The Wally Russell Foundation announced that Richard Pilbrow, chairman of Theatre Projects Consultants, has made a donation of $500 (Gold Circle level) to the Foundation. The nonprofit organization relies on donations by industry companies and individuals to move it forward as it supports the LA Opera internship program, Broadway Master Classes, and the Safety Certification Program. It also sponsors the Wally Russell Award, which honors outstanding lifetime achievement in entertainment technology. The award for this year’s honoree, Richard Belliveau, will be presented at ETS-LDI2005 in Orlando, FL.
Pilbrow is one of the world's leading theatre design consultants¬, a theatre, film and television producer, and an internationally known stage lighting designer. Under his leadership, Theatre Projects Consultants has more than 600 projects in 50 countries to its credit. The company’s team of artistic, management, architectural, design, and technical specialists plans and designs theatres, concert halls, and arts centers. Pilbrow was chosen by Laurence Olivier to be theatre consultant to the National Theatre of Great Britain. He was also consultant to the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre; and The Royal Opera House Masterplan, Covent Garden. For more information about Theatre Projects Consultants, visit www.tpcworld.com.
Wally Russell’s friends and business associates created the Wally Russell Foundation in 1992 to honor the memory of Russell–a visionary in lighting design, product innovation, theatre design, technical direction, and general management–whose frequently unrecognized impact on the profession was profound. Russell helped bring about the first computer controlled lightboard; brought automated lighting to the LA Opera as their technical director; and designed many theatres, including the modernizing of Buenos Aries’ Teatro Colon.
The Wally Russell Foundation Board of Directors are Donna Appleton, Phil Bernard, Rusty Brustche, David Cunningham, Tom Folsom, John Howe, Larry Kellermann, Philip O’Donnell, Richard Pilbrow, Brian Russell, Glen Russell, Robert Schiller, Jennifer White, John Wiseman
Donations can be made to the Foundation in the following levels:
Wally Patron: $2,500 and above
Platinum Circle: $1,000 to $2,499
Gold Circle: $100 to $999
Donations can be sent to:
The Wally Russell Foundation
2615 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90058