Entertainment Design

will present its annual EDDY Awards for outstanding contributions in the field of entertainment design and technology in a ceremony on Friday, June 27, 2003, at John Jay College Theatre, 899 10th Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets) in New York City. A special "Salute To New York Theatre," this year’s EDDY Awards will begin with a cocktail reception at 7:30pm, followed by the awards presentation beginning at 8:30pm. The 2003 EDDY Awards are presented in conjunction with the 9th annual Broadway Lighting Master Classes and the inaugural Broadway Sound Master Classes , a two-part professional training program that runs from June 25 through June 29, 2003.

Celebrating their 11th anniversary this year, the prestigious EDDY’s pay tribute to those whose work has made an impact in our industry. The editors of Entertainment Design select the winners with an eye toward true excellence in technical and design-related fields. Since 1991, over 35 individuals, eight design or production teams, one union, one creature shop, one concert construction company, one full-service scenic shop, and one theatrical production department have been so honored. In recent years, the EDDY Awards have celebrated both the spirit of collaboration, and remarkable individual achievement, as well as technical advancement with a series of product awards in professional audio and lighting categories.

The 2003 winners are:

set designer John Lee Beatty
projection designer Elaine McCarthy
sound designer Dan Moses Schreier
production electrician Mike LoBue
Mary Zimmerman’s design team
Dan Ostling, Mara Blumenfeld, T.J. Gerckens

45th anniversary Theatre Projects Consultants

Sound Products
Playback Equipment Akai Z8 Sampler
Microphone Technology Countryman E-6 Earset
Console Digico D5 Live
Loudspeaker Meyer M1D & M2D Curvilinear Arrays
Wireless Technology Sennheiser SK 5012 Transmitter

Projection and Staging Products
Show Control Software Medialon Manager
Projection Technology Texas Instruments DLP Dark Chip Enhancement
Projection Software Dataton Watchout
Truss Tomcat Swing Wing Truss
Soft Goods Rose Brand 110" Smoke Out IFR

Lighting Products
Dimming System City Theatrical WDS Wireless Dimming System
Dimming System Entertainment Technology IPS Intelligent Raceway
Control System Electronic Theatre Controls Emphasis Control System
Intelligent Luminaire Martin Professional Mac 2000 Performance
Intelligent Luminaire Vari*Lite VL1000 Automated Ellipsoidal Spotlight

Entertainment Design would also like to thank and recognize the 2003 EDDY Award Corporate Sponsors:
ACT, Big Apple Lights, City Theatrical. ETC, GAM, High End Systems, KL Productions, Le Maitre, Lee Filters, MDG, Meyer Sound, Rosco, Scharff Weisberg, Selecon, Strand Lighting, Vari-Lite, and Wybron (list as of April 1).

For additional information about the 2003 EDDY Awards, contact: Deanna Andrews 212-204-1806 dandrews@primediabusiness.com