Rosco Laboratories presented the royalty payment from the color Roscolux 361 Hemsley Blue to the Hemsley Lighting Program at LDI 2008, on Friday, October 24th. The check amount for this year is $3,848, making a total of $9,184 since the color was introduced in 2006. Receiving the check on behalf of the Hemsley Lighting Program was board member John McGraw.
Hemsley Blue was created by Mark Stanley, resident lighting designer for the New York City Ballet and Theatre professor at Boston University, at the suggestion of Stan Miller, in memory of Gilbert Hemsley. Rosco has pledged to donate royalties from the sale of Hemsley Blue to support the Hemsley Lighting Programs, a not-for-profit foundation offering internships, master classes, USITT seminars, and professionally critiqued portfolio reviews as a tribute to the late Gilbert Hemsley.