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Come Sign Rob Halliday's Books For Charity

LD Rob Halliday has brought two of his books, Entertainment In Production, which he will donate to Light Relief and Behind The Scenes for auctions to raise money for these industry charities. Halliday is requesting that anyone mentioned in the book, stop by to sign them at the ESTA booth #2512 sometime during the show. Then Halliday will take the signed copies back to England for more signatures. Anyone who suspects they might be mentioned in the book, should stop by to sign, or contact Rob at [email protected]

About the books:

Entertainment In Production:

Gathering together more than a decade's worth of magazine articles on the production of shows written by Rob Halliday for publications such as Lighting & Sound International, Lighting Dimensions and Total Production, the two books provide a comprehensive record of the creation of some of the biggest shows of the period, looking at the projects, the people behind them and the technology involved and how it has evolved over time. Projects covered span the entire entertainment field, from theatre (including Cirque du Soleil's O and KA and the smash hit musicals Mamma Mia, Fosse, Tommy and Chicago) to corporate productions (including the Conventions for the 1996 US Presidential Elections) to award ceremonies (the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999) to new theatres (the Star City complex in Sydney) to themed entertainment (Madame Tussauds in New York), and to architectural lighting (the Fremont Street Experience, Bellagio and Wynn Lake in Las Vegas, the 42nd Street Studios in New York) and others.

The books covers all of the ‘backstage' elements of the shows, including lighting, sound, staging, automation and more, featuring the work of designers Acme Sound Partners, Francois Bergeron, Ken Billington, Andrew Bridge, Andrew Bruce, Bob Crowley, Jonathan Deans, Bob Dickinson, Michel Crete, William Dudley, Rick Fisher, Paul Groothuis, Wendall Harrington, Mark Henderson, Howard Harrison, David Hersey, Natasha Katz, Luc Lafortune, Nigel Levings, Matt McKenzie, Anne Militello, Tony Meola, John Napier, Nick Ormerod, Chris Parry, Kenneth Posner, Paul Pyant, Mike Walker, Anthony Ward, Patrick Woodroffe and many more.

Entertainment In Production 1994-1999 and Entertainment In Production 2000-2006 join the wide range of other technical production and theatre books - now numbering over fifty titles - published by Entertainment Technology Press. The books are available directly from the company's website,, or from other on-line booksellers and specialist theatre bookshops. Further information about the author can be found at

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