Wally Russell Awards
Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Pilbrow
Wally Russell Most Promising Newcomer: Ben Hagen* *includes a Vectorworks 2009 Spotlight, with Renderworks, software package from Nemetschek North America
Designers of the Year
Production Designer of the Year: Jeremy Railton
Concert Lighting Designer of the Year Award: Bryan Hartley
Sponsored by Epic Production Technologies
Theatre Lighting Designer of the Year: Rick Fisher
Sponsored by Strand Lighting
Debuting Product Awards
DiGiCo SD8 console, for featuring a lot of horsepower in a compact footprint, making it affordable and powerful.
City Theatrical DMX Snow Machine developed in conjunction with White Light.
Steeldeck’s APACK retractable audience tiering system that can be curved.
Element Labs Helix P1, which offers amazing display-shaping opportunities. It is flexible, durable, and has user-specific pixel pitch.
Honorable Mention (for projection):
United Visual Artists for d3—a paradigm shift in control environments for media servers.
Lighting (two winners):
Nila, a new lighting solution for the entertainment industry setting an unprecedented environmental standard for low-energy consumption, while delivering unmatched lighting performance and product versatility.
ETC Unison Paradigm system, which fully fuses architectural lighting control advances with entertainment lighting-control technology.
Protester 19 Mobal by Global Design Solutions at TMB