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March 2015

TLS Productions, Inc. News & Announcements

First and foremost - All of us at TLS Productions, Inc. want to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy Holiday weekend ahead!  Please note that we will be CLOSED on Friday April 3rd, 2015We will resume normal business hours, 9am-5pm EDT, on Monday April 6th, 2015.

Empowering Creativity, And Making It Reality - our mission at TLS Productions, Inc.  We do this by offering a turnkey operation, we provide consultation and all the necessities to design, draft, rig and light productions and permanent installations of any size, including state of the art audio and video elements. We offer equipment rentals and sales encompassing most international brands and both electronic and mechanical repairs are done in house.  TLS Productions, Inc. also provides theatrical draperies for rental and sale and can fabricate drapery to meet your specific needs.  If it's lighting, rigging, staging, audio or video related, there are no limits to the products and services that we can provide.

Did you know that TLS Productions, Inc. is an Electronic Theater Controls Factory Authorized Service Center with ETC Factory Authorized Field Service Providers on staff?  Our ETC Field Service Providers handle a variety of functions – advising contractors on proper methods for installing various products, providing phone tech support, providing onsite tech support when problems arise, updating operating software and doing new system commissioning along with owner training. And when needed, we can provide loaner equipment or acquire equipment direct from the factory, we can also facilitate factory repairs as needed.  Keep your ETC equipment operating at peak performance, and contact us today!

TLS Productions, Inc. is also a Columbus McKinnon Authorized Service Center and can provide CM Hoist Service & Certification.  Our mission, along with Columbus McKinnon's mission on this topic, is to improve the quality of hoist service and repair; contact us today to learn more about CM Hoist Service & Certification!

TLS Productions, Inc. & Entertainment Design and Technology at Eastern Michigan University
Contributed by John Charles, Technical Director, Eastern Michigan University Theatre

This month, Melanie Schuessler, Associate Professor of Costume Design, and Jeromy Hopgood, Associate Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology, attended USITT with a group of ED&T students including Rowan Barrie, Nick Casella, Ginny Reiche, Nicolette Pietron and Melissa Williamson.  Jeromy participated on a panel discussing how to incorporate projection design and technology into the curriculum.  His recently published book, QLab 3 Show Control: Projects For Live Performances & Installations, is a valuable resource for students and professionals in the entertainment industry who are interested in using QLab 3 for audio and projection control.  The ED&T students took advantage of the opportunity to network as well as participating in portfolio reviews and design competitions.
Student designers from the recent EMU production of Harold Pinter’s - The Birthday Party, got an opportunity to show off and discuss their design work with the public at the annual Crossing Lines Design Expo at EMU’s Student Center Friday March 27th.  There was a lot of interest in, and discussion about, the collaborative process among designers and between designers and directors.
Don’t forget!  Legally Blonde opens April 10 and runs through April 19th at EMU’s Quirk Theatre!  For tickets call 734-487-2282 or click here!


TLS Productions, Inc. News & Announcements Continued...

So, what have we been up to since February's newsletter?  As usual, we've been hard at work with local productions and installations here in Michigan, as well as various other locations.  We've wrapped up our work at the Cleveland Auto Show, the Dallas Auto Show, and the Atlanta International Auto Show, and we're currently putting the finishing touches on the New York International Auto Show, which opens this Friday, April 3rd - and with Spring in full bloom, and Summer just around the corner, we're gearing up for more busy months ahead!

So, what else is new?  WE'RE HIRING!  TLS Productions, Inc. is now hiring for Account Executive / Sales Representative positions.  We're looking for self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented business professionals with an entrepreneurial mindset.  Qualified individuals will be required to establish and maintain all aspects of business-to-business and individual customer accounts. 
Click HERE or on the image below to learn more about these positions and APPLY TODAY!

In our December, January and February newsletters, we were pleased to announce our new mobile application, Roadie BootyRoadie Booty, for iPhone and iPad, by TLS Productions, Inc., serves as a production resource for schematics, product manuals, helpful tutorials, etc. This will be a forever expanding treasure trove of resources, aiming to assist those in our industry, particularly those on the show floor, working backstage and behind the scenes – providing the necessary tools, resources and references to get the job done!  Roadie Booty, for iPhone and iPad, is not just a resource for industry related treasures, it's also THE Mobile Application for all things relating to TLS Productions, Inc., linking users to our Website, Facebook & Twitter pages, and much more!

Do you want something added to Roadie Booty for iPhone and iPad that you think would be useful to you or others in our industry?  Go ahead and send your thoughts and suggestions to and let us know; it would be great to hear from you!  

Last, but not least, in our January newsletter, we told you about our work on ESPN's Night of Champions - which was held on January 10th in conjunction with the first annual college football playoff championships in Dallas, Texas.  This month's issue of PLSN features information about the event and our involvement.  Check it out in the March issue of PLSN in the Showtime section on page 30, click here to read the online version, or click here to download the March issue.

For the upcoming month of April, be sure to contact our Sales and Rental Department for some great deals from the industry's leading manufacturers, such as ETC, Elation Professional, Martin, Robe, and dozens more!  And be sure to check out more great deals on our rental and sale items, as well as great prices on used equipment for sale from our rental stock, at the links below:

TLS Productions, Inc. Sales NEW

TLS Productions, Inc. Sales USED

TLS Productions, Inc. RENTAL

To find out what TLS Productions, Inc. & Design Services can do for you, contact us at any of the options below - and watch for more news and announcements from us during the weeks and months ahead.

TLS Productions, Inc.
78 Jackson Plaza
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(855) 515-8577 (TLSP) Toll Free
(810) 220-8577 (TLSP) Office
(810) 229-8292  Fax

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