Limited space is still available for The ESTA Foundation’s Rigging Fundamentals Workshop on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Conducted by rigging expert Jay O. Glerum of Jay O. Glerum & Associates Inc, this workshop will be held from 8:30am to 5:30pm at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. The early-bird registration deadline has been extended until October 15. The fee for the full-day session is $249.00 before October 15th and $299 thereafter. For more information or to register, go to

The course will cover the essentials of rigging including the physics and metallurgy of rigging, hardware selection and application, and counterweight system operation procedures.

Presented in association with Lighting Dimensions and Entertainment Design magazines, all participants will receive a complimentary floor pass to The Entertainment Technology Show-LDI2005, November 11-13, 2005 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Jay O. Glerum has worked in the entertainment industry for more than forty years. He has been a stagehand, scenery and lighting designer, technical theatre instructor at several universities, and systems designer for a major theatre equipment company. Glerum's well-known Stage Rigging Handbook is the only book on the design, care, and use of stage rigging. He teaches classes on stage rigging throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Jay O. Glerum & Associates, Inc. specializes in consulting for the entertainment industry.

For more information call, contact Greer Morrison at 212-244-1421 or