The 2005 Entertainment Design Master Classes, www.broadwaymasterclasses.com , including the Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC), Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC), and first annual Projection Master Classes will be held on June 20-24, 2005 in Manhattan. The 2005 EDDY Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005. An online registration form can be found at: https://secure.primediabusiness.com/bmc_2005.

The 11th annual Broadway Lighting Master Classes (BLMC) will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 20-22, and will focus on the art of theatrical lighting design with an accent on projection. The distinguished faculty is led by Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jules Fisher, who has served as creative consultant for the BLMC since the inception of the classes. His design partner, Peggy Eisenhauer, will also be featured on the faculty; a full lineup of speakers will be announced soon. All participants will attend a Broadway show that will be critiqued as part of the classes.

Creative consultant for the third annual Broadway Sound Master Classes (BSMC) is acclaimed sound designer Abe Jacob, considered by the industry as the "godfather" of sound design. He will present the keynote address to kick off the BSMC on Thursday morning. Faculty for the BSMC will be announced soon. The BSMC will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, 2005, and also include a ticket to a Broadway show that will be critiqued as part of the classes.

Projection designer Wendall K. Harrington will be the creative consultant for the first annual Projection Master Classes. She will be joined by leading projection professionals who will share creative and technical techniques in designing projection for live events, with special emphasis on the convergence of lighting, sets, and projection in theatre and concerts. The Projection Master Classes will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24.

The EDDY Awards 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 40 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, projection, and lighting categories. The 13th EDDY Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005; this year’s winners will be announced in March.

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for manufacturers at the Entertainment Design Master Classes. Corporate sponsors receive a tabletop exhibit during the classes and will be recognized in print, online, and throughout event. Advertising, award sponsorships, and mentoring opportunities are also available. Contact your sales manager for additional information: Aimee Eckert, East/Midwest, (856) 985-2753 or Holly O'Hair, West/International, (805) 557-0945.

For more information about the Entertainment Design Master Classes and EDDY Awards, please contact:
Ellen Lampert-Greaux
elgreaux@primediabusiness.com
212-204-1807, fax: 212-204-1823