EDDY Awards presented at special ceremony in New York
Friday, 4 July 2003
USA - Entertainment Design magazine presented its annual EDDY Awards for outstanding contributions in the field of entertainment design and technology at a special 'Salute to New York Theatre' ceremony held on Friday 27 June at the John Jay College Theatre in New York. The Awards were presented in conjunction with the Broadway Lighting Master classes and the first Broadway Sound Master Classes.

The 2003 winners were set designer John Lee Beatty, projection designer Elaine McCarthy, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier, production electrician Mike LoBue, noted director Mary Zimmerman's design team (Dan Ostling, Mara Blumenfeld, T.J. Gerckens), and Theatre Projects Consultants.

Winning lighting products included City Theatrical's WDS Wireless Dimming System, Entertainment Technology's IPS Intelligent Raceway, Electronic Theatre Controls' Emphasis control system, Martin Professional's MAC 2000 Performance, and the Vari*Lite VL1000 automated ellipsoidal spotlight.

In the Sound Products category, DiGiCo's D5 Live digital mixing system was awarded Best Console. The D5 Live system has already won the 2002 PLASA Product Excellence Award, the Pro Audio Review Par Excellence Award 2002 and has been nominated for a TEC Award 2003 by Mix Magazine.

Winning projection and staging products included Medialon's Manager show control software, Texas Instruments' DLP Dark Chip Enhancement, Dataton's Watchout projection software, Tomcat's Swing Wing truss and Rose Brand's 110" Smoke Out IFR.

(Sarah Rushton-Read)


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