NEW YORK - Pete's Big TVs was hired for the third year to provide video screens and monitors for NBC TV's “Celebrity Apprentice Finale.” The live broadcast May 20 took place at a theatre within the American Museum of Natural History.
The set was configured to resemble Donald Trump's board room as seen on the series. Reilly Worldwide hired Pete's Big TVs of New Castle, DE, to provide the visual landscape of screens for live and static images displayed within the set.
The main screen hung at center stage was comprised of digiLED MC7 tiles to display live action and highlights from the season's episodes. The MC7 was chosen for its zero radio frequency interference and also for its high resolution. Pete's Big TVs is the exclusive North American distributor for the MC7 tiles. The digiLED MC7 tiles comprised a variety of other screens throughout the set.
Surrounding a large part of the set was a Gtech 20mm flex screen. An image of New York at night displayed on the screen, giving the set the appearance of a rooftop in Manhattan through the large “windows.” Pete's Big TVs also supplied the monitors for backstage areas, dressing rooms and VIP areas to allow all involved to watch the live action happening onstage.
Pete's Big TVs' Project Manager Guy Benjamin and his crew techs Matt Ellar and Dave Hulings worked the gig with Technical Producer Gayle De Poli of Pink Slip Productions.
Singer Clay Aiken and comic/talk show host Arsenio Hall battled it out on the finale, with Hall taking the title at the show's end. He received prize money to donate to his designated charity.
Photo credit: Matt Ellar
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