I'm back from the road, having visited a pair of trade shows — ShowBiz Expo in LA and Lightfair International in San Francisco. Trade shows usually provide a snapshot of an industry's state of mind, so it's interesting to have had such different experiences in a matter of days.
I haven't been to ShowBiz Expo for years and, my, how it hasn't grown. Time was when you'd see a broad range of exhibitors, but ShowBiz Expo has devolved into a small film industry exposition. It still provides