The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is a place to network, exchange ideas, and grow. We have been serving professionals and pre-professionals in design, production, and technology for the performing arts since 1960USITT provides benefits, learning opportunities, and networking for over 3,700 members worldwide. For architects who design the spaces and those who create and manage the productions, our Annual Conference & Stage Expo as well as regional and local events, are where the performing arts community gathers.
Rosco, founded in 1910, is still best known for the products it originally manufactured: filters for entertainment lighting. The company now offers products in more than a dozen categories. These include gobos (or patterns), correction filters for film lighting, fog and haze machines, dance floors, scenic paint and backdrops for theatre and film/video. Rosco also has innovated a number of lighting equipment products, including rotators, projectors, intelligent mirrors and LitePad, a remarkable LED-based fixture. The company has been honored with four awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the "Oscars"). The awards were for Rosco's Cinegel range of lighting filters and the CalColor range of lighting filters. Other awards were won for the company's backdrops and fog machines. Rosco's headquarters are in Stamford, Connecticut, with other US facilities near Austin, Texas and Hollywood, California. A truly multi-national company, Rosco maintains fully staffed businesses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, and Spain.
It was the demand from the movie production industry for something better that originally led to the birth of LEE Filters in the late 1960s. Leading Cinematographer David Holmes gathered research and manufacturing expertise from around the globe, and pioneered the use of modern polymeric materials to make a wide range of filters for film and TV production, theatres and entertainment venues. The company culture is one of continuous research and development, always searching for newer and better materials and more effective manufacturing techniques and processes. This culture, backed by significant investments in machinery, ensures that our filters provide the ultimate in performance, availability, reliability and longevity.
Since its founding in 1992 by Joel and Keersten Nichols, Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has gained a worldwide position in the production and distribution of special effects products to the entertainment lighting industry. Establishing itself early as a leading producer of custom gobos, the company has expanded into other related products used by lighting designers to create stimulating visual effects for theater, corporate events, concerts, houses of worship, and architectural applications. No matter the product, the Apollo brand is recognized as one of innovation, quality, and value always backed with the highest level of service.
ETC began more than three decades ago with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. There was. We developed one of the first microprocessor-based systems, which boasted the then blindingly fast 2MHz 8080 CPU! Now our popular lighting control consoles – including the Eos®, Congo® and Smart Solutions™ lines – are thousands of times more powerful than those groundbreaking early versions.
We also found that the HPL lamp is a better way to create brilliant light in the Source Four® – with unmatched light output and energy savings. Over 3 million award-winning Source Four fixtures are now lighting venues and productions worldwide. In addition, we offer a better way to seize the efficiencies of LED lighting with the eco-friendly Selador Series™. Selador LED luminaires give you the punch and power that theater and broadcast productions require, plus a stunningly beautiful, unprecedented seven-color range.
The TETA, Inc. strives to use all the resources available to strengthen our teachers, and build on existing programs around the state to continue to improve the quality of theatre education in the state of Texas. Our members share information and experiences through the Texas Teacher Network with young teachers to help them become established in their programs more quickly and to aid when issues hamper productivity. Here is the 4th link.
City Theatrical invents, manufactures, and customizes unique lighting accessories for the entertainment and architectural industries and is the winner of 31 product and business awards. Founded in 1986, City Theatrical has offices in Carlstadt, New Jersey and London, England. Products include the multi award-winning SHoW DMX® wireless DMX, accessories for ETC lighting fixtures, accessories and power/data supplies Philips Color Kinetics® LED lighting products, Lightwright 5™ lighting paperwork software, Vectorworks CAD software, as well as the world’s most extensive catalog of entertainment and architectural lighting accessories.
A name that stands for quality, durability, pride, and excellence... a name synonymous with tradition, dedication, and design innovation... a family name. For over fifty years, the Altman™ name has stood true as one of the leading innovators of theatrical, architectural, film and video lighting available on the market today.
Stage and Theatrical Equipment Sales, Rental, Design and Installation
StageLight is a national supplier of theatrical stage lighting and theatrical equipment with offices in Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and Nashville. StageLight offers sales, rental, design and installation, and technical support for theaters, schools, churches and other facilities.
A website that lists Theatre Jobs openings around the country.