2018 Join us for the WorldStage NEXT Technology Demo Tour.  Experience cutting-edge technologies making an impact today in the live events industry brought to you exclusively by WorldStage. Technologies on Display: - Brand New, Custom Interactive LED Floor - i5FLOOR - Brand New 3.1mm custom LED panels - c3ONE - CB5 large-format LED panels - Innovative Video Display Technologies - Sx3 Self-Contained Show System   March 20-22,... Read More

SpongeBob Comes to Broadway with Extensive Projection Support from WorldStage

New York (February 14, 2018) – Fans of all ages are filling the Palace Theatre as the beloved Nickelodeon character SpongeBob comes to Broadway. “SpongeBob SquarePants: the Broadway Musical” was created by visionary director Tina Landau, a legendary roster of Grammy Award-winning songwriters and a Tony Award-winning design team. It tells the story of SpongeBob’s heroism as he and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea... Read More

Over 56 Million Pixels Managed by WorldStage at Amazon Web Services’ re:INVENT Conference

(February 6, 2018) – A football field-size LED display made a colossal impression on attendees and vendors at Amazon Web Services’ re:INVENT 2017 cloud user conference. Feeding content to the mammoth wall and additional projection surfaces required some well thought out engineering provided by WorldStage, who once again provided AV support for the event. “AWS re:INVENT is a big show, and the audience keeps growing every year. This year, it... Read More

Rodney Miller Joins WorldStage as Chief Financial Officer

Tustin (January 30, 2018) – WorldStage is pleased to announce that Rodney Miller has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He will be based in the Tustin, California office and is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and HR at WorldStage. “Rod brings extensive CFO experience to WorldStage, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the company,” says WorldStage President and CEO, Gary Standard. “We’re looking forward to... Read More

WorldStage Once Again Provides AV Support for Singularity University’s Summit Series

(January 10, 2018) – Singularity University hosted its annual Exponential Medicine Summit recently with WorldStage providing comprehensive audio and video support to all aspects of the four-day event at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. WorldStage has been working with Singularity University since 2013 supporting earlier events this year focused on finance, manufacturing and the global community in New York, Boston and San Francisco. Singularity University is an... Read More

Lighting Designer Mike Grabowski Gives MTV’s “TRL” a New Look with Support from WorldStage

(December 19, 2017) – MTV launched “TRL” in a new 8,800 square-foot Times Square studio in October and Lighting Designer Mike Grabowski, of The Lighting Design Group in New York City, assembled a versatile rig for the series featuring several new-to-market fixtures from High End Systems and Chauvet supplied by WorldStage. “We needed a dynamic, color changing, Swiss Army knife of a rig that’s able to change looks dramatically segment-to-segment,... Read More

WorldStage Provides A Wide Variety of Technology and Support for Multi-Part Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards and Live Summit

New York (December 12, 2017) – Glamour magazine celebrated its 27th Women of the Year Awards at a gala ceremony at Brooklyn’s landmark Kings Theatre, which was preceded by an all-day Women of the Year Live Summit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. WorldStage marked its twelfth year working with Overland Entertainment supporting the multi-part event with audio, video and lighting. “WorldStage brought technical and creative expertise and continuity to... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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