Friday, October 13, 2006

This is a cool thing - it's always nice to see folks in our industry giving back.

Rosco Laboratories Inc. to Present First Hemsley Blue (R361)
Royalty Check to the Hemsley Lighting Programs

Rosco Laboratories Inc. along with The Hemsley Lighting Programs, and its media partner Lighting&Sound America, are pleased to announce the presentation by Stan Miller (President, Rosco Laboratories) of the first royalty payment from the new color, Hemsley Blue (R361). Receiving the check on behalf of the programs will be Hemsley board member Ken Billington.

The presentation will take place at LDI in Las Vegas, on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 10:30am in the Rosco Laboratories Inc. Booth (#515).

Hemsley Blue was created by Mark Stanley, resident lighting designer for the New York City Ballet at the suggestion of Stan Miller, in memory of Gilbert Hemsley. Rosco has pledged to donate the royalties from the sale of Hemsley Blue to support the Hemsley Lighting Programs, a not-for-profit foundation offering internships, master classes, USITT seminars, and professionally critiqued portfolio reviews as a tribute to the late Gilbert Hemsley.

During his lifetime as a noted Broadway, opera, and dance lighting designer and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor, Gilbert Hemsley dedicated himself to the training of young theatre professionals. For 23 years his spirit and legacy have lived on through the generous support of his students, colleagues, and friends. Each year the Hemsley Lighting Programs strive to bring students and professionals together in unique ways that bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds. Rosco's support will help allow these opportunities to continue meeting this important challenge.

For more information about making a contribution or participating in The Hemsley Lighting Programs please contact:

Ellen Sorrin


Mark Stanley

Rosco Laboratories Inc. is a world-wide manufacturer of products for the entertainment industry. The company headquarters is located in Stamford, CT with additional facilities in Hollywood, Toronto, London, Madrid, São Paulo, Sydney and Mexico. Rosco's product range includes color filters, gobos, scenic paint products, fog systems and dance floors.