Many of the top names in the lighting industry watched as the new Vari*Lite® VL1000™ ellipsoidal reflector spotlight was put through its paces in collaboration with the Vari*Lite Series 2000™ products. The demonstration took place Thursday, February 7, at Manhattan Center Studio's Grand Ballroom in New York. "The VL1000 continues the Vari-Lite tradition of providing the most reliable and innovative lighting systems available on the market," says Bob Schacherl, Vari-Lite vice president of sales and marketing.

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Darren DeVerna, VP of newly appointed Vari-Lite sales dealer PRG/Fourth Phase, and Vari-Lite CEO Rusty Brutché.

Lighting designer Abigail Rosen Holmes and Vari-Lite's Jim Waits, senior project manager of technical marketing.

Schacherl and Lisa Cuscuna, projection designer on Jane Eyre.