Lighting & Electronics (L&E) is supplying 95 six-foot Mini-Strips and 12 Micro Fills for Walt Disney's The Lion King at New York's New Amsterdam theatre. For productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the firm created a custom unit, the Baby Broad Groundrow; Johnson Schwinghammer is using 48 of these to light the ceiling dome of the Las Vegas FAO Schwarz...Clear-Com Intercom Systems has completed an extensive installation at Masquerade Village in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas...Huntsville, AL-based Theatrical Lighting Systems Inc. has supplied the Louise Mandrell Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN, with equipment including a Flying Pig Systems Wholehog II lighting desk, ETC fixtures, A.C. Lighting Chroma-Q color scrollers, and an assortment of High End Systems Studio Colors(R) and Clay Paky Stage Scans...Hayward, CA-based Live Light Inc. is supplying Vari*Lite VL5(TM) luminaires on the current Natalie Cole and Liza Minnelli tours...Vari*Lite VL6(TM) spot luminaires, operated and programmed by Matt Firestone, were used to create intergalactic effects for the hit film Contact...Vari-Lite Europe has been awarded the British Standards ISO 9002 Quality Management standard...Navitar has purchased Buhl Optical Co., creating the largest manufacturer of precision optics and lenses for the audiovisual and LCD visual projection markets...Advanced Devices Inc., which makes Bates(R) stage-pin connectors, has purchased Group 5 Engineering, whose line of phenolic connectors and fused devices will continue to be produced... Chicago Miniature Lamp of Canton, MA, has purchased Sylvania Lighting International, allowing the company to increase its business outside of North America...Playing games at Moody Ravitz Hollingsworth Lighting Design in Hollywood: James Moody is the lighting director of touring versions of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, while Dawn Hollingsworth is lighting several Sega GameWorks centers across the US...Leviton Manufacturing Co. of Little Neck, NY, has acquired Macro Electronics Corp. of Austin, TX, which makes architectural lighting systems...Products from TIR Systems Ltd. are being distributed in Mexico by Illuminacion Total S.A. of Monterrey... Shotmaker Dollies Inc. is marketing, renting, and selling its Blue line of camera dollies--the Falcon, Hawk, and Eagle--in the United States, now that legal issues with Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment Inc. have been resolved...Staff switches at A.C. Lighting in Agoura Hills, CA: P.J. Turpin is now sales manager, while Mike Nevitt in the technical support department is handling software, programmer support, and training. Mario Collazo is servicing customers' hardware. Bob Gordon remains COO...Stephen Ellison is the new project/sales manager of Raleigh, NC-based Stageworks Lighting & Production Ltd...Tracy Underhill is the South Central US region sales manager of Electronics Diversified...Stuart MacPherson has joined the sales department of James Thomas Engineering in Knoxville, TN...Jay Hitz, formerly with Extron Electronics, is now AMX Corporation's business development manager...After 13 years at Coemar, Ivano Burato has joined FAL as its export sales manager, replacing Mauro Zoppini...Lighting director John Gates, of Gates Service Group, has won his second New England Regional Emmy for lighting Fox News Boston newscasts and sports shows...Electronic Theatre Controls has named Jose Luis Olvera Ricano of Cancun, Mexico-based Jose Luis Olvera Inc. its Latin American representative...Thomas Walls, the former lighting director of the Biloxi Grand Theatre in Mississippi, has opened Stardust Productions. For more information, call 601/872-0413 or e-mail TWalls7998@aol.com.