Jai Auguste has joined the sales department at TMB Associates' warehouse in Brentford, England. Auguste previously worked at HFM Lighting and The Spot Co. Ltd.
New appointments at Bandit Lites: Tressa West, accounting department; Mandy Hutsell, receptionist. In the warehouse, foreman Sears Hallett and assistant foreman Roth Edwards, a recent Full Sail graduate. Designer and technician Mike Kennedy and his wife, Tenah, welcomed their first child, Andrew Michael, on October 7.
Robert Bell has joined Rosco/Entertainment Technology as Horizon product manager. Bell, a founder of CAST Lighting Limited, is considered to be the father of CAST's WYSIWYG software. He is also a leading board operator and lighting designer, and recently founded Shock Lighting, which handles board op and lighting design projects.
Cooper Lighting (www.cooperlighting.com) has named Jeff Bucar its vice president of US sales. Bucar has served Cooper and Halo Lighting for 21 years.
LDs Paula Dinkel, Peggy Eisenhauer, and Chris Watts, as well as ESTA's technical manager, Karl G. Ruling, are all scheduled to speak at this year's edition of the quadrennial Showlight, to be held May 21-23 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in Scotland. A visit to Strand Lighting's factory at Kirkcaldy and backstage tours of local theatres are also part of the program; for more information, call 44-1323-418-401 or visit www.showlight.org.uk.
LEDtronics has named Frank Dougherty its national and international sales manager, overseeing its sales and customer service efforts.
Changes at Fourth Phase: Jeff Senkovich, named COO of the PRG Lighting/Audio Group; Martee Nuruddin, group vice president; Mark Rabinowitz, general manager of Fourth Phase Orlando; John Monaco, vice president of operations at the Fourth Phase Las Vegas office; Pat Little, general manager of Fourth Phase Las Vegas. In the UK, Emma Hutchison has joined Fourth Phase West London (Image Systems Group/Production Arts Europe) as sales manager.
The Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting is accepting applications for the 18th annual Internship Program with the New York City Ballet and New York City Opera. Applications for the internship must be received by February 15; interviews for finalists will be held in New York City in early April. Candidates should submit a resume, a one-page statement of personal goals and anticipated benefits from the internship, and three letters of recommendation. The selected intern will begin in June 2001 and continue until the end of February 2002. The program includes experience with the Lincoln Center International Arts Festival, New York City Opera, and the New York City Ballet, as well as additional opportunities outside of Lincoln Center. A small monthly stipend is provided in addition to travel expenses. To submit an application or for more information contact Mark Stanley, Lighting Director, New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023, phone: 212/870-5658, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In memoriam: John Bury, 75, the set designer, LD, and consultant best known for his work with Peter Hall; in Gloucestershire, England, last November 12. He won two Tony Awards, for best set design and lighting design, in 1981 for Amadeus, his biggest commercial and popular success with Hall.
Corrections: A photograph from a Paolo Gualdi projection show was inadvertently used in the story "Life from light" (October 2000). Project X is the name of the company run by Luc Lafortune and Michael Keeling ("Fly girls," October 2000). Photos for Greg Scott's portion of "Cirque du Microsoft" (November 2000) were supplied by Kirk A. Garreans/Available Light Productions.