UK - Creative Technology's London operation has recently recruited Dan Burgess in the position of account manager, focusing on the corporate sector.

Having worked within corporate events for 17 years, Dan brings a wealth of experience of the AV industry.

Dan started his career as a production manager at Crown Business Communications where he spent nine years working across a wide variety of shows for both the private and public sectors. Moving to Blitz Communications he quickly progressed from account manager to account director, becoming responsible for the team delivering production company events.

After four years at Blitz, Dan moved to Production Resource Group as account director, where his main focus was establishing video as a new offering into the UK corporate market.<

UK - When it comes to the London premiere of the Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy, you know you're going to need a robust, reliable, and feature-rich console to control the lighting: step forward Luke Edwards and his Avolites Tiger Touch II.

Thousands of fans turned up at the capital's Empire Theatre in Leicester Square to see stars including Vin Diesel arrive on the red carpet and be interviewed on a specially created structure that boasted 20 x LED pixel tracks, amongst other fixtures.

Using the Tiger Touch II's pixel mapping feature, Edwards - who also works a

Germany - Scala has appointed Olaf Bujard as new area sales manager for Germany. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, sales director EMEA, Bujard will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala's leading digital signage position in Germany.

Communications and marketing expert Bujard joins Scala from Medialis Marketing GmbH, where he served as CEO for the past 20 years. As a founding member of the company, he was directly responsible for its success.

"I couldn't be more excited to welcome Olaf to the team," said Damon Crowhurst. "His extensive knowledge about

UK - Video Equipment Rental (VER), worldwide leaders in the provision of professional video systems to the entertainment and presentation industry, operating from multiple bases across North America and Europe, has announced the launch of VER LIVE in the UK.

The team at VER LIVE is headed up by Adrian Offord and Patrick Dore, both of whom have extensive experience in the market. VER LIVE will work alongside the current and busy Dry Hire division of VER's UK operation to deliver full video services to the Television & Live Events industry. This will include VER's vast and latest lines

USA - Even by LA standards, the 2014 BET Experience Concert at the Staples Centre was a star-studded affair, with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Grammy winners Maxwell and Jill Scott gracing the stage for three glittering nights.

Visions Lighting of Brea, CA created a lighting design that looked right at home with this on-stage glitz by using a visually powerful combination of video panels, strobes, and moving fixtures, along with some unique "light diamonds" created with 64 Nexus 4x4 LED panels from CHauvet Professional.

"We rigged the Nexus panels i

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