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October 2015

TLS Productions, Inc. News & Announcements

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, 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 Theatre 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. News & Announcements

As most of you know - we won the Midwest region for PLSN Magazine's Hometown Hero Lighting Company, thus becoming nominees for PLSN Magazine / Parnelli Award recipients for Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year! 

Well... we didn't win... this year!  We're already looking forward to next year!

We would like to congratulate BML-Blackbird on their Hometown Hero victory, along with all the other Hometown Hero nominees!  It was an honor for us to be nominated, attend the Parnelli Awards, and be a part of it all!  For more on this year's Parnelli Awards, check out a recap online via PLSN


TLS Productions, Inc. News & Announcements

So, what else have we been up to since September's newsletter?  In addition to attending the Parnelli Awards in Las Vegas, we were also able to spend a good deal of time combing the show floor at LDI, while meeting with several manufacturers to discuss their latest and greatest technologies, so watch for some big additions to our rental and production inventory... COMING SOON! 

Since September's newsletter, we've been hard at work in preparation for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 Miami International Auto Show, and the 2015 Central Florida International Auto Show!  We've completed another year at the Orange County International Auto Show, and we currently have boots on the ground in Las Vegas for our work at AAPEX 2015 and the 2015 SEMA Show!

We are also proud to have been part of the Lenawee Community Foundation's Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Party, where we provided gear and installation for a great night and a great cause!  Check out a few images below!

We're also proud to have been a part of the Communication, Media & Theatre Arts Department at Eastern Michigan University's Suspense & Spirits fundraiser, which took place on Saturday October 10th, 2015.  The event included a strolling dinner, entertainment, fundraising activities, dancing, and live music provided by Accidentally Hip.  Proceeds from the evening will be used to enhance and improve technology for the Entertainment Design & Technology and the Electronic Media & Film Studies programs at EMU.  Once again, TLS Productions, Inc. worked side by side with ED&T at EMU providing expertise and equipment to help EMU students make the evening a visually exciting event.  Many thanks to Sara Kadish for the GREAT images of the event below!

Last, but not least, featured during the Suspense & Spirits event was an EMU produced video on the topic of technology playing a key role in Eastern Michigan University's Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts.  Learn about its impact on students' education and the need for continual upgrades.  Check out the video below featuring EMU staff, graduates, and TLS Productions, Inc.!


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

Thanks to TLS Productions, Inc., our Suspense & Spirits fundraiser was a big success!  TLS Productions, Inc. provided equipment and Dustin Miller, Emily Miller, and Bobby Glowacki provided support and expertise to help our students turn EMU’s Student Center ballroom into a visually exciting event venue, complete with lighting, audio, projections and atmospheric effects.
EMU Theatre will present Little Shop Of Horrors  for one more weekend, through this Sunday November 1st in the Quirk Theatre, including a 10:00pm late show on Halloween night, October 31st.

For tickets call 734.487.2282 or click here

Last year EMU Theatre hosted our second largest Drama Day ever with 292 attendees from 24 schools.  The lighting workshops were a blast thanks to help from TLS Productions, Inc.  This year was even bigger, with over 340 high school students and teachers attending, and once again TLSP provided a truckload of cool lighting and atmospheric gear to help us introduce students to the world of Entertainment Design & Technology.  Thank you, TLS Productions, Inc.!

And, watch for the new book by Jeromy Hopgood, Associate Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology for EMU.  Dance Production: Design & Technology is scheduled to be released November 13th, 2015.

This unique book approaches the process of staging a dance production from a balanced perspective, making it an essential resource for dancers and designers alike.  Click here for more information.  And, be sure to check out the Dance Production: Design & Technology companion videos on YouTube.


TLS Productions, Inc. News & Announcements

In addition to all of the above, we are now featuring products from Ben Nye Makeup! Student makeup kits, sponges, latex and blood, special effects wheels, AND MORE! Whatever your Ben Nye needs may be, we've got you covered!  Contact us today to place your order!


For the upcoming month of November, be sure to contact our Sales and Rentals Team for great deals from the industry's leading manufacturers.  And check out more great deals on our sale and rental 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 BIG news and BIG 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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